Ardgay Community Council meetings

Ardgay & District Community Council continue to meet via Zoom. Although this has limitations, it also has benefits and allows us to meet even when snowed in!

We continue to pursue, together with Creich CC, the introduction of a speed limit on the A836 Ardgay-Bonar straight. It is unacceptable that a facility such as the Hub catering for young people of all ages should be sited outwith any speed limits. It would also make walking or cycling between our two villages a much pleasanter and safer experience. Local authorities are meant to be encouraging active travel, particularly in this time of Covid. We have been told that the Area Roads Manager is carrying out an assessment of the situation and will produce a report (by the end of February 2021) which will be passed to the Sutherland Area committee for our councillors to consider.

At our February meeting, Mary Goulder indicated that she would be standing down from her role as minutes secretary, which she has been doing brillianly for a number of years. I would like to thank her on behalf of community councillors past and present for her input – which has always been professional and good humoured. If anyone is interested in this paid position, please contact the secretary (as below.) We will miss you Mary!

One of the regular items on our agenda is Climate Change. The Highland council declared a Climate Ecological Emergency in May 2019, so we have arranged for Joe Perry Highland Council Climate Co-ordinator to attend a special meeting on April 12th at 7pm to update us on the work the council is doing and to answer any questions we might have. With COP 26 due to be held in Glasgow in November, this is a very important year for the climate.

Future meetings of Ardgay & District Community Council will be held on April 12th (special meeting, no regular business), May 10th and June 14th. All meetings are at 7 pm via Zoom. Anyone wishing to attend or to raise issues, please contact secretary@ardgayanddistrictcommunitycouncil.org.uk.

by Betty Wright, Chairperson A&DCC

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