Month: April 2020

Crown Estate money available to councils to support struggling coastal businesses

Environment cabinet secretary announced that money which is available to Scottish local authorities from the Scottish Crown Estate would now be available to them to support struggling businesses and organisations. This money amounts to £7.2 million – in a Scottish Crown Estate-derived fund which is devolved to councils. This would be in addition to the …

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Highland Council: Council issues COVID-19 advice to tenants

The Highland Council is sending a bulletin to all council tenants providing them with advice about issues related to Coronavirus.The bulletin contains information of a wide range of topics including energy advice, details on changes to homelessness services, how to get housing support, support for anyone in rent arrears, awareness tips from Trading Standards on …

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MSP Calls on Highland Residents to Volunteer During Pandemic

MSP CALLS ON HIGHLAND RESIDENTS TO VOLUNTEER DURING PANDEMICSNP MSP Maree Todd has called on residents to volunteer in their communities during the coronavirus pandemic. A new ‘Scotland Cares’ campaign has been launched to encourage people to volunteer.While the most important ask for the public remains to stay at home and follow the essential public …

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Highland Council Trading Standards – Travellers Consumer Rights Covid 19

Consumer rights may be affected by the spread of the virus by way of cancellation of flights, accommodation, package holidays and events.Here is a guide to consumers from Highland Council Trading Standards regarding travelling rights whether you have booked a flight or holiday abroad or have booked a staycation.Flights suspended – where an airline suspends …

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Highland Council – Ward discretionary fund grants to support community resilience during COVID-19

New application form for funds from Ward Discretionary Fundhttps://www.highland.gov.uk/downloads/file/22503/supporting_community_resil… Web Page about ithttps://www.highland.gov.uk/directory_record/1422811/supporting_community_r… Community resilience groups can benefit from new grant scheme. A new fund has been set up to provide grants for community resilience groups that are supporting vulnerable people during the coronavirus outbreak. This fund is available to groups which provide vital support …

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Council reassures people living in remote communities that they will not be left behind

Highland Council has moved to reassure residents in the more remote areas of the region that they will not be forgotten and every effort will be made to provide the support they need. The Council fully appreciates how concerning a time this is for those living in remote areas and is working hard with a …

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Change to waste and recycling services aims to protect staff

03 April 2020 For immediate release Change to waste and recycling services aims to protect staff From Monday, a number of changes have been made in line with national guidance, to how we collect waste in order to protect staff, during the Coronavirus emergency. To protect our staff, and prevent the spread of Coronavirus on …

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New Highland community COVID website and Helpline launched / FUNDING

Website and Helpline HTSI has launched a new website and helpline to support our local communties in dealing with COVID-19. The website www.covidhelp4highland.org is a new resource for community groups and charities in the Highlands. You can find the Community Response Register that we had on our own website, which can be viewed and added to. We are also …

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