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11 April 2021Easter egg winners

EASTER EGG COMPETITION WINNERS

We had lots of fantastic entries to the egg decorating competition and are delighted to announce the 3 prize winners!

1st place: Austin Morrison, aged 6 for 'Easter chicken'
2nd place: Charlie Stephens, aged 4
3rd place: Phoebe Lavis-Jones, aged 9 for 'Dennis the Menace's little sister Bea'

These 3 prize winners all received a tasty Easter egg from the Oban Chocolate Company. Thank you to everyone who took part, we really loved seeing your creative ideas. Hope you all had a lovely Easter!

09 April 2021Easter Random Acts of Kindness

Over the Easter weekend our Random Acts of Kindness continued with a total of 30 Easter eggs to be found along the cycle path and at various local walks in the area.

This was to encourage families and people of all ages to get out for some exercise with the incentive of finding an Easter gift. A note was included to ask the recipients to continue spreading kindness with others and perhaps to share the Easter chocolate with family, friends or neighbours or a suggestion to do another Random Act of Kindness and carry on the good will for someone else. This was brilliantly received by those who found the surprise gifts and shared positivity amongst the community.

Thank you to those who carried the kindness forwards and spread a little bit of joy with others.

17 March 2021Easter egg competition

10 March 2021HERE TO HELP

Remember your Community Council are here to help as the restrictions of the pandemic are still affecting our lives and can offer support to anyone who needs it, thanks to the Supporting Communities Fund.

  • Hardship funding - we are able to offer some relief from financial hardship.
  • Counselling sessions - we can link you to a number of fully funded therapy sessions. Open to all ages.

Get in touch with Eilidh for more information. Email ardchattancoordinator@gmail.comAll enquiries will be treated in strict confidence.

06 March 2021PANCAKE DAY AFTERNOON TEASĀ 

PANCAKE DAY AFTERNOON TEAS 

To celebrate the first signs of spring, on Shrove Tuesday, 16th February, we delivered some delicious home baking to lots of households in the area along with a posy of spring flowers. Who can resist fresh, home made pancakes! 

Thank you to the home bakers and delivery drivers and the Supporting Communites Fund for making this possible. They were very gratefully received, especially by those who live alone and are missing their usual social interactions and cafe visits.

01 March 2021Call for local photos

CALL FOR LOCAL PHOTOS

With the spring sunshine today it got us thinking about how much we appreciate where we live and the fabulous scenery around us. We have been updating our Community Council website recently and would love to include some photographs of local beauty spots.

The Ardchattan region covers a wide area from North Connel to Creagan Bridge, incorporating Bonawe, Benderloch and Barcaldine, so there's lots to choose from!

Here's one to start off with, taken a few weeks ago. The view from Sguir Mor, which is the rocky hill behind West Ferlochan.

Where is your favourite place in the area? Please share your best shots with us!
Share them on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/ardchattancc

19 January 2021CORONAVIRUS VACCINATION UPDATE:

CORONAVIRUS VACCINATION UPDATE

From Taynuilt Medical Practice (Incorporating Connel Surgery)

Over the next couple of weeks, the practice will begin the process of offering patients, who are over the age of 80 and who are able to attend their surgeries, an appointment for their first coronavirus vaccination. Vaccinations to housebound patients will be delivered by our community and practice nursing teams.

We have strict criteria to follow about who we offer the vaccine, and at the moment we will only able to offer the vaccine to those over the age of 80, in line with national guidance.

We ask that you please be patient with us as we get this vital immunisation programme going. We will contact eligible patients; this will take a little time and we generally start with the oldest over 80's who are able to attend.

We appreciate the support and eagerness of patients to be immunised but we ask that you DO NOT phone the surgery - we will contact you. At the same time, we need to continue the day to day work of providing essential and urgent primary care services.

You can access more information on the vaccination process on https://www.nhsinform.scot, you may also receive a leaflet through the mail with information about the vaccine from the Scottish Government.

This is a very positive development which allows us a way out of the trials of the past year.

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