Appointments To Adult Services Development And Scrutiny Sub-committee And Other Bodies
22nd June 2017
The Highland Council's People Committee has agreed membership of the Council's new Adult Services Development and Scrutiny Sub-Committee.
The Adult Services Development and Scrutiny Sub-Committee will ensure specific consideration is given to the delivery of adult social care services, as part of an integrated approach to all community care services, and will oversee on behalf of the People Committee, the commissioning of social care services for adults from NHS Highland. The Sub-Committee will meet six times a year.
Membership of the Sub-Committee comprises the Chair and Vice Chair of the People Committee Cllrs Alasdair Christie and Kate Stephen respectively and 9 other Council Members including:
Cllr Tom Heggie
Cllr Ronald MacDonald
Cllr Graham Ross
Cllr Nicola Sinclair
Cllr Bill Boyd
Cllr Muriel Cockburn
Cllr Ron MacWilliam
Cllr Isabelle MacKenzie
Cllr Callum Smith
Also appointed were 7 Members to the Local Negotiating Committee for Teachers (LNCT). The remit of the LNCT is to carry out negotiations between the Management and Joint Union Sides on all matters relating to conditions of service as defined in the Local Recognition and Procedure Agreement signed by the Council and the Joint Union Side on 26 November 2002.
The LNCT Committee members appointed were the Chair and Vice Chair of the People Committee Cllrs Alasdair Christie and Cllr John Finlayson respectively and 5 other Members including:
Cllr Alister MacKinnon (Chair of Corporate Resources Committee)
Cllr Andrew Baxter (Vice Chair of Corporate Resources Committee)
Cllr Kirsteen Currie
Cllr Graham MacKenzie
Cllr Ron MacWilliam
Members' appointments to other bodies included:
Blas Board - Cllr Margaret Paterson, Cllr Duncan MacPherson, Cllr Kirsteen Currie
Board of Governors for Catherine McCaig’s Trust - Cllr Margaret Paterson
Board of Partnerships for Wellbeing - Cllr Bet McAllister
Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme – Highland Award Project – Cllr Isabelle MacKenzie, Cllr Andrew Jarvie
Highland Alcohol and Drugs Partnership – Cllr Isabelle (Biz) Campbell
Highland Children’s Trust – Cllr Margaret Paterson
Highland Community Justice Partnership – Cllr Tom Heggie
Highland Culture Strategic Board – Cllr Graham MacKenzie
Highland Football Academy Trust – Cllr Graham Ross, Cllr Graham MacKenzie
Highland Disability Sport – Cllr Graham Ross, Cllr Andrew Jarvie, Cllr Emma Knox
Raddery Trust – Cllr Callum Smith
As part of Scam Awareness Month, Caithness Citizens Advice Bureau and Highland Council Trading Standards want to alert young job seekers about the potential pitfalls when applying for jobs or signing up to recruitment agencies online. Glenys Brown, Trading Standards Officer, based in Inverness explains, "Unfortunately, nationally, there has been a sharp rise in the number of online job hunting scams and the age group most likely to be targeted with fake job offers are young adults aged between 18 to 24 years".
The Highland Council is looking for your views on our draft Local Housing Strategy. The strategy sets out our aims for housing over the next 5 years and what we will do to.
Council confirms Corran Ferry is back up and running. The Highland Council is pleased to report that at 12.30pm today (Thursday 20 July 2017) the Corran Ferry fully resumed its foot passenger and car service.
Leader of The Highland Council, Cllr Margaret Davidson is calling for transparency on the UK Government's announcement this week that Council Leader calls for transparency on HMRC move to Edinburgh Leader of The Highland Council, Cllr Margaret Davidson is calling for transparency on the UK Government's announcement this week that 2,900 HMRC civil servants will be relocated to a new hub in Edinburgh city centre by 2020. Councillor Davidson said: "I am very concerned that Inverness is cited in news coverage of the UK Government's intention to move HMRC staff in regional offices to Edinburgh.
Teams from The Highland Council have been walking back to happiness and feeling the benefits of more active lifestyles following completion of the summer Step Count Challenge, run by Paths for All. The 8 week challenge, which attracted 968 teams of 5 from across Scotland started in May and finished on 25 June 2017.
Inverness, the largest city in the Scottish Highlands, has seen over 17,000 people access its free city centre WiFi in just 6 months following a collaboration between The Highland Council, Purple and Rapier Systems. The Highland Council sought a WiFi solution that would allow them to identify who visits the city and gain a way of effectively communicating with people.
Trading Standards officers at The Highland Council have discovered a new scam threat to local consumers. A local man was cheated out of a substantial sum by a conman posing as a reputable property landlord who used the man's mobile number to find out personal information from his Facebook account.
The Highland Council, one of several local authorities in Scotland which license UV tanning salons, will be conducting an audit on all licensed premises in Highland to verify compliance with EU safety standards regarding the output of ultra violet (UV) radiation. Environmental Health Officers have become increasingly aware of concerns nationally whereby the UV bulb strength in many cases have been found to exceed the standard for such equipment.
Motorists using Highland Council car parking machines will no longer have to search for change with the introduction of ‘RingGo' phone parking payments across the region. RingGo is a quick, easy to use mobile phone service, which lets motorists pay for their parking with a credit or debit card, rather than using cash at a machine.
Prosecuting people who share or threaten to share intimate images without consent will be easier under a new law which comes into force this month. From 3 July 2017, those convicted the offence could face up to five years in prison under the Abusive Behaviour and Sexual Harm (Scotland) Act 2016.
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