The Oban Times - - Districts -

MEM­BERS of Comhairle nan Eilean Siar’s Trans­porta­tion and In­fra­struc­ture Com­mit­tee were asked to ap­prove the stan­dard­i­s­a­tion of a two-hour, no-re­turn pe­riod across all pay and dis­play car parks in Stornoway town cen­tre, at a meet­ing of the com­mit­tee on Wed­nes­day June 14.

In March 2016, the comhairle agreed to an ini­tial phase of ex­tend­ing pay and dis­play park­ing in the town cen­tre which in­cluded ex­tend­ing charge­able park­ing to the for­mer Fish­er­man’s car park and to South Beach ad­ja­cent to the Star Inn and the Cale­do­nian Ho­tel and the re­ten­tion of non-charge­able park­ing pro­vi­sion at No 1 Pier.

No ob­jec­tions were re­ceived through the pub­lic con­sul­ta­tion.

❒ Comhairle nan Eilean Siar’s Ed­u­ca­tion, Sport and Chil­dren’s Ser­vices Com­mit­tee has agreed a pro­posal to offer free Slàinte Mhath mem­ber­ships to groups sup­port­ing vul­ner­a­ble or at-risk chil­dren across the is­lands.

A num­ber of third-sec­tor bod­ies, char­i­ta­ble or­gan­i­sa­tions and comhairle ser­vices have ap­proached the sport and health section re­quest­ing ac­cess to sports fa­cil­i­ties for young peo­ple and their car­ers/men­tors.

Coun­cil­lor An­gus McCor­mack said: ‘Th­ese type of or­gan­i­sa­tions sup­port vul­ner­a­ble and at-risk chil­dren. Many of th­ese young peo­ple would ben­e­fit from in­creased phys­i­cal ac­tiv­ity, di­ver­sion­ary ac­tiv­i­ties and im­proved so­cial net­works and I am pleased we have been able to sup­port this.’

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