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Argyll & Bute Council Weekly News Roundup

Argyll and Bute Council news round-up 29 August 2014

Welcome to the council’s latest news round-up, bringing you information on council news and services.  If you have any suggestions on what you would like to read about please let us know by emailing press@argyll-bute.gov.uk

Focus on – protecting vulnerable people from scams

Every year around three million people fall victim to mass marketing scams such as bogus lotteries, deceptive prize draws, get-rich-quick schemes and miracle health cures.

Many of these scams target elderly and vulnerable people.

Help and advice is available from a number of sources such as:

Think Jessica: This website provides information aimed at protecting elderly and vulnerable people from scams which come through the post or over the phone.

Reducing unwanted mail or calls: On our website you will find links to national agencies with which you can register to reduce unsolicited mail, telephone calls or faxes.

Citizens Advice Consumer Service: If you have been the victim of a scam or need further advice call 08454 04 05 06.

Did you know?

Looking after our older people: If you are worried about an older person there are numbers you can call to get help.

Consultations

There are currently no open consultations.

News from the council

Lochgilphead all weather pitch completed: Argyll and Bute Council last week completed the installation of the fantastic new 3G all-weather pitch at Lochgilphead Joint Campus.

Ceilidh treat for Rockfield pupils: Rockfield Primary School in Oban enjoyed a special performance by Argyll Cèilidh Trail at their very first assembly of the new school session.

By-election for Oban North and Lorn: Argyll and Bute Council will hold a by election for one seat on its Oban North and Lorn Ward 5 on Thursday 23rd October 2014.

Resurfacing and drainage work on the U59 Machrihanish Road: Work to begin in September and is estimated to last 12 weeks.

Next edition

Our next news round-up will be issued on 5 September. If you have any comments or questions please email us at press@argyll-bute.gov.uk

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