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09 October 2019The John Logie Baird HUB will soon be Open for Business

Have you a great business idea but want support then the HUB can help.  If you want to tap into like-minded individuals then look no further.  And where better to live and work one of Scotland's finest small towns.  If this is for you then welcome to: 

THE JLB (John Logie Baird) HUB IN HELENSBURGH LIBRARY 

The HUB will provide ambitious start-ups and those wanting to take their businesses to a new level with: 

  • Furnished co-working space on flexible terms
  • Meeting a variety of businesses facing similar challenges. Business support & advice to help you grow and succeed - selling : branding : funding : legal matters
  • Access to business advisors and mentors
  • Training and events tailored to your needs
  • A business address : fast Internet : manned reception : free printing : free coffee & refreshments 

Looking south over the Clyde, Helensburgh is one of Scotland's finest small towns with award-winning restaurants, 3 supermarkets and an exceptional range of independent local retailers & businesses. 
Next to the sea there is a host of recreational, sporting, leisure and cultural activities to enjoy. Glasgow is only 25 miles away with its modern businesses, research facilities and easy transport networks. 

05 October 2019Weeding The Flowerbeds In Colquhoun Square

Saturday 5th October 2019 @ 10.00 am.

Community Councillors are being helped by The Army Cadets.

All Volunteers are welcome to keep our Square an inviting space for locals and visitors alike 

02 October 2019How to become a Community Councillor

Text taken directly from Argyll and Bute Council's press release published on 6th March:

If you care about what happens in your community and would like to have a role in developing its future, you are invited to find out about becoming a community councillor.

Community Councils are the first or the “grass roots” tier of statutory representation in Scotland. They provide a link between local authorities and communities, and help ensure that public authorities are aware of the opinions and needs of the communities they represent.

While their primary statutory purpose is to represent the views of their community to the local authority and other public bodies, most Community Councils also involve themselves in a wide range of other activities which might include fundraising for local projects, running community and educational events, or organising environmental projects.

To become a community councillor you must be a resident within the community council area you would like to join, and be on the Local Government Electoral Register.

You can find out more about becoming a community councillor at www.argyll-bute.gov.uk/council-and-government/community-councils

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