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Sunart Community Council Helping Hands – a COVID-19 Coronavirus community response. We want you to know we are here to help. 

If you need help, go to this page and complete the survey form: https://sunartcommunitycouncil.co.uk/get-help , email: helpinghands@sunartcommunitycouncil.co.uk

Pines Medical Centre updated procedures, other useful information and to find out how we are helping the community during the crisis: See:- https://sunartcommunitycouncil.co.uk/covid19

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The Community Council is receiving regular briefings from Highland Councils "Resilience Group" which we are placing on our website. This week there is useful information on registering for the upcoming elections. Also some helpful advice athtis challenging time for our communities on assistance with funeral costs from the Benefits team. Some details below - more on our website.

Community Resilience Group Weekly Briefing - 12
26 March 2021

Scottish Parliament Election
This week’s virtual briefing provides an outline of the upcoming Scottish Parliament election. It provides information on who can vote, how to register to vote, the different ways people can vote and the new measures in place at polling stations to keep people safe.

Key dates to remember are:
How to register to vote:
• You can register to vote online at: Register to vote or you can request a paper invitation to register by calling 0800 393 783

• The deadline to register to vote is: 19 April 2021

How to apply to vote by post:
• Download and print here or request a paper application form to be sent to you.
• You can return the completed application form to any of Electoral Registration offices by post or by email to absentvote@highland.gov.uk
• Call 0800 393 783 or email ero@highland.gov.uk
• The deadline for applying for a postal vote is 6 April 2021.

Help with funeral costs and other supports
The Council’s welfare team have developed a booklet which is included within this week’s email briefing. It provides information on funeral and other costs as many people may experience financial worries following a bereavement, particularly if they have less money coming in that they had previously.

It is designed to provide advice and assistance with the benefits that are available following a bereavement, showing how someone may be eligible and how those benefits can be claimed.

It provides details on:
• Bereavement support payment
• Funeral Support Payment
• War Widow’s or Widower’s Pension
• Tell us Once bereavement notification service

The Council’s Welfare Support Team can provide advice on the benefits and other entitlements that are available. They can be contacted on:
Free Phone: 0800 090 1004
Email: welfare.support@highland.gov.uk
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Date: 24/03/2021 13:04
Subject: Election Employment at the Scottish Parliamentary Election

Good afternoon,



With the upcoming Scottish Parliamentary election scheduled to be held on Thursday 6 May 2021, the Highland Councils Election Team are needing to recruit additional people to work at the election in a polling station or at the count.



The ongoing Covid pandemic means we’ll need more staff than usual to run this vital democratic process effectively as there will be more things to do opening postal packs, in the polling stations and the count with more jobs on offer.



Further information can be viewed on the councils website and if you are interested and feel you would like to get involved and play an active role please complete the form online .



Clerks for Opening Postal Votes (based in Dingwall Council Offices)

To assist with the opening of the postal packs from 19th April (daily) for mornings or afternoon sessions



Polling Station Positions

· Presiding Officer - responsible for making sure that voters can cast their vote in secret, free from influence and in a calm atmosphere

· Poll Clerk - assists the Presiding Officers to run the polling station

· Information Officer - greets voters, manage queues and sterilise polling booths and equipment throughout the day

We are looking for applicants to cover polling duties in the three constituencies in Highland:

· Caithness, Sutherland and Ross

· Skye, Lochaber and Badenoch

· Inverness and Nairn

The counting of the votes will commence on Friday, 7 May 2021 and are being counted over several days instead of overnight. This year we have 2 counting venues one being the Highland Football Academy in Dingwall and the 2nd venue at the Inverness Leisure Centre. We are looking to recruit people to count votes. No previous experience is required but you should have basic numeracy skills and good manual dexterity.



The Elections Team need people who will always act impartially, be polite and professional with voters, candidates, agents and other officers.



If you would like more information please email election@highland.gov.uk
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Do you think you could sign up to be a home carer with one of the Highland’s leading charities? Could you spare a few hours to help others in need in our communities?
Want to find out a bit more? Please join this informal meeting and have your questions answered.
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Do you think you could sign up to be a home carer with one of the Highland’s leading charities? Could you spare a few hours to help others in need in our communities?
Want to find out a bit more? Please join this informal meeting and have your questions answered.

Vroom vroom we’re using Zoom! SCC next meeting is this Thursday 7.30pm. Anyone wishing to attend please email john.jones@sunartcommunitycouncil.co.uk for a login code. ... See MoreSee Less

Emergency Road Closure beside BT Exchange (Strontian) from 9th March

EMERGENCY CLOSURE WORKS NOTICE CULVERT RENEWAL
TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURES U1377 BURNSIDE ROAD & U1056 SCHOOL ROAD, STRONTIAN

We write to inform you of emergency works required on the above roads in Strontian, this is due to a collapsed culvert within Burnside Road and School Road.

Initial investigation determined that an old armco 900dia culvert has collapsed. This watercourse starts within the footpath of Burnside Road and crosses through School Road then outfalls to the adjacent Strontian River. In order to renew the culvert, we will require to temporary close U1377 Burnside Road and divert all vehicles and pedestrians down U1056 School Road.

Once Phase 1 is completed we will move onto School Road where we will require to temporary close School Road and all vehicles and pedestrians will be diverted round Burnside Road.

These works are programmed to start on Burnside Road Tuesday 9th of March 2021 at 0800 hrs . Road closed signs, along with restrictions on available Traffic Management are on layout below.
Highland Council wish to thank the local community for their patience whilst this essential work is carried out.

Should you have any specific concerns or require further information please do not hesitate to contact our Roads Officer, Kristen Tait by e-mail kristen.tait@highland.gov.uk or by phone on 01349 781091.
Kind Regards
Pauline Donaldson
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Emergency Road Closure beside BT Exchange (Strontian) from 9th March 

EMERGENCY CLOSURE WORKS NOTICE CULVERT RENEWAL
TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURES U1377 BURNSIDE ROAD & U1056 SCHOOL ROAD, STRONTIAN 
 
We write to inform you of emergency works required on the above roads in Strontian, this is due to a collapsed culvert within Burnside Road and School Road.

Initial investigation determined that an old armco 900dia culvert has collapsed. This watercourse starts within the footpath of Burnside Road and crosses through School Road then outfalls to the adjacent Strontian River.   In order to renew the culvert, we will require to temporary close U1377 Burnside Road and divert all vehicles and pedestrians down U1056 School Road. 

Once Phase 1 is completed we will move onto School Road where we will require to temporary close School Road and all vehicles and pedestrians will be diverted round Burnside Road. 

These works are programmed to start on Burnside Road Tuesday 9th of March 2021 at 0800 hrs .   Road closed signs, along with restrictions on available Traffic Management are on layout below. 
Highland Council wish to thank the local community for their patience whilst this essential work is carried out.

Should you have any specific concerns or require further information please do not hesitate to contact our Roads Officer, Kristen Tait by e-mail kristen.tait@highland.gov.uk   or by phone on 01349 781091.
Kind Regards
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Acharacle Medical Practice has been in touch to remind everyone they will be shut on Good Friday 2nd April and Easter Monday 5th April. Please make contact early if you require additional prescriptions. (Full details on our website)
As per usual if you require urgent medical attention, out of hours please call 111
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The Highland Council (urged on by Councillor Baxter) is now hosting regular Community Resilience Group meetings, to help provide information and ensure the Council is providing assistance to communities during the locdown. We are posting these on the Community Council website.
They often contain useful information - here is a snapshot on making sure people claim their Pension Credit.....
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The Highland Council (urged on by Councillor Baxter) is now hosting regular Community Resilience Group meetings, to help provide information and ensure the Council is providing assistance to communities during the locdown. We are posting these on the Community Council website. 
They often contain useful information - here is a snapshot on making sure people claim their Pension Credit.....

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