A multi-agency environmental health group was also established to co-ordinate enforcement and communications on ‘dirty camping’ issues and to share best practice.
Posters, drawings and feedback forms are being distributed locally with help from the community council and full details are also available on the council’s website by visiting the Caol and Lochyside Flood Prevention Scheme page
Throughout the lockdown, the kitchen in Caol Community Centre has been kept busy making sandwiches and preparing food boxes for distribution to members and the wider community which will continue for as long as is needed
The local authority added that people must continue to take responsibility for themselves while using the play parks and do so at their own risk, and must follow government guidelines on social distancing.
‘You only need to ‘Google’ electric ferries to see how common they are becoming in Norway, Canada etc. It seems an obvious choice for a short trip ferry in a carbon neutral Highlands,’ said Councillor Ben Thompson.
Weekly Zoom meetings and the Padlet app have been used to share visual material and ideas.
In a statement following the meeting, the council said at this time the level of risk it faces is greater than perhaps ever before. The risks cover those to staff staff and their health and wellbeing, to the health, safety and wellbeing of local communities and risks to the provision of essential council services.