Minutes of the meeting hold on the 2nd JUNE 2003 in the CRAIGNURE HALL
PRESENT : Alan Me Connochie, Michael Ackerley, Sandy Brunton, Tom Bettley, Georgia O'Neill, Jo Reade.
APOLOGIES: Olive Brown, Derek Crook.
MINUTES : Minutes of the meeting on 5th May 2003 proposed by Tom and seconded by Michael.
MATTERS ARISING: FERRY COMMITTEE - Michael attended the Committee meeting in May where it was decided that among the subjects to be raised at the meeting with Cal Mac would be senior citizen tickets, later ferry sailings outwith the summer and having Saturday sailings in the summer at the same times as weekday sailings Michael Elwis is the new Committee Chairman and Ronnie Campbell the new Vice Chairman. ROAD UPGRADE - Alasdair MacDougall has contacted Brim Swinbanks for a progress reportTRAVEL FAIR - Sandy is working on the data base of contacts who will be sent info requested <ALAN> will seek Maureen's views on the Fair with a view to organising a meeting with Holiday mull. MEMBERSHIP FEES - Renewal forms issued and already being returned. WOSCG - Sandy attended the meeting in Dumbarton. The issues Sandy raised included - Cal Mac, Broadband access, water rates and working population. The group advised Sandy that the Cal Mac issue can be taken forward and lobbying carried out as required. <MICHAEL> will discuss this with the Ferry Committee chairman and report back, he will also contact Warwick Malcolm of the Scottish Chamber for his view.
PRESIDENT : Sandy attended the Local Economic Forum. The Forum has input from tourism, councils, business, transport, etc. and its findings are used in future planning issues for Argyll & Bute. The Forum details are on the AIE website.
WEBSITE - Georgia updated on site activity. Georgia advised that if you scroll to the bottom of the front page of our site and click on the square you can view who is using the site and how to contact thern.<GEORGIA> will alter the 'search' facility as it does not show if you are using a small screen.
TREASURER - Tom reported a balance of £2815.75.
SECRETARY - Alan reported on correspondence received in the month with a general discussion on the subject of disability discrimination legislation.
AOCB - Zynet site - Jo reported that Alan Parker is using the old Chamber site for his own purposes. Those present expressed concern that the site should be used in this manner when the Chamber had no knowledge of Alan's activities and assumed, as previously minuted, that the site was being used only to link users to the new site. Jo contacted Zynet to verify exactly what the position was. They advised that Alan was paying them to use the site but that the site belonged to the Chamber. <JO> will contact Alan advising him we intend to take the site back and he will also advise Zynet that we wish a new password to enable the Chamber to control future use of the site.