Hang their heads

Argyllshire Advertiser - - Letters -

Sir, I write with ref­er­ence to last week’s Ar­gyll­shire Ad­ver­tiser front page story with the head­line ‘Poppy day sup­port cut ‘dis­re­spect­ful’’.

Ar­gyll and Bute Coun­cil of­fi­cials should hang their heads in shame. But their bowed heads won’t be as a mark of re­spect to all who gave their lives dur­ing con­flict.

The coun­cil’s state­ment in last week’s ar­ti­cle was mis­lead­ing as, ac­cord­ing to the Royal Bri­tish Le­gion Scot­land web­site there are only four branches, spread thinly across the re­gion – Oban, In­ver­aray, Camp­bel­town and Eas­dale.

Ar­gyll and Bute Coun­cil has gone from do­ing the min­i­mum to do­ing noth­ing. And it was an­nounced at short no­tice to all or­gan­i­sa­tions con­cerned, and it should be noted they did get in­put from the same be­fore­hand, and they had am­ple op­por­tu­nity to let peo­ple know at a much ear­lier stage.

So much for them work­ing with com­mu­ni­ties and con­sult­ing them.

Coun­cil of­fi­cials are pub­lic em­ploy­ees, and as such the peo­ple of Ar­gyll and Bute de­serve bet­ter. Betty Rhod­ick, Lochgilp­head.

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