Drop-in events ig­nored Kin­tyre and the is­lands

Campbeltown Courier - - LETTERS -

Sir,

I was as­ton­ished to read an Ar­gyll and Bute Coun­cil press re­lease ad­vis­ing that there would be four dropin events for peo­ple to see the plans and vi­sions for Ar­gyll and Bute for the fu­ture.

When I looked more closely at the press re­lease I noted that the four events were to be in He­lens­burgh, Dunoon, Oban and Lochgilp­head.

When I en­quired why there were no plans to have a drop-in ses­sion any­where in Kin­tyre or the is­lands I was in­formed that, as a re­sult of bud­get cuts agreed by the ad­min­is­tra­tion group, it was de­cided that a sav­ing could be made by omit­ting Kin­tyre and the is­lands.

I fur­ther ex­plained the ad­di­tional dif­fi­cul­ties in some parts of Kin­tyre and the is­lands that there is no broad­band ser­vice so ac­cess to the on­line plans are not an op­tion.

It has been agreed to have a drop-in event in the Bur­nett Build­ing in Camp­bel­town on Novem­ber 30 from 4pm to 6pm and I would urge to peo­ple to at­tend and help make the lo­cal plan the best for their com­mu­nity.

I ap­pre­ci­ate this has still not ad­dressed the is­sue for the is­lands and would hope that of­fi­cers work to en­sure some eq­uity in Ar­gyll and Bute. Coun­cil­lor Anne Horn, Tar­bert.

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