Boat tip­ping

The Arran Banner - - Letters -

Sir, If the car fly-tip­ping prob­lem men­tioned last week is be­ing looked into, then per­haps the same au­thor­i­ties could also con­sider how to go about re­mov­ing aban­doned boats on Arran’s coast­line. Ex­am­ples of this prob­lem can be found on Cor­don shore beach but they are dis­trib­uted around the is­land.

Th­ese sad look­ing re­mains usu­ally have no re­al­is­tic prospect of re­pair to en­able them to ever float and be used again.

Mean­while vis­i­tors and res­i­dents alike have to see th­ese ne­glected hulks and over time watch their in­evitable de­te­ri­o­ra­tion as they break apart and be­come in­creas­ing health and en­vi­ron­men­tal haz­ards.

Per­haps a no­tice, sim­i­lar to that used for park­ing of­fences, could be at­tached and the owner given six months in which to claim the boat and ei­ther re­move or re­pair it?

Af­ter this time if noth­ing has been done by the owner, then per­haps hav­ing it re­moved to a stor­age area for a fur­ther three months be­fore the coun­cil fi­nally dis­poses of it safely would be a fair and sat­is­fac­tory pro­ce­dure? This would help to en­sure the coast­line re­mains both safe and at­trac­tive.

Yours, David Lang Cor­don

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