‘Hav­ing a meet­ing is bet­ter than all the words slung about on so­cial media’

COUN­CIL­LORS PUT ON THE SPOT AS OBAN RES­I­DENTS HAVE THEIR SAY IN A NO-QUES­TIONS-BARRED SES­SION

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A SEC­OND face-to-face meet­ing with coun­cil­lors in Oban at­tracted al­most 60 peo­ple who put their elected mem­bers un­der the spotlight with a num­ber of burn­ing is­sues they feel need ad­dressed. Mem­bers of the Oban, Lorn and the Isles area com­mit­tee fielded ques­tions on top­ics rang­ing from Oban’s town cen­tre bus ser­vices, Stafford Street and park­ing, dur­ing the ‘no ques­tions’ barred ses­sion at the Cor­ran Halls last Wed­nes­day.

Opened and closed by the chair­man of the area com­mit­tee, Coun­cil­lor Roddy McCuish, he ex­plained that he liked to dis­cuss prob­lems face-to-face rather than on web­sites.

He said: ‘I like to get things done. Hav­ing a meet­ing is bet­ter than all the words that are slung about on Face­book.’

Mr McCuish then in­tro­duced all the ward coun­cil­lors, and gave a warm welcome to Coun­cil­lor Dun­can MacIn­tyre, who re­turned to his du­ties at the be­gin­ning of Au­gust af­ter a pro­longed pe­riod of ill health.

Roddy McCuish said: ‘Dun­can must be feel­ing bet­ter as he said to me on the way in “Your trou­bles have not yet started”.’

Mr McCuishadded: ‘It is the case that we can’t do ev­ery­thing, but ev­ery­one can do some­thing.’

Some of the is­sues dis­cussed are high­lighted be­low.

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