‘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
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.