Coun­cil set to achieve park­ing fee tar­get

The Oban Times - - Letters -

Sir, Coun­cil­lor Dun­can MacIn­tyre need not worry about hav­ing to cut back coun­cil work­force jobs to save money as I hear Ar­gyll and Bute coun­cil is well on its way to achiev­ing its new yearly tar­get of £750,000 park­ing charges out of Oban.

And yes the timid talk from coun­cil­lors about im­prov­ing the park­ing in Oban is only talk, for in the cur­rent times of aus­ter­ity it can­not af­ford to lose a cash cow like park­ing tick­ets at the mo­ment. Rob­bie Evans, Glen­shel­lach

Ter­race, Oban.

One small change can have a huge im­pact

Sir, De­men­tia re­search re­cently pub­lished in The Lancet sug­gests that ‘ at­ten­tion to op­ti­mum health early in life might ben­e­fit cog­ni­tive health late in life’.

In­ac­tiv­ity is a risk fac­tor for de­men­tia, yet walk­ing to school or work is a sim­ple way to build more ac­tiv­ity into ev­ery- day rou­tines.

Walk­ing is good for men­tal health as well as phys­i­cal health and mak­ing one small change to our day can have a huge im­pact on our lives. Liv­ing Streets or­gan­ises the na­tion­wide Walk to School and Walk to Work Weeks, as well as the well- es­tab­lished Na­tional Walk­ing Month. More ad­vice and in­for­ma­tion can be found at www.liv­ingstreets.org.uk. Tom Platt, head of re­search and pol­icy, Liv­ing Streets, Lon­don.

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