Council set to achieve parking fee target
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
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.