AT THE latest meeting of Coll community council it was revealed that no money had been allocated towards improving the island’s roads.
A copy of the major budgets had been sent to the secretary, who informed members that no capital expenditure had been given to Coll. It was then agreed the community council should consider an action plan regarding the roads because of the lack of capital.
It was agreed to discuss the matter at the September meeting of the group.
COLL community council again recorded concerns about passengers being left behind in Oban during the Tiree Music Festival weekend, July 17-19.
The meeting heard: ‘The Tiree Music Festival had caused some problems, as in previous years. A letter had been written to Caledonian MacBrayne.
‘The main point of the complaint was the way in which islanders had been treated at the Oban terminal when two young islanders were stranded in Oban even though they had presented themselves at the boarding gate in time, but were turned away because the boat was full.’
Customer services had replied on behalf of the commercial director offering compensation and agreed that the situation on the day had not been correct.
NOT BEING included in Aryll and Bute council meetings that concern Coll was an issue raised at the latest community council meeting in August.
Reagrding the middle pier on the island, the meeting heard: ‘A letter has been received from Pippa Milne [Argyll and Bute council] with an apology that our previous letter had lain on someone’s desk and had not been answered. She also stated that Argyll and Bute had no plans to sub- contract or sell the pier. We have since learnt that a meeting was held regarding all small piers on August 13.’
The group agreed to write to the council asking why it had not been invited and asking for a transcript of the meeting.