Oban coun­cil to dis­cuss cuts

The Oban Times - - Front Page -

TWO pub­lic meet­ings or­gan­ised by Ar­gyll and Bute Par­ents Against Cuts and Oban Com­mu­nity Coun­cil will dis­cuss the pro­pos­als to cut more than 140 coun­cil ser­vices.

The first meet­ing, to be held in the Cor­ran Halls at 7pm on Wed­nes­day Novem­ber 18, will deal with cuts to class­room as­sis­tants. An­other meet­ing fo­cus­ing on all pro­posed cuts will be held at the church hall, Glen­cruit­ten Road at 7pm on Fri­day Novem­ber 20.

Com­mu­nity coun­cil­lor Kieron Green said: ‘ While it is Oban Com­mu­nity Coun­cil that has or­gan­ised th­ese meet­ings, we have de­cided to ex­tend the in­vi­ta­tion to mem­bers of the pub­lic across the Oban, Lorn and the Isles area in case some com­mu­nity coun­cils have not had the op­por­tu­nity to ar­range sim­i­lar meet­ings of their own.

‘At the two meet­ings the pub­lic will have the op­por­tu­nity to put for­ward their views about the pro­pos­als, and we will then use th­ese to help for­mu­late our re­sponse to the pub­lic con­sul­ta­tion about ser­vice choices which is cur­rently un­der way.

‘ We would strongly en­cour­age ev­ery­one, whether or not they are plan­ning on at­tend­ing the meet­ings to in­form them­selves of the pro­pos­als and re­spond to the con­sul­ta­tion.’

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