Ban­ners and bunting aim to boost Oban

The Oban Times - - Letters - Derek Con­nery, Chief ex­ec­u­tive, BID4OBAN Ltd, 43 Steven­son Street, Oban.

Sir, Most peo­ple will have seen the ban­ners and bunting that have been put up on North Ge­orge Street.

This was or­gan­ised by Bid4Oban on be­half of our levy-pay­ers and in keep­ing with our busi­ness plan ob­jec­tive of ‘mak­ing the best first im­pres­sion’.

The idea came from dis­cus­sion with some of the re­tail­ers in that area about the best way to im­prove the first part of the town for vis­i­tors and lo­cals.

The bulk of the cost was met from the levy that busi­nesses in the town pay to Bid4Oban but it was helped by other sig­nif­i­cant con­tri­bu­tions, namely from Eeusk pay­ing for the Seafood Cap­i­tal wel­come ban­ner with no re­quire­ment for ad­ver­tis­ing; the Oban Com­mon Good Fund, whose con­tri­bu­tion en­abled the pur­chase of code flags rather than tra­di­tional bunting; and Ar­gyll and Bute Coun­cil with­out whose help the bunting could not have been erected.

I hope that this meets with ap­proval and thanks to ev­ery­one who has as­sisted.

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