Work­ing for the peo­ple of Ar­gyll

The Oban Times - - Letters -

Sir, I wish Breege Smyth ev­ery suc­cess with her project to of­fer a plat­form to com­mu­nity coun­cils.

I think greater par­tic­i­pa­tion by the pub­lic in de­ci­sion-mak­ing, aris­ing from this and other ini­tia­tives com­ing about through com­mu­nity em­pow­er­ment, is to be en­cour­aged.

I wel­come ideas on how we can de­liver ser­vices in a more ef­fec­tive and re­spon­sive man­ner. I look for­ward to en­gag­ing with groups want­ing to be part of this.

As an in­de­pen­dent coun­cil­lor, I had to choose which group, if any, to join on the coun­cil. I did not be­come a coun­cil­lor to stand on the side­lines, watch­ing while oth­ers plan the fu­ture of our area.

Bud­gets are never go­ing to be easy but I would rather be part of the coun­cil ad­min­is­tra­tion able to con­trib­ute my ideas and those I have re­ceived from the pub­lic.

I hope to be able to work with all of our elected rep­re­sen­ta­tives re­gard­less of po­lit­i­cal af­fil­i­a­tion and with our com­mu­ni­ties. It is only through such co­op­er­a­tion that we can all achieve the best for our area. I would be de­lighted to talk about any is­sues by email at kieron­green@ya­ or by phone on 01631 562 444. Coun­cil­lor Kieron Green, Com­bie Street, Oban.

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