Elaine Robert­son In­de­pen­dent, ward five

The Oban Times - - News -

It has been my priv­i­lege and plea­sure to rep­re­sent Oban North and Lorn for the past 14 years.

Over the past five years, I have been vice- chair­per­son of the Oban Lorn and Isles Area Com­mit­tee.

Dur­ing that time I have been able to in­flu­ence de­ci­sion-mak­ing and progress projects, both within the town and, very im­por­tantly, within the out­ly­ing ru­ral com­mu­ni­ties.

I am not ‘po­lit­i­cal’. My back­ground is 30 years as an oc­cu­pa­tional ther­a­pist, work­ing for the coun­cil and cov­er­ing this area. I see my role as a coun­cil­lor as sim­i­lar in many re­spects. It is all about help­ing in­di­vid­u­als and com­mu­nity groups to achieve their aims, by work­ing with them, along with my coun­cil col­leagues and with out­side bod­ies.

I am acutely con­scious of the ever-in­creas­ing fi­nan­cial re­straints on the coun­cil, which will make the com­ing term even more dif­fi­cult than in the past.

I can only hope that, if the peo­ple of ward five are good enough to trust me once more, I will be able to use my ex­pe­ri­ence and (hope­fully) com­mon sense, to sup­port the needs and as­pi­ra­tions of the town and coun­try com­mu­ni­ties that I wish to serve.

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