Mo­rar

The Oban Times - - Districts -

MO­RAR Com­mu­nity Coun­cil met re­cently in Lo­vat Pri­mary School.

Present: Ti­ina Heinonen, Gerry MacDon­ald, Mairead MacDon­ald, trea­surer, Alis­tair Neil MacKay, Dou­glas MacKel­laig, Dave Newn­ham, chair­man, and Deirdre Roberts, sec­re­tary. In at­ten­dance: Coun­cil­lor Al­lan Henderson, PC Hugo Martin and Wil­lie Dun­can. Apolo­gies: Stu­art Grif­fin and coun­cil­lors Bill Clark and Ben Thomp­son.

Com­mu­nity War­den Wil­lie Dun­can in­tro­duced him­self. This is a new post cre­ated by the High­land Coun­cil to work with the com­mu­nity to ad­dress anti-so­cial be­hav­iour.

Mat­ters aris­ing from min­utes: Bus shel­ter at Wood­side: It is hoped to have this built this month. Grit­ting on Bracara road: Heaps of grit have been placed on Bracara brae. A spreader has been made avail­able for res­i­dents to use. It was sug­gested if fund­ing was avail­able some­one could be hired to do the spread­ing. Al­lan Henderson will deal with this.

Road is­sues: The road sur­face has de­te­ri­o­rated in many places and on bridges. The bridge at Alex MacKay’s house has a side miss­ing and a cow was lost there last week. The bridge at Braca­rina is full of holes and the bridge at In­ver­beg has gone. Drains need clear­ing as wa­ter some­times over­flows on to the road and causes de­te­ri­o­ra­tion of the road sur­face. Al­lan Henderson will look into these is­sues.

Christ­mas meal for se­nior cit­i­zens: In­vi­ta­tions for the meal went out at the last minute. It was there­fore agreed the com­mu­nity coun­cil would set the date for the meal prior to its sum­mer re­cess at the June meet­ing. The date will be pub­li­cised in West Word and in the min­utes. It will be made clear at­ten­dance is by in­vi­ta­tion only. The com­mu­nity coun­cil will en­sure the in­vi­ta­tions go out at least a month be­fore the meal. This year the com­mu­nity coun­cil will print/pho­to­copy its own in­vi­ta­tions. There was a dis­cus­sion about the gifts given to in­di­vid­u­als who were un­able to at­tend the meal.

Any other busi­ness: It was sug­gested two de­fib­ril­la­tors should be bought for the vil­lage. Al­lan Henderson said there may be money avail­able for these from the Bri­tish Heart Foun­da­tion. The com­mu­nity coun­cil will look into this.

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