Jim Lynch

SNP, ward four

The Oban Times - - News -

I live in Oban and in the ward with my wife and fam­ily and have been ac­tively in­volved in youth work in the Oban area. Part of that has been coach­ing sev­eral youth foot­ball teams from pri­mary school age to un­der-19 level since 2000.

I have also worked as a youth worker in Oban’s lo­cal youth café.

Cur­rently, I am the chair­man of Oban’s suc­cess­ful com­mu­nity ra­dio sta­tion, Oban FM, and present three pro­grammes ev­ery week.

Work­ing closely with young peo­ple over the years, I have been hugely im­pressed by the wide range of skills they dis­play and I be­lieve we have a vast un­tapped re­source on our doorstep – our peo­ple.

We now have a fan­tas­tic op­por­tu­nity to de­velop a strong vi­brant com­mu­nity by util­is­ing this po­ten­tial and the ex­pe­ri­ence we have in abun­dance across Oban South and the Isles.

To do this we must re­con­nect pos­i­tively with all our com­mu­ni­ties in an open and hon­est way to pro­vide work­able lo­cal so­lu­tions to lo­cal is­sues.

We must also work proac­tively with lo­cal groups to in­form fu­ture plans and rep­re­sent their views and the views of our com­mu­ni­ties.

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