An­drew Ven­nard

Scot­tish Con­ser­va­tives, ward five

The Oban Times - - News -

I am able to bring a broad range of ex­pe­ri­ence and skills to the coun­cil, both from my work­ing back­ground as a lo­cal solic­i­tor and other vol­un­tary roles which I have lo­cally.

These in­clude hav­ing been com­pany sec­re­tary and di­rec­tor for Oban Phoenix Cinema and cur­rently sec­re­tary of Oban Com­mu­nity Coun­cil.

I be­lieve that key pri­or­i­ties for the area in­clude:

■ Im­prov­ing the main­te­nance and safety of lo­cal roads, in par­tic­u­lar the A85.

■ Im­prov­ing lo­cal pro­vi­sion of mo­bile phone and broad­band cov­er­age.

■ Mak­ing sure health­care pro­vi­sion stays lo­cal.

■ Mak­ing sure long-term projects for the growth of the area, such as the Lorn Arc de­vel­op­ment plan, are re­alised to their full po­ten­tial.

■ Sup­port­ing lo­cal busi­nesses in cre­at­ing jobs. I pledge to be a hard-work­ing and ac­ces­si­ble coun­cil­lor, and I will work with fel­low lo­cal coun­cil­lors in the Oban, Lorn, and the Isles area, as well as the other coun­cil­lors in Ar­gyll and Bute to se­cure the best lo­cal ser­vices that we can for lo­cal res­i­dents.

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