Councils unite to tackle roads
FIVE north of Scotland councils have joined forces to tackle ‘ big ticket’ road issues.
Members of The Highland Council have unanimously agreed to the establishment of a joint committee with Aberdeen City Council, Aberdeenshire Council, Angus Council, Argyll and Bute Council, Comharlie nan Eilean Siar and Moray Council to be known as The Northern Roads Collaboration Joint Committee.
Allan Henderson, Caol and Mallaig councillor and chairman of the Places Committee, which includes transport, commended the formation of the new committee.
He said: ‘I commend this initiative which will help Highland Council and our partner Northern authorities address the ‘ big ticket’ road issues that affect us all.
‘By working together and sharing best practices and efficiencies, I am convinced our areas will benefit from the next five years of the joint committee.’
Members agreed that Aberdeenshire Council will take the role of lead authority for the first year.
William Gilfillan, director of community services, said members of the Highland Council’s Places Committee will receive an annual report on the performance, activities and achievements of the joint committee. It is anticipated the new committee will hold its first meeting at the end of the summer.