Is­land con­cerns

Argyllshire Advertiser - - YOUR VIEWS -

Sir, It was great to once again catch up with my con­stituents on the isle of Jura while at­tend­ing the lat­est Jura Com­mu­nity Coun­cil meet­ing.

Progress has been made on resur­fac­ing lo­cal roads, re­pair­ing road lay-bys and fill­ing pot­holes.

That said, much more still needs to be done on Jura and across the Kin­tyre and is­lands ward.

The ques­tion of a 30mph to 20mph speed limit through Craig­house must be ad­dressed as there are jus­ti­fi­able safety con­cerns, par­tic­u­larly in re­gards to Jura’s pri­mary school pupils.

A num­ber of Jura’s street lights are not work­ing and the slow re­sponse in get­ting them re­paired can’t be al­lowed to be­come a reg­u­lar oc­cur­rence.

We also need to see more joined up think­ing in re­gards to our ferry and other trans­port links. It goes with­out say­ing that the ferries and roads are vi­tal life­lines to our is­land com­mu­ni­ties and any prob­lems will hit lo­cal eco­nomic growth.

As in all other parts of the Kin­tyre and is­lands ward, the need for hous­ing con­tin­ues to be a press­ing is­sue.

If we as a coun­cil are to prop­erly en­cour­age pop­u­la­tion growth in Ar­gyll and Bute,

hous­ing must be made avail­able to house the work­ers of our grow­ing ru­ral in­dus­tries. I look for­ward to be­ing back on Jura soon. Coun­cil­lor Alas­tair Red­man, Is­lay.

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