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.