Argyllshire Advertiser

Road repairs fit for purpose

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Sir,

I have been contacted by a number of my justifiabl­y concerned constituen­ts about the recent removal of a cattle grid on the Isle of Gigha from the road between the ferry jetty and the village.

The space has been tarred over but I have been informed by residents that unfortunat­ely the sub surface area was just grit so the tar has subsided due to traffic including tractors and lorries.

The dip is now worse than when the cattle grid was in place.

To make matters worse, the damaged cattle grid which is now mangled metal has been left on the adjacent roadside verge.

If cattle grids are damaged, Argyll and Bute council’s roads department should replace them with new, fit-for-propose cattle grids, not get rid of them.

Not only should road repairs be made to last, but at the very least the roads department should clean up after itself and remove old damaged materials - such as this - left behind.

If a private company or an individual member of the public left a large amount of scrap metal at the side of the road they would be in trouble. I have contacted our roads management team through member services and asked them to rectify this matter as soon as possible.

Councillor Alastair Redman, Kintyre and the Islands ward.

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