Is­lay street lights in the spot­light

The Oban Times - - YOUR VIEWS -

It was great to be back on the main­land side of my coun­cil ward again.

At the lat­est MAKI com­mit­tee I brought up the street light­ing is­sues in Port Ellen and Port We­myss on Is­lay.

The roads and street light­ing de­part­ment has al­ready stated that the new LED lights may be the is­sue. As I said at the MAKI com­mit­tee for safety rea­sons alone these faults must be rec­ti­fied promptly.

I also raised the need for (at the very least) ad­vi­sory lower speed limit signs through many vil­lages on Is­lay and out­side of the Coop in Tar­bert.

On Septem­ber 6 I joined fel­low Con­ser­va­tive coun­cil­lors at the en­vi­ron­ment, de­vel­op­ment and in­fra­struc­ture com­mit­tee. Both my­self and Coun­cil­lor Jamie McGrigor raised con­cerns from our con­stituents about the three-weekly bin up­lifts for gen­eral waste. We made it clear that pay­ing higher coun­cil tax with less gen­eral waste bin up-lifts is seen as un­fair by many of our con­stituents.

Later on, I was de­lighted to at­tend the East Kin­tyre Com­mu­nity Coun­cil meet­ing in Car­radale. It was good to speak to lo­cal res­i­dents in at­ten­dance and get up­dates on the progress be­ing made with drain re­pairs and hear from Marine Har­vest about its fu­ture plans in Kin­tyre.

I have also been con­tin­u­ing to put out my lat­est sur­vey across my coun­cil ward. There are more and more sur­veys re­turned ev­ery day which is fan­tas­tic. The more I hear from my con­stituents the more ef­fec­tive a coun­cil­lor I can be, so please keep the feed­back com­ing in. Coun­cil­lor Alas­tair Red­man Is­lay

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