Short Term Approach to Infrastructure Not Good Enough

I have had a very busy few weeks working hard for my local ward. I have been in regular contact with the local roads department and depending on the road in question BEAR Scotland about the numerous concerns my local constituents have raised with me.

There is no doubt that when it comes to our infrastructure in the Kintyre and Island's ward much more needs to be done. Whether its blocked and broken drains with flooding pavements and roads or our huge number of potholes the overall short term piecemeal approach to any road repairs across the Kintyre and Islands ward is just not good enough.

Both the central Scottish Government and my own council administration have to look to investing more in this productive, economically important but sadly in some cases politically ignored council ward.

I had a meeting with local West Highland Housing officials where I stressed the need for new doors and windows in many of their houses across my council ward.

I also was delighted to recently meet and speak to both the management and workers of our local recycling charity RE-JIG and discuss the terrific work they do and the fantastic service they provide our Island.

Cllr Alastair Redman