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  • How ridiculous it is that a councillor has to represent Jura along with Islay and West Kintyre , when Kintyre should be as one and the islands of Islay and Jura also treated as one entity .

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    Regularflyer May 26, 2016 7:17 pm Reply
  • I think they should start again and sack ALL Councillors and then at the subsequent elections the new intake should for a year or two put the interests of A & B above personal ambition

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    Steve May 28, 2016 7:51 pm Reply
  • Bring back burgh councils, we need more localism not less.

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    db May 28, 2016 9:46 pm Reply
  • A&B is an open air asylum? Too many men in tights here to be a proper place.

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    Nae Fear Here May 28, 2016 10:36 pm Reply
  • When referring to the reduction in the number of councillors, it is certainly not correct to say that “Argyll & Bute Council takes most of the hit”. If you take 2 minutes to check the numbers in other local authorities across Scotland, you will see that there are 8 local authorities who are facing a reduction of 3 or more councillors. These are Highland -6, South Lanarkshire -3, South Ayrshire -3, Dumfries & Galloway -4, Western Isles -4, Fife -3 and Borders -3. Based on population and the other criteria the Boundary Commission is required to take into account, I believe that the proposed reduction of 3 councillors in Argyll & Bute is fair and acceptable.

    Although the final proposals will not please everyone, and I am aware that there are some concerns about linking Cowal and Bute, I believe that the proposals that have now been passed to the Scottish Government are the best options available for Argyll & Bute and have addressed most of the concerns that were raised in the original proposals. I would therefore encourage the public to contact the Scottish Government by the deadline of 7 July to record their support for these proposals.

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    Councillor George Freeman May 29, 2016 10:06 am Reply
    • Earlier this year I wrote to ALL of the A&BC councillors regarding the implementation of Core Paths. This particular councillor, George Freeman, informed me that he was going to advise ALL councillors outside of Cowal to NOT respond to my letter. So much for democracy. My question is …who has given Cllr Freeman the power to control the actions of others within the Council?

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      Alistair June 2, 2016 7:36 pm Reply
  • Poor George,

    All the nukes in his back pocket and he has nae influence.

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    No Chees Here May 29, 2016 4:58 pm Reply
  • Trident useless everyone has underwater drones. Trident nowhere to hide. Get rid of stupid things.
    Anyone that supports these weapons needs head examined.

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    Nae Fear Here May 29, 2016 6:02 pm Reply
  • Get rid of waste of money,stupid councillors as well.

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    Nae Fear Here May 29, 2016 6:03 pm Reply

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