Area Committee ‘Evening Surgery’ for Oban and Lorn

Argyll and Bute Council’s Area Committee for Oban Lorn and the Isles is holding an Evening Surgery [open heart?] at the Corran Halls on the 3rd. of February from 7pm to 9pm.

Everyone is invited to come along and tell the committee what they would like for the town and the surrounding area.

Similar events will be held on each of the Islands so that everyone can be included in the talks about the future of the area.

This is a very constructive effort in bringing democratic access to the residents across this very far flung area which, in island terms, stretches from the Slate Isles in the south, to Lismore in the north and three hours west out in the Atlantic, Tiree and Coll.

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  • Good initiative.

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    phill January 29, 2015 12:12 pm Reply
  • Good initiative however we don’t have a council leader that is know for listening to anyone? We don’t have councillors that are allowed to blossom or vote as they see fit on various point of concern for fear of losing extra payments by doing so. Is that making all these things just a talking shop to add to all the others?

    Negative Yes but we need Positive change now

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    MB January 29, 2015 12:49 pm Reply
  • I’m afraid this prospect leaves my breast completely unstirred by democratic fervour. Even if a “surgery” were to be held 10m from my front door I should feel no urge to drag myself away from my warm fireside. What’s the point in getting excited, coming up with sparkling ideas and enthusiastically pouring them out to a bunch of dodos who’ve never listened in the past and won’t listen now?

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    ClootieDumpling January 29, 2015 1:10 pm Reply
    • As Oban North and Lorn’s newest Councillor I was not involved in past decisions BUT BE ASSURED that there is now a definite will amongst all of the Area Committee’s Councillors to engage meaningfully with our electorate, with a view to delivering better outcomes.

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      Iain Stewart MacLean January 29, 2015 10:20 pm Reply
  • This would be an excellent idea if:

    – There is a public record of what people have said and
    suggested.
    – There is evidence that A&B Council accept suggestions as
    valid and realistic.
    – There is an evaluation of whether or not any suggestions
    make it into action.
    – There is an evaluation that asks those who attend whether
    they felt the meetings were worthwile.

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    Lowry January 29, 2015 1:25 pm Reply

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