Campbeltown Community Council, January 19 2018

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Road crossings

An official from Transport Scotland (TS) discovered how tricky it is to cross the A83 in Campbeltown when he met Argyll First Councillor Donald Kelly.

A meeting of Campbeltown Community Council heard, last Tuesday, that TS official, George Fiddes, was stuck on one side of the beige surfaced crossing for some moments while the rest of the group were opposite him.

Mr Kelly said: ‘The current unofficial crossing points are unsafe. Hopefully as a result of this meeting we will see a new designated crossing installed.’

Mr Fiddes left the town convinced of the need  for a lights controlled crossing in the area of the Aqualibrium.

Members also discussed the possibility of a flashing 30mph sign, at the entrance to Campbeltown near Gobagrennan Road on the A83, to remind drivers of the speed limit.

Community funding deadline

Community Council member, Lesley Black, confirmed that she will be making an application for £2,500 from Argyll and Bute’s Supporting Communities Fund programme to pay for more seagull proof bins.

Applications to the fund close next Monday and groups can apply for a maximum of £2,500 per project or event.

For more information about the fund call the council’s community development officer, Antonia Baird on 01546 604270 or email communitydevelopment@argyll-

Police report

Police constables Chris Bain and Connor MacAulay gave the crime figures for the month since December’s meeting.

There were six tickets for traffic offences, one formal recorded police warning, one anti-social behaviour order.

Reports were made to the procurator fiscal as follows: two for drug possession, seven for breach of the peace, four assaults, one drink driving, one speeding, one mobile phone use in a vehicle, one theft by house breaking and two assaults on police.

In total there were 110 incidents recorded by the police.

School demolition

Members were informed that when the new Grammar school opens and the old one is demolished parking will be restricted at the school.

It was reported that staff and pupils are to be encouraged to car share and that there will be restrictions on school parking in Hutcheon, Limecraigs and Woodlands Roads.

There was a suggestion that there might be parking in Campbeltown with a bus link to the school.

Social media

For the first time the community council is online with a Facebook page at Campbeltown Community Council

One of the first posts was a link to which has a vacancy listed for an apprentice with the Oil and Pipelines Agency.