Letter: Budget praise

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Sir,

I was delighted that in the recent Argyll and Bute council budget the public toilets that were under threat of closure have been saved.

Keeping our toilets open is one of my top priorities in my ward and I’m glad to have played my part in our administration to keep these facilities open.

Our roads and infrastructure is crumbling. The decision to spend £15million on roads over the next two years will help.

Our roads have to be properly maintained. In my ward huge sums of tax come from our world famous distilleries yet we receive little in return when it comes to public spending.

Argyll and Bute faces a huge demographic time bomb in health and social care.

The increasing elderly population in Argyll will lead to great challenges in funding health and social care and I am told social care spending will increase by £1.5 million.

Councillor Alastair Redman,

Islay.