Letter: Kilberry road complaints

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I spoke to residents and business owners during a visit to South Knapdale and a surgery in Kilberry.

I have heard once again about the need to repair the road to Kilberry.

I was told numerous times that, while short-term pothole repairs are better than nothing, in the long run they cost Argyll and Bute Council’s roads department more than fixing the surface properly in the first place.

These road problems are made worse by many sections being regularly flooded, vegetation at the edges and numerous obstructions caused by fallen tree branches.

Although a lot more needs to be done the Kilberry mobile phone signal is getting better and recent progress in expanding network coverage has been welcomed.

Internet speed still remains slow in many areas in South Knapdale with lots of people having to pay for expensive satellite internet services.

I will continue to raise all these matters and more with the appropriate departments and fight to fix these problems.

Councillor Alastair Redman,

Kintyre and the Islands ward.