Letter: Funding boost for coastline communities

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I was pleased to be back in Bowmore for my last surgery of 2019 on Monday, December 23.

I heard from many constituents while checking up on local road and pavements conditions.

The potholes brought to my attention have all been reported to our roads department with pictures included.

There has been some good news for infrastructure across Argyll and Bute with the recent announcement there will be a funding boost for local coastline projects.

Local coastline initiatives will share £1.158 million funding allocated to Argyll and Bute from the Scottish Government’s Crown Estates Fund.

This includes coastal roads improvements, flood mitigation and emergency works of £292,000.

With Argyll and Bute having more than 2,500 miles of coastline, this funding award is much needed and long overdue.

There are so many shovel-ready projects that need doing across the Kintyre and Islands ward so hopefully we can look forward to some rapid responses to at least some of our many pressing infrastructure challenges.

Councillor Alastair Redman,
Kintyre and the Islands.