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Very frustrated


It was the first proper council meeting last week, with the first set of reports, motions and questions. It was a very long meeting, was very political, with lots of point scoring and many valid issues lost amongst the posturing.

The closed toilets on Arran is still an issue. Sterling work has got some open, and others may reopen in a few months time, however, the busy season has started and there are four closed toilets in the busiest parts of the island. I had submitted a motion to the council to use £12,000 from the Community Asset Fund to open the four closed toilets with immediate effect for the next four months, until the permanent solutions are sorted out. The Community Asset Fund was set up for this financial year for community projects and has about £3.1m in it – and as far as I am aware none has been allocated.

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