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Councillors plea for end to criticisms on social media

‘SCATHING’ comments, ‘false’ statements and ‘personal attacks’ on councillors in Oban, Lorn and the Isles are being made on social media – and they want it to stop.

On the last two occasions councillors have met in Oban there have been discussions about members of the public who are quick to criticise councillors online.

Councillor Mary-Jean Devon explained: ‘We have an open-door policy for listening to what people have to say. In the case of the Soroba bins, I saw matters were being discussed on social media but the first representation I had about issues was from resident Sheila Brown in February [the three-weekly bin collection started in November]. The only other way I have known there is a real issue in Soroba is by coming across comments on Facebook.

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