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Action please

There has, no doubt, been plenty of work going on behind the scenes at the council on plans for Lochgilphead front green and a new play area for children.

Since the £3million Mid Argyll regeneration pot was unveiled at the last budget-but-one, it has all gone quiet over Kilmory way. At least, that’s the view of Lochgilphead Community Council.

This is doubly frustrating for them, as they had done the legwork on a new playpark, only for the council to back off when the £3m pot appeared.

Fair enough, you might think, as there’s no point in building a new facility, only to rip it up and replace it with a new scheme under a different budget.

But that was two years ago – and not a sod has been turned since.

As the existing park becomes more dilapidated, it becomes more of a target for people with nothing better to do than damage other folks’ property.

So please, Argyll and Bute Council, let’s see some action for our money.

Great effort

Well done to council and ACHA staff – and the odd councillor – involved in last Friday’s Grenfell Tower fundraiser.

And we hope the hamstrings survived intact.