Argyllshire Advertiser – editorial column

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Who decided?

It is not exactly the end of the world.

But it was pretty thoughtless to land such daunting changes on Lochgilphead Remembrance Day organisers at reasonably short notice.

Things like placing statutory notices in the press, arranging road closures and the like were, we understand, done by the council. Now someone else – perhaps the community council – will need to take this on.

Six or seven weeks before the event is cutting it fine if it is the first time an organisation has had to consider arranging these.

And perhaps more pertinently, whose decision was this if Mid Argyll members were not consulted, as asserted by Councillor Taylor?

It seems like clumsy work, once again, by management in Kilmory.

Clean sweep

On the plus side, we were looking for a photo of litter  – yes, the cut and thrust of local journalism – to accompany a story in this week’s paper.

After hunting the town centre streets for half an hour, not a decent photo could be found. A discarded packet of Skips had to do the job.

Well done to council staff for their hard work.