Have your say on Oban’s future

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Oban Community Council is hosting an open meeting for people to have their say on the town’s future.

The event starts at 7pm in the theatre space at the Corran Halls on Wednesday September 18 and is open to everyone in the town and surrounding areas who are interested.

Feedback from the evening and people’s questions on Oban’s strategic development framework will be submitted to council officials working on it.

Meetings with all community councils in the area are to be arranged as part of consultation in creating the document that will help take the area into the next 20 to 25 years.

Oban community councillor Neil MacIntyre said a lot of effort and money had been spent on the framework so far but there was frustration that there was nothing solid as yet for people to grasp.

‘Wednesday’s meeting is to give everyone a chance to have their say. Everyone is a stakeholder in this,’ he added.

At a meeting of Oban, Lorn and the Isles Area Committee this week, members were given an update on the strategy. They heard it would have to be evaluated before it can be made available to the public but that it would be ‘fluid’ and could kept being fed into.

No date was given for when the overarching document would be ready for people to finally read up on but there will be another update given to members in the New Year.