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Bute community councillors to look at town improvement role

Bute's community councillors are to be asked to consider taking on a greater role in driving forward town centre improvement works. This derelict property in Bishop Street in Rothesay sparked concern among BCC members about the persistent problem of undeveloped gap sites in the town.

Bute's community councillors are to be asked to consider taking on a greater role in driving forward town centre improvement works. This derelict property in Bishop Street in Rothesay sparked concern among BCC members about the persistent problem of undeveloped gap sites in the town.

 

Members of Bute Community Council have been asked consider taking a greater role in driving forward improvements to Rothesay town centre.

BCC members will consider a report by one of their new members, Paul Duffy, on the subject when they hold their next meeting later this month.

Mr Duffy states in his report: “It is clear that, whilst many groups and organisations are performing valuable and effective work in areas of town centre improvement, there is little in the way of a cohesive link to join and support these various efforts.

“There are clearly a lot of community opinions but a lack of a clear set of agreed goals and aspirations by community stakeholders as to what they want town centre(s) on the island to be, what the priority actions should be, and what needs to be done to achieve these.”

Mr Duffy’s report proposes a new short-life sub-committee of BCC to examine whether the community council should have a role in town centre development, and if so, what that role should be and what needs to be done to develop it.

The community council’s next meeting takes place at Rothesay Pavilion at 7.30pm on Wednesday, February 19.

 

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