Co-op managers to appear before Bute Community Council

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Officials from the Co-operative Group are to appear before Bute Community Council as part of ongoing efforts to ensure the island is better placed to cope with winter emergencies.

David McDougall, the company’s retail operations manager, and regional manager Joe Kerr are to attend BCC’s next meeting on Wednesday, November 21.

The company’s decision to dispose of large quantities of food after power cuts in January, which left Bute without electricity for the best part of three days, was criticised by members of the public who felt that strict ‘best before’ dates left no scope for items to be re-used or donated.

* Members of the public are welcome to attend all meetings of Bute Community Council; the November 21 meeting takes place at Rothesay Pavilion and starts at 7pm, 30 minutes earlier than BCC’s usual meeting time.