If you care about the future of Argyll and Bute, please take just a couple of minutes to help bring millions of pounds of investment to the area by answering this short consultation.
Argyll and Bute Council, along with public, private and voluntary sector partners, is putting together a bid designed to attract UK and Scottish Government investment, through a rural growth deal.
As part of this, the Council is asking people, through a consultation which begins today, if they are in favour of a rural growth deal, and how they think investment would make most difference for the people and businesses who live and work across Argyll and Bute.
Councillor Aileen Morton, Leader of Argyll and Bute Council, said:
“Argyll and Bute deserves a prosperous future. It deserves investment. A rural growth deal could bring that.
A deal wouldn’t bring everything everyone wants. However it would be a turning point in building a thriving future for the area.
Along with our partners, we are putting together a proposal for discussion with the UK and Scottish Governments.
Areas across Scotland are enjoying the benefits of city deals.
Argyll and Bute is the second largest mainland local authority area in Scotland, with the highest number of inhabited islands.
We are working for a deal that will address our challenges for economic growth by developing our key opportunities for success.
Public backing and in-put will play an important part in making a deal happen. I would encourage anyone who cares about the future of Argyll and Bute to take a moment to answer this consultation.”
You can give your views on-line at www.argyll-bute.gov.uk/rural-growth-deal. Printed copies of the consultation are available at Customer Service Points, or by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org/01546 604390.
The consultation runs until 10 August 2018.