Community clean-up planned for Kilcreggan foreshore

Overlooked and overgrown? Kilcreggan village .
Overlooked and overgrown? Kilcreggan village .

A community foreshore clean-up is being organised in Kilcreggan next month.

The event is being organised by Cove and Kilcreggan Community Council, targeting the area above the pier in the centre of the village.

Last year every business in the village signed a petition calling for action on the issue from Argyll and Bute Council.

And this week community councillors backed their chairman Nick Davies’ call for a ‘self-help’ approach.

All volunteers will be welcome on Saturday June 10, from 10am to 2pm.

Community councillor John Auld said last night: “There are quite a lot of tourists coming and sitting on rotten benches and uncut grass.”

He said an old slipway could be renovated and day trippers needed more activities.

The businesses’ petition highlighted problems including overgrown vegetation, broken picnic tables and a lack of parking.

MSP Maurice Corry, who was also a councillor at that time, said up to £200,000 could be available from Argyll and Bute Council as part of ‘a mini-CHORD project’ for rural communities, but with progress on this initiative unclear community councillors have decided to take matters into their own hands.

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  1. A&B council should be maintaining the village they have neglected it for a number of years , Cllrs were made aware of the mess of the village nearly 2 years ago .

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