Oh well forget about pontoons in Oban - again !!

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Oh well forget about pontoons in Oban - again !!

Postby Nick » Thu Apr 28, 2016 10:27 am

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Article in today's Oban Times says cost must not exceed 2.1 million, to cover:

a) Demolition of White Building on N. Pier
b) Rebuilding of same (with 'no public space' ?!?)
c) 'Fit pontoons and a sea wall'


No chance. 'Consultancy' will no doubt eat up half of that. Pathetic.
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Re: Oh well forget about pontoons in Oban - again !!

Postby marisca » Thu Apr 28, 2016 10:41 am

Good thing I wasn't holding my breath for this one! For goodness sake don't tell TOP - bugger, too late.

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Re: Oh well forget about pontoons in Oban - again !!

Postby stevepick » Fri Apr 29, 2016 10:19 am

I know Oban doesn't owe any particular section of the leisure industry anything, but watching last year as busload after busload of passengers were offloaded from the Queen Mary onto the scabby, and slippery Oban times slipway to immediately be driven away from the town I do wonder what the the council wants. The amount of tourist spend that Oban actively discourages would make a great business project for some student.

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Re: Oh well forget about pontoons in Oban - again !!

Postby Nick » Fri Apr 29, 2016 2:18 pm

stevepick wrote:I do wonder what the the council wants.


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Re: Oh well forget about pontoons in Oban - again !!

Postby Fingal » Tue May 03, 2016 12:09 pm

We shouldn't take it personally. Some years ago a student of mine (originally from Oban) wrote an honours dissertation which was essentially a scathing critique of local policy on supporting young people outside school (youth work, sports etc.). Argyll and Bute council seem to be obsessed with not doing stuff.
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