We held a ‘business breakfast’ at the National Park headquarters which provided an opportunity for local business owners and managers to get together and chat to us about what would make Balloch even better for them.
We were delighted to see so many local businesses keen to engage. From independent retailers to leisure operators – the varied range of interests led to an excellent discussion.
As with the other engagement sessions we’ve had, several common concerns and ideas were raised.
Parking seems to be an issue, both making sure we have enough parking spaces and being smarter in terms of how the existing car parks are being used and connected. This is a particular problem when big events are taking place.
Good links between Lomond Shores and the town are crucial, with businesses placing a strong emphasis on the need for good footpaths and lighting to make the connections safer and more attractive.
And how about an innovative approach to making the different attractions in Balloch easier to go between, such as electric vehicles or ‘duck boats’?