Chairman urges public to attend campus meeting

Angus Councillor Sheena Welsh.
Angus Councillor Sheena Welsh.

The chairman of Forfar Community Council has urged residents to attend a public meeting on the new community campus at Forfar Academy.

Mrs Isobel Ross has described the £33 million project as a “huge opportunity” for the town.

Speaking at this month’s meeting of the community council, she said: “Everybody at some time will have a family member at the school and I urge them all to go and see the plans at the meeting at Forfar Academy on Thursday. This is for the benefit of you all, it’s a huge opportunity for the town.

“This is the time to speak up as there is no point in waiting until after the campus is built.”

Plans for the new community campus at the current site of Forfar Academy have taken a big step forward as concept designs for the site are unveiled.

Local people are being invited to an event at the school on Thursday, August 22 (tonight) at 7 p.m. to view and give feedback on the proposals for the development of the site.

The plans will also be displayed from August 23 to September 23 in the school, Forfar Library, Lochside Leisure Centre and Forfar Swimming Pool, to give as many people as possible the opportunity to contribute.

Education spokesperson Sheena Welsh said: “I hope the local community will take the opportunity to view these plans, and give their views as we work together to develop more detailed proposals for the site.”

Letters have also been sent out to parents of pupils at Forfar Academy inviting them to attend Thursday’s meeting, which will include a presentation to provide a general update in relation to progress with the project, followed by an opportunity for those attending to view and comment on the plans. Council officers and members of the design team will also be available to provide more information.