Change to Forfar polling area?

FOLLOWING a review into polling stations throughout Angus there has been a proposed change within the Forfar area.

During the consultation period it was proposed that district AMQ, which comprises the Kingsmuir area and into Pitreuchie, should be moved from the A932 Arbroath Road to the B9113 Montrose Road.

It is also proposed that the AMM area which includes Reswalie up to Carsegownie, should be merged with AMO - the Lunanhead area.

The new polling station for both of these areas would be Lunanhead Village Hall.

The returning officer commented: “After reviewing the comments made by the Forfar Area Partnership, it is agreed that the electors located in the northerly part of polling district AMM are better served by Lunanhead Village Hall.

“However, no changes are proposed to the polling arrangements for the rest of the polling district as after visiting the area it was considered that electors travelling from the southerly part of the polling district would be required to travel the same distance across two single track roads to arrive at Lunanhead Hall rather than joining the more convenient B9113 Montrose Road which leads directly into Forfar.”

It has been recommended that Angus Council approve these changes.