Future secure


The future of Kirriemuir Community Council is secure following Angus Council’s extension to the deadline for nominations.

At the time of going to press on Tuesday (yesterday), it was confirmed enough nominations had been put forward to form a council.

The community council needed at least seven nominations and, unlike Forfar where it failed to attract enough volunteers, enough people have come forward to serve the town.

Angus Council had put out an appeal for nominations and, following the deadline extension which closed at 4 pm on Monday, it emerged four community councils have not been established at this time – Forfar, Arbroath, Monifieth and Tealing.

The closing date for nominations was extended by a week in areas where there were insufficient numbers to make every effort to meet those minimum numbers.

At last Wednesday’s meeting of Kirriemuir Community Council, Dave Milne announced he would be standing down as chairman.

He thanked everyone for their support during his term and encouraged the community councillors to submit their nominations and to continue to serve KCC.

Looking back over his time as chairman, he said he was disappointed the community council’s attempts to help resolve the drug problem in the town had not been as successful as hoped.

He also noted inappropriate parking in the town continued to be a problem, although he was pleased to report many Clova Road housing issues which had been brought to the community council had been successfully resolved.

He added he hoped his “light-hearted” approach as chair of the community council had helped create a positive atmosphere at the meetings and he wished his successor every success for the future.

The next meeting of the community council is on Wednesday, October 28, at Fairlie House at 7.30 pm.