Appeal for help with Brechin allotment

An appeal for volunteers for the Brechin community allotment scheme was made the latest City of Brechin and District Community Council meeting.

The venture is aimed at people of all ages and abilities to promote community spirit.

One of the community councillors, Jill Scott, who is involved in the scheme, spoke of a lack of volunteers. She said: “We need help to tidy it up before we can invite people. We update the Facebook page each time we go down to do work.”

The volunteers who currently pitch in at the allotment have finished setting up the polytunnel, and have planted a variety of vegetables.

All produce will be donated to the local community to help combat food poverty or will be available to purchase for a small fee to help us buy seeds and plants for the following year. Anyone who is wishing to take part should contact the group via the Brechin community allotment Facebook page.

The matter of the community council elections was also raised at the meeting. The elections were due to take place last year but were delayed until October this year due to the referendum. As a result of the postponement, the next term will be for three years, with elections held in 2018.