Busy agenda at Area Partnership

THERE was a packed agenda at last week’s meeting of Brechin and Area Partnership, which covered everything from the on-going Townscape Heritage Initiative to consultation on Brechin’s multi-million pound new high school.

There was an update given from the THI project.

All grants have now been allocated and a significant number of buildings in the town have been improved.

Brechin Town House Museum Project has been put forward for My Place awards.

This follows on from the large cash investment in the museum, which is now attracting visitors from all over the world.

There was lengthy discussion on flooding, both the Main Flood Prevention Scheme and the Gravel Bank Removal.

An update was requested on the timescales for the gravel bank removal.

Angus Council is to feedback with this info to the Partnership.

An update on the High School consultation was given by Steve Dempsey.

The results of the consultation are to be considered at the forthcoming education committee in March.

An update was also received from the Watson Watt Society on their monument project and on their current fund-raising efforts - recycling mobile phones and print cartridges.

A further update from Brechin Fair Trade group was that the City of Brechin should be granted Fair Trade Status in time for Fair Trade Fortnight.

It is hoped that there will be a handover of the status on Saturday, March 5.