Campus plans on the agenda this Thursday

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In the continuing dialogue between The City of Brechin and District Community Council and Angus Council regarding the Community Campus, a meeting has been scheduled for the April 19 at 2.30pm in Brechin High School.

At the meeting the community councillors will raise five areas of concern with the council. These areas are:-

Clarification on the term “community owned and managed service centre”;

Access route to and from the site;

Public transport to and from the new campus;

Proposed Community Sports hub – how will this impact on other facilities; and

Possible closure of existing council owned facilities.

Following discussions amongst members of the group it was agreed that Grahame Lockhart, Susan Barr, Paul Wright and Joy Mowatt would attend the meeting on behalf of the Community Council.

In the run-up to this year’s council elections the community council have arranged a hustings to take place on Wednesday, April 25 in Maisondieu Primary School at 7pm for 7.30 pm.

The meeting will be facilitated by Grahame Lockhart, Convener of City of Brechin and District Community Council and Duncan Smedley, Chairman of Inveresk Community Council and is open to all members of the public.

Grahame commented: “Duncan and I would like to encourage anyone who is interested in hearing from the candidates for Brechin and Edzell Ward in the elections to Angus Council on May 3 to attend.

“Candidates will have no prior knowledge of the questions to be put to them so it should be a lively debate.”

The six candidates vying for three seats in the Brechin and Edzell Ward are: Janet Cowan, representing the Scottish Liberal Democrats; Mairi Evans and Jim Houston, representing the Scottish National Party; Scottish Conservative and Unionist candidate Jane Ferguson; and Independent candidates Bob Myles and Douglas Murray.