Convener praises ‘sense of 
identity’

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Local issues are back on the agenda in Brechin and Edzell with the formation of new community councils, meeting over the next few weeks.

Both the City of Brechin and District and Inveresk Community Councils have been established after receiving enough nominations when the extended deadline closed last Monday.

Those who have come forward to represent the City of Brechin & District are Mary Anderson, Susan Barr, Andrew Crow, Eric Gray, Derek Harper, Elaine MacNicol, Jill Scott, James Sherrit and 
Paul Wright.

They will hold their first meeting of the new term on November 3 in the Damacre Centre, Brechin, at 7 pm.

Inveresk will resume meetings on Monday, October 19, with their first meeting of the new session taking place at 7.30pm at Inglis Memorial Hall, Edzell.

The community councillors are Lesley Anderson, Alan Budge, George Dalgarno, Patrick Ford, Emily MacSporran and Fiona Yates.

In total, 21 out of 25 community councils in the county have formed, with only Forfar, Arbroath, Tealing and Monifieth failing to secure enough 
nominations.

Commenting on the situation, Angus Council Communities Convener, councillor Donald Morrison said: “It’s a real pity that some community councils have not been able to form at this stage as I believe they play a very valuable 
democratic role in local 
decision making.

“Community councils not only provide a platform for local people to make representation to councils and other organisations, they are consulted on local planning matters and have the ability to effect change.

“Community councils in Angus play an important role in helping to deliver local events and projects. They can also help in bringing local people together and giving a community a sense of identity.”