Paddling pool progress

The group behind a campaign to save Brechin’s paddling pool has secured a meeting to discuss its future with the leader of Angus Council and its chief executive.

They have also announced that a further public meeting aimed at saving the pool has been organised with local councillor Mairi Evans agreeing to attend.

One of the paddling pool campaign’s main organisers, Mark Arbuthnott, said the meeting with Councillor Ian Gaul and chief executive Richard Stiff had been hard won so he was pleased to announce that he and a few more campaigners were to meet with them on Friday (June 20).

“The community deserves an explanation. This is about standing up to the people who think they can cut provisions at any time without any sort of public consultation,” said Mr Arbuthnott.

“They cannot expect people to put up with being treated this way,” he added.

In correspondence between the Keep Brechin’s Paddling Pool organisers and the chief executive, that the Brechin Advertiser has had access to, Mr Arbuthnott has said that the people of Brechin do not accept the council’s decision regarding the closure of the paddling pool.