Community benefits outlined

Brechin's Parish Council Chambers
Brechin's Parish Council Chambers

In their latest community update, Angus Council has highlighted community benefits stemming from the flood prevention works currently taking place along River Street.

As part of the benefits to the town, pupils at Brechin High School have been able to visit the communication hub on site, where they were welcomed by Morrison Construction, the contractors behind the scheme, and Angus Council.

They are working together with the Institution of Civil Engineers to arrange ‘Bridge for Schools’ challenge, which will take place in Brechin during the autumn term.

Local schools and community in the area have also been getting involved with the scheme, after local artist Maureen Crosbie engaged with various groups to gain ideas for the five mosaic panels which will be installed on the flood wall in River Street.

Maureen is hosting workshops at the Old Registrar’s on Panmure Street most Thursdays and Fridays. From the June 30 to August 12, – inclusive Maureen will be hosting workshops on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 10am to 4pm for anyone who wishes to come along and help with the mosaic. Please contact Maureen on or 07808 916 274.

Larger groups should contact Maureen directly to arrange a visit. The news letter explained: “At present the designs have been developed with school children and community groups engaged to participate in building the mosaics.”

The news update also highlighted that the design of the new play park at the Inch is now on display at the communication hub. The hub, located in the leisure centre car park, is open on Mondays from 10 am to 12 noon, on Wednesdays from 2 to 4 pm and on Fridays from 10 am to 12 noon.