Public meeting for lost Town Regeneration Cash

ANGUS Council is to hold a public meeting in Brechin on Thursday, March 17 to present information and take questions about the management and outcome of the recent town centre regeneration fund project.

The open meeting will be held in the Mechanics Institute in Brechin, starting at 7.30pm.

Council leader Bob Myles invited all interested parties to come along, saying: “The council has been completely open about this project, from the time the submission was being prepared right through to last December, when the government called time on it.

“We are more than happy to discuss our planning and management of the project in a public forum. The meeting is taking place next week to allow us to have a full and open discussion before the Scottish Parliamentary election period formally begins.”

Election rules on publicity place some restrictions on local authority activities during the formal election period which follows the dissolution of parliament ahead of an election. In this instance the Scottish Parliament is to be dissolved and the notice of election issued on March 22.

“I hope those who have made public statements about the project will take this opportunity to listen and discuss the matter with the council,” said councillor Myles.

“The council’s purpose throughout has been to work for the benefit of Brechin, and we will be looking for the same commitment from all political parties following the election. I invite them all to participate in next week’s meeting but urge them to put electioneering aside for the night – for the good of Brechin let’s have informed discussion not political point scoring.”