Showcasing the vision for Brechin 2020

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Brechiners are being encouraged to participate in creating ‘a vision for Brechin 2020’ by members of the Brechin Community Council.

The appeal, from members of the City of Brechin and District community Council, is aimed at everyone in the community, individuals and groups, to take the opportunity to voice their opinions and share their dream of what they would like to see for Brechin for 2020 and beyond.

The group has signed a three-month lease for the use of the Parish Council Chambers in Panmure Street to showcase a vision of Brechin, highlighting possible future uses of buildings in the city, such as the City Hall, Damacre Centre, leisure centre, the old courthouse, St Drostans and the derelict Flicks nightclub.

With the new Brechin Community Campus about to start construction it has been suggested that the Damacre Centre and leisure centre would close as the new campus is expected to meet the needs of the current groups that use those premises.

Members of the group met in the chambers on Monday, September 16, to discuss how the chambers will be set up to canvass your thoughts are on your vision for Brechin by 2020.

A ‘showcase of the vision for Brechin’ will take place for four weeks in the chambers, formerly the Registrar’s office on Panmure Street.

Convener Grahame Lockhart commented: “This will be true a consultation as we do not have any preconceived ideas.

“Some of us have our own views but they are no more important that the views of any other member of the community. We need to hear from people of all ages as any improvement in our community is not only for our benefit but will impact on future generations.

“We have decided to hold the next two Community Council meetings in the Parish Council Chambers with the October meeting being held on Tuesday, October 1, at 7.30 p.m. when the main item on the agenda will be Showcase Brechin. The November meeting will be held on Tuesday, November 5, at the same time.

“We would love to see more members of the community attend our meetings to learn what we are doing and to assist us in our discussions.”

Suggested topics include: an overview of Brechin at Present, Brechin Community Campus, the flood prevention scheme, the future city buildings, the Pageant and Bravo Brechin events.

Full details and showcase dates will be published soon. Weekly reports will appear in the Brechin Advertiser as the project proceeds.