Snow clearing concerns at local primary

MEMBERS of Andover Primary’s School’s Parent Council are to write to Angus Council to ask why the school’s drive at the summit of Drumachlie Park was “not a priority” during the recent wintry weather.

Members heard at their meeting on January 11 that the drive wasn’t cleared.

During the financial update council members learned that the balance in the Parent Council account is £2040.82, with £1777 in pending expenses.

During discussion on Christmas raffle it was felt the effort was an overall success.

However, the general feeling was that members need to plan ahead better for next year.

Fund-raising ideas such as bag packing and a beetle drive were discussed.

Mrs Howson had received information from a health specialist in Edinburgh keen to attend a meeting and present information.

The decision was made that there is enough going on at the present time.

A Scottish evening is planned for February 9. Stovies will be made by the cooking club, while winners of the Burn’s competition will perform. There will be a ‘charge’ for the evening, which will include the cost of the stovies.

Council members heard that there had been a few changes made in the school staffing, including the appointment of temporary deputy head Miss Helen Blacklaws.

It was intimated that the school’s official website was not being updated on a regular basis. Mrs Howson is to appoint someone to oversee this project.

A discussion took place on the possibility of a ‘homework helping evening’ for parents.

The date of the next meeting was set at February 9.