Sponsoring carties and supporting Fairtrade

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THE CITY of Brechin and District Community Council has decided to award two prizes for the summer’s competition.

All of the entries received were in the over-18 category and the prize winners have been invited to the community council meeting on Tuesday, October 2 at 7.30 pm in the Damacre Centre to receive their medals.

At the last meeting the community council agreed to support Brechin’s Fairtrade status in two ways. The first will be at the October meeting when Fairtrade refreshments will be available. Since this coincides with the presentation of the medals to the competition winners, everyone has been asked to attend at 7.15pm to enjoy the goodies.

The second method will be in the form of sponsorship for a cartie in the racing being organised by the Retailers’ Association on October 28.

This will be dealt with on a first come, first served basis, so any interested cartie team is invited to apply to the community council for sponsorship.

Please apply for sponsorship to the secretary Eric Gray by emailing erictaxis@yahoo.co.uk.

Owing to the growing public interest and enthusiasm in Brechin for an effective cycle link between Brechin and Montrose community council members agreed to raise the matter with Angus Council.

It was also agreed to contact local and national cycling bodies to seek both their support and knowledge in the possible development of a cycle link.

A small group of members will be meeting shortly to discuss how to take this issue forward.

More will appear on this shortly.

Convener Grahame Lockhart commented: “The Olympics and the forthcoming Commonwealth Games are encouraging people to engage in more sporting activities and the cycle link would encourage this locally.

“Also, it would give a boost to tourism for the area linking up with the European Cycle Route Network with the benefits of visitors staying in our city, enjoying the heritage trails and the Glens.”