Working together for the village of Edzell

Working together for the better of the village is the focus of Edzell Village Improvement Society’s (EVIS) annual general meeting in February.

The re-arranged date for the public meeting for EVIS’s a.g.m. is Wednesday, February 8 in the Inglis Hall, Edzell at 7.30 pm.

The public meeting, open to all, gives the opportunity for residents to hear what is happening with EVIS and its subgroups – the garden group, skip/recycling group and the village charity shop.

Items on the agenda will include: problem trees at the garages in Lyndsey Place; formations of a junior EVIS; village maintenance projects; archiving of EVIS meeting minutes; status of car boot sales in Edzell; and the proposed new noticeboard outside Inglis Hall.

EVIS Chairman Dianne Timony said: “The idea of a junior EVIS group is in the early stages but it is expected it would be a more informal set-up than the main EVIS.

“It would be an ideal opportunity for younger villagers to have a say in what happens in the village and to be involved in making these things happen.

“EVIS is about groups of us working together to get things done that we want to see in the village and surrounding area.

“If enough younger people want to get involved at this level, then EVIS members believe this can only be to the benefit of villagers of all ages.

“The loss, last year, of car boot sales was a blow to the village.

“These are great social occasions where people meet and have a chat – and also fund raise for groups in the village who often have little or no other means of fund raising.

“EVIS will endeavour to do what it can to support fund raising for village groups and to promote social events in the village, but EVIS cannot and should not be doing this in isolation.

“If EVIS is doing work for the village then we need village involvement in what is being done. EVIS is about working together and is not about a few people on a committee carrying out work in the village on behalf of others.

“The philosophy of EVIS is to do things together and hopefully at this re-scheduled meeting we will be able to achieve this.”

Anyone wishing to add to the meeting’s agenda, or with any questions to raise, should submit these in writing to EVIS P.O. Box 6668, Brechin, DD9 7YJ or e-mail to mailbox@edzellvillage.infon by 5 pm on Monday, February 6 for inclusion on the meeting’s agenda.

Nominations for the election of committee members for EVIS Management, Charity Shop or Skip/Recycling group should also be submitted in writing or by e-mail by 5 pm on Monday, February 6.