Excellent meeting last night of Montrose Community Council when we discussed the Mid-Links Open Day planned for 10th June, the Facebook vote on the Christmas Lights, Montrose in Bloom, the Taycity Deal and the planning officer’s report.
It was agreed that the public would be surveyed via Facebook on the two most popular choices and this time with the costs.
The chair of the Montrose in Bloom group gave a detailed report on the various projects and the costs of each proposed area and an application will be submitted for funds to help and it was also decided that through Facebook volunteers would get the opportunity to help on Saturday 18th February from 9am to 2pm. I agreed to help to publicise this.
There was a full discussion on dog fouling problems in areas of the town and the meeting was reminded that it was essential that people should contact the Access office in the town about the locations of the dog fouling and if possible times when the dog fouling took place. What is particularly helpful is if the owner of the dog can be identified and the information passed on confidentially to both me and Cllr Duff as we regularly attend the meetings. Both of us agreed that the details would be passed onto the community wardens but no names of who told us would be passed on. It was clear that the wardens took action and followed the sanctions which were available as anyone who falls foul of the legislation and fails to pick up after their pet risks a fine of £80.
As an Angus councillor I then reported on progress with the South Montrose Regeneration scheme, the hard work by the Montrose Playhouse team in bringing films to our town and traffic issues raised by constituents with me about the Borrowfield Junction and Victoria Bridge.
From:: David May