Sir, - Last week I was shown the plans for a 400-odd seat cinema at the old swimming pool on The Mall.
Initial viewing makes the project look very commendable. If one thinks this through carefully, how is this venture going to be viable?
We had various attempts to establish new cinemas in Montrose over the years and all have faded. What makes this proposal any different?
There is also the question of noise impact. There are pensioners’ flats, Murray Court sheltered housing, North Esk flats and houses at the entrance to Mount Avenue, all in the proximity to the car park and cinema.
The proposed 40-bay car park at the rear is within metres of some of this housing
Apparently there should be one parking space for every five cinema seats. The surrounding streets could be filled with cars, all generating noise late at night.
Affordable housing would be a more appropriate project for this site rather than a cinema, which could fold within a short time.
If you are not in favour of the project, write or e-mail Angus Council’s planning department or contact your local councillor.
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Local business goes above and beyond
Sir, - Can I take a minute to thank a local business for their above and beyond attitude last week when I found myself with a broken down car and no means of transport to carry out my own mobile business.
Bridge End Garage, in Montrose, David, his dad and the mechanics all went out of their way to ensure I was back on the road with a new car, almost the next day.
As a local sole trader, I value the local businesses we have here in Montrose and the service and help I got from this local garage shows just how important it is to continue to support our local businesses.
They are the ones who know you and appreciate your returning custom and they are the ones who will put you first in times when you really need them.
So thank you Bridge End Motors, for all your help last week, I truly appreciate it.
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montrose day care
Sir, - On behalf of Montrose Day Care I would like to thank all who supported our daffodil tea on Friday, April 4.
A special thanks goes to Grampian Growers for donating the daffodils.
Thanks also to all who donated home-baking and raffle and tombola prizes.
The magnificent sum of £747.55 was raised. This money will go towards the building of our new day care centre.
Irene Mitchell. Manager of Montrose Day Care
the big picture
Sir, - What a delightful picture you published under The Big Picture heading in the Review dated April 17, showing a little red boat pulled up on the beach of the basin.
It was interesting to see that the boat was named ‘Paragon’, a word which unfortunately could not be applied to the style and positioning of the caption, which very effectively obliterated 40 per cent of the subject.
Please, please, consider more carefully the placing of the caption - under the photograph if possible, or at least choose somewhere other than all across the subject.
It was annoying for your readers, but must have been heartbreaking for Michael McFarlane, who took and submitted this beautifully composed picture.
Sir,- As the nation marks Parkinson’s Awareness Week, I’d like to tell your readers about Parkinson’s Disease, a debilitating disease which affects nearly 130,000 people in the UK. It is a progressive disease of the nervous system that inhibits the way the brain controls movement, such as walking and talking. I work for Vitalise, a charity providing essential respite breaks at three centres around the UK.