No name change for council

FERRYDEN and Craig Community Council has abandoned a proposed name change to concentrate on improving contact with the people it represents.

Community councillors had considered changing the organisation’s name to better reflect the wider area it covers, but at their recent meeting chairman Gordon Brown said to do so would make it “more long-winded” than it is at the moment.

Ferryden’s area covers includes areas outlying from the village including Rossie Island Road and Barnhill.

Member Daniel Paton said that improving contact with people within these areas was more important than a change of name.

He said: “I don’t think we communicate with them very well at the moment. We had talked about having noticeboards so that’s maybe something we could do.”

It was also suggested that the community council could produce its own newsletter, which could be distributed through the school, which was also put forward as a possible location for a community council noticeboard.

Local councillors David May and Paul Valentine also pointed out that copies of the newsletter could also be lodged at Montrose Library and the village shop for public perusal.