Plenty of interest at council

Thursday’s meeting of Montrose Community Council, in the Leisure Centre, heard a talk and demonstration on new recycling bins for the Montrose area, presented by Susanna Austin.

Chairman Mr Ron Campbell has written to the Co-op to ask about fixing pot holes in their car park. Community Councillor William Nichol said that this will be dealt with by the head office.

Secretary Ted Smith has been told by Hillcrest Housing Association that they no longer own the old Paton’s Mill area, but have written to the current owners voicing concerns and complaints from their tenants.

On behalf of the Montrose Flower Project sub-committee Community Councillor Michael Robinson has reported that Montrose Tennis Club have offered the use of their premises fora coffee morning. The fund also received a donation of £40 from a Montrose citizen. All donation are gratefully received. Councillor David May had visited Fife and commented on how beautiful the towns and villages are with tubs and hanging baskets. He will try and make contact with them to gather information.

The Montrose Christmas Lights Fund stands at £3,867.52, and the money is ring fenced. The fund received £155.05 from prize bingo at the YM on September 30. A new string of lights has been brought for Murray Street costing £668. Angus Council has pledged to pay half.

The fund-raising sub- committee has had two events since the last meeting: Borrowfield fun day which raised £120; and the prize bingo at YM mentioned above.

Further events are: Friday October 17, prize bingo at the Black Abbot, eyes down 7.30 p.m.; Saturday October 25, prize bingo YMCA eyes down 2pm; Saturday, November 22, prize bingo YMCA eyes down 2pm; Saturday, December 6, Christmas hamper raffle and bag packing at the Co-Op, 9 a.m.; Friday, January 30, 2015, race night at the Black Abbot - they’re off and racing at 7.30 p.m.

Members were pleased to see that something is being done about parking in the high street and hope that this will be followed up in the future.

Concerns were voiced about speeding cars in the Links and Dorward road area. Councillor May will contact police about this.

A member of the public was worried about weeds growing in gutters but was told that if it is private property the Council is limited in what it can do unless it becomes a health and safety issue.

The next meeting will be the AGM on Tuesday, October 28 at 7 p.m. in Montrose Sports Centre.