Suggestions sought for grit bin locations

MONTROSE Community Council is appealing to the public to help identify locations across the town for additional grit bins.

Angus Council has a number of bins available which would supplement the 20 already in Montrose which are placed near sheltered housing complexes, steep inclines and steps.

After Thursday’s meeting, member Alec Clark said: “We received a letter from Angus Council asking us to identify places where grit bins would be useful, so we thought it would be worth asking the public to assist us.

“We have already suggested King Street and North Street’s junctions with Murray Street as potential locations.

There are a number of criteria attached to where bins can be located. They are provided to allow treatment of public roads or footpaths only, not for private areas, private car parks or unadopted roads.

Routes treated by Angus Council as a priority, such as North Esk Road and the relief road, would also be ruled out.

Community council secretary Marion Stewart said: “We would ask the public to contact us by Friday, September 16 if anyone can suggest a suitable location.”

Suggestions can be made by e-mailing or by post to Mrs Stewart at 21 Glenprosen Street, Montrose, DD10 9AR.