The news is good from Borrowfield Playgroup

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BORROWFIELD Playgroup, which within recent memory admitted that it was struggling, has turned the corner.

There is now a full committee, and there is a great deal more stability.

Kim Fyvie told us: “It’s a fresh start and a new beginning.”

And to add to the good news, a friend and neighbour of the Playgroup, Nommie Braes, proprietor of the Black Abbot public house, has handed the group the collecting bottle from the bar counter as a donation.

Nommie visited the group on Wednesday to present the bottle and to wish them well for the future.

The bottle has now been emptied and the total inside was £209.

Manager Heather Smith told the Review how grateful she is to Mr Braes for the donation and for his continued support. He allows the group to hold a fund-raiser on his premises each year.

She also thanked Howdens Joinery for donating a new kitchen cupboard door, which improves the group hygiene in the snack preparation area.

This has allowed Borrowfield Playgroup to gain a pass in the Angus Hygiene Information Scheme.

Heather added that the most recent Care Commission Report was a great improvement from the previous one, with a lot of positive strengths in the group for the children.

The Borrowfield Playgroup meets Monday to Friday from 9.10 to 11.40 a.m.

It caters for children from two-and-a-half, and there are waiting lists for some sessions, and vacancies for others.

Funded places are available.