Access office on the move in Kirriemuir

THE Kirriemuir ACCESS office is moving to the police station in Reform Street, where it will open for business on Thursday, March 15.

The office in Bank Street will be closed on Wednesday, March 14 to prepare for the move.

The new shared office brings together two important community services under one roof to improve the service to customers and reduce running costs.

The staff at the ACCESS office will now deal with routine police enquiries, such as lost property, as well as the usual range of enquiries about council services.

The opening hours of the new office are 9am -12.30pm and 1.30 to 4.45pm, except Wednesday when the office will open at 10am due to staff training. Customers are asked to note the change in lunchtime opening hours.

Chair of Angus Community Planning Partnership councillor Bob Myles said: “I am delighted that this new shared office will soon be open in Kirriemuir. A similar arrangement has been working very well in Monifieth for a number of years now and residents have benefited from this more joined up approach.

“The council and the police serve the same community. By delivering services to that community from a single office we can improve the service we provide and make the most of the resources we have – this is a great example of community planning in action.”

Superintendent Kevin Lynch, of Tayside Police said: “We are always keen to find a new way of working that will help us to collectively provide better community access to services and improve joint working between partner agencies. I am confident that this new shared office in Kirriemuir will improve accessibility and services to the local community in Kirriemuir whilst also delivering a cost effective and efficient option for both Angus Council and Tayside Police.”