Business views for church

THE CONSULTATION process to find out what the local community would like from the new church at St Margaret’s continues, with local businesses invited to come forward with their views.

The redevelopment proposals are likely to include facilities which may be of benefit to local businesses and as a result, local businesses are being urged to come forward to give their views on the proposed development of new community facilities.

To investigate further Colin Smith of the Glamis Consultancy will be hosting a focus group for businesses to give their views and opinions on the development plans.

The group meeting will take place in the community meeting room at ASDA on Tuesday, April 16 at 7 p.m.

Any Forfar business owner or manager who would be keen to help shape the proposals for the new facilities is welcome to go along.

Meanwhile, the Glamis Consultancy is also hoping to hear the views from the local community as it undertakes research into the feasibility of developing community facilities in the proposed new church building in West High Street.

Members of the public are invited to take part in focus group events which will take place on Thursday, April 18 and Tuesday, April 23, again at the community meeting room at ASDA. This meeting also starts at 7 p.m. and is expected to finish at around 8.30 9 p.m.

As places are limited for all the meetings, to participate please email or call Colin Smith on 01307 840343 (daytime).

The Kirk Session and the congregation of St Margaret’s intend to demolish the existing building and replace it with a new construction on the same site.

The idea is not only to build a new church, but also provide community meeting space and recreational facilities for the people of Forfar.

To ensure the new church provides the appropriate facilities, the church commissioned the community survey and is inviting Forfarians to go online and provide their views.

The survey can be found on the St Margaret’s Church website -