Concentrating lights in the centre of town

KIRRIEMUIR Community Councillors have been informed that the town’s festive lighting will be on a par with last year’s - with some fittings moved to new locations to emphasise the town centre.

At the June meeting there was discussion about further new features for the future and it was confirmed there would be no council budget for new additions.

If the town wants to maintain the current lighting and expand it again in future fund-raising would need to be done.

Thought is to be given to appropriate timing for a 2012 lighting fund-raiser.

Meanwhile, the 2011 festive light switch-on is to take place on Saturday, December 3.

Stagecoach update: The new timetables have been in force for over a month and passengers are commenting on the difference, with buses running more reliably to the timetable and the majority of journeys staffed by Forfar based drivers.

Roland Proctor reported that the Fishers service 128 was being well received by regular passengers.

Town benches: Community Councillor John Howe has undertaken an audit of the benches in the Kirriemuir area, and found that eight of the 68 are in need of some repair work.

Furniture sale: Community councillors have been informed that the Kirriemuir Common Good Fund is £1,700 better off, following the auction of furniture removed from the former council chambers in town.

Vandalism: Councillor Ian Mackintosh shared the disappointment of members at the at the vandalism of the Peter Pan mosaic and reported that there is discussion ongoing to try and install a CCTV camera to prevent repeat offences.

Constable Pam Colvin confirmed that three juveniles have been reported for the vandalism and there are plans in place to repair the damage.

Next meeting: Kirriemuir Community Council will next meet on Wednesday, July 27 at 7.30 pm in Fairlie House, Kirriemuir.