First homes for 40 years

FIVE new homes developed by Angus Council in Inveraldie, the first for 40 years, were formally opened on Friday.

The area is named after the former ward councillor, the late Frank Ellis, in tribute to his campaigning for affordable housing.

Scottish Minister for Housing and Welfare Margaret Burgess MSP and Mrs Kay Ellis cut the ribbon to mark the opening of Frank Ellis Close. The £600,000 development was constructed by Hadden Construction and received a grant of £138,000.

Provost Helen Oswald said: “I am delighted that Scotland’s housing minister was able to join us today to see first-hand how Angus Council is addressing the shortage of affordable housing in the county.

“I am particularly pleased that we are celebrating the completion of new houses in Inveraldie, an area Frank Ellis and I had the privilege of representing for many years. I know Frank would have been very proud of what’s been achieved here.”

Kay Ellis said: “Frank loved working for Angus and representing the people in his ward.

“The creation of these new affordable family homes in Inveraldie would have thrilled him. This is a very proud day for all of the family – to see something Frank was so passionate about carry his name is a wonderful tribute.”