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Group dedicated to brightening town centre

Pictured getting the planter ready are Brennan Ness, Irene Robertson, Jeanette Gauld and group members.

Pictured getting the planter ready are Brennan Ness, Irene Robertson, Jeanette Gauld and group members.

The centre of Kirriemuir is looking brighter thanks to the collective talents and efforts of a dedicated group of local people.

Over the past two weeks there have been two community clean-up campaigns and new planters placed in the town centre to add a splash of summer colour.

The group has been backed by a newly formed Kirriemuir Area Partnership which is working with Angus Council, Voluntary Action Angus and local businesses.

Members were responsible for a litter-pick along the route of the Queen’s Baton Relay, which passed through the town recently, and local gardener Irene Robertson, who has been one of the driving forces behind the project, brought her gardening skills to bear on the town centre planters.

Member Cathy Stephenson said: “This plan has been achieved through the help of Voluntary Action Angus in sourcing some funding to buy second hand planters. Angus Council has collected, filled and positioned the planters and will continue to maintain the planters themselves, while council officers and Councillor Jeanette Gaul have supported us to get agreements in place.

“This is just the first small step in a project which aims to increase the planting in and around the town centre including reintroducing hanging baskets.

“We would like to thank everyone involved and look forward to seeing the planters bloom in the coming months.”

 

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