Stop mindless vandalism

Angus Councillor Ronnie Proctor.
Angus Councillor Ronnie Proctor.

Angus councillor Ronnie Proctor has appealed to the local community to report those responsible for a spate of vandalism in the town over the last two weeks.

Play equipment at Kirrie Hill and the bandstand at the Den are just two items targeted which, according to the Kirriemuir elected member, is hitting the tax payer in the pocket.

He said: “This really annoys me. The play equipment at the Hill cost in the region of £500 and it has now been taken out of service. It will now have to be replaced at a time when we are having to cut back. That £500 could be spent on something else.

“The dry stane dyke going down the Roods towards Hillrise has also been damaged. If a young child climbed on that there could be serious consequences. There are a lot of broken bottles up at the Wilkie shelter on the Hill which can be dangerous for children playing and dogs being walked. I appeal to parents in the town and those in the community who must have an idea who is responsible for this. We have to get the message across. We are spending a lot of money in Kirriemuir through the CARS project to bring people to the town but this is sending out the wrong message.”