Forthcoming Fairtrade events

AT A well-attended meeting of Carnoustie Fairtrade Steering Group in the Philip Hall last Wednesday night, the main topic of discussion was Fairtrade Fortnight which will run from February 27 to March 11.

Masauko Khembo, a sugar cane producer, is to visit Carnoustie on Friday, March 2, and an event is being held in the town giving the opportunity for as many people as possible to hear about how Fairtrade helps him and his family. This will be mainly organised by local schools and more details will be available soon.

The group is to hold a coffee morning on Saturday, March 3, in the Royal British Legion Scotland clubrooms and pancakes made with Fairtrade produce will be served. There will be Traidcraft as well as other stalls and a raffle as well as the chance to learn more about Fairtrade and how everyone can help to make others’ lives that bit easier.

Other events are planned for later in the year. Anyone interested in becoming involved with the group in any way should contact Irene Hoar on 01241 859405 for more information.

Planning applications

THE WEEKLY list of planning applications submitted to Angus Council department of infrastructure services includes the following.

Demolition of derelict cottages and erection of replacement dwellinghouse at Main Street, Barry, by Gedhall Ltd.

Reconfiguration of existing golf course which includes the formation of two new holes, provision of a drainage scheme and formation of a turf nursery at Barry Links, Barry Buddon, by Carnoustie Golf Links Management Committee.

South Pole expedition

ANGUS South MSP Graeme Dey has put down a motion in the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh to commemorate the anniversary of Captain Robert Scott’s ill-fated polar expedition to Antarctica, which reached the South Pole on January 17, 1912.