Carnoustie charrette chat catch up

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It is now a year since around 650 Carnoustie residents and businesses got together to create a vision for the future of the town centre.

Angus Council are now inviting Carnoustie residents and businesses to The Carnoustie Convo Catch Up at the Golf Hotel on March 9, to discuss the plans from the Carnoustie Convo, what has happened during the year and what should happen next.

Communities Convener, Councillor Donald Morrison said: “We were very pleased at the way in which the local community took part in the Big Carnoustie Conversation. There was a great community turn out for the events - not just the numbers of people but the age range too.

“We are keen to keep up the momentum and keep the community informed and I know there will be a lot of interest in our event in March.”

Peter Burke, Chair of Carnoustie Development Group said: “The Carnoustie Development Group was delighted with the charrette last year. We believe that the community has a responsibility to play its part in making things happen. We have been working on some of the charrette projects and we want to make sure the wider community is kept abreast of what has been happening.

“The biggest issue by far was the desire for a better range of shopping in the town centre. Other issues included how to bring more visitors to the town, to get them to stay longer and to spend money locally; how to deal with the severance effect of the railway; how to extend the range of things to see and do; how to make the seafront more of a destination; can we create a town square; and provide new community facilities.”

Gordon Reid, Director of Carlogie Ltd, the company engaged to manage the charrette and produce the charrette report last year, said: “We are delighted to have been invited to lead the annual review and facilitate the Carnoustie Convo Catch Up.

“We always viewed the charrette as the start of something, not the end. We hope to see as many people as possible at the event and to hear what they think.”

The event takes place on March 9 at the Carnoustie Golf Hotel from 2pm - 4pm and 7pm - 9pm.