Community council re-established

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THE INAUGURAL meeting of the re-established Monikie & Newbigging Community Council will be held at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, July 4, in Monikie Primary School.

The number of nominated candidates did not exceed the number of community councillors, so there was no requirement for an election.

The following people will serve on the community council: Hamish Evatt, James Marshall, Caroline Richmond, Iain Richmond and Martyn Ward.

Customer information screens now live

THE INSTALLATION of customer information screens at Broughty Ferry Station has been completed and the system went live last Wednesday.

Ferry Councillor Laurie Bidwell commented: “I am sure passengers will really appreciate this. In an unstaffed station, up-to-the-minute information about train services provides reassurance that your train is on its way.”

The installation of the screens has been jointly funded by Tayside and Central Scotland Transport Partnership and ScotRail. This supports the Broughty Ferry rail service enhancements introduced with the December, 2011, rail timetable.

Councillor Bidwell continued: “I corresponded with the managing director of ScotRail about this, so it is gratifying to see that ScotRail and the Tayside and Central Scotland Transport Partnership have responded so positively.

“I hope when the enhanced rail service is reviewed, later this year, more stopping services will be added to our timetable so that we have a regular hourly service from Broughty Ferry to Aberdeen and Glasgow with connections in Dundee to Edinburgh.”

New dating experience

A NEW kind of dating experience has been set up by a Broughty woman.

Angie Gatford runs dinner date experiences which get people together for a three-course meal at a venue noted for its ambience and good food.

She established Dinner Encounters at the start of the year and is looking forward to hosting her first dinner.

She has about 30 registered diners so far.