Council urged to keep promise

Old Kinloch School.
Old Kinloch School.

The chair of the Kinloch Centre Project has asked Angus Council to live up to its promise of help landscaping the site of the former school.

Peter Murphy raised the matter at the annual general meeting of the group which aims to create a central community hub for Carnoustie.

He said: “It’s always been our intention to try and landscape the area to form an attractive setting for the hub itself. The site remains, as it has done since the turn of the year, an unsightly mess with spoil heaps in the north-east corner and lots of boulders and bits of rubbish scattered about. We are still impatiently waiting for the council to carry out their stated intention three months ago to spread out the soil from the spoil heaps to allow for some grassing of the area which will be paid out of council funds.”

A promise to create vehicular access to the site by dropping kerbs also remained unfulfilled. The group hopes to stage community events there later this year.

A spokesperson for Angus Council said: “The council has agreed with the Kinloch Centre Project Group to level the spoil heap and grass seed the area. This work will be completed in the next few weeks.”