Groups urged to ‘go for it!’

THERE was a good turnout of community representative at the meeting of Monifieth Community Resource Group (MCRG) in the Community Cabin on Monday evening to hear the results of a feasibility study regarding the proposed Monifieth Community Resource Centre.

Ged Young, of AIM Design, and Finella Devitt, Iridescence Business Consultancy, who carried out the work and compiled the report on behalf of MCRG gave a detailed presentation of the results of the questionnaires, surveys and discussions with groups and organisations carried out over many weeks throughout Monifieth.

In order that the needs of the public be met regarding the wishes of the Monifieth residents, the size and type of building would require a considerable area of ground.

Of sites on offer by Angus Council, the one adjacent to the tennis courts and bowling green was considered as being the favoured location for a building to accommodate all the services necessary to provide activities suited to all age groups.

The report gave an indication that a Monifieth resource centre could solve the problem uncovered by the Angus Council Community Planning Team at their public meetings where it was concluded that top priority for the future is a community building.

In order to achieve this dream, MCRG will now need the support of all those who stated their preferences regarding activities and favoured site location.

Committee chair Margaret Copland said: “The time has come now for those individuals to join with Monifieth Community Resource Group and share their skills and talents to move the project forward.

“MCRG already has the support of Angus Council, with a pledge of £300,000 towards building costs. We have also received funding from Awards for All with an indication that the Big Lottery could assist with building costs.”

She concluded that what MCRG need most of all is community backing.