Guests view refurbished Community Cabin

MEMBERS of the Monifieth Community Centre Steering Group have had a busier than usual week.

Last Wednesday evening was a ‘celebration night’ for guests and representatives from local businesses who have supported and assisted the group with the refurbishment of what has come to be known as the Monifieth Community Cabin.

Among the invited guests were Mrs M. Bett, Deputy Lord Lieutenant of Angus, Councillors Jean Lee and John Whyte, and John Whellams, chairman of Monifieth Community Council.

Group chairman Margaret Copland welcomed the company. She said: “It gives me great pleasure to be the person who welcomes you tonight, to meet and socialise in the Monifieth Community Cabin.

“Despite it being a temporary solution to the severe lack of meeting accommodation for local groups and organisations, it is also an indication of the residents’ determination to have a place within the town centre available to all age groups for leisure and recreational pursuits.

Mrs Copland then thanked everyone who had through their labour and support made this possible.

Friday was an ‘open to the public day’ from 8.30 a.m. when a huge number of local residents visited the facility to see what was on offer after many years of waiting.

Mrs Copland concluded: “It was very gratifying for those involved in the refurbishment of what was a derelict building due for demolition to see local people sitting chatting together over a cup of tea or coffee. Many indicated interest in booking the Cabin for events and meetings.”