Hanging floral baskets were a major success story

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MEMBERS of Carnoustie Development Group were encouraged by the success of the hanging floral baskets in the centre of the town, it was reported at the October committee meeting in the Rugby Club.

So much so that they hope to increase the number of baskets next year, and are urging shopowners and landlords to take part.

They have also received a positive response to sponsored roundabouts with advertising. It was revealed that this matter is now in the hands of Angus Council and it was hoped there would be a favourable outcome to allow the Development Group to manage the roundabouts and planting in Carnoustie.

The meeting was reminded that there are a number of noticeboards around the town, all for community use. They are situated at the beach car park by the station, in front of the Golf Hotel, and in Carlogie House Grounds.

Community organisations wishing to post notices on these boards are invited to hand them in to the Access office for distribution.

A small sub-group of Carnoustie Development Group will work on a brochure for tourists highlighting things to do and see around the burgh. These will be distributed to all hotels and bed and breakfast establishments next spring in time for the summer season.

It was suggested that Carnoustie should have visitor attractions signs similar to those in all other Angus burghs, and members agreed to put together ideas for content to present to Angus Council.

The group is still keen to set up a series of points in the town explaining the heritage of the local area. Work is continuing on this project.

After a false start, the Carnoustie Development Group is continuing to look at options for running a monthly Farmers’ Market in the town. Hopefully this will start in the spring.

Members agreed that Carnoustie Business Association should continue to foster new and expanding businesses in the town. The Development Group will take up and monitor the other issues raised in the shopping survey and will work with the various groups and authorities which were mentioned, and have already been given a copy of the slides for their action.

The next meeting of Carnoustie Development Group will be at the Panmure Centre at 7.30 p.m. on Tuesday, November 8, and everyone interested in the development of the town, whether individuals or representing community groups, is welcome to attend.