Help beautify Carnoustie

CARNOUSTIE Community Council is appealing for help with keeping the town looking beautiful.

The community council is hoping that people and organisations will come together and sponsor the provision of hanging baskets in the town.

In previous years 22 hanging baskets were provided by Angus Council and hung from lampposts along Carnoustie High Street.

However, as a result of the authority’s cost-cutting measures for 2013/14 no hanging baskets will be provided this year.

Community council vice-chairman Ed Oswald is keen to see Carnoustie folk take pride in their town. He said: “The flower decorations enhance the look of the town for visitors and residents alike. We are determined to keep it going and hope to have around 90 hanging baskets in place by mid-June, in time for the judging of the annual ‘Keep Scotland Beautiful’ competition.

“Each basket costs approximately £25 and includes the cost of watering and feeding. Last year Carnoustie Community Council was awarded a bronze medal certificate in the ‘Keep Scotland Beautiful’ contest in recognition of their efforts in improving the local community.”

Anyone wishing to sponsor a basket can contact Ed Oswald on 01241 859876, or any of the community councillors.

There will be a joint litter blitz in Pitskelly Park on Wednesday (April 24) between 1 and 3 p.m., in conjunction with Angus Council’s parks and waste departments. All volunteers are welcome and should meet in the car park at Laing Park. For more information contact parks service officer Murray Duguid on 01241 803560.