Local news

Community Cabin hugely popular

MONIFIETH’S Community Cabin has become an integral part of the daily life of the Monifieth community since it was taken over by Monifieth Community Centre Steering Group in February of last year.

After a rigorous refurbishment programme, financed by a £4,998 grant from Angus Council towards the replacement of services, and hours of voluntary labour, the Cabin was being used as a meeting place by the local groups by mid March.

Tom McCluskey has now taken over responsibility for the day to day management of the ‘Cabin’ as a volunteer and is delighted at the wide range of community groups and organisations which make use of the facility.

He told the Guide & Gazette: “The Community Cabin is used by 15 or 16 different groups, ranging from a Youth Project which caters for the 11 to 15 years age group, to pensioners’ groups.

“Last February, just after the facility opened, we had two or three hirings and this month it will be occupied for about 70 hours.

“It opens at 9 a.m. and can be hired up to about 10 p.m. any day, but the most popular days are undoubtedly Wednesdays and Thursdays.”

Road closure

CARNOUSTIE motorists will experience another round of road closures as Angus Council continues to improve the infrastructure of the town.

From Monday, work will begin on the carriageway, footway and drainage at North Burnside Street, and is expected to continue for seven weeks.

A full road closure will occur, and will encompass the Dundee Street junction with North Burnside Street and Burnside Street for the first two weeks.

North Burnside Street will remain closed for the entire duration of the works, and residents are asked to liaise with Tayside Contracts for access requirements.

As a result of the closures, bus services and traffic will be diverted via Brown Street, Kinloch Street and Links Avenue, with temporary stops erected on Kinloch Street. Domestic refuse collection will continue as normal.

Pedestrian access is available to all properties, but in the interests of health and safety, barriers will be placed around work sites, which could include access points.

Pedestrians have been asked not to move these barriers themselves as they are there for their own protection, but rather ask a member of the workforce for assistance.

Residents have also been asked to ensure that foliage overgrowing the pavement be trimmed back to allow for full access to the footway. Residents have been given the option to have the contractor carry out this service for a charge.

In a letter to residents, Angus Council roads maintenance manager Douglas Hill said: “There may be some inconvenience caused to you by our operations and I would ask for your patience and co-operation while the work proceeds. Should you require any further information regarding these works please contact Suzy Milne on 01307 473938.

“Thank you in anticipation of your understanding during these works.”

Carnoustie councillor Brian Boyd said he was looking forward to the long-running saga of the condition of the main road being dealt with.

He said: “We’ll soon have a single, smooth route all the way through the town from Carlogie Road to Barry Road.

“This will definitely benefit the town considerably.”