Local news round-up

Queen’s Jubilee events

IN CELEBRATION of Her Majesty the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, members of Carnoustie Church will hold a flower festival and banner display in the church from Thursday, May 31, until Saturday, June 2.

The 125th anniversary of the Guild of the Church of Scotland will also be recognised.

Planning objections

BROUGHTY Ferry Community Council member David Hewick objected to the proposed hotel next to the Public Library and to plans to convert a garage to a house at Rowanbank, Camphill Road, which would have no garden in the planning report submitted to the monthly meeting in the Public Library last Tuesday.

He also objected to house alterations to the lodge of Carbet Castle to put roof lights in the listed building.

It was revealed that with regard to Tayplan, the reporters are asking for further information regarding sewage and the beach. SEPA is satisfied at present. The consultation is now complete with the draft to be out hopefully by Christmas.

The stone balustrades are up on Linlathen bridge and the fitted metal safety rails are less intrusive than was previously thought.

Councillor Derek Scott informed the meeting that the underpass at the railway station is now open with a better full width walkway. He said that, hopefully, regular cleaning will fade the wall tile discoloration over time.

Councillor Ken Guild informed the meeting that the bollards are in place at the Esplanade car park and planters will be in position by May.

Councillor Laurie Bidwell said he is unhappy with the ramp at the pavement and platform of the railway station and hopes it will be temporary. ScotRail, he said, has committed to install electronic rail service information at the station.

The next meeting of the community council will be held in the Public Library at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 3.

SWRI show

IT IS that time of year again when Angus Federation SWRI stages its annual Competitive Exhibition of Work and Flowering Bulbs.

This year the show is to be held in the Reid Hall, Forfar, today (Friday) and tomorrow (Saturday).

On show will be over 1,000 items created by members throughout Angus. These will include, on the housewives’ side, such things as pear and ginger chutney, cinnamon biscuits and celebration cakes and, on the craft side, articles of patchwork, beadwork knitting and photography.

The art section has the theme ‘Spring’, and the co-operative theme is ‘Cushions and Cakes’.

As always, there will be refreshments served with fresh home-baking and also items of home-baking on sale.

The show will open to the public today from 1 to 6 p.m. and tomorrow from 10 a.m. to 4.30 p.m.

Trophies and prizes will be presented between 4 and 4.30 p.m. tomorrow.

Tartan fair

THERE are still limited spaces for anybody wanting to have their own stall at Carnoustie’s Tartan Day Spring Fair in the Fairway Garage car park and the Kinloch Arms. Pitches cost £20.

The fair takes place on Saturday, April 7, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. with a parade up High Street at 11 a.m.

Anybody wanting to book a stall can collect a form from the Links to Scotland shop on the High Street or at the Fobel Shop on Park Avenue.

Alternatively you can email fobel.carnoustie@hotmail.co.uk