New community facilty almost ready in Monifieth

Putting the final paint touches in the new community building in Monifieth on Tuesday are, from left - Angus Johnston, Margaret Copland, Alistair Rbobertson and Tom McCluskey.

Putting the final paint touches in the new community building in Monifieth on Tuesday are, from left - Angus Johnston, Margaret Copland, Alistair Rbobertson and Tom McCluskey.

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MEMBERS of Monifieth Community Centre Steering Group have taken over the lease of the Community Cabin in the grounds of the former Invertay Primary School.

This week has been spent cleaning, painting and generally sprucing up the facility which is now available for use by the community.

The electricians have been in to reconnect the building to the mains supply and make sure that the wiring is ok, new carpets were laid on Wednesday, furnishings will be delivered today (Friday) and a final general tidy-up will take place tomorrow (Saturday).

The hall already has one booking for Sunday when competitors will register for the forthcoming Twinning Association football tourney.

Mrs Margaret Copland, chairman of the Steering Group, told the Guide & Gazette: “We want local groups and organisations to be aware that the facility is now available for community use.

“There is a main hall of 140 square metres and a small committee room.”

Mrs Copland added that this was the first time in 190 years that Monifieth had managed to achieve a temporary solution to the accommodation problem in the burgh.

She stressed, however, that the Steering Group is still on track with plans and finance for the construction of a purpose-built community resource centre.

Anyone who would like to make use of the Community Cabin should in the first instance apply in writing to the Community Centre Group, 3 Maule Street, Monifieth.

Mrs Copland closed by expressing the thanks of the Monifieth Community Centre Steering Group to those local firms which have, at a cost to themselves, assisted in making the place ready and habitable.