Plans for flower meadow in full bloom

MONIFIETH Community Council was addressed by Tim Castleton, a park ranger based at Monikie Country Park, at their recent meeting.

A decision was taken at a previous meeting to pursue the aim of setting up a wild flower meadow in part of West End Park, Monifieth, and site meetings had taken place.

Mr Castleton gave an informative talk to community councillors, informing them that the area of West End Park would make an ideal site for such a project which is very much at the forefront of Angus Council’s thinking and commitments on bio-diversity, which include reducing their carbon footprint and improving the environment.

The area concerned comprises approximately two acres and runs from the footbridge over the railway at Albert Street in a westerly direction on the north side of the footpath up to the bushes bordering the main rail line and to a point level with the extended line of Grange Road.

Tim explained that with the assistance of Angus Council, the area could be prepared ready for sowing in September of annual and perennial plants which would be tolerant to sea spray and salt.

The annual plants would start to bloom in April the following year resulting in a mass of colour of the many plants which would develop at differing levels to provide for many species.

Over the next two years both perennial and annual plants would continue to establish themselves with a resultant drop in need for maintenance by Angus Council.

The community council was then addressed by Claire McPartlin, an officer of Angus Trading Standards.

She spoke of the distress and break up of families caused by the ever increasing volume of scam mail being delivered by Royal Mail.

The chairman of the council asked if there was anything they could do and it was agreed that everyone could look out for their elderly vulnerable neighbours.

It is intended to publish an article in the forthcoming Monifieth Matters.