Steering group waiting on funds

THE MONIFIETH Community Resource Group is anxiously waiting to hear if they have been approved for stage one funding from the Big Lottery.

The group is trying to put funding in place so the town can have its own community hub for use by local groups and organisations.

And at a meeting on Tuesday night in the temporary community cabin, it was also agreed that more local people need to get involved with the project if it is to be a success.

Also present at the meeting was Ged Young of Aim Design Architects in Dundee, who said that data collected showed there is a need for accommodation in Monifieth.

He also added that the best place to create a hub in the town was at the waterfront, as all building and planning requirement can be fulfilled there.

However, the design of the building is still at the conceptual stage and progress still needs to be made with potential funders of the project.

And at the end of the meeting it was clear that more young volunteers are needed to get involved with the project too.

In summing up, president Margaret Copland said: “It was agreed that it is most imperative that the younger generation are involved in this community project.

“And again, our new councillor, Sheila Hands, reiterated that she would do her best to give every support to us, the Monifieth Community Resource Group.

“At a round-up of the meeting, and talking with residents on an individual basis, it was impressed on them that the steering group really does need their support and help and most certainly requires to double the steering group committee in size.

“It needs people of skills to provide the expertise to forge ahead to the conclusion of our successful project – a viable and sustainable community resource benefiting all groups and residents of Monifieth.”