Tesco holding up Monifieth work

THE MONIFIETH town centre enhancements are still being held up by Tesco who are still refusing to let Angus Council carry out work on their land.

A meeting of Monifieth Community Council recently heard that despite the retailer being in discussion with the local authority, no agreement has been reached.

The supermarket has been refusing to allow work to be carried out on land at the top of their car park between Hometay House and Ewart’s the butchers, where a traffic island was going to be installed.

This means work has still not been carried out and it is feared the longer the delay, the more it will cost Angus Council to restart the works.

The meeting also welcomed the news that the lease of a temporary building at Invertay House has been secured by the Community Centre Steering Group.

Provisional booking are now being taken and enquiries about using the cabin can be made at the House of Memories.

Much hard work has been done behind the scenes and all councillors expressed their gratitude to Alastair Robertson and the Community Centre Steering Group for their sterling efforts.

Councillor John Whyte then reported that a beach clean up has been arranged for Saturday, April 9, to help Monifieth beach acquire cleanliness recognition.

The meeting was then told that Radio Tay supported Zumbathon dance class is to be held on Monifieth beach on Sunday, April 24, subject to permission being obtained from Crown Estates.

The world record is at present 854 participants and it is hoped a good turnout will ensure a new record.

Concern was then expressed that vehicles are carrying out U turns at the junction of High Street and Reform Street.

This dangerous manoeuvre was common practice in the past but with the introduction of the new lights at the junction this is completely illegal and will receive attention from police patrols.