Arbroath and District Community Council/ Appeal for Members

The Arbroath & District Community Council is a non-political organisation which works between Angus Council and the local community. We maintain and have put up the Christmas Lights for the past few years. We ran a successful “Scrubs” project last year during the pandemic. We are also the conduit for the money coming to the town from the SSE Offshore Wind Farm, (Sea Green Project). To date we have had one micro-grant of £5000 which we split between 10 projects in the town. There is another micro-grant  of £4000 which will be open to applications in a week or so. Over the next 3 years though the Community Council will be awarded £250,000 to invest in the town and surrounding area. There will be £50,000 next year (2022) then £100,000 for each of the following 2 years (2023 & 2024).

Our problem is that the number of Community Councillors we have, is only just meeting the legal requirement. If we lose any members then we may need to fold. This thought is awful as the town will then lose out on this money. It is something that we desperately do not want to happen. Arbroath and District could do so much with this money.

The point of this email/letter is that we need volunteers to become members of the Community Council. There is a public meeting once a month (usually the first Tuesday of the month) which at the moment is being held virtually, and a planning meeting once a month. Do you think you could be involved or know someone that may b. If yes, you can collect an application form from Sandy Beedie’s  Jeweller’s shop on the High Street precinct or you can contact Fiona Doran. Her phone number is 07789 226 648. There is also a Facebook page “Royal Burgh of Arbroath Community Council” which gives the link to join the public meetings.

Thank you for taking the time to read this

Jan Broomhall

Treasurer

Arbroath & District Community Council

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