ARCH is looking for help!

THE ASSOCIATION of Residents of Cliffburn and Hayshead (ARCH), one of Arbroath’s most successful and prominent community groups, is in need of help from the community that they serve.

Margot Reilly, chair, explained: “Over the past 10 years we have communicated with our membership through newsletters. These are a vital component in our communication strategy which allow us to let people know what is going on in their area and what their community group is doing on their behalf.”

“When our group started we dealt only with the Cliffburn area and delivered the newsletter to around 800 houses. However, over the years we have added the Hayshead area to our membership and other parts of Cliffburn have also been added. This means we have over 2,0000 households to deliver to, which make the whole operation a huge logistical challenge. Our committee has only 10 members and some of these are physically unable to take part in the delivery.”

Margot said: “I would call on any community minded people living in our area to come forward and volunteer to help deliver the newsletters. We plan to issue these newsletters every three months and if people could deliver these to their own street it would be an enormous help and should only take on average 20 to 30 minutes per street.

“Any help would be greatly appreciated and will allow us to ensure we get the newsletter out to our membership as quickly as possible.”

Anyone wishing to offer their services should contact the Cliffburn and Hayshead Community Office, 8 Mayfield Terrace, Arbroath, telephone 872177. The office is open from 2 to 4 p.m. on Mondays, 9 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, 9.30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday and 2 to 4 p.m. on Friday.