A COMMUNITY stalwart who has served on Arbroath Community Council for 24 years has announced she is to step down from the organisation.
Patricia Millar first joined the community council in 1987 and since 2006 has been chairperson.
But on Wednesday she decided to announce that she is resigning from the organisation, which has provided her with many happy memories.
Mrs Millar said: “I take pride in my good record of service to my community of Arbroath.
“This is not a decision I took lightly but after nearly a quarter of a century of service, I felt it was time to stand down.
“I have thoroughly enjoyed by time as a community councillor. It has afforded me many happy memories, which I will treasure forever.
“I have also worked with and met many fascinating and diverse people over the years.”
During her time on the community council, Mrs Millar was involved with many projects in the town.
In addition she was one of the longest serving members of any community council throughout Angus.
But despite stepping down from the Arbroath organisation Mrs Millar says she will carry on her work with other groups.
She added: “It is my intention to continue with the other groups I am connected with as I believe I still have a role to play in my community.”
Councillor Donald Morrison, who has worked with Mrs Millar on many occasions says it sad to see her stand down as she always worked for the good of Arbroath.
He said: “It is a shock that she has decided to step down after so many years as she was a pillar of Arbroath.
“But I’m sure she will continue to be that pillar in the community.
“I will continue to work with the community council as they are often the gateway to what is happening in the town.”