Council begin library consultation

ANGUS Council have now launched the public consultation relating to a review of Common Good properties in Arbroath.

The local authority has recommended that Arbroath Library be transferred from the Common Good fund into the council’s general fund.

This is despite fierce opposition from many including local councillor Bob Spink and the family of David Corsar, the man who gifted the library to the people of Arbroath.

Now, the council is asking local people for their feedback and to submit any evidence, which would assist the council in determining the status of any assets identified in the review.

In particular, the council is interested in any evidence which proves that Arbroath Library should not be classified as part of the Arbroath Common Good, as the council’s review findings suggest. 

Representations can be made in writing to Head of Law and Administration, Angus Council, Angus House, Orchardbank Business Park, Forfar, DD8 1AN, email

Alternatively visit the Have Your Say section of the council’s website at and complete the online document.

Copies of all the title deeds relating to those assets identified in the review are available on Have Your Say and in Arbroath Library and ACCESS Office. 

The closing date for the consultation is Saturday, December 31, 2011, however this date may be extended if required.