Dates set for school consultation workshops

ANGUS Council have revealed the consultation dates for parents and the wider community to have their say on the Arbroath Schools Project.

As reported earlier this month, the local authority are asking local people for their views on how best to improve the town’s 10 primary school buildings.

The consultation comes after earlier plans to close and merge both Muirfield and Timmergreens Primaries was axed by Angus Council’s SNP administration.

There are four options those taking part in the survey will be quizzed on.

These are maintenance and repairs to all schools, a combination of maintenance and repairs and refurbishment and a combination of new build/refurbishment and maintenance and repairs.

Workshops will take place later this month and next at which local people can find out more about the options, and their impact on the burgh’s primary school buildings.

The workshops, which are open to everyone, will involve a briefing by council officers, small informal discussion groups and the opportunity to give feedback and ask questions.

They have been organised to cover five school groups. However, they will all broadly cover the same ground. Parent and carers and members of the local community, can therefore attend whichever event suits them best.

The dates are:

Arbirlot, Carmyllie and Colliston – Monday, September 17 at 7 p.m. in Carmyllie Primary School.

Muirfield – Thursday, September 20 at 7 p.m. in Muirfield Primary School.

Timmergreens – Tuesday, September 25 at 7 p.m. in Timmergreens Primary School.

Inverbrothock and Ladyloan – Tuesday, October 16 at 7 p.m. in Ladyloan Primary School.

Warddykkes, Hayshead and St Thomas - Thursday, October 18 at 7 p.m in Hayshead Primary School.

Anyone who is unable to attend any of the workshops can offer their views via the council’s website at

Updates and information will also be available via the council’s Facebook page - where people can also post questions and comments – and through Twitter @anguscouncil.

You can also write to the Director of Education, Angus Council, Angus House, Orchardbank Business Park, Forfar DD8 1AE.

Any views or comments on the plans should be made through the above options by November 2.