Library decision delayed

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The decision on the fate of Arbroath’s library was deferred at a full meeting of Angus Council yesterday (Thursday).

Council officers had been recommending that the library, a gift from former provost David Corsar move from the town’s Common Good fund into the local authority’s general fund.

But against the recommendation, elected members voted 19-7 in favour of an amendment by Councillor David Fairweather to delay the decision.

Before the meeting, Councillor Bob Spink, a staunch critic of the plan had raised concerns after he claims the was denied the opportunity to see legal advice sought by the council on the matter.

However, the new vote will allow councillors access to see senior counsel advice, however the document will not be made public.

See next Friday’s Arbroath Herald for more reaction.