The Arbroath and Area Partnership earlier this week invested a total of £2,500 with community groups to help beautify the town.
On Monday afternoon outside Arbroath Library £500 each was presented to five of the partner groups involved in the Arbroath in Bloom campaign, and the money will help to pay for a series of projects being carried out throughout the town.
Representatives from Arbroath Round Table, the Rotary Club of Arbroath, the Arbroath Town Centre Retailers’ Association, the Royal Marine Association and the Arbroath branch of the Royal British Legion Scotland were on hand to accept the cheques.
Lindsey Watson, chair of the Arbroath and Area Partnership was pleased to invest the money with the local groups who have already made inroads into the Arbroath in Bloom project.
She said: “We are delighted to do our bit to beautify Arbroath and to help the Arbroath in Bloom campaign to get off the ground.” Projects identified to benefit from the funding include the Rotary Club’s new gardens at Brechin Road, the forthcoming planting of 1,000 poppies at Arbroath War Memorial by the Arbroath branch of the RBLS, the creation of a new garden on Infirmary Brae, the Round Table’s efforts at Brothock Bridge and the installation of hanging baskets on the High Street by the Arbroath Town Centre Retailers’ Association.
Lindsey added: “We are looking for other groups to come onboard and carry out projects and help with the campaign.”
Any organisation which might be interested in participating should contact Siobhan Fagan from Angus Council’s community planning team through the ACCESS office 01241 433258 or on firstname.lastname@example.org