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Issued: 25 February 2004

Arbroath And Area Partnership Established

On Tuesday evening (24 February), around 40 representatives of local organisations attended the meeting to formally establish an Arbroath and Area Partnership.

The partnership has been set up to support and encourage local agencies and organisations to undertake and coordinate activity in the area and to carry out specific projects and actions.

Alistair Gray of Angus Care and Repair was appointed chairperson, with Patricia Millar of the Royal Burgh of Arbroath Community Council as vice chairperson. Over the next month working groups are preparing discussion papers on priorities for joint working in a range of topics: events; environment; community; safety; youth; employment & economy and communication.

The partnership's membership is open to any community or business organisation and any public sector agency in the area.

The Angus Community Planning Partnership is providing secretarial support and community planning officer Jacqui McNeill can be contacted for more information on the new partnership and the working groups (telephone Jacqui at Angus Council on 01307 473787, e-mail mcneiljk@angus.gov.uk).