Angus CouncilTel: 08452 777 778

Issued: 24 November 2004

Council Seeks Views On Regeneration Project

Brechin residents who are interested in their burgh’s heritage are invited to a meeting next week to discuss regeneration plans.

Angus Council and their consultants have started to develop the proposed Brechin Townscape Heritage Initiative.

Community involvement is an important part of the project, and a public meeting has been organised so that local people can give their views.

The meeting will be held in Brechin Cathedral Hall at 7:30pm on Thursday 2 December.

The meeting is open to anyone who has an interest in the heritage of Brechin.

The proposed Townscape Heritage Initiative (THI) is a project that aims to secure public funds to grant-aid heritage projects.

The scheme was developed by the Heritage Lottery Fund, which provide a large part of the funds.

The THI scheme was launched in 1998 and has led to a number of successful regeneration projects across the UK. Angus Council, for example, already has a successful THI in Arbroath.

Those people who attend the meeting will hear what the proposed project might achieve and they will be able to put forward their ideas on how the funds might be spent.

Angus Council wants to hear your views on what you think is important to the heritage of Brechin.