Fund­ing for path on hold

Evening Telegraph (Late Extra Edition) - - UK WORLD TODAY - BY JAMES SIMP­SON

OF­FI­CIALS have been crit­i­cised for go­ing down the wrong path in rec­om­mend­ing £24,500 be spent on a new pave­ment in the grounds of Carnoustie House.

Mem­bers of An­gus Coun­cil’s com­mu­ni­ties com­mit­tee were asked to agree a re­port which rec­om­mended seven projects to­talling £159,000 in 201819 – but the al­lo­ca­tion of £24,500 for the con­struc­tion of a path in Carnoustie House grounds, link­ing from Yea­man Street, was put on hold.

David Cheape, an In­de­pen­dent councillor for Carnoustie and District, said: “I am not aware of a need or a de­mand for this path in Carnoustie – we are be­ing asked to al­lo­cate al­most £25,000 with­out any con­sul­ta­tion.”

He added: “What would be pop­u­lar would be the use of these funds to re­in­state the path at the side of Pan­bride Church, known as the Fairy Steps.”

The meet­ing was told sug­ges­tions are gath­ered from a num­ber of sources, in­clud­ing com­mu­nity coun­cils and coun­cil­lors. A MUM has spo­ken of her dis­gust after graf­fiti mock­ing her dead son ap­peared on a lamp-post near her home.

Jen­nifer Gel­latly, 33, of Kirk­ton, said that her fam­ily con­tacted the po­lice fol­low­ing the dis­cov­ery of the of­fen­sive mes­sage at Der­went Av­enue.

The vile scrawl made ref­er­ence to the death of Jen­nifer’s son, Jay­den, and was aimed at his older brother Daniel Docherty, who is only nine.

Jay­den died in 2016, three days be­fore his sec­ond birth­day, from an en­do­cardi­tis in­fec­tion.

He had bat­tled a num­ber of health is­sues, in­clud­ing fluid on his brain.

Jen­nifer con­demned the lat­est sick stunt, hav­ing pre­vi­ously hit out about on­line trolls who had mocked im­ages of Jay­den on her daugh­ter Jes­sica’s so­cial me­dia ac­counts.

Mes­sages telling Jen­nifer she should have had an abor­tion are be­lieved to have been sent from as far afield as Amer­ica.

Jen­nifer said: “I al­most can’t be­lieve just how close to our front door this graf­fiti is.

“My daugh­ter Jes­sica had been made aware of it and had shown me an image of the lamp-post.

“I went down to Asda in Kirk­ton and saw the lamp-post my­self and it is def­i­nitely not ac­cept­able to be writ­ing that.

“My mother con­tacted the po­lice re­gard­ing the mat­ter.

“I’ve also con­tacted Daniel’s school to see if they can recog­nise the hand­writ­ing.

“It clearly ap­pears to have been writ­ten by a child who maybe doesn’t fully un­der­stand the sit­u­a­tion.

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