Funding for path on hold
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.