Tuesday, 23 March 2010

Tay Rail Bridge Disaster Memorial meeting - and community councils review update

This evening, I took the minutes at the first meeting of an informal group interested in ensuring that there is a proper and lasting memorial to the victims of the 1879 Tay Rail Bridge Disaster. Apart from myself and other councillors, there were representatives from a number of organisations including the Tay Valley Family History Society, Newport, Wormit and Forgan, Community Council and West End Community Council. The meeting was chaired by Stuart Morris of Balgonie.

It was an excellent and productive meeting - we have formed a Memorial Fund committee that I have agreed to serve on and we are looking to establish a Friends of the Tay Rail Bridge Memorial group.

We are meeting again in May and welcome the participation of all interested. If you wish to knwo more, please call me on Dundee 459378 or e-mail
taymemorial@frasermacpherson.org.uk - many thanks.

Earlier today, I attended a briefing on the review of community councils. I was pleased to learn that it is not envisaged altering the West End Community Council boundaries - something the community council will welcome.