The future of Laurencekirk

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The small town of Laurencekirk is a popular, well known and continually growing area where the sense of community can be strongly witnessed. With an ever-increasing population as more and more houses are being built, it is evident that Laurencekirk is lacking in vital facilities that a town its size requires. With the development of the new community campus due to open in August 2014, Laurencekirk is being placed on the map and is bound to encourage families to move to this ideal location. As a result of this, Laurencekirk requires better services for the community such as a petrol station, a larger supermarket, further retail opportunities, better business opportunity and a tailored transport service to compliment both trains and buses. More public transport is required as the town continues to grow.

If you agree with all of the above, now is the time for you to come forward and voice your opinion. Local community planning group Mearns Area Partnership (MAP) in conjunction with Mearns Community Council are to hold a community engagement event where the people of Laurencekirk and the surrounding area can come and have their say on these important issues.

The event will take place in The Masonic Hall on the High Street from 10am-5pm on Saturday November 10, refreshments will be available and everyone is encouraged to attend. Now is the chance for you to have your say and let us know what you want!

MAP is a partnership of statutory, voluntary and community organisations focused on addressing the needs of the area to develop and strengthen the Mearns Community.

For further information, contact Maureen Newlands development worker on 07788 949267 or by email -