Action plan for town revealed

AN insight into the development of Forfar over the next two years was revealed on Friday with the launch of Angus Council’s first local community plan.

Launched along with similar proposals for the other seven council wards in the county, the plan for Forfar includes a number of proposals designed to tackle local issues.

They range from housing provision in Newmonthill, support for the work of the action groups already established in Lordburn, Pitreuchie and Restenneth, Viewmount and Gallowshade, and steps to tackle alcohol and drug abuse.

The Forfar and District Local Community Plan, which includes the town of Forfar as well as Lunanhead and Kingsmuir, also pledges support for a number of projects run by the Forfar and Area Partnership and Forfar Community Council.

There are plans for the establishment of a Friday Night Project for young members of the community and steps to investigate the potential of a new community centre in the town.

The plans set out the different strands of activities and projects to be delivered in each of the seven areas by council departments and their partner organisations, which include Tayside Police, Tayside Fire and Rescue and NHS Tayside as well as voluntary organisations.

Also included in the plans are improvements which local communities would like to see in their areas.

Launching the plans at The Canmore Room in Forfar, Councillor Jim Millar, Convener of Neighbourhood Services said:

“I am delighted to launch the local community plans, which represent much hard work on behalf of the Local Community Planning Division, in consultation with our partners and communities. The plans bring together a profile for each of the areas, and a detailed action plan as well as information as to the improvements the local communities would like to see in their areas.

“These improvements cover all aspects of community life from tackling anti-social behaviour or road safety problems to the redevelopment of park areas.

“The Angus Community Planning Partnership is committed to working with communities to achieve their vision that Angus is a place where a first class quality of life can be enjoyed by all.”

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Details of the local community plan for Forfar are available from the local community planning team on 08452 777 778 or visit www.angus.org.uk