FOLLOWING the release of the Angus Council community plans earlier this year, the community planning teams have been busy fulfilling the promises laid out by the local authority for each town.
In Forfar and Kirriemuir, the local partnership, which is made up of groups, businesses and individuals, has been working towards a number of community based projects.
The small group which was formed in Kirriemuir has been celebrating a whole host of JM Barrie events which have brought in around 4,000 extra visitors to the area. They have also upgraded the play park at Kirriemuir Hill and made improvements to the gravestones and graves of Barrie’s family.
A group of youngsters in the area have also worked with the planning teams to bring a BMX track to the town.
Planning teams have also done positive work in celebrating the centenary of Scott’s expedition to the Pole, improving Davidson Park, setting up the Kirriemuir Garden Project and offering support to village halls in the area.
In the Forfar area, a group has been established in Padanaram which will help to increase use of the village hall and distribute newsletters to local residents.
Action and Tenants Groups have been set up to liaise with local residents and undertake projects such as area clean ups and community flats.
The Forfar Area Partnership has been continuing its good work in the area with activities and projects such as the Gala Week, Tartan events, Fair Trade and the Friday Night Project.
The Community Planning team, meanwhile, has been instrumental in organising events and activities throughout the area such as a community information event, publication of a Youth Work Provider list, assistance with Business Listing in Kirriemuir and distributing ‘What’s On’ leaflets.