1 bedroom flat in Brechin available to rent now

AVAILABLE TO RENT NOW: 1 BEDROOM FIRST FLOOR FLAT (single person)

DENBURN COURT

1 MONTROSE STREET, BRECHIN, DD9 7JA

Brechin is a cathedral city situated in the heart of Angus. Denburn Court was converted in 1992 by Hillcrest into 35 single and two person flats for over 40’s. The building has secure door entry at both front and back. Tenants have use of a laundry, with coin operated washers and dryers. There are refuse rooms on all floors and a recycling centre in the rear car park. There is a communal digital TV aerial, enabling tenants to view a wide variety of satellite services. Floor coverings can be provided throughout the flat.

Rent is £315.84 per month. There is a separate water charge of £22.53 (not covered by HB or UC)

Council tax band A

Electric storage heating

Lift to all floors

Car park at the rear and space for cars at the front

Please contact Hillcrest Homes Angus Team on 0300 123 2640 or email customerservice@hillcrest.org.uk for further information.

The property will be allocated on a first come first served basis subject to satisfactory references and checks. 

ELECTRIC HEATING UPGRADE FOR ANDY STEWART COURT, BALMAIN COURT, MURRAY COURT AND SPRINGFIELD

Angus Council is carrying out electric heating upgrades at Andy Stewart Court, Arbroath; Balmain Court and Murray Court, Montrose; and Springfield, Forfar.

Unfortunately the replacement heaters are temporarily unavailable due to ongoing issues experienced by global supply chains and the contractor anticipates a 2 month delay to the work progressing.

We apologise for the delay and will resume work as soon as the supply issues are resolved. If you have any queries meantime, please contact us by emailing HousingTechnical@angus.gov.uk

Changes to the Law on Fire and Smoke Alarms

The Scottish Government has updated the law on fire and smoke alarms.  A new standard will come into effect by February 2022.

From then, all homeowners will have to have interlinked alarms. These alarms significantly reduce casualties by alerting everybody in a property to a fire. Most homes will also need a carbon monoxide alarm.

All homes will have to have one smoke alarm in the most frequently used room (most commonly the living room), one in every circulation space on each storey (ie hallway and landings), and a heat alarm in the kitchen.  Alarms should be ceiling mounted, interlinked and mains operated.  Where there is a carbon-fuelled appliance (such as a boiler, a fire, an open fire) or a flue, a carbon monoxide detector is also required which does not need to be linked to the fire alarms.

We are currently carrying out fire and smoke alarm upgrades to our properties.  If your home is included in the upgrade contract, you will have received a letter from us advising of these works, which are mandatory, to comply with the new legislation.  Please be aware that the contractors are starting to get in touch with our tenants to advise of appointment dates for works. 

We appreciate your co-operation at this time and hope you find this information useful, but if you have any queries about this post, please contact us by emailing HousingTechnical@angus.gov.uk

1 bedroom Housing Association flat available to rent in Arbroath

21 Hill Place, Arbroath- 1 Bedroom, 2nd floor flat available now

  • Central location, any amenities etc close by
  • Walking distance to main shopping area; supermarkets; library.
  • No garden; no parking space (on-street parking)
  • 6 properties in building

The rent and service charge is charged monthly as follows: 

Property Rent                                                 £403.57

Service Charge                                                 £15.57

Total monthly charge     £419.14

Please contact Blackwood Homes by emailing EmmaBrodie@blackwoodgroup.org.uk to note an interest in the property.

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Free online Conflict Resolution Sessions for parents/carers and young people

The Cyrenians Scottish Centre for Conflict Resolution (SCCR) is running a series of free open training sessions, seminars and conferences across Scotland. Training and events are open to parents, carers and young people to improve understanding of conflict and emotional needs, to transform relationships and lives.

The events focus on conflict resolution as a means of early intervention which improves relationships and lives, and ultimately reduces youth homelessness.

See below links to the events:

FREE ONLINE EVENTS FOR PARENTS/CARERS


Understanding Anger – 10th August – 12:00-12:40

Anxious & Afraid – 24th August – 12:00-12:40

Growing up is never easy – 25th August – 12:00-12:40

Understanding Anger – 2nd September – 12:00-12:40

Conflict Response Styles – 15th September – 12:00-12:40

Connectedness – 30th September – 12:00-12:40


FREE ONLINE EVENTS FOR YOUNG PEOPLE (16-25)

Connectedness – 12th August – 12:00-12:40

Resilience: Bouncing Back – 7th September – 12:00-12:40

The sessions will be delivered on the online platform Zoom, by the SCCR mediator. If you book on to the session you will be sent the details on how to join nearer the time to the event when bookings have closed and a full PDF document with all the information you need to know will be emailed to you.

Free Fringe Event on Veterans Issues

The Mind is the Frontline is a series of panel discussions hosted as part of Army@The Fringe. The discussions involve a series of expert speakers These include ideas about freedom, security and warfare examining if the new frontline is being fought in our minds. With the military expanding into cyber and space, and everyday technologies monitoring our every move, what place do artists have for voicing freedoms and resistance? Audiences are invited to expect provocations, new perspectives and interesting debate.

More information is available here.

Calling Private Landlords – Study into the Effects of the Pandemic

The University of Glasgow is carrying out research funded by UKRI (UK Research and Innovation) to understand how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected private landlords. Findings will be shared with stakeholders to support policy led decisions and the planning of resources to support both landlords and tenants.

The survey will take between 5 and 15 minutes. Please complete the survey by 18 July 2021.

Housing Repairs Satisfaction Survey

We have asked Edinburgh-based company Knowledge Partnership to carry out another Repairs Satisfaction Survey. The telephone survey will be similar to the one carried out in 2019, and will run for 12 months. If you have a repair completed between June and October 2021, you could be contacted by Knowledge Partnership for your views. We would very much appreciate your participation in this survey if you are contacted, as we look to make improvements in our repairs service for the future.

The first telephone calls will be made from 12 July 2021 for those tenants who have had repairs completed in June 2021.

Please note that the survey company is based in Edinburgh so will be calling from numbers starting 0131 356 ….

Your views are very important to us and we are committed to listening and using your feedback to improve what we do.

Please help us to improve our services

by taking part in this survey.

MPS Housing Ltd – Your Housing Repairs Contractor (in Forfar, Kirriemuir, Brechin and Montrose)

Since April 2021, Council tenants living in Forfar, Kirriemuir, Brechin or Montrose areas have had a new repairs contractor – MPS Housing

We are now three months into the new contract and one of the issues that has been highlighted is that when MPS try to call tenants to book an appointment time for the repair, they do not always get an answer, even after trying several times.

Their telephone number is 0330 678 1247 so if you do get a call from this number after you have reported a repair please answer.

If MPS are not able to book an appointment your repair will be cancelled.

If you are concerned about you may have missed a call after requesting a repair, then please call ACCESSLine on 03452 777 778

Armed Forces healthcare briefing

Monday 21 June marked the start of Armed Forces Week, a series of events, videos and articles celebrating the range of activities and people of the Armed Forces.

This briefing below gives information about NHS services for the Armed Forces community and activity connected with the Armed Forces Week.