Demolition work will start on Monday 5 February at Damacre Centre in Brechin. As part of our development plans, the site will be secured before that day.

Please remove all vehicles from the grounds of the Centre by 7 am on Monday 5 February. Any vehicle parked there after that time will be removed by Angus Council.


Need Funding for a Community Project? – Community Innovation Fund advice sessions are coming to Angus

NHS Tayside’s Community Innovation Fund is available to groups of people living in communities across the area to enhance their environments, promote community spirit and inspire pride in neighbourhoods. Groups can apply for money to start projects or take action to tackle community issues. Details of drop-in sessions below.

Community Innovation Fund

For more information see the NHS Tayside website.

Free English classes (ESOL) available in Angus

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The English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) programme is for students who want to learn and improve their English skills

We provide free evening classes in Forfar, Brechin, Montrose and Arbroath for both beginners and intermediate students which can also lead to SQA qualifications. Details of classes are below.

For further information contact Neil Paterson on 01307 473662 or email

There is lots of space for new students in the beginners class!


  • Learn English in Arbroath  

Every MONDAY :19:00 – 21:00, Arbroath High School, Keptie Road, DD11 3EN, (next to Sports Centre)


  • Learn English in Montrose 

Every WEDNESDAY evenings :19:00 – 21:00, Montrose Academy, Academy Square, Montrose, DD10 8HU


  • Learn English in Brechin

Every TUESDAY evenings: 18:30 – 20:30, Brechin Community Campus, Duke Street, DD9 6JZ


  • Learn English in Forfar

Every Thursday evenings: 19:00 – 21:00, Forfar Community Campus, DD8 3LB, (Entry via Taylor Street, Forfar, or from B9128)





Housing Options Customer Satisfaction Survey



We’re keen to get our customers feedback about our Housing Options services. So if you have met with one of our Housing Options officers to talk about your housing situation, please complete our SURVEY to let us know what you thought of our service.

The SURVEY will be carried out in January, February and March.

Customer opinion is very important to us and can help us to improve our services.

“Aye we Can” – Survey on Homelessness – Win £50 Vouchers!

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As was mentioned in our previous post, the Scottish Government Action Group’s Aye we Can programme wants to work with people who have experience of homelessness. The group’s job is to recommend to Scottish Ministers what needs to be done to end homelessness and to consider how much it will cost over the next 5 years.

At 5 events across Scotland during December, 122 people shared their advice and ideas on how to fix homelessness in Scotland.

Read the group’s first report and take the Aye we can survey. It should take no more than 10-15 minutes and there’s the chance for you to win £50 of shopping vouchers.