Dementia Awareness week 4-10 June 2018

Dementia awarness week

We are pleased to support Dementia Awareness Week which runs from 4-10 June. Come along to the Carnoustie Kinloch Centre event (see below) or to other events in Angus to learn more about dementia and the care and support available in your area.

dementia week




New Abbey Quarter homes are starting to take shape

Since starting in November last year, the construction programme at Abbey Quarter has been moving forward. The foundations are in place and the frames of the homes are now beginning to appear. We estimate that these energy-efficient, low-rise properties, which are designed to complement the abbey and provide a place where people can enjoy living, will be ready in 2020.


The £7-million Abbey Quarter development – on the footprint of Guthrie Hill and Smithy Croft – is supported by £2.3 million of Scottish Government grant funding and will provided much-needed homes for rent near the town centre, where previously there were unpopular multi-storey blocks


The 28 one-bedroom flats and two wheelchair-adapted properties will help to meet the significant demand for these types of rented property in Arbroath. There will be 40 units in total across the development, with two, three and four bedroom homes also available.


Pat Millar, a community representative on the Arbroath Locality Partnership said:

“It’s great to see the area really taking shape. Housing-led regeneration projects are a key component in our Arbroath Locality Partnership’s vision to make Arbroath a better place to live, work and visit. But it’s about more than aiming for high quality housing for all – it is about improving the town’s infrastructure and its environment so Arbroath is more accessible and more enjoyable for people to get around, to live, work and play. It’s also about helping to make Arbroath more attractive for employers and visitors so we can improve the economy and reduce poverty by improving job prospects and helping to raise household incomes.”


Elected members met council officials onsite today (Friday 25 May) to view the developments and discuss the plans in detail.


Communities convener, Cllr Craig Fotheringham said:

“I’m very happy to see the progress being made here at Abbey Quarter. This project will help us provide more high quality places that people are proud to call home. The design is contemporary, but sits perfectly alongside our historic Abbey and I am certain people will be delighted to live here.”


Communities vice-convener, Cllr Lois Speed added:

“It has been exciting to see this development take shape. There’s no doubt that, when completed, it will enhance the area and help improve the lives of all those that will be offered a home here. It’s also great to see more housing options being provided for households who have a disability. It is vital that we continue to increase our stock of accessible, barrier-free homes to help tackle the growing demand and pressures on those individuals and families who require this type of property”.


Managing Director, Steven Brady of Hadden Group, the site contractor, said:

“We’re pleased with the progress made to date on the construction works. Much of this has been in the ground but, now the superstructure is underway, you will rapidly see the buildings taking shape.”


It is Mental Health Awareness Week

Mental health

Mental Health Awareness Week focusses on mental health problems and especially stress.

More information on that topic is available on the Mental Health Foundation website.


SuicideHelp provides information on how to help someone, who to contact and how to create a safety plan. This also be downloaded as an app for iPhone, Android and Windows devices.

Changes to Council phone numbers

chnages to phones

We are introducing changes to our contact phone numbers. More services will be moving to ACCESSLine this year as we establish the One Contact Centre, .

This the first phase of the One Contact Centre programme and more services will be moving to ACCESSLine throughout 2018.

The ACCESSLine telephone number is: 03452 777 778.

Residents are asked to no longer use the Revenues and Benefits telephone numbers: 01241 438400, 01241 438401, 01241 438402, 01241 438403, 01241 435064, but to call ACCESSLine instead.

Our display number will also be changing from 16 May. Our new number is 01307 491900 if we call you.

For more information see Angus Council news.


Half a million pounds in private tenancy deposits left unclaimed

The Scottish Housing News blog recently reported on the level of unclaimed private rented tenancy deposits in Scotland including over £42,000 in the Dundee region.

scottish money


SafeDeposits Scotland found that 2,309 private tenants in Scotland hadn’t yet claimed back their deposits worth £537,427.




Here is the latest full breakdown of regional variation in unclaimed deposits held by SafeDeposits Scotland:


SafeDeposits Scotland is a tenancy deposit protection scheme that helps both landlords and tenants. The scheme holds the deposit during the tenancy and keeps it safe to be returned to the tenant at the end of the tenancy, if the terms of the tenancy agreement have been met.

If you think you might have forgotten to reclaim your tenancy deposit, contact SafeDeposits Scotland here.

English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) questionnaire – your chance to win free entry to Glamis Castle!


Our Community Learning & Development Team (CLDT) is collecting information on ESOL classes in Angus. They’re looking to get feedback about the classes from people who have attended them and opinion from those who want to start learning.

The links to the questionnaire are below with information in different languages. The feedback from this survey will help us find out how satisfied ESOL students are and how to improve the service.

The survey is live until end of June 2018.

Respondents have the chance to win free entry to Glamis Castle

Any questions, contact Neil Paterson:


спечелете безплатно влизане в Glamis Castle – моля, направете нашето онлайн проучване

wygraj bezpłatny wstęp do Zamku Glamis – wypełnij ankietę online!

выиграйте бесплатный вход в замок Glamis – пожалуйста, сделайте наш онлайн-опрос

Iegūstiet bezmaksas ieceļošanu Glamis Castle – lūdzu, ņemiet vērā mūsu tiešsaistes aptauju!

câștiga intrarea gratuită la Castelul Glamis – vă rugăm să luați sondajul nostru online!

nyerjen szabad belépést a Glamis kastélyba – kérjük, vegye fel online felmérésünket!




po polsku


на български