A Tenant or Resident Group is a group made up of local volunteers who work together to represent and promote the interests of everyone who lives in the area. The groups provide a collective and strong voice for tenants/residents in their community and can help us shape housing policies and influence decisions.
Most groups offer advice to local people and represent their communities when working with us and some provide other services such as special days, or activities.
Tenants and residents groups hold regular meetings, which are open to everyone who lives in the area.
If you’re interested in joining in to one of the groups in your area, please contact the Communities Officers who can provide you with the right information and advice on local group activities.
Graeme Hodge – Communities Officer Brechin/ Montrose Communities Team Brechin Community Campus, Duke Street, Brechin, DD9 6LB. Tel: 01356 627441 Mobile: 07557 758637 email@example.com
Jennifer Anderson – Communities Officer Forfar/ Kirriemuir Communities Team Montrose Road Centre, Montrose Road, Forfar, DD8 2HT. Tel: 01307473662 Andersonj1@angus.gov.uk
Liz Begg – Communities Officer Arbroath Communities Team Community Wing, Arbroath Academy, Glenisla Drive, Arbroath, Angus. DD11 5JD. Tel: 01241 438050 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Wellbraehead and Goosecroft Action Group – next meeting 30 October at 7pm at Montrose Road Centre, Forfar.
Lordburn, Restenneth and Pitreuchlie Action group – next meeting 16 October at 7pm at Montrose Road Centre, Forfar. See the latest post with the video.
Glensview Community Group – Monday 24 September at 6pm at Glensview Community Flat.
Springfield Sheltered Housing Residents Group – next meeting 4 October at 10.30am at Springfield Complex Community Lounge.
Viewmount Voices – next meeting 6 November at 6.30pm at Glensview Community flat
Forfar Community Network – Thursday 27 Sept at 7pm at Montrose Road Centre – all residents of Forfar and surrounding area welcome. See below.
The Warddykes Community Group was formed several years ago, as a result of a neighbourhood walkabout, organised by the Arbroath CHT and the Arbroath Communities Officer. The group has both tenants and homeowners who live in the Warddykes community. They regularly have between 15 – 20 people coming to meetings, including young people. They meet in Warddykes Primary School, every 4 – 6 weeks.
To date the group have had many successes, and have a programme of clean-ups organised, which always prove to be very popular in attracting more local people who would not necessarily come along to meetings. They have attracted support from members of the Arbroath & District Youth Council, who attend the clean-ups as well as the meetings.
The local Housing Team has paid for the installation of 3 community noticeboards in the area, for the group to advertise their events and updates of actions from meetings.
During the summer there was another successful walkabout, and this attracted many more members. The local Waste Management Inspector attended this walkabout, and helped to answer lots of queries from local people. Many concerns, issues and ideas for future development were raised at this walkabout, which the group will address at their next meeting on Monday evening of 24 September 2018.
Other partners include Police Scotland. The local Community Police help answer police related matters at the meetings, when they are available to come along. Councillor Lois Speed is also a regular attender, and has been very supportive of the group since its inception.
Below are photographs of some the Warddykes group’s activities.