For home owners, some DIY work within the home or garden may need planning or Building Warrant approval. It could be an offence not to have the necessary approvals in place and it could also jeopardise any future sale of the property.
During the lockdown, lots of people are planning home or garden improvements. It could be a shed, a garden room, fence or internal home alterations.
We want to help householders to avoid any unnecessary upset and provide information that can hopefully allow them to crack on with projects with peace of mind.
To find out whether your projects need planning permission or a Building Warrant see our news website.
Alterations and improvements by Angus Council tenants
As we are all spending more time at home, there may be an increased risk of fire.
If you, or someone you know is a smoker over 50 years old (who live alone, have long term health or mobility problems or use medical oxygen) please use the contact number below for advice on what to do next.
Otherwise, use this checklist to help keep you and others safe during these challenging times. Once done, you can call the Fire Service with any queries – they are here to help keep you safe.
The Wellbeing Fund aims to support organisations across the third sector that are providing important services to people who are most affected by the coronavirus pandemic.
This round of funding opened for applications on 8 May 2020. To be considered for funding, applications must be received by noon on 22 May 2020.
What is funding available for?
The Wellbeing Fund is focused on providing funding to organisations that can support people who are facing additional barriers or have increased requirements as a direct result of the coronavirus pandemic. It can fund both immediate and emerging forms of support, from now up to the end of July 2020, reflecting that the context for people and communities may change over that time.
Complete the online application form and return it along with any requested supporting documents before noon on Friday 22 May 2020.
Scarf has partnered with Home Energy Scotland to launchanewemergencyhardship fund. The fund aims to help the most vulnerable households heat their homes in these difficult times.
The Scarf Heat Fund will help provide instant access to heat for those most at risk of, or suffering from fuel poverty.
The fund can provide help and support in the form of:
Access to costs for emergency boiler repairs.
This is not an exhaustive list and each application will be treated on a case-by-case basis with those suffering from fuel poverty given priority.
For more information on how to reduce your energy use while at home you can check out the Scarf website or access free and impartial advice from the Scarf team by speaking to one of our experienced advisors.
Call Home Energy Scotland at Scarf on 0808 808 2282 for more information on how to access Scarf’s fund as well as other grants and schemes.