The Forfar Community Network is open to anyone living in Forfar and brings together all Tenant Participation and Action groups in the area, including the Lordburn, Restenneth and Pitreuchie Action Group.
If you’d like to get involved in local issues, activities or just meet people and try something new, come along to your local community group.
Two forthcoming meetings are:
- Forfar Community Network: 7 pm on Tuesday 17 September 2019 at Montrose Road Centre, Montrose Road, Forfar; and
- Lordburn, Restenneth and Pitreuchie Action Group: 7 pm on Wednesday 25 September 2019 at Montrose Road Centre, Montrose Road, Forfar
The Vision for Restenneth is a short movie about the Restenneth Drive area in Forfar.
The film was produced and edited by our Modern Apprentice, Millie Burgin. The community were asked what they liked about living in the area, what changes they would like to see and what the Vision for Restenneth could look like.
This film is a result of a series of Pop Up Consultations and Summer Fun Sessions in the area over the summer, led by the Communities team and supported by the local housing officer and the Lordburn, Restenneth and Pitreuchie Action Group.
The video was recently premiered at a LRP Action Group meeting at Montrose Road Centre to invited community members, representatives from different Council departments and local elected members.
The next meeting of the LRP Action Group is on Tuesday 16 October at 7pm at Montrose Road Centre in Forfar and we look to prioritise the emerging themes and look at the way forward.
The Lordburn Park in Forfar has a brighter new look with new solar lights installed. LRP Action Group, supported by the local community, started a petition to improve the park and their voices have been heard. The new lighting system makes the park safer and more accessible.
John Morrow, Service Leader (Housing), said:
This is a good example of joint working. Residents highlighted the issue after a community safety incident in the area. We want to ensure our tenants in Lordburn and other residents of Forfar can walk or cycle to work or shop, as that reduces traffic and carbon emissions, and also helps people to be healthier. This path is a main route from Lordburn and Restenneth to Forfar town centre, so it’s important that people can feel safe and secure, especially in the long winter evenings and early mornings. so we felt that the Housing Revenue Account should fund the work. However, rather than digging trenches for cabling and erecting traditional hard wired mains lights, Roads colleagues suggested Photovoltaic LED lights which dont need cabling. They operate on movement detectors so are on for short periods only. This saves energy, minimises light pollution, and also reduces disruption and damage to the park during installation. As there are no electricity costs, long term revenue costs are minimal. A small project, but one I hope that is will thought through, and will deliver a real practical benefit for residents.