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Click on the links below to view the Voluntary Action Angus Weekly Bulletins:

26th May 2023

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7th April 2023

Memus Village Hall and a local farm have had their heatingoil stolen in the last few days.

For advice on preventing heating oil theft, there is some useful information in this article that could help.

The results of the Kerbside Recycling Service Survey are now available on the Angus Council website.

Thanks to everyone who took the time to complete the survey.

There are two mobile libraries which serve the residents of rural Angus, providing a traditional lending service as well as community information.

There’s a wide range of stock on board for people of all ages. The service operates on a fortnightly basis and both our vans are fully accessible with disabled lift access.

Also offered are:

  • A hearing aid battery supply service
  • Tailored services to rural schools, nurseries and playgroups
  • Supporting partners to deliver health and wellbeing information sessions

Click here for the timetable and map.

Vegetarian for Life is the UK charity working on behalf of older vegans and vegetarians.

They run regular cookery demos and cook-alongs via Facebook or Zoom for the over 50s. They've delivered these in partnership with a number of organisations including Age UK, age friendly networks, and many carers groups. The hope is that these interactive cookery demos will help to reduce isolation for older adults and be a fun activity for them to take part in, as well as learning some new cookery tips and recipes. They can offer a diverse range of themes such as cooking on a budget, getting creative with storecupboard ingredients, vegan baking, bread making and more. They recently delivered some 'Facebook Lives' on their own Facebook page that can be viewed here.

Pen and phone pal scheme - A great way to help reduce isolation. Many close friendships have been forged through the scheme. 

Stem Appeal

Aberlemno School is planning to have a ‘tinker table’ type activity in the classroom. If you are getting any new small electrical kitchen appliances, hairdryers, straighteners, small tool boxes etc, please donate any that you no longer require and the School will put them to good use taking them apart and learning about how they work. The items do not need to work.

You can find about more about STEM in Scottish primary education here.

There is a defibrillator at the Aberlemno Church. It is on the outside wall of the Church clearly visible to your left as you enter the main gate.

The location details are:

Aberlemno Church
Postcode: DD8 3PE
What3words: status.currently.copycat
Coordinates: NO 5222 5557

Outside views of the proposed Angus Rural Mobility Hub building

Consultation is set to begin as Angus Council and Dalhousie Estates engage with local community councils, City of Brechin and District Community Council, and Inveresk Community Council to help shape their proposal for the Angus Rural Mobility Hub in Brechin.

Click here to read more.

Take a look at the latest edition of Rural Matters.

A bi-monthly bulletin produced by the Police Scotland North East Division Crime Reduction Team aimed at keeping you up to date with what’s happening in our countryside.

In this edition of Rural Matters - 

  • We investigate a high tech solution to deter criminals and protect your property.
  • PC Richard Russell answers your questions regarding CCTV.
  • PC Jonathon Davis talks about suicide in rural communities.
  • Following the Horse Society’s September safety campaign PC Hannah Corbett explains how horse riders and road users can stay safe.
  • And we look at how fraudsters are targeting families suffering as a result of the cost of living crisis.

Resources that can help with fatigue, sleep and anxiety

The National Wellbeing Hub has wide-ranging free content which is aimed at encouraging us to look after ourselves and seek help when we need it.

It contains information on (evidence-based) resources to enable self-care and the most comprehensive information on services available (e.g. helplines, peer support) at national, regional and local levels.

A number of key resources are available on the National Wellbeing Hub, including apps and online programmes:

Sleepio (click to access the evidence based sleep improvement programme)
Daylight (click to access ways of improving general wellbeing)
Silvercloud (click to access a structured programme based on CBT focusing on supporting your wellbeing, including managing your mental health, resilience, stress and sleep. Use code NHS2020)

For more information you can also follow @PRoMISScot @scotgovhealth on Twitter.

Can you help?

Do you know anyone who was in the Aberlemno WRI between 1952-1955?

Or did you know postman Hampton?

One armed postie Hampton, cycled from Forfar every day to deliver the post to Aberlemno whatever the weather. He was always cheerful and carries a lot of local news as well as the post.

When Aberlemno WRI were creating the embroidered map every WRI member put in some stictches to complete the map, which postie Hampton carried from house to house

Do you know anyone who was involved?

Did your mum/ granny help with a few stitches? Was your dad/ grandad/ uncle Postie Hampton?

Please get in touch if you have any information - through contact us on this website.

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