As a Community Officer, with a Pride in Place focus, my job is extremely varied. I have noted as follows, the main (but not exclusive), areas of work that I cover within my remit:
- I support individuals and groups who wish to make a difference to the environment of where they live. I support the community to address anti-social activities such as fly tipping, littering, dog fouling etc. whilst making the
areas they live in more vibrant.
- I offer support to schools to have the ecologically responsible work they do within their communities recognised, as well as encouraging positive attitudes towards the environment
from a young age.
- I offer support to Angus Council tenants, and residents of other housing tenure, to form/run tenants & residents groups with a view to developing a community spirit and improving the areas
where they live. I can support those who wish to participate at an Angus wide level on decisions about their housing service, to work with other departments in Angus Council, to review/scrutinise the Angus Council Housing Service, and put forward
recommendations for change.
- I support community groups by building their capacity, help them to manage their groups affairs responsibly, ensuring that they are inclusive, help encourage partnership working and
networking with Angus Council, and other likeminded groups.
- Help promote and support a sense of civic, community, and/or cultural pride, and the development of activities and groups that embody this.
Below is a flavour of some of the activities and groups that I currently support and work within my locality:
Arbirlot Community Trust
- Arbroath in Bloom
- Arbroath 2020
- Community Engagement Events, e.g. annual Bruce Road Fun Day.
- Community Walkabouts
with tenants and home owners.
- Friends of Friockheim Mill Pond
- Warddykes Community Group
Liz Begg, Communities Officer (Pride in Place), Arbroath Communities Team, Place Directorate, Community Wing, Arbroath Academy, Glenisla Drive, Arbroath, Angus. DD11 5JD.
01241 438050 Email: email@example.com