Forward Coupar Angus supports local community groups to jointly make the town a better place.

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The Make a Difference (M.A.D) Squad, a local community group, is the 'go to' group for large, small or odd jobs that the community needs help with.

The group’s activities range from trimming hedges to moving sheds and greenhouse intact and lending a hand with community events. It works closely with other town groups like the Coupar Angus Illuminators to help put up the annual Christmas Lights and with Pride of Place team to help with placing our award-winning flower hanging baskets around the town.

The group’s activities range from trimming hedges to moving sheds and greenhouse intact and lending a hand with community events. It works closely with other town groups like the Coupar Angus Illuminators to help put up the annual Christmas Lights and with Pride of Place team to help with placing our award-winning flower hanging baskets around the town.

FCA assists the MAD Squad with grant applications when equipment or tools are needed. The Squad have been awarded grants from the Paths for All Fund, to invested in a range of powered gardening tools, including strimmer’s, hedge trimmers, blowers and a chain saw, which has allowed the group to increase the range of activities the Squad can undertake.

The Squad’s invaluable contribution to the town also includes looking after greenspaces and verges in our community, restoring and caring for the previously impassible footbridge across the Coupar Angus burn so it can be used by walkers and dog owners and providing essential help in our community and school gardens. The Squad can also help with technical tasks, such as helping with building makeovers and painting community buildings in need of cheering up.

Members of the Squad comprise mainly retired men from a very diverse range of backgrounds including pharmacy, education, running a local business, IT, Council operations and journalism. This interesting and diverse mix of personalities encompasses a broad range of expertise able to tackle almost anything, with no job in Coupar Angus is too small and most not being not too big.

And, if the Make a Difference (MAD) Squad cannot help, they will certainly know someone who can help!

Anyone in our community can contact the MAD Squad, if you spot issues needing attention, such as pathway clearing, looking after greenspaces or need help with community events. You can contact the group directly or you can contact FCA and we are happy to relay your request to the group.

Please get in touch with us at: admin@forwardcouparangus.org

The Coupar Angus Illuminators

The Coupar Angus Illuminators are a local group of volunteers who are responsible for our town's Christmas Lights and the illumination of town features.

FCA has supported the Illuminators for many years by applying for grant funding to, for example, get our Christmas Lights and lights to illuminate The Horse. The group has ambitions to improve the High Street town square for the community, so there is lots to do.

The Illuminators also work closely with the town’s Pride of Place team and MAD Squad to enhance the look and feel of Coupar Angus throughout the year.