A rallying call has gone out to the Forfar community to come forward to help spruce up a once-popular attraction in the town’s country park.
Forfar Community Council is appealing for volunteers in the hope of getting the crazy golf course in the Forfar Loch Country Park open again in time for the summer season.
It has been closed since the doors shut for the final time at the Lochside Leisure Centre last February.
The community council is looking for volunteers to help run the facility, to fundraise for it or to sponsor a hole on the course.
Community councillor Tom O’Brien hopes the nearby pitch and putt course could also be given a new lease of life, and eventually a shop could open to serve refreshments.
He said: “The community council has cleared up the area in the past, with the help of Angus councillor Ian McLaren.
“We are hoping to get it up and running for the first weekend of May, which is the May Bank holiday, if we get enough people.”
The successful effort of other Tayside and Fife groups is also driving the Forfar effort forward.
“We are looking at community funding options and know of similar projects in Auchterarder and Pittenweem which have been successful.
“We are appealing for volunteers to help give the course a good clean up and to replace the fence which has been damaged by vandals,” added Mr O’Brien.
“We are hoping to get it back up and running and, maybe in the future, we could have a hut which could serve teas and coffees.”
The community councillors will work with members of the Forfar Action Network to carry out any work needing done.
Anyone interested in helping is asked to contact Tom O’Brien on 07979 122598 or email firstname.lastname@example.org