Angus council is currently run by a coalition of Independent, Conservative and Lib Dem councillors.
According to the 2020 Hands Up survey 52.3% of children in Angus walked to school in 2020, 3.3% cycled and 2.1% scooted or skated. According to the 2021 Cycling Scotland annual monitoring report 7% of employees usually or regularly cycle to work and 18% of households have no access to a car. The council provided no data on its active travel spend. It adopted an Active & Sustainable Travel Strategy in 2021.
2022 local election
Parties standing (in alphabetical order)
- Alba: Facebook / Twitter
- Scottish Conservative & Unionist: Website ~ Facebook
- Scottish Greens: Website ~ Facebook
- Scottish Labour: Facebook ~ Twitter
- Scottish Liberal Democrats: Website ~ Facebook ~ Twitter
- SNP: Facebook ~ Twitter
Endorsements of our three asks:
- Angus and Mearns Lib Dems responded: “We are in broad agreement with the aims of what you say, and would devote a little more of the Council’s budget to this each year. We would start by ensuring safe walking and cycling routes for school.”
- Julie Bell, SNP candidate for Kirriemuir and Dean responded: “Delighted to support, please add me to your list.”
- Rod Falconer, Lib Dem candidate for Arbroath West, Letham and Friockheim responded “Getting our towns healthier is the start point in getting ourselves into a better state of well being.” Fuller statement here.
- John Ruddy, Labour candidate for Montrose and District responded: “I’m happy to endorse the campaign from Walk, Wheel, Cycle, Vote. Active travel needs much more emphasis, both as a way of reducing our carbon footprint, but also as a way of improving our health. If elected I will work to make Montrose the best place in Angus to get about without using a car.”
- Angus Greens have endorsed all three of our asks.
- Mark McDonald, SNP candidate for Carnoustie and District responded: “I’m an Angus Council Active Travel Champion fully supportive of the new active travel route In Arbroath that’s coming soon. Absolutely yes.”
- Lloyd Melville, SNP candidate for Monifieth and Sidlaw responded “I’m delighted to support the asks of @walkwheelcycle. We need accessible active travel routes for all. That’s a big part of why I’m standing for election and, if elected, I’ll work to improve our walking, wheeling and cycling infrastructure for everyone”