November 2017

What's good about Kinross? How could it improve?

The ongoing public realm improvement works to create a 'Cultural Quarter' in Perth's Mill Street are heading into the final straight as the phase 2 works are due to come to an end this month.

The time to 'Remember, remember the fifth of November, Gunpowder treason and plot...' is upon us once again and Perth Strathearn 200 Round Table is gearing up for its annual bonfire, fireworks and fundraiser on Sunday night, (5 November 2017), to mark Guy Fawkes Night.

Members of the Environment, Enterprise & Infrastructure Committee will next week (Wednesday 8 November) consider proposals to offer free Saturday Christmas parking across Council-run car parks in December.

Gaelic will feature during Book Week Scotland in Perth and Kinross with a selection of activities for children and adults.

Perth & Kinross Council will be offering a 2 day Scotland's Mental Health First Aid training interactive course in Perth and Aberfeldy during December 2017.

The Christmas Light Switch On event is taking place in the city centre of Saturday, 18 November. The event requires some road closures to be in place which will impact on public transport. The following arrangements have been put in place:

As part of the Scottish Digital Health and Care week, Perth & Kinross Health & Social Care Partnership are pleased to announce that there will be an "Open Day" at the Technology Enabled Care (TEC) SmartFlat in Perth from 10:30am to 3pm on Friday 24 November.

Gaelic will feature during Book Week Scotland in Perth & Kinross with a selection of activities for children and adults.

Following the success of the first round of Creative Communities funding (CCF) awards earlier this year, applications are being accepted now for the second round of funding.

Perth & Kinross Council has agreed to promote a self help scheme for footway gritting treatment over the winter months and is seeking volunteers to grit a pre-agreed sections of footway with a push along spreader.

(Issued on behalf of the Perth and Kinross Violence Against Women Partnership) The issue of domestic abuse and sexual violence, and ways to eradicate it are highlighted annually through the 16 Days of Activism campaign. The Perth and Kinross Violence Against Women Partnership (PKVAWP) will again in 2017 be supporting the campaign, with a series of events and activities arranged in partnership with local and national organisations.

The David K Thomson Award Trust is inviting members of the public to nominate someone who they think should win the 2017 award.

Elected members will consider a draft of the proposed Local Development Plan (LDP) 2017 - 2028 for Perth and Kinross at a Special Council Meeting on Wednesday 22 November 2017. Once approved, the draft LDP will undergo public consultation.

Perth & Kinross Council wish to advise bus users that new style roadside information boards will be installed throughout Perth and Kinross from this week onwards.

Perth & Kinross Council is donating nearly £450,000 to Macmillan Cancer Support from a trust fund administered by the Council where the purpose can no longer be fulfilled in the modern day.

In National Adoption Week 2017 (20-25 November), Perth & Kinross Council is reaching out to find new prospective adoptive parents locally, who would like to adopt children in need of a permanent, loving family.

Perth & Kinross Council would advise that Balfour Beatty will be carrying out works on the existing crematorium driveway over the weekend of Friday 24 to Monday 27 November 2017, to allow the new Crematorium entrance to become operational for future visitors.

In the run-up to the festive party season, householders across Perth and Kinross are being encouraged to remember to collect glass bottles and jars for recycling in an effort to help raise money for charity.

Leader of Perth & Kinross Council, Councillor Ian Campbell has highlighted the progress being made on major projects contributing to the future cultural and economic development of Perth and Kinross.