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PKC Welfare Rights Team retains highest level accreditation

Perth & Kinross Council is delighted to announce that our Welfare Rights Team has retained accreditation at the highest level. It is currently the only advice agency in Perth and Kinross that is accredited to offer impartial benefits advice, representation and advocacy services in relation to Welfare Benefits at this level.

Cremation & burial fees for young people to be waived

The Council is introducing a change to its fees for burials and cremations, to support families having to deal with the loss of a young person.

Spooky fun for everyone at Perth's Halloween celebrations

Halloween is just around the corner, when ghosts and ghouls, zombies, werewolves and vampires, to name just a few, come out to walk among us. Perth will be no exception this year with the return of the city's Halloween Parade and Fun Night on Saturday 27 October 2018 between 6pm and 9pm, packed with frightful fun for all ages.

Your place, our future

Join us on 20 October 2018 to find out more about plans to develop Perth city centre, and tell us what you think about ways to improve access to the streets for pedestrians and cyclists.

James Arthur and Stephen Mulhern announced Christmas Lights Switch On

Perth's biggest ever Christmas party is set to go off with a bang on Saturday 17 November with live music from singer songwriter on a main stage compered by Britain's Got More Talent host Stephen Mulhern.

Still time to get your slice of the action at Cake Fest 2018

If you love baking and would like to play your part in creating a delicious map of Perth and Kinross, there's still many opportunities to get involved!

Child Protection Committee Standards & Quality Report reflects ongoing drive to keep children and young people safe

The annual Perth and Kinross Child Protection Committee (CPC) Standards & Quality Report will be considered at the next meeting of Perth & Kinross Council on Wednesday 3 October 2018.

Lower Earn Better Place To Live Fair coming up soon!

A free opportunity to find out about what local community groups, clubs and voluntary organisations in the Lower Earn area have to offer is coming up later this month.

Consultation report for Balhousie Primary School published

Earlier this year Perth & Kinross Council undertook a consultation with parents, carers and members of the public about proposals to close Balhousie Primary School and build a brand new primary school for North Perth to replace both the current Balhousie and North Muirton Primary Schools. The new school is expected to open in August 2022.

Award Winning 2018 'Men in Childcare' Course is launching soon!

If you are a male, over the age of 16 and would like to work with children in a professional capacity the award winning 'Men in Childcare' Course could be for you!

Access to comfort scheme toilets in autumn/winter

At the end of the September some public toilets operated by Perth & Kinross Council will switch to new seasonal operating times.

Storm Ali damages trees at Perth Crematorium

The strong winds of Storm Ali earlier in the week have damaged a number of trees at Perth Crematorium.

Next milestone in transformation of St Paul's Church

A 60 week programme of work to transform the B-listed former St Paul's Church on Perth's Old High Street will get underway on 15 October 2018.

A week to go for Meigle and Ardler community council nominations

Residents in the Meigle and Ardler area who want to make a difference to their local area are being sought to help re-establish the Community Council.

Hear about proposed rent levels at Tenant Autumn Conference 2018

Perth & Kinross Council tenants are invited to attend the Tenant Autumn Conference 2018 on Wednesday 3rd October, 11am - 1pm at the Salutation Hotel, South Street, Perth.

Perth & Kinross Technology Enabled Care Conference (Public Exhibition)

As part of the Technology Enabled Care Conference on Tuesday 25 September 2018, Perth & Kinross Health & Social Care Partnership are pleased to announce that there will be a public exhibition from 2-4pm in the foyer area at Perth Concert Hall, Mill Street, Perth.

Countdown to the Solheim Cup begins

In September 2019, the biggest and most prestigious event in women's golf, the Solheim Cup is being held at Gleneagles, just five years after the hugely successful staging of the 2014 Ryder Cup at the same venue.

Suicide Prevention Week 2018 to host a range of community events

The Perth and Kinross Community Planning Partnership will hold a series of events in co-ordination with National Suicide Prevention Week, taking place from Monday 10th to Sunday 16th September 2018.

Closure of vehicular gate at Rannoch Road entrance to Perth's Jeanfield Cemetery

Due to the increasing use of the road in Perth's Jeanfield Cemetery as a through route by motorists and the resulting danger posed to pedestrians, vehicular access to the cemetery via the Rannoch Road gates will be closed with the gates being locked.

Council's Housing & Communities Committee to set targets for year ahead

Councillors will receive an update on Wednesday 22nd August 2018 on the performance and progress of the Housing and Environment Service when its Business Management Improvement Plan (BMIP) is presented to Housing and Communities Committee.

Perth & Kinross Council Make a Stand Pledge against domestic abuse

Perth & Kinross Council is set to be the second local authority in Scotland to sign up to the Chartered Institute of Housing's Make a Stand Pledge to support people experiencing domestic abuse.

Perth City app to help individuals continue independent living

The Perth and Kinross Health and Social Care Partnership and LEAD Scotland have introduced a new digital project called 'TEC for Change' designed to help people to live independently.

Perth and Kinross is working to waste less and save more!

Perth & Kinross Council Waste Service's 'Waste Less Save More' project is an ambitious project run in partnership with NHS Tayside, local community groups, the Council's Housing teams and Adult Education services as well as local housing associations.