Childminders are an essential part of the childcare provision that lots of families rely on. They offer care for small groups of children in a home environment with the flexibility and choice that is valued by parents.

Perth & Kinross Council's Childcare Strategy Team is hosting a Recruitment and Careers Event on Tuesday 20 February. The event is aimed at employers in the childcare sector in Perth and Kinross and local people who are either working in childcare within this area or thinking about a career in childcare locally. The drop-in event will be held between 3pm and 7pm at Perth Grammar School's Community Wing.

A diverse range of community events are taking place during February 2018 in Perth and Kinross to mark LGBT History Month, which provides an opportunity to celebrate LGBT life and culture and to recognise the achievements of LGBT people and communities.

Perth & Kinross Council has today confirmed that a grant of £10,000 is to be made to Perth & Kinross Foodbank to alleviate the charity's funding pressures in the current financial year.

Following a complete refurbishment, Perth Crematorium will re-open for funeral services from Monday 12 February 2018.

As part of Perth & Kinross Council's current family based carer recruitment campaign, there will be opportunities during February and March 2018 to find out more about fostering, supported lodgings and adoption and how you can become a carer with the Council.

On Saturday January 27th the parks along the riverside in Perth will once again be illuminated in an array of colours as the Riverside Light Nights returns to the city.

New Council houses being built in Perth and Kinross are to feature sprinkler systems as standard, Perth & Kinross Council has announced.

'Getting It Right...Keeping Your Child Safe', the annual free online safety seminar organised by Perth & Kinross Council and partner agencies, returns for the seventh time at the Perth Playhouse cinema on Thursday 1 March 2018.

A report to the next meeting of Perth & Kinross Council's Environment and Infrastructure Committee will highlight the use, to date, of developer contributions towards the improvement of public amenities in Auchterarder.