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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
At the end of the September some public toilets operated by Perth & Kinross Council will switch to new seasonal operating times.
The strong winds of Storm Ali earlier in the week have damaged a number of trees at Perth Crematorium.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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 & 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.