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On Thursday 14 December an information drop-in event will be held at Perth, 2 High Street, Civic Hall between 3pm-8pm with information on the proposals in the Proposed Local Development Plan 2 for Perth Area. Once adopted, the Local Development Plan will shape the development of the area.

On Tuesday 12 December an information drop-in event will be held at Pitlochry Town Hall 2pm-7.30pm with information on the proposals in the Proposed Local Development Plan 2 for the Highland Perthshire area. Once adopted, the Local Development Plan will shape the development of the area.

The switch on of the Craigie/Moncrieffe lights at Craigie Cross will take place on Thursday 7 December at 7pm.

Today, (Thursday 30 November 2017), Deputy First Minister and Cabinet Secretary for Education and Skills, John Swinney MSP will perform a turf cutting Ceremony to mark the official start of works to build a new secondary school at Bertha Park in Perth which will open in August 2019.

Councillors received an update on Wednesday 29 November 2017 on the progress and impact of projects being undertaken through the Council's Transformation Programme.

The Proposed Local Development Plan 2 (LDP2) for Perth and Kinross will be published on 1 December 2017. The Proposed LDP2 updates and refreshes the first Local Development Plan (LDP) adopted in 2014 and sets out the Vision for Perth and Kinross, as well as policies and site specific proposals to achieve that Vision. The Plan, when adopted, will provide a framework running until 2028 for sustainable economic growth through the provision of homes, the encouragement of employment and the protection of the local area's rich natural and built heritage.

On Saturday 2 December an information drop-in event will be held at the Loch Leven Community Campus from 11am until 3pm with information on the Proposed Local Development Plan 2, (LDP2), for Kinross-shire. This marks the start of the representation period on the Proposed Plan which, when adopted, will shape the development of the area.

A recent Education Scotland inspection of Portmoak Primary School in Kinross-shire has found much to praise in the school's work, according to the inspectors' report published today (Tuesday 28 November 2017).

Perth & Kinross Council's ongoing foster carer recruitment campaign is moving into its second phase this week with a further call to anyone who would like to play their part in making a difference to the lives of vulnerable children and young people.

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.

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.

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 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 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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

On average, two people die from suicide in Scotland every day. Suicide can affect anyone and everyone can help. ChooseLife, NHS Tayside and Perth & Kinross Council are working together in order to provide new training courses for the public and professionals to help further prevent suicide in the area.

Due to the construction works associated with the Crematorium Refurbishment and phase 1 of the Perth Transport Futures project, public access to the Gardens of Remembrance is restricted for public safety for the duration of the works.

A new contract for providing Care at Home services is to be introduced by Perth and Kinross Health and Social Care Partnership (HSCP).