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Financial help and support is available to Perth & Kinross residents who are feeling the pinch this winter.
Anyone who keeps poultry or waterfowl in Perth and Kinross is being advised by the Council's Animal Welfare team to take steps to protect their birds and be vigilant for any signs of avian flu, after a second case of the disease was recently confirmed in Fife.
Perth & Kinross Council is encouraging residents to be prepared for when snow begins to melt.
This year's Fairtrade Fortnight 'Climate, Fairtrade and You' is running from 22 February to 7 March 2021.
Perth & Kinross Council is currently developing a Food Growing Strategy to encourage more people across the local area to get involved with growing their own food.
There has been heavy snow overnight but in the southern area of Perth & Kinross that has turned to heavy rainfall and caused flooding in a number of areas.
It is estimated that 1 in 4 people will suffer with mental ill health at some point in their lives. Talking about mental health, or just feeling overwhelmed by everyday worries and concerns, can be difficult, especially for young people. The three Tayside councils (Angus, Dundee City and Perth & Kinross) have joined up to help establish safe, anonymous online support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. From Monday 1 February 2021, young people aged 16 to 24 across Tayside can contact Togetherall, a supportive virtual community.
Perth and Kinross Council leader Murray Lyle has praised gritting teams for their efforts after temperatures plunged below zero at the start of 2021.
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The Stone of Destiny is returning to Perth, it was announced today.
With the expansion of local funded early learning and childcare (ELC) provision almost complete, Perth & Kinross Council will be opening applications for 2021-2022 places in its own settings from Monday 18 January 2021.
We note the announcement made by the First Minister Nicola Sturgeon today (December 19) regarding the changes to the restrictions in relation to Covid-19.
The Tay Cities Deal which will bring significant investment to Tayside and Fife over the next decade, was signed on Thursday 17 December 2020.
Perth & Kinross Council has created a new fund to help tackle financial insecurity and support households with essential needs and priority debts over the winter. The Financial Insecurity Fund has been created using the Council's share of £20 million provided by the Scottish Government for this purpose.
A report to the next Full Council meeting on 16 December 2020 will outline how the multi-agency Perth and Kinross Child Protection Committee (CPC) has been working to protect children and young people from harm, abuse and exploitation over the past year, including the coronavirus lockdown.
Perth & Kinross Council Chief Executive Karen Reid has urged communities to stick with public health guidance to save lives and help reduce Covid-19 transmission rates.
Perth & Kinross Council is urging residents who are Feeling the Pinch this winter to seek help.
Independent retailers in Perth city centre and the surrounding towns are the focus of a festive Perth and Kinross Council campaign encouraging residents of the area to 'shop local' this Christmas.
A new website, launched today, has collated memorials for people who have died throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. The project, Lost/Found, is the first of its type in Scotland which aims to remember those lost in Perth and Kinross - and across the country.
Perth & Kinross Council Chief Executive Karen Reid acknowledged the area's move up to Level 3 from Friday, saying: "We are all disappointed to learn that the Perth & Kinross Council area has been moved into Level 3 in the Strategic Framework
Perth & Kinross Council is pleased to confirm that at its Thimblerow Car Park in Perth, new ticket machines are now operational with a range of flexible payment options. A new season ticket payment option is also now available for the facility.
Perth & Kinross Council and Perth and Kinross Health and Social Care Partnership are supporting a number of community remembrance events taking place across the area from 1-7 November as part of the annual 'To Absent Friends' festival. This Scotland-wide festival is an opportunity for people to tell their stories and come together to remember, celebrate and reminisce about those love ones who have passed away.
A report going before the next Lifelong Learning Committee on Wednesday 4 November 2020 will give an update on progress made in Perth & Kinross Council schools to raise pupil attainment and close the poverty-related attainment gap.
The Perth and Kinross Health and Social Care Partnership (HSPC) is pleased to announce that the annual Carers Connect Event will take place as planned on Carers Rights Day, 26 November, despite the challenges of COVID-19. To enable this, the Event will be held as an interactive online conference.
At the next meeting of the Council's Environment & Infrastructure Committee, Elected Members will be asked to consider proposals for free parking in Council operated car parks on Saturdays in the run up to Festive season during December.
Perth's traditional Remembrance activities have been modified this year in light of the ongoing Covid pandemic.
Perth & Kinross Council is urging local residents and businesses to ensure they are cyber security aware in light of the uncertain times we are living in. Cyber criminals often use this uncertainty, and people's understandable concerns, as an opportunity for their own gain.
Perth & Kinross Council wants your views to help inform our plans to tackle climate change - and you could win a prize for sharing your opinions. As part of the PK Offer, the Council is launching a consultation on its Draft Climate Change Strategy, to find out how climate change is already affecting people, and how we can work together to limit its impact. Fill in the online survey here and you will be entered into a prize draw to win money for energy efficiency devices or carbon saving actions, such as insulation and tree planting, or towards active travel. Individuals could win £1000, schools could win £500, and formally constituted community groups will be eligible for a possible prize of £1000.
Perth & Kinross Council's Alcohol and Drug Partnership (ADP), which works to prevent the harms associated with substance use and to support recovery, is asking people to help raise awareness of the upcoming annual Recovery Week, which begins on 28 September.
Capital projects including the Cross Tay Link Road will be decided by Perth & Kinross councillors next week.
Community Council by-elections for vacancies on Kinross, Coupar Angus, and Earn and District Community Councils will be held on Thursday 12 November 2020.
Perth & Kinross Council is taking part in a pioneering new project exploring how urban landscapes can be transformed to heat homes and other buildings while cutting carbon emissions.
Throughout the main lockdown period of the coronavirus pandemic, Perth & Kinross Council worked closely with local community groups and organisations to support those most in need, particularly in relation to access to food and groceries.
A pupil at St John's RC Academy in Perth has tested positive for Coronavirus.
Lit Up In Purple: The Alcohol and Drug Partnership prepares for International Overdose Awareness Day
Perth & Kinross Council's Alcohol and Drug Partnership (ADP) which works to prevent addiction is backing this year's International Overdose Awareness Day on 31 August.
Perth and Kinross Council staff will deliver hundreds more food parcels to workers from 2 Sisters in Coupar Angus who are self-isolating because of Coronavirus this week.
Following an announcement by the Deputy First Minister on Tuesday 25 August 2020, an update to national guidance now recommends the use of face coverings in secondary schools for pupils and staff, with effect from Monday 31 August.
The Scottish Flood Forum, (SFF), is an independent organisation which supports individuals and communities at risk from flooding.
The next Lifelong Learning Committee meeting on Wednesday 26 August 2020 will highlight effective preparations made by Perth & Kinross Council towards the delivery of additional free early learning and childcare (ELC) for local children and families.
Perth & Kinross Council is receiving a high volume of reports of sewage contamination from understandably concerned residents. Areas highlighted include the North and South Inches, playparks, properties, basements and gardens.
A report to the next Lifelong Learning Committee on Wednesday 26 August 2020 will highlight the positive impact of a new service designed to provide intensive support to keep young people at home with their families when they are at risk of coming into care.
The Scottish Flood Forum, (SFF), will be back in Perth on Wednesday 26 August, offering support and advice to residents affected by flooding.
Two school pupils from Perth and Kinross have tested positive for COVID-19. The two children are currently self-isolating at home with mild symptoms along with their immediate family members.
Perth & Kinross Council has continued to support affected communities since the extreme weather event that occurred during the night of 11/12 August 2020. Council staff were working throughout the night during the storm to distribute sandbags and pumps to help protect properties and businesses, and were on hand to support the emergency services in their efforts.
Perth & Kinross Council has confirmed that some changes will be made to school-day only registered local bus services and journeys from Wednesday 12 August 2020.
Attainment statistics published by the Scottish Qualifications Authority show young people in Perth and Kinross have achieved well across a range of measures this year.
Pupils will begin returning to school in Perth and Kinross from 12 August after the Scottish Government confirmed the country's schools will re-open full-time next month.
Motorists who obstruct roads at Perth and Kinross beauty spots face being hit with on-the-spot fines as part of crackdown on irresponsible parking this weekend.