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Tayside Biodiversity Partnership project shortlisted for national nature award

(Issued on behalf of Tayside Biodiversity Partnership) The Perth and Kinross Ponds for Puddocks Project has been shortlisted in the Community Initiative Award at the RSPB's prestigious Nature of Scotland Awards. It was announced as a finalist at a recent reception held at the Scottish Parliament, hosted by Colin Smyth MSP and sponsored by Beam Suntory.

Inclusion Ambassadors programme wins national award

Fairview School, Perth & Kinross Council's school for children and young people with significant additional support needs (ASN), is celebrating a national awards win for its work to help pupils locally with ASN feel included, supported and celebrated.

Crown Inn Wynd car park, Auchterarder to be extended

Works to extend the Crown Inn Wynd public car park in Auchterarder will begin on Monday 18 September 2023 and will take approximately 10 weeks in total to complete.

Road resurfacing, A822 Front Street, Braco

We intend to carry out essential road resurfacing work on the A822 Front Street, Braco from Thursday 21 September 2023 for approximately nine days, weather permitting.

Provost welcomes visit of His Majesty The King to Kinross

Perth and Kinross Provost Xander McDade has said it will be an honour to welcome His Majesty The King to Kinross on Friday, September 15.

Save the date for Winter Festival Christmas Lights switch-on

Perth and Kinross Council's highly anticipated Winter Festival Christmas Lights Switch-on will return on Saturday December 2.

StorTera installs world first for energy storage in Perth and Kinross

Perth & Kinross Council has become the first place in the world to use spiral-flow battery technology to reduce its carbon footprint.

Perth & Kinross Council continues to achieve sector-leading outcomes for homeless people despite challenging year

The latest figures released by the Scottish Government show that Perth & Kinross Council's Housing Service is continuing to deliver sector-leading outcomes for people experiencing homelessness.

A822 Muthill to Bishops Bridge road patching works

Road patching works on the A822 between Muthill and Bishops Bridge commenced on Monday 4 September 2023 and are expected to be complete on Tuesday 12 September 2023, weather permitting.

Residents urged to have say in Big Place Conversation

Perth and Kinross residents are being urged to be part of the Big Place conversation before 31 August and complete the big place consultation survey.

Boat Brae, Rattray / Wellmeadow, Blairgowrie Resurfacing Works

We will be carrying out remedial resurfacing works at the junctions of Commercial Street and Wellmeadow, and of Balmoral Road and Boat Brae in Blairgowrie and Rattray for five nights from Monday 4 to Friday 8 September 2023.

Community groups invited to Warm Welcome Fund workshops

Community groups and organisations who would like to offer support to residents in their local area over the winter months are being invited to attend workshops to help them develop their applications to Perth and Kinross Council's Warm Welcome Fund (formerly known as the Cost-of-Living Community Fund).

18 new flats for affordable rent completed in Perth

A £3m development of 18 new flats for affordable social rent has been completed on the site of the former Fairfield Community Centre in Perth.

Perth to celebrate Ukrainian Independence Day

Ukrainian Independence Day will be celebrated in Perth on Sunday, August 20.

Major milestone for Perth Museum

A major milestone in the development of Perth Museum took place this week as Culture Perth and Kinross were handed the keys to the building by the Council.

Community collaboration relocates village war memorial

A collaboration between Kinross-shire community organisations, a developer and Perth and Kinross Council has ensured that the war memorial in Blairingone remains accessible to the public wishing to pay their respects and remember local people who served in the armed forces.

Perth and Kinross pupils enjoy exams success

Attainment statistics published today by the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) show young people in Perth and Kinross have performed well across a range of measures in their exams in 2023.

Short-term let operators reminded to apply for licences

Anyone operating or intending to operate a short-term let (STL) property or properties in Perth and Kinross is being reminded that they have just under two months to apply for a licence.

Gran Fondo - August 4

The Gran and Medio Fondo cycle race will take place in Perth and Kinross on August 4

City of Perth Salute - event information

Perth City will host the City of Perth Salute on Sunday August 6.

City of Perth Salute returns on August 6

The highly anticipated City of Perth Salute is set to return to Perth City once again on Sunday August 6.

Gran Fondo champions to be crowned at Scone Palace

Scone Palace, the Crowning site of Scottish Kings and the original home of the Stone of Scone, also known as the Stone of Destiny, will now see UCI World Champions crowned as it welcomes the finish of the 2023 UCI Cycling World Championships Gran Fondo and Medio Fondo road races on Friday 4 August.

Community Investment Fund Drop-In Sessions

Applications to the £400,00 Community Investment Fund (CIF) are open. To help community groups with their applications, our Communities Team will be hosting drop-in sessions throughout Perth and Kinross from 18 July 2023.

An Amazing August in Perth and Kinross

Perth and Kinross is the place to be this August with a series of spectacular events taking place across the region.

Applications open for the Community Investment Fund

Community groups in Perth and Kinross are being urged to apply for funding to help support vital work in their communities.

Learning Curve Relaunches

The Learning Curve will relaunch on June 30.

Launch of updated advice for veterans

An updated booklet providing advice to people leaving the Armed Forces has been launched in Perth and Kinross to mark the start of Armed Forces Week.

Wildfire warning as heatwave continues

Visitors to Perth and Kinross have been warned not to build fires or use disposable barbecues during the current heatwave.

Continued success of Communities services outlined in report to Councillors

The Council's Communities Service continued to provide high-quality services and vital support for tenants and residents over the last 12 months despite challenges caused by the cost-of-living crisis and the Covid-19 pandemic, a report to Councillors says.

£600,000 funding for local community projects set to be distributed

Councillors will be asked to approve the distribution of funding totalling £600,000 to be used for local projects across Perth and Kinross through the Community Investment Fund (CIF) and Local Action Partnerships (LAPs).

Glenfarg play park improvements - a real community collaboration

Perth and Kinross Council's Community Greenspace team and the Friends of Wallace Park group have recently completed the latest phase of a collaborative project that significantly enhances the Glenfarg park's play area for community use.

Council agrees £50 million deal to turn waste into energy

Perth & Kinross Council has awarded a significant 10-year contract worth £50 million to treat residual waste and turn it into energy.

Work underway on new Blairgowrie Leisure Centre

Work on the new £36 million Blairgowrie Recreation Centre (Live Active Blairgowrie) is underway.

Residents urged to have say on Short-Term Lets

Perth and Kinross residents have been urged to have their say on whether Short-Term Let Control Areas are needed in Highland and Eastern Perthshire.

Twinning anniversary to be celebrated in Perth

The 25th anniversary of Perth's twinning with Bydgoszcz will be celebrated this weekend.

Perth to host Gran Fondo on August 4

The 2023 UCI Cycling World Championships Gran Fondo will take place in Perth and Kinross on August 4.

Young tenants successfully supported through Council and charity partnership project

A Perth and Kinross project that supports young tenants to settle into permanent accommodation has had a successful 12 months, helping a total of 113 people.

Vintage Wheels ready to roll into Perth

This weekend will be the Vintage Wheels Weekend in Perth City. We have two days of events on Saturday 3 June and Sunday 4 June 2023.

Advice to parents affected by closure of Kilgraston School

In response to the news last night that Kilgraston School is to permanently close on 24 June 2023, it is recognised that parents/carers of current Kilgraston pupils will be trying to find another school for their child to attend.

Changes to Service 19 between Perth and Blackford on Sundays

As from 09 July 2023, Service 19 on Sundays will only operate between Perth and Blackford via Aberuthven and Auchterarder with no onward travel to or return from Stirling.

Show Racism the Red Card reaches Perth and Kinross milestone

Over 13,000 schoolchildren have taken part in Show Racism the Red Card's schools programme since it was launched in Perth and Kinross 15 years ago.

Consultation proposed on short-term let controls in some areas of Perthshire

Councillors will be asked to approve a consultation on whether controls on short-term lets should be introduced in some areas of Perthshire where there is pressure on the availability of affordable housing.

Grasslands Maintenance Trial Boosts Biodiversity

New grassland maintenance techniques aimed at increasing biodiversity in Perth and Kinross parks and open spaces could be extended after a successful trial run.

Plans to expand electric vehicle charging network

A £1.465 million plan to supercharge electric vehicle charging in Perth and Kinross will be presented to councillors next week.

Appointment of religious representative to Learning and Families Committee

The Learning and Families of the Council committee comprises Elected Members of Perth and Kinross Council, Teacher representatives, Parent representatives and youth representatives.

Equally Safe at Work

Perth & Kinross has reaffirmed its commitment to gender equality by signing up to the Equally Safe at Work accreditation programme.

Big Place Conversation continues in Perth and Kinross

The Big Place Conversation will continue across Kinross-shire, Glenfarg, Almond and Earn, and Strathearn and Strathallan, providing an opportunity for residents to give their views over future development and land use in their communities.

Faerie lights brighten Perth city centre

The dark corners of Scottish folklore have inspired a stunning new light installation in Perth city centre.

Let's Talk Transport!

Perth and Kinross residents are being urged to Talk Transport and help the local authority develop its transport network over the next decade.

Work on new Blairgowrie Recreation Centre to begin

Work on the new Blairgowrie Recreation Centre will start at the end of next month (May).

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