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Waste and Recycling Collections over the 2019-2020 festive period

Perth & Kinross Council would like to remind residents that on Wednesday 25 and Thursday 26 December 2019, and Wednesday 1 and Thursday 2 January 2020, there will be no kerbside bin collections and all Recycling Centres and public toilets will be closed, along with Perth Crematorium and Greyfriars Cemetery.

Guildtown Primary School Nursery opens its doors

As part of Perth & Kinross Council's work to prepare for the upcoming (August 2020) expansion of funded early learning and childcare provision to 1140 hours, Guildtown Primary School in Eastern Perthshire opened its new nursery's doors to children earlier this week (Monday 25 November 2019).

Memorial headstone safety inspections to begin in Council cemeteries

Perth & Kinross Council will begin its prioritised programme of memorial headstone inspections in Blair Atholl and Jeanfield cemeteries on Monday 6th January 2020. All memorials in the Council's cemeteries will be tested in line with the Scottish Government's guidance on Memorial Safety.

Extension to Pitlochry public toilets opening hours to continue over winter period

Perth & Kinross Council is pleased to confirm that, following a trial extension to the opening hours of public toilet provision in Pitlochry, this arrangement will remain in place over the Winter 2019-20 period.

Perth pupils adopt their local WEEE Bank

A Small-Electricals Recycling Bank has recently been introduced at the Oakbank Community Centre Recycling Point on Viewlands Road West in Perth, where any household waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) can be deposited for recycling. This covers anything powered by a plug or battery, that needs charging or has a symbol of a crossed-out wheelie bin on it.

Free festive parking

Don't forget that the free festive parking offer in Council-run car parks in Perth and Kinross begins this weekend (Saturday November 30) and continues on Saturdays and Sundays in December 2019.

Save money and stay warm this winter

Perth and Kinross residents can get free advice on how they can reduce household energy bills from the Home Energy Advice Team, funded by the Council.

Strategy aims to improve support for local carers

The Integration Joint Board (IJB) of Perth and Kinross Health and Social Care Partnership has given its approval to a new Carers Strategy for 2019 to 2022 which commits to making service changes required to better meet the identified needs of both young and adult carers locally.

Free fuel poverty awareness sessions available

Community groups and frontline staff who work with the public in Perth and Kinross are invited to attend free events that raise awareness of fuel poverty and how it can be tackled.

Remembrance commemorations 2019

Perth will mark Remembrance Day this year with events on Friday 8, Sunday 10 and Monday 11 November 2019.

British Empire Medal presented for services to kayaking and canoeing in Scotland

A Perthshire woman has recently been presented with the British Empire Medal (BEM) for her services to kayaking and canoeing in Scotland.

Positive performance continues for 'sector-leading' Housing Services

A report on the performance of Perth & Kinross Council's Housing Services has highlighted our sector-leading approach to tackling homelessness.

Building work begins on 70 brand new Council homes in Perth

To mark Scottish Housing Day 2019 Perth & Kinross Council announced the start of building work on 70 brand new Council homes on the western edge of Perth - the largest new development the Council has undertaken since the start of its new-build programme in 2011.

Curtain goes up on 2019 Solheim Cup with Gala Dinner at Perth Concert Hall

The curtain-raiser to the 2019 Solheim Cup - the Solheim Cup Gala Dinner - will take place in Perth tomorrow (Wednesday 11th September).

Suicide Prevention Week 2019 events planned in Perth and Kinross

Perth and Kinross Health and Social Care Partnership will hold a series of events to mark Suicide Prevention Week from Monday 9th to Sunday 15th September 2019.

Consultation launched on housing need in Blairgowrie

Perth & Kinross Council is launching a public consultation to find out what kind of affordable housing is needed in Blairgowrie.

Rent bond scheme celebrates 10 years of success

A Perth & Kinross Council scheme that gives people easy access private rented housing has reached its 10th anniversary. Over the last decade the Rent Bond Guarantee Scheme (RGBS) has supported 1,650 households into accommodation without having to pay a deposit up front.

Common Housing Register boost to help people access affordable social housing

People who apply for housing through the Perth and Kinross Common Housing Register (CHR) will now have more choice after Perth-based social landlord Fairfield Housing Co-operative signed up to join.

Road resurfacing works in Glenfarg from next week

Perth & Kinross Council would advise that carriageway resurfacing works will be carried out shortly on Ladeside and Duncrievie Road, Glenfarg, starting on Ladeside on Monday 22 July 2019.

New 'Smart Flat' showcases tech that helps people live independently for longer

A new "Smart Flat" has opened in Perth showcasing how the use of technology can support vulnerable people to continue living independently in their own homes

Perth launch event for Learning Disability Week 2019

Learning Disability Week will be launched in Perth and Kinross this year with a celebratory event at Bell's Sports Centre, Perth on Monday 13th May between 10:00-12:00 Noon.

Tenants enjoy new kitchens and bathrooms under Council improvement scheme

Hundreds of housing tenants have had new kitchens and bathrooms fitted in their homes thanks to a multi-million pound Perth & Kinross Council improvements programme.

New Council flats completed at Crieff Road, Perth

A development of 24 new flats for Council tenants has been completed by Perth & Kinross Council.

Perth & Kinross Council to deliver 65 new affordable homes for Scone

Perth & Kinross Council has announced plans to deliver 65 affordable homes on the former Glebe Primary School site in the village of Scone

New Rapid Rehousing approach will build on Council's Home First success

A new plan that will support Perth & Kinross Council to continue its work to minimise the impact of homelessness has been presented to the Scottish Government.

Council rent levels for 2019/20 to be considered

Perth & Kinross Council tenants have given their verdict on how much they think their rent should rise by in 2019/20.