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Launch of Coronavirus memorial website Lost/Found

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 and Kinross moved to Level 3 of Strategic Framework

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

New parking ticket machines with flexible payment options available at Thimblerow Car Park, Perth

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.

To Absent Friends. Remembrance in our Community

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.

Councillors to hear progress update on pupil attainment strategy

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.

Carers Connect Goes Digital to Overcome COVID-19

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.

Free festive parking

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.

Changes to Remembrance Services

Perth's traditional Remembrance activities have been modified this year in light of the ongoing Covid pandemic.

Council urges residents and businesses to be cyber security aware

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.

Win £1000 to help tackle climate change

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.

Support for Recovery Week

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.

Councillors to decide on five key capital projects

Capital projects including the Cross Tay Link Road will be decided by Perth & Kinross councillors next week.

Community Council by-elections to be held in November 2020

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 taking part in pioneering new 'Green Heat' project

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.

Community support made a real difference during coronavirus lockdown

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.

Pupil tests positive for Coronavirus at St John's RC Academy in Perth

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 & Kinross Council support for 2 Sisters staff

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.

New national guidance on face coverings use by pupils and staff

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.

Scottish Flood Forum returns to Perth and Kinross

The Scottish Flood Forum, (SFF), is an independent organisation which supports individuals and communities at risk from flooding.

Very good progress made on expanded free early learning and childcare roll-out

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.

Current Situation - Perth Clean-up

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.

Support service for young people with complex and challenging needs is making a difference

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.

Scottish Flood Forum returns to Perth on Wednesday 26 August

The Scottish Flood Forum, (SFF), will be back in Perth on Wednesday 26 August, offering support and advice to residents affected by flooding.

Pupils test positive for COVID-19

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.

12 August 2020 Storm - Flood Risk Management Update

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.

Changes to schoolday bus services and journeys from 12 August 2020

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 show young people's positive achievements

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.

Re-opening of schools confirmed

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.

Crackdown on irresponsible parking

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.

New temporary 20mph speed limits to be introduced

Forty-one new temporary 20mph speed limits will be introduced across Perth and Kinross as part of the £1.1 million Spaces for People project supporting active travel during lockdown.

Action on wild camping

Visitors to Perth and Kinross are being reminded to 'leave it as you found it' when camping in the area's beauty spots.

Perth & Kinross extends contactless payment for parking

Perth & Kinross Council suspended car parking charges during lockdown in order to help key workers who could no longer access public transport to travel to work, and to reduce the need for people to handle cash. Now that restrictions are lifting and streets are getting busier, charges will be reintroduced from 1 August, to help ensure safe and considerate parking. In line with the Council's budget decision in March, charges will be increased by 10% from 2019-20 levels.

Perth & Kinross Council progresses funded Early Years and Childcare

On Wednesday 7 July the Scottish Government announced that the plans to offer 1140 hours of funded Early Learning & Childcare (ELC) to all 3- and 4-year olds and eligible 2-year olds in Scotland has been delayed and would be introduced during 2020-21.

Pupils to return to school full-time on August 17

Children in Perth and Kinross will start returning to school on 12 August with full-time re-opening scheduled for 17 August.

Plans for re-opening of schools

Perth & Kinross Council is looking forward to welcoming back our children and young people to their schools from the start of the new term in August.

Council launches fly-tipping fund

Perth & Kinross City Council has set up a £20,000 fly-tipping fund to help clean up illegally dumped waste.

Tributes paid to Heroes of St Valery

Pipe Major of Perth and District Pipe Band Alistair Duthie paid tribute to the thousands of Scots killed or captured during "the forgotten Dunkirk" at St Valery-en-Caux in France 80- years ago today. This included many hundreds of men from Perth and Perthshire.

Hundreds of children to benefit from Free School Meals payments over summer holidays

The families of many Perth and Kinross children will continue to receive payments for Free School Meals during the summer holidays.

School inspectors praise Fairview School and Nursery

School inspectors have praised Fairview School and Nursery in Perth for the quality of its teaching and success in raising pupils' attainment.

Recycling centres start accepting more waste

Recycling centres in Perth and Kinross will begin accepting garden and bulky waste material from Thursday 4 June.

Residents will help Perth and Kinross emerge stronger from crisis

Local residents will play a key role in helping Perth and Kinross emerge stronger from the Coronavirus crisis, the Council's Chief Executive has said.

Key workers can keep working thanks to alternative transport provision

Perth & Kinross Council is doing its part to help local key workers to get into work as normal where reductions in public transport provision during the current coronavirus pandemic have had an impact.

Hardship fund for newly self-employed open for applications

Applications for financial support for newly self-employed workers in Perth and Kinross affected by the impact of the coronavirus pandemic are now open.

Live streaming of funeral services allows families to say farewell safely

In response to the current coronavirus pandemic, Perth & Kinross Council has recently introduced an option to allow families bidding their final farewell to loved ones to do so safely and while observing physical distancing.

£20 million paid in business support grants

£20 million has been paid out to date in crisis grants to Perth and Kinross businesses during the current coronavirus lockdown.

Elected members thanks to residents

Elected members have expressed their thanks to communities around Perth and Kinross for volunteering to support others in need, and for taking on board the national advice to stay home, and observe social distancing if they need to go out, during the current Coronavirus outbreak.

Council well prepared for national helpline

Perth & Kinross Council put in all necessary preparations at the outset of lockdown to support vulnerable people in its communities. The Council was therefore well prepared for the new national helpline number for Coronavirus support. The helpline was announced by the Scottish Government yesterday and the Council started taking calls immediately, though it did not officially open until today (14 April).