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Work on Highland Perthshire Learning Partnership progressing well

A report to the Lifelong Learning Committee meeting on Wednesday 22 January 2020 updated Councillors on the significant progress that has been made to develop a Highland Perthshire Learning Partnership (HPLP) as a key element of work considering both the senior phase of secondary education and maximising wider community use of the Council's facilities in this part of Perth and Kinross.

Significant reduction in homelessness thanks to Home First approach

Perth & Kinross Council's 'Home First' approach to tackling homelessness has led to an 18.9% reduction in homelessness presentations, a report says.

Council rent levels for 2020/21 to be considered

Perth & Kinross Council tenants have had their say on what they think future rent levels should be in 2020/21.

Tenants help to update Housing policies

Perth & Kinross Council tenants have helped review several of the local authority's Housing policies to make sure they are written in understandable language and are customer-focussed.

School estate transformation options for North and North West Perth to be considered

A report to the next meeting of Perth & Kinross Council's Lifelong Learning Committee on Wednesday 22 January 2020 outlines a number of options for development of the school estate in the north and north west parts of Perth, in light of major housing developments in this part of the city.

Perth Lade Green Corridor Management Plan 2020-25

At the next meeting of the Environment and Infrastructure Committee, Elected Members will be asked to approve the Perth Lade Green Corridor Management Plan 2020-25 (LMP).

Bertha Park High School officially opened by Scottish Education Secretary

Bertha Park High School, the first new secondary school in Perth and Kinross for more than 40 years, was officially opened on Thursday 16 January 2020 by the Scottish Government's Deputy First Minister and Cabinet Secretary for Education and Skills, John Swinney MSP.

Report into the financial management of Horsecross Arts

Perth & Kinross Council commissioned an external audit of the financial management of Horsecross Arts.

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.

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.

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.

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.