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New development of Council homes completed in Meigle

A new £1.85m development of Perth & Kinross Council homes has been completed at Ardler Road in Meigle.

The best job in the world? It could be closer than you think

Perth & Kinross Council's Family Based Care Team is looking to recruit new foster carers to ensure children and young people can continue to be looked after within the Perth and Kinross area.

Perth & Kinross Council launches trial of contactless crossings

Perth & Kinross Council is to launch a trial of new contactless crossings at eight crossings and junctions on Monday 26 April.

Promoting responsible tourism in Perth and Kinross

A range of measures to deter dirty camping and promote responsible tourism will be used in Perth and Kinross this year.

Warning over dangers of campfires

Visitors to Perth and Kinross are advised not to light campfires unless they have the permission of the landowner. It can take less than a minute for a tent to catch fire and wildfires can spread quickly especially during dry spells, causing extensive damage to the environment.

Provost sends condolences on death of HRH The Duke of Edinburgh

On the announcement of the death of HRH The Duke of Edinburgh, Provost Dennis Melloy sent condolences to the Royal Family on behalf of the people of Perth and Kinross and Perth & Kinross Council.

Visitor Ranger recruitment begins

Perth & Kinross Council has started recruiting a team of Visitor Rangers to support responsible tourism in rural areas over the summer period.

Residents urged to Stay Local

Perth & Kinross residents are being urged to stick with Coronavirus guidelines over the Easter weekend.

Childcare and early education consultation opens

Perth & Kinross Council is seeking the views of parents and carers with babies, under-fives and school-age children regarding care and early education provision in the local area.

Councillors approve Revenue Budget for 2021/22

Perth & Kinross Council's Net Revenue Budget for 2021/22 of £387 million was agreed by Councillors on Wednesday 10 March.

Councillors asked to approve Revenue Budget

Perth and Kinross councillors will be asked to approve an updated Net Revenue Budget for 2021/22 of £387 million when they meet on Wednesday 10 March.

Financial help available for Perth & Kinross residents who are feeling the pinch

Financial help and support is available to Perth & Kinross residents who are feeling the pinch this winter.

Bird keepers advised to be vigilant over avian flu

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.

Potential flood risk after snow melt

Perth & Kinross Council is encouraging residents to be prepared for when snow begins to melt.

Fairtrade Fortnight 2021

This year's Fairtrade Fortnight 'Climate, Fairtrade and You' is running from 22 February to 7 March 2021.

Online workshops for Food Growing Strategy consultation

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.

Flooding in southern Perth and Kinross

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.

Tayside councils partner up to provide 24-7 mental health and wellbeing support for young people

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.

Council leader praises gritting teams

Perth and Kinross Council leader Murray Lyle has praised gritting teams for their efforts after temperatures plunged below zero at the start of 2021.

A94 Main Street Burrelton - Puffin Crossing Assessment Report

If you require any further information please contact Charlie Haggart at chaggart@pkc.gov.uk

The Stone of Destiny is coming home

The Stone of Destiny is returning to Perth, it was announced today.

Applications open next month for early learning and childcare places

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.

Changes to Covid-19 restrictions December 19

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.

Tay Cities Deal signed

The Tay Cities Deal which will bring significant investment to Tayside and Fife over the next decade, was signed on Thursday 17 December 2020.

New fund to tackle financial insecurity

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.

Focus on safety and wellbeing of children and young people highlighted

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.

Communities urged to stick with public health guidance

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.

Feeling the Pinch this winter?

Perth & Kinross Council is urging residents who are Feeling the Pinch this winter to seek help.

Vibrant festive message states Perth is where Christmas is made

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.

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.