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Placecheck is an award winning community engagement method being used by Perth & Kinross Council. It was developed in the late 1990's by the Urban Design Alliance (UDAL). This successful scheme has been implemented in many places across the UK from neighbourhoods wanting to improve their local streets and open spaces to whole settlements.

Placecheck is a simple way of getting communities to identify what they like and don't like about where they live.  Communities then work with different partners and also take action themselves to improve their environment. 

Perth & Kinross Council have adopted Placecheck as an effective method of community engagement. This method fits very well into our  Placemaking guide which encourages distinctive, attractive, welcoming places with active citizens and civic pride, where people come first and cars second. The method also embraces our Community Engagement Policy where we follow the Government's 10 National Standards For Community Engagement focusing on  inclusion, encouraging participation, listening and giving feedback.
The Placecheck method has been successfully used in Errol, Dunning, Milnathort and Bridge of Earn and is currently taking place in Alyth.

Placecheck was seen as an example of good practice and is used as a case study in the two documents below:

Placecheck area   Years
Errol Placecheck Errol Park    2007-2009

icon Dunning Placecheck [26Kb]

icon Dunning Placecheck Evaluation [22Kb]

Fountain in Dunning    2009-2010
icon Milnathort Placecheck [34Kb] Seat Milnathort    2009-2012
icon Bridge of Earn Placecheck [113Kb] Balmanno Park    2009-2013
 Alyth placecheck        Alyth    2013-2018

Another useful link is to the Living Streets Charity which promotes making the streets you live, work, shop and play in safe, attractive and enjoyable spaces.
Community greenspace - Working together to maintain, improve and promote our shared spaces for all to enjoy.

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Pullar House, 35 Kinnoull Street, Perth, PH1 5GD
Tel 01738 475396