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Press Release: Annual Canvas - Local residents to receive important voter registration information.

Is there a defibrillator in your area? HPCP in conjunction with Pitlochry High School and the Scottish Ambulance Service have created the Highland Perthshire Defibrillator App which locates all the defibrillators in Highland Perthshire. The app is now live! and ready to download. Please click here to find out more.

This is an important and exciting project, and we would like to know about each and every defibrillator that exists in Highland Perthshire and ones in the pipeline. If you can assist, please contact Michella Samy on 07977 222271 or email: michella@freedom-pa.com, or download the questionnaire for more information. With your help, we will be one step closer to having life saving information at our fingertips.

Planning application for Barite Mine to deliver vital resource for North Sea oil and gas industry lodged

Chargeable Garden Waste Collection Service


From 1st April 2018, householders who wish to recycle their garden waste in their brown bins will require a Garden Waste Permit. The Council will be introducing the annual charge of £25 per bin for the collection of household garden waste from brown bins. Food waste will continue to be collected from households through the brown bins free of charge.

All households currently on the brown bin service will be written to, as follows, with information about how to arrange for a Garden Waste Permit:

Council Ward

Date Letter is being Posted to Households

* Highland,

* Part of Strathtay,

* Blairgowrie & Glens,

* Part of Strathmore

w/c Monday 15th January 2018

* Kinross-shire

* Strathallan

* Strathearn

w/c Monday 22nd January 2018

* All Perth Wards,

* Carse of Gowrie,

* Almond & Earn,

* Part of Strathtay,

* Part of Strathmore

w/c Monday 29th January 2018

The letters are staggered throughout January to help PKC's Customer Service Centre to manage the volumes of calls that Waste Services anticipate from householders who may require assistance with applying online. Please find attached a copy of the letter and the envelope design.

For more information including a list of frequently asked questions and the web-link to the online payment system, please visit http://www.pkc.gov.uk/gardenwaste

If you have any queries about the Chargeable Garden Waste Collection Service, please contact:

Donna Rigby

Waste Services Co-ordinator

Collection Service Development

Perth and Kinross Council

The Environment Service

Friarton Depot, Friarton Road, Perth, PH2 8DF

Tel: 01738 475263

Email: donnarigby@pkc.gov.uk



Royal Bank of Scotland is closing 259 branches resulting in 680 job losses after the state-backed lender said more people are choosing to bank online or on mobile.

197 NatWest outlets and 62 RBS branches and will be closed by mid 2018 as part of the move and 1,000 roles will be affected, two of which are Aberfeldy and Pitlochry, the nearest branch thereafter being 25 miles away.

These plans will have a damaging impact on people across the country – particularly older and vulnerable customers who depend on staff and services in their local branches. Accessing services online is not an option for many customers in the more rural areas. Travelling to the "nearest" branch will be an impossibility for some and a major inconvenience for others.

Please print and sign this petition and send it to your local MSP.


Food & Friendship Lunches at the Aberfeldy Church Centre


Food and Friendship lunches take place on the 3rd Thursday of each month at Aberfeldy Church Centre, Taybridge Road, Aberfeldy. An ideal

opportunity to bring clients or colleagues to an event where they will receive a warm, friendly welcome as well as nourishing food. The aim
of these lunches is provide a place for people to meet informally thus reducing isolation and loneliness.

Lunch is available free of charge from 12.00 noon until 2.00pm.

Donations are welcome but not compulsory!

Dates for the next few months are 21 September, 19 October and 16 November.

There will be a Marketplace of voluntary and statutory agencies available on 19 October promoting their services in relation to Challenge Poverty Week. If you would like to book a space at the Marketplace please contact Pam Thomson by email on pamelathomson@capuk.org

Cycling UK - FREE Networking Event in Perth


Cycling UK are hosting a FREE Networking Event in Perth as part of a series of events being held across Scotland for community cycling

groups. This is for anyone interested in local grassroots cycling projects, community cycling opportunities, organisations that hosted Big Bike
Revival events, national cycling organisations, Cycling UK affiliated groups and Member groups.

Wednesday 27th September, 5:30pm – 8pm
The Bike Station Perth (284 High St, Perth PH1 5QS)
To book a free space, please go to the event page here

Attendees can expect:
- A warm welcome, tea coffee and snacks
- Introduction from Cycling UK
- Presentations from local Big Bike Revival participants
- Interactive sessions to help support your groups
- National cycling organisations and local cycling groups
- What’s coming up in the Cycling UK calendar
- Lots of opportunities to network and share knowledge.

Event tickets are limited and issued on a first come, first serve basis.

Renewable & Low Carbon Energy - Drop-in 9th August


Information Drop-In 9 August 2pm – 8pm Birnam Arts & Conference Centre

Perth & Kinross Council is producing guidance to help developers and communities to develop and review proposals for a range of renewable and low carbon energy technologies. We are currently consulting on the draft guidance, and are holding an information drop-in event at Birnam Arts to support the consultation.

Please see attached leaflet for more information

Commander's Bulletin - July


Please read the attached bulletin for more information