Schools being active.

As schools start back to a normal routine there has been an amazing increase of activities within the school grounds. Community Greenspace has been able to facilitate this by loaning out tools to school groups. So if your local school is out and about within their school grounds but need more hand tools, please contact communitygreenspace@pkc.gov.uk and the appropriate Community Greenspace ranger will get back in touch.

Equipment needed for Litter picking.
Spades for tree planting.

January 2021 Funding Alert

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Welcome to the Festive edition of the Funding Alert. Please click the link above to download the Alert in PDF format.

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If you have any questions, please email CommunityPlanningPartnership@pkc.gov.uk. We are always happy to receive feedback and suggestions. 

The Knock of Crieff Improvement Works – January 2021

Perth & Kinross Council will be undertaking improvement works to The Knock from mid-January* until April 2021. This exciting project will make The Knock more accessible through upgrades to some of the main paths, infrastructure, signage and landscaping at both car parks and on the hill. In addition there will be tree works to reopen key viewpoints and crown lift along pathways. Detailed work proposals are available below.

Please be aware that while works are ongoing, access to the car parks and certain paths may be restricted.

*Works will now be starting in February 2021

December 2020 Funding Alert

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Welcome to the Festive edition of the Funding Alert. Please click the link above to download the Alert in PDF format.

Have a Merry Christmas and a Great 2020 from the Communities Team! 

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If you have any questions, please email CommunityPlanningPartnership@pkc.gov.uk. We are always happy to receive feedback and suggestions. 

Tools are on loan

Covid-19 restrictions are regularly changing in response to the virus and, at present, the Rangers are not able to lead volunteer groups on site. However, works on our path networks still needs to be carried out. The Perth & Kinross Council Community Greenspace tool loan scheme in Highland Perthshire is in full swing. The scheme aims to provide the means to carry out small path tasks.

It’s not just our regular volunteer groups that can benefit from this scheme! Also making use of our tools has been the Outdoor Education group at Breadalbane Community Campus, which aims to give every child an experience on a hills, river, snow and opportunities to complete the John Muir Award.

Tools can be loaned out to groups that wish to carry out site management works or other great projects. Our Rangers are putting Covid-19 measures in place providing guidelines for groups and putting in extra sterilising measurers into place. If you or your group would like use of any tools, please contact your local ranger for more information.

October 2020 Funding Alert

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Welcome to the October edition of the Funding Alert. Please click the link above to download the Alert in PDF format.

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If you have any questions, please email CommunityPlanningPartnership@pkc.gov.uk. We are always happy to receive feedback and suggestions. 

New Ranger for East Perth and Kinross

I’m Chris Martin (not the Coldplay one) and I will be covering the East Perth and Kinross area.

I have recently moved up from Buckinghamshire, a long way south of the border, to settle in this wonderful part of Scotland and look forward to experiencing all this area has to offer.

I previously worked for the Environment Agency in Hertfordshire and North London. I started my career in the Field Teams and progressed to the Asset Performance Team for the Flood Risk Management department of the organisation. I am excited to apply my knowledge, skills and experience to the role of Greenspace Ranger.

I love and thrive being outdoors. I am passionate about people and the environment and I look forward to working with the communities of Perth and Kinross.

September 2020 Funding Alert

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Welcome to the September edition of the Funding Alert. Please click the link above to download the Alert in PDF format.

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If you have any questions, please email CommunityPlanningPartnership@pkc.gov.uk. We are always happy to receive feedback and suggestions. 

Path Auditors making a difference.

Path groups in Highland Perthshire have always been encouraged to audit their paths.  Every group does it differently but each method works!

During lockdown people were encouraged to take daily exercise once a day and that message should not be lost as we come out of lockdown.  During these daily walks the Pitlochry Path group sent the Community Greenspace Ranger photos of access, signage, and vegetation issues.  This has enabled remote decisions to be made on what further action was required and how the issue could be resolved.

One such example is that of a snapped fingerpost on the Clunie path and Strathtay Way (also part of the Rob Roy Way).  During Phase 1 a household volunteer from the Pitlochry Path group was able to replace the fingerpost. This was achievable by having a small stock of replacement posts available for path groups, and by the volunteer using their own tools.  A hand made Rob Roy Way logo was created as the original had disappeared.  As lockdown and travel restrictions have eased this route has now been properly way-marked.

If you want further information on Path Auditing or volunteering for a local path group please contact communitygreenspace@pkc.gov.uk .

July 2020 Funding Alert

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Welcome to the June edition of the Funding Alert. Please click the link above to download the Alert in PDF format.

Of particular note this month are:
Any funds to note – particularly approaching deadlines for council funds such as common good.

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If you have any questions, please email CommunityPlanningPartnership@pkc.gov.uk. We are always happy to receive feedback and suggestions.