May 2019 Funding Alert

Click here to download the Funding Alert.

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

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Of particular note is:

The Community Investment Fund will be accepting applications later this month.



The Community Planning Partnership has a Facebook page!

Like Perth & Kinross Community Planning Partnership on Facebook to keep up to date with the work of the partnership.

If you have any questions, please email CommunityPlanningPartnership@pkc.gov.uk. We are always happy to receive feedback and suggestions. To subscribe to the Monthly Funding Alert, click the button below.

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All Ability Play Area – MacRosty (20th April)

The Friends of MacRosty Park are delighted to announce the opening of the All Ability Play Area on 20th April.  Please visit their website to find out more.

friendsofmacrostypark.wordpress.com/2019/04/09/all-ability-play-open-day/

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April 2019 Funding Alert

Click here to download the Funding Alert.

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

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Of particular note is that the Common Good Fund applications close on Friday 3 May 2019.

The Community Planning Partnership has a Facebook page!

Like Perth & Kinross Community Planning Partnership on Facebook to keep up to date with the work of the partnership.

If you have any questions, please email CommunityPlanningPartnership@pkc.gov.uk  We are always happy to receive feedback and suggestions. To subscribe to the Monthly Funding Alert, click the button below.

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SNH Scottish Outdoor Access Code #TaketheLead

Spring is on its way so this is a great time to head out and explore your local natural areas. If you’re heading out on a family walk remember to check the Scottish Outdoor Access Code for advice on exploring responsibly.

Find out more: www.jessthedog.co.uk

In the video below Bob Barr and Kate Hall share there experiences of dogs worrying sheep in the Lothians.

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SNH Scottish Outdoor Access Code #TaketheLead

Have you heard SNH’s recent radio ads about walks with your dog? Listen out for  messages about keeping everyone safe when taking your pet out in the countryside this springtime.

Find out more: www.jessthedog.co.uk

In the video below Kenneth Bone shares his experiences of dogs worrying his sheep at his farm on the Isle of Arran

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SNH Scottish Outdoor Access Code #TaketheLead

Love a family dog walk? Us too! But at this time of year there are  added hazards to wanders in the local countryside.

Remember to keep dogs out of fields with young animals and always to heel to keep livestock and pets safe this spring.

Find out more: www.jessthedog.co.uk

In the video below Alister Orr shares his experiences of dogs worrying his sheep at his farm in East Ayrshire

 

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International Women’s Day 2019

Women make up 43% of the staff in Community Greenspace. We represent Greenspace Rangers, Nursery Managers, Chargehands, Coordinators, Project Officers, Team Leaders, Landscape Architects and Policy Officers.

Today we have been celebrating International Women’s Day 2019 by taking stock of how we feel about our roles in the team and what inspires us to do the jobs we do. We have reflected on…

 What International Women’s Day means to us:

A world platform which publicise the achievements and inequalities of women in the past and in today’s society

A  chance to highlight issues of concern to women and celebrate being a women.

Reflecting on being a mother to two amazing young women and how much my own mum and grandmother influenced me.

What it means to be a women working in this sector:

I have never considered it either an advantage or disadvantage, I enjoy working with male and female colleagues equally.

In the 40 years I have been in this sector I have witnessed a significant step forward in equality  for women.  Although there is still a long way to go before the scales are balanced.

I feel proud to be succeeding in this sector, I have faced sexism in previous roles, but not with PKC.  I truly feel that I am valued as a person and employee.

Which women inspire us (locally and global):

A local woman Janet Porter (nee Stephen) from New Alyth.  Single working mums is not a new thing this has been going on for a long time. This women went to work in Edinburgh in the late 1830’s this was the only way she could provide for her family. She was a pioneer of her time working closely with James Syme, Joseph Lister and Florence Nightingale and like so many women she is forgotten in the mist of time due to gender and class. (W E Henley wrote a poem about her ‘Nurse Old Style’)

I am always very impressed by people who work hard for their community as volunteers and have noticed that some people take on many roles and are good at them all. I can think of several people in my own community who have played a variety of really useful roles representing others and making the community better over long periods of time and continue to do so. I have noticed that it’s the busiest people who go the extra mile to help others and they are really impressive.

My mum.  A survivor, a champion and a brilliant role model.  My mum taught me not to be afraid to get muddy and that I should travel, explore and crucially enjoy my journey through life.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WE ARE RECRUITING – Would you like to be a greenspace ranger?

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PKC are seeking two Greenspace Rangers to join the Community Greenspace Team.

Greenspace Ranger, Crieff. Permanent / Full Time (36hrs)

and

Greenspace Ranger, Perth. Permanent / Part Time (28.8hrs)

The Ranger role is to increase the use of greenspaces and countryside sites by the people of Perth and Kinross and our many visitors; encouraging people to spend more time in greenspaces enjoying the mental and physical benefits that this brings. Greenspace Rangers also support and promote a variety of opportunities for community involvement in the management of these sites.

Follow the links above for more information and to apply.