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. 

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.

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. 

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. 

June 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.

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. 

What are the rangers doing in lockdown?

In normal circumstances the PKC Greenspace Rangers are fortunate enough to work closely with many different volunteer and community groups; including leading conservation tasks, helping achieve John Muir Awards, undertaking path maintenance and helping raise funds for larger projects. During the current pandemic and social distancing the rangers have not been able to do many of the projects and tasks that we had planned. So what have the rangers been getting up to?

Some of the normal duties are still possible to continue, such as responding to dangerous trees and access issues, but for the most part we have been working from home. We have used this as an opportunity to catch up on some of the less-exciting paperwork that comes with the job such as writing and updating risk assessments! Other things we have been able to do from home include working on site management plans and keeping in touch with our many wonderful volunteer groups (if you haven’t seen our recent paths group newsletter – check it out here!).

The 4 rangers on leaflet delivery duties – maintaining social distance of course!

Some new duties have also popped up as a result. At the start of lockdown we put signs up around may of our greenspaces with outdoor access guidance. More recently we have been given the opportunity to help other departments with critical services; delivering food parcels to those needing additional support at this time, and delivering leaflets reaching out to as many people as possible about the different support available to anyone that may need it. If you are resident in Perth & Kinross and require additional support please visit this web-page https://www.pkc.gov.uk/coronavirus/communitysupport.