October 2019 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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Only a couple of months left until the Community Investment Fund’s Deadline.


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Blairgowrie & Rattray Access Network

The Cateran Yomp passes along the Gallowbank on its way to the finish at Bogles Field, so wishing to ensure no final mishaps for the runners, BRAN decided to give the path a good makeover.

Roger Mackey had cut the grass during the week and on Friday 7th, eight volunteers assembled to carry our strimming, hedge trimming, lopping, hand shearing and any necessary litter picking. The entire length of the path was included from Newton Street to Dunkeld Road. The weather was kind and the job was completed by lunchtime.

As a bonus Wendy Mackey kindly provided refreshments before the volunteers dispersed.

Those taking part were Cyril Reid, Paul Lumley (his first outing with the group), Ian Cruickshank, Eric Grant, Roger Mackey, Alan Comrie. Kristin Barrett and Ian Richards.

The photograph shows most of the group after completing their work.

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May 2019 Funding Alert

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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.



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April 2019 Funding Alert

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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.

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Clearing Goarse and Broom at St Mags

On the 16th of October I was up St Mags with Joanna helping out a group called the six circle clearing back goarse and broom.

This is a really important job as the broom and gorse are taking over the hill and stopping other plants and trees from growing.

It is also really important as they can block some of the amazing views you can get on the summit.

The group worked really hard and managed to clear a lot, revealing that view of the Tay and the bridge.

I tried my first Cadbury Boost that day and I think its safe to say I found my new favourite chocolate.

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The Art of Coppicing

What is coppicing you ask? Coppicing is a woodland management technique that involves repeatedly felling trees at the base ,then allowing them to regrow, then providing suitable timber. This technique reigns supreme over replanting as the trees roots have already developed so this means the branches growth would be much quicker and less chance of browsing and shading.

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But what can coppicing do for the environment? As trees already shed their branches to extend their lifespan this good be a great way to simulate this to the life of the tree. It also increases woodland biodiversity as more light will be able to reach the ground allowing other species to grow. These species will usually be food for butterflies and other insects which means that they can be eaten by birds and bats etc. It can actually provide habitat as well, is there anything it can’t do…

 

 

 

 

Most Wonderful Time of the Year

Its that time of the year again with Christmas just around the corner decorations should be appearing around the street. Another thing that will be appearing in living room windows will be the all important Christmas tree, covered top to bottom in lights, baubles and tinsel.Image result for cartoon christmas tree

Its almost strange to think that the idea of a Christmas tree was actually around before the advents of Christianity, as the ancient Egyptians used to celebrate the winter solstice by bringing green palm rushes into their homes which symbolizes the triumph of life over death. Skip forward to the 16th century in Germany when the first use of the  Christmas tree occurs. It happened when devout Christians took decorated trees into their homes.

If you have decided to have a real tree with roots this year and want it to last through the holidays then here’s how to look after the tree. First of all you should water your tree regularly and you can also cover the top soil with mulch or reindeer moss to prevent water evaporating and you could also empty trays of ice cubes onto the soil to prevent the water pooling. Only limit your tree’s time inside to ten day stretches as trees are at their happiest at cool temperatures and bright outdoor light. Leave the tree in the container you bought it in to avoid disturbing the roots as you do not want to combine transplanting shock with taking the tree indoors. A tip if you do not like the container your tree came in then you can drop it into a larger glazed ceramic pot or metal bucket which can also catch excess water.

 

 

 

Funding Alert December 2018

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

Of particular note this month is the deadline for Common Good Fund applications which is 20 December.

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Perth Lade Action Day – 26th October 2018

The Perth Lade Action Day

Trimming, Weeding and Litterpicking

Friday 26th October 2018- 2pm – 4pm

Please meet at the Stanley Crescent Play Area at 1.45pm.

Refreshments will be provided.

All equipment will be provided, please ensure you wear sturdy shoes/boots and clothes that you don’t mind getting dirty and are weather appropriate.

Please come join us we would love to see you there.

If you are attending please contact Kirsty Scott on (01738) 476476

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New Green Routes to Wellbeing Perth Group Starting

A new Green Routes to Wellbeing Groups is starting in Perth on 5th September 2018 and everyone is welcome to join. The group will be working to improve St Magdalene’s Hill by clearing paths, thinning trees and removing litter. No previous outdoor experience is required and all tools, gloves, tea and biscuits are provided for you. Come and feel the benefits of spending time in the outdoors learning new skills.

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We will meet at the same location each session, in the car park at St Magdalene’s Hill. The car park is accessed from the corner of Glendevon Road and Glenlochay Road.

For more information or to let us know you are coming, please contact Joanna Dick by emailing JoannaDick@pkc.gov.uk or phoning 01738 475 377.