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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

Upcoming resurfacing work on the A9 trunk road


BEAR Scotland, acting on behalf of Transport Scotland, are proposing to carry out essential carriageway maintenance works on the A9 trunk road south of Trinafour junction on the southbound dual carriageway.

The resurfacing works are provisionally programmed between Monday 17th July and Friday 28th July 2017 with no works planned for the weekends.

Full details of the traffic management measures and timings of the works are shown in the attached letter .

Perth on the Go - 6th August


Perth on the Go and is a Sustainable /Active Travel event. The event starts on 6th August at 11am and finishes at 5pm. There will be road closures on the day to provide a safe cycling route suitable for the whole family and inexperienced riders. Get a different view of the city centre as you travel around either the red or the green route on your bike. Bring the kids, grandparents even your four legged friends for a day of cycling fun.

Both routes have cycle safe lanes with no traffic so you can cycle the city safely and as often as you like. There will be plenty of other activities available on the day. For more details see the Perth City website

Please sign up for:

If you are 18 or over and need a bit of practice to get back onto your bicycle then The Bike Station are organising adult cycling classes, please email kat@thebikestation.org.uk to book your slot.

Muckmedden are providing accompanied cycle rides from residential areas around Perth. Join in the tour for your local area and learn the safest and easiest cycle route for you to take into the city centre.

Perth on the Go Leaflet.pdf

Poster A4.pdf

Competition: Have your say - Perth City Hall


The competition to choose an architect for the City Hall redevelopment is underway, and you are invited to make comments on the initial concept designs. A summary of comments will be included with the final recommendations to full Council, and will be used to inform the final design. Comments will be welcomed from 12th - 24th June.

What will City Hall be used for?

City Hall will be a major new cultural attraction displaying our own museum and art collections as well as touring exhibitions from the UK and abroad. It will include interactive displays, a learning space and will create a fantastic meeting point, both day and evening, at the very heart of Perth.

About the Competition

The Council has contracted the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland (RIAS) to manage the process of choosing an architectural firm to work on the project. Five major architects have been shortlisted to provide initial design concepts for the redevelopment of Perth City Hall.

The shortlisted firms are:

* Austin-Smith: Lord and MVRDV

* Hoskins Architects

* LDN Architects

* Mecanoo

* Richard Murphy Architects

How to comment

Shortlisted concepts and a short survey are available to view online

at www.pkc.gov.uk/CityHallConcepts<http://pkc.us14.list-manage.com/track/click?u=418b5adcbbce6b1aa73606a1f&id=7aef605b59&e=db3a2674cb>

Please note that what you see here are their initial concepts – the final detailed design will not look exactly the same. We would like your views on each of the five initial concepts.

They are also on display from 12 June to 24 June 2017 in the Civic Hall at 2 High Street, from 10am to 7pm (10am to 4pm at weekends) and on the east side of Perth City Hall, opposite St John’s Kirk.

You can comment on the design concepts by filling in an online survey, emailing Perth2021@pkc.gov.uk<mailto:Perth2021@pkc.gov.uk>, writing to

City Hall Exhibition, Perth & Kinross Council, Pullar House, PH1 5GD or filling in a comment form at the Civic Hall in 2 High Street.

The competition to choose an architect for the City Hall redevelopment is underway, and you are invited to make comments on the initial concept designs. A summary of comments will be included with the final recommendations to full Council, and will be used to inform the final design. Comments will be welcomed from 12th - 24th June.

Places, People and Planning


The Scottish Government published a consultation on the future of the Scottish Planning System on 10th January. The consultation paper "Places, people and planning" set out 20 proposals for change which aim to strengthen the planning system. The consultation can be found here

They are keen to hear all stakeholders' views and in particular community councils views. The consultation is open until 4th April 2017.

They have produced a short guide for Community Councils. The guide will be published on the community council website and Policies, Planning & Architecture.

They will also be announcing some events across Scotland shortly, where members of their team will be available to discuss the proposals contained within the consultation paper. The events will be published on their website and advertised through their twitter (@scotgovplanning) and ealert system (https://register.scotland.gov.uk/Subscribe/Step1)

If you have any questions please contact Chris Sinclair, Planning Improvement, Planning & Architecture, Scottish Government on Tel 0131 244 7059 or via Email



The people and the communities of Perth and Kinross are served by uniformed officers dealing with a wide range of policing issues, including anti-social behaviour, road safety, criminality including homes being broken into, road crime, bogus callers, scams and rural crime. Through to vulnerability missing people, children and young persons at risk and those involved in the misuse of drugs and alcohol. In addition, local officers attend sporting events, community led festivals and celebrations from Rewind at Scone Palace, Scottish Game Fair and International Horse Trials at Blair Atholl.

Perth & Kinross Council have provided a Local Policing Plan - Master Draft. Further information can be provided via the attached Engagement Letter.



Dear Community Councils ,

I wrote to you last year to inform you about our campaign to reinstate the bus service to Birnam and to other communities along the A9 corridor. We were planning to hold a petition to the Scottish parliament however the unite union has submitted a petition calling for the regulation of the buses in Scotland which was heard on January 19th 2017.

I enclose a letter I have received from the petition clerk, advising us that we could submit our views to the petitions committee and advising against another petition on the same theme. These need to be in by 17th February. There is also a review of the transport strategy being undertaken at the moment.

If you have been affected by the A9 cuts to the bus service, please get in touch.