Blairgowrie & Rattray Community Council

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Free CPR and Defibrillator Training Sessions

Early CPR and defibrillation can double a person’s chance of surviving an out of hospital cardiac arrest.

Following the installation of the defibrillator located outside Davidsons the Chemist in the Wellmeadow, Blairgowrie & Rattray Community Council are supporting the provision of 4 short workshops for members of the community, generously provided by First Aid Perthshire for free.

The sessions will be held at the BRDT office at 1-3 Meadow Place* on the following dates/times:

Friday 28th February 4pm – 5.15pm

Friday 13th March 4pm – 5.15pm

Monday 16th March 4pm – 5.15pm

Monday 16th March 6pm – 7.15pm

Numbers will be limited to 25 per session

Please note the sessions will take place in a room down a flight of stairs

Book your place now on Eventbrite


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Citizen and Young Person of the Year 2020

It’s now time to start this year’s campaign to recognise those who have made and are making significant contributions to our community or to individuals and groups within it.

The Blairgowrie & Rattray Community Council will soon be seeking nominations for both the above awards. Winners will receive public appreciation in the press and at the June Community market where they will each be presented with certificates. The Citizen of the Year will receive the prestigious Blairgowrie Advertiser cup engraved with their name and the Young Person winner will be awarded their own engraved cup.

Both award winners will officiate at a number of public events, usually to declare them open or perhaps just to be present as guests.
Nominations will be available at newsagents, the library, One Voice Office, and a number of other outlets.

Further details will be announced in the press and on the BRCC website and Facebook page as the opening date approaches.

Nominations will open on Tuesday 17th March and close on Tuesday 14th April. Anyone wishing to nominate someone should provide a good amount of detail on the form as to why that nominee deserves the award. The Citizen of the Year nominations apply to people over 21 years, the Young Person up to 21 years. Nominated people should be local residents, living within the Community Council boundary, and those who have benefitted from their good works should also reside within the town or close by.

Details of the nominees will be made public in May. The public will then decide the winner of each category via voting forms that will be collected from the library as previously. Forms will be available in the same locations as the nomination forms. Voting will open on Tuesday May 5th and close on Tuesday 2nd June. The presentation to the winners will take place at the Community Market on Saturday 26th June.

If you know of someone who has gone that extra mile for someone or some group/s within the community please make the effort and nominate them for the awards.


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Recycling Centre Maintenance

Please be advised that there will be some changes to Blairgowrie Recycling Centre during works due to be undertaken next month.

From Monday 3 October, maintenance will take place at the Blairgowrie Waste Transfer Station for 6 to 8 weeks. The Recycling Centre will operate as usual, however when users enter the site, they will have to take a slightly different route round. There will be a Site Attendant on hand to help, with heras fencing in place to help guide users round safely.Commercial traders will still have access to dispose of wood, green and inert waste.

A press release has been produced, and will be issued to local news outlets. A notice has been placed on the Waste and Recycling News pages of the Council’s website, and the Customer Service Centre has been updated.

Please drive slowly and carefully with these works are going on, Thanks!


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Community Resilience Emergency Action Plan

Introduction

The Community Resilience Emergency Action Plan has been devised by members of Blairgowrie and Rattray Community Council. Advice has been taken from all Emergency Services, PKC Community Resilience Team and other local developed plans. Whilst it fits in with other established PKC and neighbouring Town plans its main emphasis is on dealing with Blairgowrie and Rattray Community support in times of emergency need. Continue reading