Blairgowrie & Rattray Community Council

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LAMBING SEASON

With lambing season now under way, we would like to remind dog walkers to keep their pets on a lead when they are near sheep.

Dog owners have a clear responsibility to ensure their pets are under control and this is made clear in the Scottish Outdoor Access Code, especially when there are pregnant ewes and young lambs in the fields.

If your pets chase or worry sheep, you are likely to get prosecuted and you could lose your dog.

Worrying is defined as attacking livestock, chasing livestock in such a way that it may be reasonable to expect the dog to cause injury or suffering to livestock as well as abortion in female animals, and being at large (not under close control or on a lead) in a field or enclosure where there are sheep.

In some circumstances farmers are legally entitled to shoot dogs if they are endangering their sheep. Therefore it is vital that you keep your dog on the lead around livestock.

There have been some truly horrific injuries caused to sheep so please, keep your dog under control.

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Survey – Police Scotland

Shaping our direction and delivery 2019-22

Police Scotland want to hear from the public and our partners about how we shape the service that we provide.
 
In 2017 we agreed a ten year strategy for how we want to build a sustainable service able to adapt to the needs of a changing Scotland. Since then, we have been planning for and delivering change, whilst continuing to provide the local and specialist services that keep people safe.

Each year we are required to publish an Annual Police Plan which sets out our operational priorities for the year ahead.
 
This year we will enhance that, by bringing together the work we do locally and nationally across all our functions with our change activity, into one plan covering the next three years.
 
This will show how all the parts of the service come together to make a positive impact for policing and society and to keep people safe across Scotland against a set of strategic outcomes.

As part of our ongoing engagement, we are looking for opinions from people across Scotland on our proposed outcomes, our approach, and how you want to be involved in working with us to continue to shape future services. We are also keen to hear your views to help shape our future strategies in respect to prevention and public contact and engagement.
 
Your opinions will help us to make sure that our plan fits with expectations and enables continued collaboration, and that we identify any areas of the plan that require to be amended or strengthened.

Our plan will be laid before the Scottish Parliament by the end of March.
 
The survey will be open until 18 March 2019.
 
To take part, please visit: https://consult.scotland.police.uk/consultation/2019shape
 
We will continuously monitor the responses on Citizen Space and also ask you to circulate this to your colleagues, communities and networks to help us reach a large and diverse audience.


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Local Development Plan 2 update

The Westpark Development trundles on and the impact on the town and its local businesses becomes more and more clear as the details get put on paper.

Here’s the newest proposals for the site for you to have a look at.  They are in two parts, the employment part and the housing part.  Please feel free to have a look at them and/or read what others have had to say about the plans when they were lodged.

Maybe you work in one of the shops in town or maybe you own one?  Maybe you’re looking to open a new food business and need more appropriate facilities or maybe you don’t like the idea of a big multinational coming to town, either way you may have something to say about the plans and we’d like to hear it.

The official consultation period is closed but you can contact us via the website, fb page or comment forms in the Community (One Voice) Office or HEAT Office.


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Vandalism – Davie Park – Rattray

Police Scotland is appealing for information regarding a vandalism at Davie Park, Rattray, Blairgowrie.

Damage was caused to an external door of the football changing rooms.

A small group of youths wearing dark clothing were seen running from the changing rooms about 6.15pm on Wednesday 6th March 2019 after a loud bang was heard.

It is requested that if anyone has any information that may assist officers please either reply direct to this post, phone Police Scotland on 101 or give information anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Please quote CR/6052/19.


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Tenancy Deposit Scheme Alert

Tenancy Deposit Scheme Alert

Action Fraud have received several reports where fraudsters are claiming to be landlords of properties offered for rent online. Prior to a viewing the suspect requests that the individuals pay a deposit and sometimes a month’s rent upfront, claiming that this money will be put into the Tenancy Deposit Scheme, and is therefore protected under government legislation.

After the individual pays the money, the suspect sends a bogus email purporting to be from the Tenancy Deposit Scheme confirming they have received their deposit. However, this is not the case as the money was sent directly to an account associated with the suspect and the victim is left out of pocket and without the home they had thought to be putting a deposit on.

What You Need To Do

  • Always make sure you, or a reliable contact, has viewed the property with an agent or landlord before agreeing to rent a property.
  • Don’t be rushed or pressured into making a decision. Only transfer funds when you’re satisfied a genuine property, safety certificates and valid contract are in place.
  • Only pay for goods or service by bank transfer if you know and trust the person. Payments via bank transfer offer you no protection if you become a victim of fraud.
  • Once you’ve paid your deposit, you can check whether it’s protected by entering your tenancy deposit certificate code on TDS website (www.tenancydepositscheme.com).

 

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Appeal For Information After Attempted Break-In To Scotmid – Coupar Angus

Police Scotland is appealing for information after an attempted break-in at Scotmid, George Street, Coupar Angus in the early hours of this morning (Thursday 21 February).
 
Around 2.50am, a vehicle attempted to back into the front doors of the shop. The vehicle is described as being a dark coloured, older style, Jeep Grand Cherokee.

Three men were within and officers are keen to trace them.
 
Anyone with any information should contact Police Scotland on 101, quoting 302 of 21 February or speak to any police officers.

Alternatively if you have any information about the incident you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers 100% anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via their Anonymous Online Form at crimestoppers-uk.org.


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Supported living

Whether you’re looking for a more manageable home or a new place to live, why not give them a call to find out more?

They offer self-contained properties with separate bedroom, livingroom, kitchen and bathroom/shower.

All have double glazing and electric central heating.

Meal service is also available if required and there is also communal areas, a laundry, private parking, secure personal entry system and 24 hour Telecare emergency response system.

Call 01382 309050/01250 875526
www.bield.co.uk