Blairgowrie & Rattray Community Council

Information on the issues affecting our community and about your community council


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Post Office Relocation?

How would you feel about the Post Office relocating?

Plans are afoot to move it to the Premier Newsagent which means a public consultation period is now underway in which you can have your say about the proposal. The full post-office-consultation info can be viewed by clicking the link and your comments are invited by the Post Office here.

As you can see from the information a full service a longer opening hours are promised as are the full range of services, which will presumably include banking, passport and car taxing services.

The proposed site is to be the Premier newsagents on Perth Road and will be under the management of a post master who runs 2 other such premises in Dundee.

There is only a 6 week consultation period and the clock is already ticking so please make your views known as soon as you can.

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All change!

At the end of our October meeting Elaine Forrest stepped down as Chair of BRCC.  Our Vice Chair, Ian Richards , took over until he was officially voted into the position at our December meeting

We wish him all the best and are sure he’ll find it an easy fit.

Congratulations also to Brian Smith, another very active member of the group, who was voted in as our new Vice Chair. 

A big thank you to Elaine for taking on the role of Chairperson, for all her enthusiasm and words of wisdom.  We’re so pleased you’re staying on as part of the group.

We’d also like to welcome Robin Duncan as a new member.  He’s getting to grips with things quickly and will be a big asset to not only the group but to the community.

Robin Duncan

Onward and upward!

 


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Small Group Funding

Eastern Perthshire Decide!

Eastern Perthshire Action Partnership and Perth & Kinross Health and Social Care Partnership want to put local communities in charge of how money is spent.

We want to hear from community groups, groups of friends and neighbours, and non-profit organisations about projects you think could tackle local inequalities.

Grants of up to £3000 are available to put ideas into action. Your idea could respond to local priorities such as social isolation, deprivation, young people, transport or environmental issues or it could be linked to health and social care needs such as, poverty, age, disability or many other factors – even a lack of access to a particular service, or the transport people need to get them there.

For an application form or more information please email:

CommunityPlanningPartnership@pkc.gov.uk, call 01738 477834 or visit http://www.YourCommunityPK.org or download one here.

The deadline for applications is 29th January 2018


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Vintage Cars Parade

Here’s an exciting local event to either sign up for or mark in your calendar for next year.

All the details are in this link with the rundown of the whole event and what all the money raised will go towards.

If you, or someone you know, has a car that they would like to show off at this event just get in touch.  Turtle Wax at the ready!


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Final thoughts.

There will be a drop in session for the consultation for the final draft of the Local Development Plan is on Saturday 9th December in the Angus Hotel from 11.00am until 3.00pm.

This will probably the last opportunity to have your say about proposals for the future of the town before they are finalised with PKC so please make sure you come down and give them your opinion and help shape the future of our town.

Let them know if you’re happy with layout, parking provision, amount of greenspace/recreation/entertainment/leisure/shopping facilities, community gathering space, road layout, access, density of the developments, provision for new doctors/dentists/pharmacies, . . .  everything.

Take a good look at the proposals and write down any issues of concern or support.  If you live in the Blairgowrie and Rattray area then this will affect you.  Thanks.


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Minute Taker and community councilors wanted.

Fancy getting involved with the community and tackling the issues that affect the community? BRCC have a 4 spaces for new community councillors and this could be just the new challenge or interesting opportunity you’ve been looking for.  Why not make 2018 your year to make a difference, and make a positive contribution to the community, by becoming a community councillor?

It offers absolutely no pay whatsoever but is hugely rewarding.  We meet on the second Thursday of every month between 7pm and 9pm when we listen to any issues that the members of the public raise then have our meeting, giving updates on the work we’ve carried out or putting questions to our elected members.

There’s far more going on in the town than you perhaps realise.

Come along and see what we do or get in touch for a form to join our group.