Get involved in shaping Perth and Kinross

Perth & Kinross Council and its partner organisation make decisions that affect our communities. That's why we want your thoughts and input to help with those decisions. Find all the opportunities to get involved here, and also the actions that are informed by your responses. Keep up to date with new engagement activity by subscribing to our mailing list and by following us on Facebook  or Twitter. Check out our climate change engagement activities page.











What else is happening?

Below are some of the other activities currently being run. Have your say here to help shape our future
Proposed Lease Extension of 0.383 acre Site, Friarton Road, Perth

Proposed Lease Extension of 0.383 acre Site, Friarton Road, Perth

The Council currently leases a site extending approximately to 0.383 acres at Friarton Road, Perth to Scottish Water. The site is used by Scottish Water for the purpose of a sludge reception centre . The current lease expired 27 May 2023 and has been continuing on tacit relocation since then. The Council is proposing to formally extend the period of lease for a further 15 years with effect from 28 May 2023. The leased subjects are shown outlined in red on the location plan shown...

Closes 10 June 2024
Register your interest for a Food Growing Space

Register your interest for a Food Growing Space

There are many different types of food growing spaces for you to become involved in Allotment Associations Community Gardens Community Farms Community Orchards Food Growing Groups Community led agriculture This form is for you to register your interest in a food growing space and highlight any areas you think are suitable for a community food growing project . PKC does not manage allotment sites or allocate plots directly, so we advise that...

Closes 31 December 2024
Customer Service Centre - Customer Satisfaction

Customer Service Centre - Customer Satisfaction

The Customer Service Centre would like you to tell us about your recent experience when you contacted us or used one of our online services, please provide us with this invaluable feedback. Your feedback will help us to review and improve the service that we provide. The online survey (link below will take around 5 minutes to complete and you can save and return at a later time to complete it. The survey is not intended to capture personal information. However, if you enter...

Closes 31 March 2025

Forthcoming activities

Community Group or Project Mapping

We want to hear if your community, group or organisation are working together on projects associated with the environment and climate change. This could cover biodiversity, transport, active travel, land use, food, homes and buildings, energy, waste, business, awareness raising and adaptation. This survey takes 5 minutes to complete. This information collected in this survey will be shared on our interactive web map to encourage collaboration between groups, increase volunteer...

Recently closed activities

Here you can find some of the activities that have been run over the last year. Take a look at what's been happening and find out how your feedback has helped to make a difference.
Anti-Poverty Strategy for Perth and Kinross 2024–2030

Anti-Poverty Strategy for Perth and Kinross 2024–2030

Perth and Kinross Council, the local Anti-Poverty Task Force and our community partners are developing a strategy that will help us to tackle poverty in the area. We want to hear your views so we can develop an inclusive and innovative Anti-Poverty Strategy that will help to reduce the numbers of people living in poverty in Perth and Kinross. Why we need an Anti-Poverty Strategy Across Perth and Kinross it is estimated that 30,000 people are living...

Future Use of High Street/Crown Inn Wynd Toilet Block, Auchterarder

Future Use of High Street/Crown Inn Wynd Toilet Block, Auchterarder

Following a Budget decision taken by Councillors in March 2023, the High Street/Crown Inn Wynd toilet block in Auchterarder has been declared surplus by Perth and Kinross Council. While the Council will no longer operate public toilets in this location, local Perth & Kinross Comfort Scheme Partners Cafe Kisa (127-129 High Street) and The Niblick public house (2 Crown Court) have extended their toilet facility provision to being on a year-round basis. Please click here for...

Draft British Sign Language (BSL) Local Plan 2024-29

Draft British Sign Language (BSL) Local Plan 2024-29

The British Sign Language (BSL) Scotland Act 2015 states that each local authority must have a local BSL Plan. These local plans ensure that all Council services are inclusive and accessible for BSL users. We are in the process of updating our local BSL Plan and have developed a draft plan for 2024-29. Officers from different Council services have worked closely with BSL users and the people who support them to ensure the draft plan is designed with their needs in mind....

We Asked, You Said, We Did

Here are some of the issues we have consulted on and their outcomes. See all outcomes

We asked

What our tenants thought the rent level increase should be for 2024/25, based on proposed investment in Housing Services and the financial pressures facing the Housing Revenue Account (HRA).

You said

A total of 2,944 tenants responded to the consultation – 36.7% of our tenants.

Over half - 58.6% - chose a 6% rent increase from the three options presented.

We did

As the majority of tenants preferred a 6% rent increase, this was proposed in a report to a meeting of the Housing and Social Wellbeing Committee on 24th January 2024.

Councillors accepted the proposal, and a 6% rent increase will come into effect from 1st April 2024.

We asked

The Council and RPS consulted with the community on:

  • The risk of flooding in south Kinross
  • The Council's proposals for a flood scheme
  • Other action to raise awareness of flood risk and improve flood resilience

You said

The response to the consultation was generally positive with the majority of the community being supportive of the proposed outline design for the flood scheme.

We did

The public consultation on the outline design is now complete and a public consultation report has been produced to highlight how feedback ahs been addressed. The flood scheme will therefore be published under the Flood Risk Management (Scotland) Act in 2020 and the Council will notify all affected landowners and residents at that time.

We asked

For your views on the principle of introducing a short-term let control area for Highland Perthshire and parts of Eastern Perthshire, and whether you had any suggestions on how to improve the draft guidance.

You said

A wide range of views on the principle of a short-term let control area and on the draft guidance were received from individuals, businesses and organisations.

We did

Several changes were made to the guidance following the consultation and the finalised guidance was approved by the Environment, Infrastructure and Economic Development Committee on 1 November 2023. This will now be used to help assess and determine planning applications for changes of use from a house or flat to a short-term let. A further report on the principle and evidence for designating a short-term let control area will go to the Committee early in 2024.

We asked

For your views on the draft Supplementary Guidance for Developer Contributions & Affordable Housing to support Local Development Plan 2 (2019) policy 5 and policy 20.

You said

A range of comments, broadly supportive of the proposed guidance, which largely carries forward the existing Supplementary Guidance (adopted in 2020).

We did

Some changes were made to the guidance following the consultation and the finalised guidance was approved by the Environment, Infrastructure and Economic Development Committee on 20 September 2023. The revised Guidance (as presented to Committee) has now been submitted to Scottish Ministers for consideration. Further updates will be published on the Supplementary Guidance webpage for Developer Contributions & Affordable Housing.

We asked

We asked the Craigie Burn catchment community about:

  • the flood risk from the Craigie Burn (and other tributaries/sources)
  • the findings of the Craigie Burn flood study
  • other actions to raise awareness and improve community flood resilience

You said

A significant volume of feedback was received and has been captured in a public consultation report. This sets out the feedback received, and the Council's answers to the questions posed. 

We did

The recommended option has been submitted to SEPA for prioritisation and will hopefully be included within the national priority list of flood schemes. The scheme has been put forward for inclusion within the next Tay Flood Risk Management Strategy and Local Flood Risk Management Plan (covering the period from 2028 to 2034), subject to suitable funding being in place. The feedback received will be considered further during future work on the study recommendations.