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
Early learning and childcare consultation 2023-24

Early learning and childcare consultation 2023-24

Perth & Kinross Council is seeking the views of parents and carers with babies, under-fives and school-age children regarding care and early education provision in the local area. We are also interested in your views if you are planning or expecting to have children. If you would like more information on any aspect of childcare or funded early learning and childcare provision in Perth and Kinross then you should contact the Childcare and Family Information Service email ...

Closes 17 March 2024
Blairgowrie & Rattray SWMP Consultation Event

Blairgowrie & Rattray SWMP Consultation Event

Perth & Kinross Council has been carrying out a surface water managment plan for the Blairgowrie & Rattray area and is seeking the views of the community on the draft outputs. All of the details relating to the study can be found in the Council’s newsletter (below) which has also been distributed to local residents and businesses.

Closes 22 March 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 1 January 2032
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 12 February 2099

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.
Proposed Lease of Café, MacRosty Park Pavilion, Crieff PH7 4ED

Proposed Lease of Café, MacRosty Park Pavilion, Crieff PH7 4ED

The aim of the consultation is to gather public views on whether PKC should lease out the MacRosty Park pavilion to a café operator. This is an opportunity to comment on the proposal for a lease to be granted with the following terms: The proposed start date is March 2024 or such other date as may be agreed following submission of a report to the Crieff Common Good Committee. The lease duration is for a period of 3 years; The...

Proposed Lease of Shop, 2 North Port, Perth, PH1 5LU

Proposed Lease of Shop, 2 North Port, Perth, PH1 5LU

The aim of the consultation is to provide an opportunity to comment on the proposal for a lease to be granted to Klaudyna Karnia for the commercial property at 2 North Port, Perth. It is proposed that a lease be granted with the following terms: The proposed start date is 28 February 2024; The lease duration is for a period of 3 years; The Tenant will have an option to terminate the lease annually on the anniversary of...

Perth & Kinross Council Budget Consultation 2024-2025

Perth & Kinross Council Budget Consultation 2024-2025

As a Council we are committed to serving the people and communities of Perth and Kinross and delivering the best possible services that we can within the resources at our disposal. In doing this we recognise that we need to continually consider what makes the biggest difference to those in the greatest need. The pandemic has only added to the significant and increasingly complex challenges we face. The equalities gap we were working to address has widened and...

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.