Get involved in shaping Perth and Kinross

Perth and 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

Rent Setting 2025/26 - Your Rent, Your Say, Your Priorities

Our rent setting process for 2025/26 starts here! It’s very important we understand what matters to you, our tenants, when it comes to how we invest in your homes and in the housing services we deliver for you. We would like you to let us know what your main priorities are when it comes to spending money on your housing services.

Closes 14 June 2024

Alyth NFM Study Community Event

Perth & Kinross Council has been carrying out a natural flood managment (NFM) study for the Alyth area and is seeking the views of the community on the draft outputs. Community drop-in sessions are being held on 28 and 30 May 2024 at the Alyth Town Hall (3-7pm). These event will allow the community to view and comment on the extensive work carried out as part of the Alyth NFM Study, including the best available understanding of flood risk in the catchment and the draft findings from the...

Closes 14 June 2024

Proposed Lease, Area of Bus/Coach Spaces, South Inch Car Park, Perth

The Council has agreed terms in principle with Ember Core Limited for a lease of an area of the bus spaces in the South Inch Car park, Perth as a location to install a charging facility to support buses and routes running from Perth City Centre. The lease subjects are shown outlined in red on plan (D-P-103a) below. Ember Core Limited own and run electric intercity buses on routes from Dundee to Ediburgh but are looking at future expansion, including the potential...

Closes 23 June 2024

Free Period Products in Perth and Kinross 2024/25

Free Period Products have been available in Perth and Kinross since 2018. This consulation calls for views on the current provision across the region and any improvements we can make to enhance the scheme, particularly in the areas of education and awareness.

Closes 19 July 2024

Forthcoming activities

Proposed sale of woodland area at Wildwood, Stanley

A local resident and owner of an adjacent property (the “Enquiring Party”) has expressed interest in purchasing a Perth and Kinross Council owned 0.56 acre woodland site at Perth Road, Stanley, as set out on the plan below. The aim of this consultation is to allow the local community in Stanley to have their say on the future ownership of this site. We acquired the site in 1991 by way of a statutory conveyance. At present the site is held as a Community...

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 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...

Housing Common Allocations Policy Review

The Common Housing Register provides a single application process for people looking to access social housing in Perth and Kinross. Partners in the Common Housing Register are Perth & Kinross Council, Caledonia, Hillcrest and Kingdom Housing Associations. The Common Allocations Policy sets out the policy that applications are assessed against across all providers. The current Policy has been in place since 2019 and it’s time for us to undertake a review. ...

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...

We Asked, You Said, We Did

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

We asked

As part of the requirement in the Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015 we have a duty to include the opinions of the community in the decision process when leasing any property which has Common Good status.

We asked whether or not the café at MacRosty Park pavilion should be leased out to a café operator.

You said

We received 108 responses from 10/01/2024 to 11/02/2024.

There were 101 responses in favour of using the facilities for a café, 3 responses provided other suggestions and 4 responses were not specific.

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We did

After considering all of the views, we decided to lease the pavilion facilities to a café operator.

You can read more about our decision here New MacRosty Park cafe operators ready to welcome business and on our Facebook page

We asked

For comments on the proposed lease of a shop at 2 Noth Port, Perth.

You said

No comments were received.

We did

PKC proceeded with the proposed lease.

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

Your thoughts on a new Tenant Participation Strategy for Perth and Kinross.


You said

Tenant feedback that has informed the strategy priorities, opportunities to get involved and implementation:

“A change is required to move away from traditional approaches including change in culture across tenants and staff”.

“We need to interest more people in getting involved through changing activities and building trust”.

“We need to find ways to make sure everyone has a say – young people or people with support needs can be hard to reach”.

“People care about their home and community. We need to sell the benefits of getting involved to more people”.

We did

A Tenant Conference was held in January to start formulating the vision of the strategy and open to all tenants with staff representation from Falkirk Council and a tenant representative from Kingdom Housing Association attending to share best practice, knowledge and experience.

The vision that was agreed was: "Tenant participation in P&K offers everyone an opportunity to work together, be listened to and influence decisions on the issues which matter most to you to improve outcomes".

This reflects the main focus four strategy priorities; a change of Tenant Participation culture, improved communication between PKC and tenants, tenants having a say in housing decisions and working with communities to make change.

A final Steering Group meeting was held in April to provide feedback to the draft strategy, overall, it was agreed that the content of the strategy is reflective of the steering groups input and the outcomes are achievable.

It was agreed by the steering group that the annual performance review and evaluation holds all staff and elected members accountable in achieving positive outcomes for tenants, neighbourhoods and improved communication.

The new draft Tenant Participation Strategy will be considered by the Housing and Social Wellbeing Committee in June 2024.

We asked

For comments on the Lease of Perth Museum (formerly Perth City Hall) St John's Place, Perth by PKC to Culture Perth & Kinross.

You said

No comments were received.

We did

The lease was agreed.