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Police Report - April. Information about local incients and the lambing season.



Funding. Does your club or group need funding? Visit the Funding Page which has monthy updates.

Newsletter Grants
Community groups and individuals are again invited to apply for grant funding from Kinross Community Council Newsletter Ltd charitable company (KCCNL). This is the fund that has built up over the years from profits made by the Kinross Newsletter.
Deadlines for applications are 30 September and 31 March.
For more information and forms,
click here for .pdf
click here for .docx

Kinross Community Council
Minutes of Meetings and Agenda of next meeting.

Milnathort Community Council
Minutes of Meetings and Agenda of next meeting.
www.milnathortcommunitycouncil.org

On 6th December Universal Credit (UC) was fully rolled out in Kinross and surrounding communities.
Universal Credit is a new benefit Whilst this is indeed a worry for many, help is available in Kinross.
Perth Citizens Advice Bureau continues to run the Benefits Advice in Libraries (BAIL) service in Loch Leven Library.
The service is available by appointment only. To make an appointment please call 01738 450581 or email Andrew.Scobie@Perthcab.casonline.org.uk

Anniversary image 100th Birthday and Diamond Wedding Anniversaries. Do you know anyone about to celebrate their 100th/105th birthday or a couple celebrating their 60th, 65th or 70th Wedding Anniversary? If so please contact Perth & Kinross Council who would like to help them celebrate. See poster for details.


  Free Training and Awareness Session - 17th April - Community Fund Raising.
See Programme and Booking Form

Do you need a wheelchair?

British Red Cross are offering a Pop-up service. Sainsbury's Car Park. Wednesday 10.00 till 12.00. See poster for details.
Easter Curlew Trail. RSPB Loch Leven. 8th to 21st April. Follow the Eater themed trail around the woodlands to find some wildlife, solve the puzzle and win a tasty treat. No booking required. Drop in 10am to 4pm. £2 per sheet.
Loch Leven Research
Are you interested in taking part in a research project which aims to find out the value of Loch Leven to the people of Kinross and to Scotland as a whole?
Find out how you can be involved

Free Park Volleyball Every Monday (weather permitting) Come & Join us - beginners welcome. See poster.
There will be an Emergency First Aid Course held in Kinross at Loch Leven Campus on Saturday 25th May from 9:00am - 5:00pm
The cost is £50pp however PACES Clubs can receive limited FREE places annually - please see the website for more details.
Please complete the attached application and submit it by email to address on the form.



Backstage at The GreenLive music regularly at Backstage, in The Green Hotel. See diary pages for forthcoming dates.

Kinross Recovery & Conversation Cafe.
This weekly group is for anyone with an interest in improving their wellbeing and needing support on their recovery journey from addiction or substance misuse. See poster for further information


SPARK - 2.
Are you an adult with a disability? Would you like there to be more for you to do in Kinross?
Come along on Thursdays, 1pm - 3pm. See poster for details.

Kinross "Stride for Life" Short walks every Monday
Meet 2pm at the Day Centre
A short led walk around the town or on the Heritage Trail ..... (more)

The Beacon. The Kinross Food Bank. Open every Tuesday and Thursday. 10 - 2. St Paul's Church. See poster for details.

Credit Union Logo Supporting local people with ethical finance Perth and Kinross Credit Union (PKCU) is now open for business in Kinross. Looking for great value, ethical savings and loans?
PKCU will be open from 10am to 12pm every Tuesday in St Paul’s Church Hall. Visit the website. Read article

 

 




 




 
Skeins & Bobbins are, again, taking part in Yarn Shop Day on Satruday 27th April. Free Raffle, Cake, Support with your project, etc. Read Press Release for details.
Ist Kinross Cubs are looking for volunteers. Why not strengthen your CV while making a real impact on the lives of young people?
How much time you give is up to you, and you don’t need any previous experience. We currently have several volunteering roles available with the Cub section, and whatever you choose, we’ll make sure you’re properly trained and supported. See here for further information

Orwell, Portmoak and Glenfarg
District Girl Guiding
Due to an increase in guide numbers and the new exciting
programme recently rolled out, we are looking for an enthusiastic volunteer to open a unit in Portmoak and a unit helper for our Milnathort unit.
There will be full support from our great team. If interested, please give Alison a buzz on 07764 750212.

Would you like to encourage others to walk more and improve their health?

A course is being held on Friday 29th March, 2019 aimed at giving individuals the skills to lead/assist short health walks in their local community and/or start their own walking group. Further Details.
SPARKs need 2 volunteers
SPARKs are a group which offers adults of all ages who have support needs or disabilities to meet together with their carers to improve their health & wellbeing. Further Details

Loch Leven Community Library
Please note the Library will not open till 1pm on Thursday 2nd May due to staff training

Code Club, gives children,7-11 years, an opportunity to learn to code, no matter who they are or where they come from. The project introduces coding concepts to allow children to build their knowledge incrementally. New members welcome. Please contact the library to book a place. Every Thursday 4-5pm
Tel: 01577 867205 or email

Coffee and Crochet: Fancy coming along to a crochet club? Chat, enjoy coffee and share hints and tips. Thursdays 10-11.30am. Come along and join this small friendly group.

IT Help Sessions: Free sessions but booking essential. Monthly on a Thursday 2.00pm onwards.

Book Groups at the Library
We currently have three book groups for adults running at Loch Leven Community Library.
Crime book Group: Once a month on a Tuesday evening, 6.45-7.45pm
General Book Group: Once a month on a Friday morning 10.30-11.30am
Café Book Group: Once a month on a Saturday morning 11.15am.
February meeting for Café Book group is Saturday 10th February.

Book group for children: Chatterbooks. For children age 7-11 years. On the first Friday of the month 4.00 to 5.00pm. Spaces are limited so please contact the libriary for more details.
Please contact the Library for the other book group dates.

Creative Writing Group. Always wanted to try your hand at creative writing? Come along, its free, interesting and supportive to budding writers. Next meeting Tuesdays - 6.00-7.45 pm.

Library booksBooks on Wheels
Would you, or someone you know, like books/multimedia delivered to your home?- see poster for details

Mobile Library - contact library for times and dates of visits.

Library Contacts: Tel: 01577 867205
Email: lochlevenlibrary@culturepk.org.uk


All parents know that those early years before children go off to school are vital in a child’s life and at Home-Start we believe parents have the key role in creating a secure childhood for their children.
It’s just that sometimes they need a bit of help ...your help. See poster.


Trauma Counselling Line
Scotland

A free and confidential service for people who have experienced abuse in childhood. See leaflet for phone number and details.

PKAVS has launched a new telephone service for carers of people aged 65 or over. Please see the poster for details.
Carers of people aged 65 or over are welcome to call 01738 452214 to hear a friendly voice and receive emotional support.

THERAPIES FOR UNPAID CARERS. We offer therapies for unpaid carers in Perth & Kinross. Any carers who are registered with our service will be able to book in for a social therapy. See poster for details.