Sat 24th August 2-5pm Burrelton Market on the Village Green, lots and lots of stalls, (and new ones) BBQ, tea and cake, games for kids, face-painting. Great day out.
The Steering group of Trustees give notice of the forthcoming A.G.M on the 21st August 2019, to be held at Trades Lane, Coupar Angus, PH13 9DN at 7.00pm
All members and non members are welcome.
Membership is free to all from post code areas PH10 & PH13
Do you have any school uniform items your family will no longer use but are still in good condition? Please donate them for reuse by other pupils at these collection points: All schools; Rattray Connect; BRDT Office (1-3 Meadow Place, Blairgowrie); Blairgowrie Library; the Heat Project in the Wellmeadow; the SNP office (Lesley St, Blairgowrie).
Come to Rattray Connect (High Street, Rattray) and pick up items free of charge for the 2019-20 school year on Wednesday 7th August 10-3 and 5-8
Blairgowrie and Rattray School Uniform Initiative 2019
The Courier, 24 July 2019
A series of public exhibitions will be held following the submission of the Cross Tay Link Road Planning Application Notice. These events are to provide an update on how the design has developed since the last consultation events and liaison with landowners. Information will also be provided on the results of the Environmental Impact Assessment and it’s findings.
The public events will be on the following dates:
21 August 2019 14:00 to 19:00, Luncarty Memorial Hall, Woodside, Off Scarth, Luncarty, PH1 3HF
22 August 2019 14:00 to 19:00, Robert Douglas Memorial Hall, 102 Abbey Road, Scone, PH2 6RU
27 August 2019 14:00 to 19:00, Coupar Angus Town Hall, Union Street, Coupar Angus, PH13 9AE
28 August 2019 14:00 to 19:00, Civil Hall, 2 High Street, Perth, PH1 5PH
For further information see https://www.perthtransportfutures.co.uk/cross-tay-link-road/
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So... I have amazing news!!! It has been a long time coming and apologies for that...Touchdown cafe opens MONDAY THE 15TH OF JULY!! Opening times will be Monday - Saturday 07.00am- 15.00pm Sundays will be 09.00am-14.00pm. Joyce and Sue are overwhelmed with the amount of interest there has been over the last few weeks. The compliments received over their tasters at the skylodge. So thank you all for sharing and liking and of course being ever so patient. We will be happy to finally have the doors open and cooking up a storm for all you lovely people. Remember guys private and commercial functions can be catered for also. Will be telephone orders and they will be accepting card payments too! Cannot wait to see you all next week! ❤️
Coupar Angus named as one of the healthiest places to live in the UKTown in eighth place following research by the University of Liverpool
ByRachel Clark, Daily Record, https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/local-news/coupar-angus-named-one-healthiest-17476481
10:58, 5 JUL 2019
Coupar Angus has been named as one of the healthiest places to live.
The Perthshire town was ranked as the eighth healthiest place in the UK, following research by the University of Liverpool.
Researchers at the university looked at lifestyle and environmental factors to compile the data, including access to fast food outlets, off licences and pubs, and proximity to health services, parks and recreational spaces.
The news has been welcomed across the town.
Joe Richards (69) said: “I am absolutely delighted to hear this, and slightly surprised.
“I did think at first it was fake news, but it is right, and shows we stand head and shoulders above the rest.
“I am 69 years old and I have lived in Coupar Angus all my life, and I am as fit as a fiddle – I climbed three Munros yesterday – and so I was pleasantly surprised to hear the outcome of the survey.
“They looked at health services, for example we have great access to our GP.
“There are six doctors in a modern practice, there is a great pharmacy open full-time in the town, and we have a dental practice that can still accept NHS patients.
“NHS Tayside is also meeting their waiting times better than in other parts of Scotland – Ninewells Hospital is doing exceptionally well, and we are getting that benefit here in Coupar Angus.”
He continued: “Our physical environment is also particularly good.
“We have a large park on the edge of the town with the latest play equipment for children , and people are often running, cycling and walking there.
“The park has been a great asset to our town for many years, and last weekend we had a cycling festival there to promote fitness and reducing our carbon footprint.
“We also have a lot of green spaces, and recently a community woodland was installed in the town and we had great interested from the local school who planted trees there.
“What also enhances life here is the blue spaces – the amount of visible water – we have the River Isla at the back of the town, which is great for dog walking and fishing, and a local burn through the town.
“Children have recently helped design a plaque to explain the history of the burn and how it was used to give water to horses in the old days.
The town was marked highly for its parks and open spaces, pictured are Pride of Place volunteers Maria Bee, Andrew Mill and Kathleen McGregor
“The air quality is also exceptionally good, with very little contamination and no heavy industry – that was another big marker the researchers looked at.”
The researchers also focused on residents’ access to alcohol and fast food in the survey.
Mr Richards continued: “In terms of our retail environment, we have no betting shops in Coupar Angus, which is seen as a good thing, only two pubs and no fast food outlets.
“All of that comes together in Coupar Angus.
“When you drive into the town you see a sign saying Coupar Angus is the ‘Jewel of Strathmore’, and we can really claim that now.
“I am delighted at this survey and shows how our little town measures up in reality.”
The researchers at the university worked with the Consumer Data Research Centre and Public Health England to collect their data, including getting air pollution statistics from the Environment Agency and information from local GP surgeries, health centres and fast food shops.
The news has also been welcomed by two politicians who represent the Coupar Angus area.
Pete Wishart, MP for Perth and North Perthshire, said: “I was pleased to hear that eight out of the top 10 places to live in the UK are in Scotland and that one of those is right here in my constituency.
Children are being encouraged to get involved and get active in Coupar Angus
“We obviously must all do more to eat healthily and have an active lifestyle, but I am thrilled that Coupar Angus has been voted as one of the healthiest places to live in the whole of the UK.
“Alongside my colleagues in the Scottish Government, I am keen to do all we can to promote healthy living and to encourage people to make choices that are of the most benefit to their health.”
John Swinney, MSP for Perthshire North, said: “These findings are further proof that the Scottish Government’s sustained focus on improving public health is succeeding.
“From minimum unit pricing to ensuring our NHS receives record-high funding of £13.9 billion – £4bn more than when we took office – the SNP is committed to making all parts of Scotland healthier, happier places to live.
“I am delighted that the benefits of these policies are being felt so close to home in Coupar Angus, and I am hopeful that we can continue to build upon this excellent progress.”
The top rated place was Great Torrington in Devon, and the other places in the top 10 included Lochwinnoch in Renfrewshire, Fauldhouse in West Lothian, Foxbar in Renfrewshire, Marnoch in North Lanarkshire, Ryton in Gateshead, Ballingry in Fife, Kinghorn in Fife and Kilsyth Bogside in North Lanarkshire.
Community Greenspace 'Dementia Friendly' Park Activity Sessions
Where:- Larghan Park, Coupar Angus. Sessions take place in the gazebo in the park.
Toilet facilities on site.
When:- Tuesdays from 2nd July to 30th July, 11am-2pm
What are the Park Activity Sessions?
The Park Activity Sessions are for the over 60s and also people with early-stage dementia who are able to attend safely on their own or who are accompanied by someone to support them who want to take part in an innovative, exciting and fun programme of Park and woodland activities.
What does it involve?
You will be part of a small group and have the opportunity to try many different activities including:
- Physical activity: Walks around the park to join various activities,
- Conservation activities: Creating habitats
- Bushcraft: Fire lighting and woodland cooking
- Environmental art: Photography and creating art from the wildflower meadow
- Learning: Tree and bird identification
How do I join in?
Contact the Ranger, Alistair Macleod email@example.com or call Susan Whyte on 01738 475395 or 07824 889007
What happens if the weather is bad?
If the weather is bad we will meet at the cylcling hub (old bowling club) which is located close to the park. Your ranger will contact you or your carer by 9am on the day to confirm if we are meeting inside.
Do I need any special equipment?
No. You will be provided with gloves, just wear sturdy boots and an appropriate waterproof jacket. Bring a pack lunch.
Can't commit to 5 weeks?
Don't worry if you can't make every week. Drop in when you can!
Can I bring a friend?
You are welcome to bring a family member, friend or carer with you to take part in the activities.
Transport: If you are struggling to make your own way to Larghan Park please contact the Ranger.
Wednesday 29th May
7pm in the Y Hall
Please come along and help us shape the future of the youth group.
At this event we will be sharing with you the feedback results of the recent community consultation meetings and site visits. Do come along, we look forward to seeing you!
PS: If you'd like to join the consultation site visits on Wednesday 22nd May, spaces are still available for the 2pm-3.30pm slot. Please RSVP via this link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CA_site_visits.
For further information see Facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/events/536778866728824/
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