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Community Council Matters

CC matters

Community Council Matters - Helen Taylor - Community Councillor
The main matter discussed at this month’s meeting was the Change of Use planning application for 12 Bridge Street, Dunkeld (former Post Office). The proposal is to change the use of the premises from Class 1 (retail) to Class 3 (hot food takeaway). The Community Council was approached by a concerned resident about this application and the CC decided that it was an application that the Community Council should ask for a formal consultation from PKC. We had four members of the public at our meeting, all of whom had concerns about this planning application. The community council's key task is helping to provide an informed local context; representing a broader yet still local view which can be set alongside the comments of those with a more individual interest. After discussing a variety issues raised by the application, the Community Council decided that it was appropriate for us to submit an objection to Perth and Kinross Council.
The future of the train services from Dunkeld and Birnam station was also a matter raised at the meeting this month. There is a risk that the number of services from the station may reduce, and this might involve the dropping of the 8.30am service south. A number of individuals have been raising concerns about this risk and the Community Council is encouraging them to work together. If anyone has an interest in this matter then we would be happy point you in the right direction.
It is important that such an important service is not diminished!
We are very keen to improve the Community Council’s connection with the Dunkeld and Birnam Community.
As our primary purpose is to find out and put across the views of the community to the local authority and other public bodies, it is important that we have good lines of communication with our community so we can do a good job of representation.
We use a number of different ways to let the community know what we are doing, when our meetings are and how to get in touch with us. The Bridge, of course, is one of these. As well as this column we also post the minutes of the Community Council meetings on the Bridge website. We also have installed Community Council noticeboards in the following locations - Butterstone – on the road up to the school, Inver – beside the phone box, Dalguise – on the door of the hall, and Birnam (by the post office). Now we have a new route for communication – we have a Facebook page. So if you are on Facebook – search for Dunkeld and Birnam Community Council in the Facebook search – join us and share the group round your friends and family! We hope that you will use Facebook to both find out about what the Community Council is doing but also to get in touch with us about issues and concerns you have which you think we might be able to help with.

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Funding following flood damage

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Dunkeld Cathedral

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Letter to the Editor

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Local Residents To Receive Important Voter Registration Information

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London Trip for Local Dancers

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Stamps & Coins For The Scottish Bible Society

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Library Summer Reading Challenge

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Hipshire Community Network TrueCall Scheme

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Broadband comes to the Strath

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Perth and Kinross Federation Spring Show

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Online Advertising with The Bridge

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Weather, Travel & Public Transport

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Arts News

Just Singin

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Writing the Mind Alive: Angela Jeffs

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The Parish of Dunkeld Handbell Ringers and The Birnam Bells

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And finally… Farewell to Stuart!

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Annual Maintenance Days

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A History of Birnam Arts

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Birnam Arts Events

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The Fiddle Tree

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Health & Leisure

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Young Roving Reporter

Young Roving Reporter

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Well Done Callum Ross

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Sport & Active

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Dunkeld and Birnam Golf Club Coffee Morning

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Ospreys Take Flight to Portugal

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The Highland Boundary Race 25-26 March 2017

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Highland Perthshire Clay Shooting Club

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Scottish Country Dancing

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Spittalfield Bowling Club

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Rock Climbing

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Welcome to the Sports Hub!

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Derek Bell

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Come and try Orienteering!

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Skate Park Update – Logo Competition

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Chair Based Gentle Exercise & Movement Classes

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Sports Parenting in 10 Sentences

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New Age Kurling

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March Special - Orienteering Feature

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Free Gentle Exercise & Movement Classes

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Interested in Running?

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TAI CHI with Lilla Streather

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Sustainable Transport at Work in D & B

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Indoor Bowls

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Tay Thistle 2000

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Dunkeld & Birnam Sports Hub Formed

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Glendelvine Cricket Club

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Sports Hub

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Weather & Travel

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