Abernethy, Aberargie and Dron News

Last date for submissions

31st July 2017

Date of publication

1st September 2017

COUNCILLOR’S  REPORT JUNE 2017

Councillor Anderson


I am so proud and privileged to be elected in the Almond & Earn ward. I would like to thank all those in the Abernethy area who turned out and voted me into Council for a second term.

I can assure all the people of the area regardless of their political views, that I will do all that is possible to represent them during my next term.

I plan to book time at the venues of Community Council meetings, half an hour prior to the meetings, for a surgery to allow anyone that has a particular issue or issues council related, to allow them some time in privacy to discuss it with me.

I am also available on email handerson@pkc.gov.uk; or mobile 07899062122.

Councillor Henry Anderson


Councillor Baird

  Councillor Kathleen Baird  Re - Elected

 I am absolutely delighted to have been re-elected  to Perth & Kinross Council.  It is a privilege to be an elected member and I take the role seriously. The people whom we represent  are at the heart of all we do. Thank you to all who supported my election campaign in any way and a special thank you to all who voted for me.

The election is over and I can get down to dealing with the issues that matter to you the electorate.  

One of the ongoing issues is speeding through the village. I am pleased VAS should be in place in Abernethy and Aberargie quite soon. Other road matters may take a bit longer to resolve.

By the time you read this  summer will be upon us and more and more people will be enjoying the outdoor.  We can work together to  help make the community better and more attractive for us all to enjoy and if you are out on our new paths or any country track. please respect the country code, take your litter home and keep dogs under control.

 If you want to contact me  I can be contacted by email kathleenbaird @pkc.gov.uk .

Almond & Earn Decided  Action Partnership.

 Funding Decision day was held on Saturday 1st April at Bridge of Earn Institute. There were winners and losers. I was pleased that 3 groups from Abernethy received funding namely Abernethy Mothers and Toddlers, Abernethy  Senior Citizens, and Abernethy Keep Active Group.

 I was very disappointed that  those who checked the application (Councillors were not part of this discussion) decided that Abernethy Pavilion's application did not meet the criteria. I personally was not happy with this decision.

All is not lost  for Abernethy pavilion however, there are other opportunities to apply for  funding. The Community Capacity worker has offered to work with the committee as will Councillors.

The day itself was successful. Members of the public came along and participated and I am  sure next year the event will be bigger and better and more groups will apply.

Councillor Kathleen Baird