Above: Pitlochry volunteers Above: Meigle
We are the Take A Pride in Perth & Kinross Association, the 'umbrella' Association for the 50 or so local voluntary groups who work in local communities to deliver the Take A Pride in P&K campaign. You can find a list of our member groups here. To see our latest news, go to the News & Events section of this website, or to our Homepage to see our latest Facebook feed.
The Take Pride in Perth & Kinross Campaign
The campaign began in 1993 as the Take A Pride in Perthshire Campaign to inspire local communities. Its name was changed in 2017 to recognise the excellent contribution of groups in Kinross-shire. You can find a list of all participating communities here. As a result of the energy, civic pride and sheer hard work of hundreds of volunteers, the Campaign has become a driving force in enhancing the environment and quality of life for everyone in Perth and Kinross. The local Council plays a vital role in this partnership through the support of its Community Greenspace team.
The Take Pride in Perth & Kinross Association
The Association was established five years after the Campaign got underway, when many more local groups were being set up. The Association began work in 1998 to support local groups, provide advice, share knowledge and experience, help raise funds and enable local communities to carry out larger scale environmental improvement projects. Our formal name remains the 'Take a Pride in Perthshire Association', but we changed our 'known by' name to the Take A Pride in Perth & Kinross Association in 2017.
We are a registered Scottish Charity, number SC027774; our Constitution sets out our governing principles. Our Annual Accounts are independently examined, and submitted to OSCR after our Annual General Meetings (AGM). Our last AGM was held in the Red House Hotel in Coupar Angus on 14 April 2018. The key papers presented to members were the Trustees' Annual Report and the Annual Accounts and Treasurer's Notes. Click on the titles to view the documents.
Our member groups run local activities organised in line with aims of the Royal Horticultural Society's Britain in Bloom campaign: Horticultural Excellence, Environmental Responsibility and Community Involvement. Activities include reviving neglected sites, planting and maintaining public flower beds, hanging baskets and other planting displays. Volunteers also undertake environmental improvement & conservation projects, tackle litter, graffiti and dog fouling and involve schools in environmental education. We promote care and conservation of the environment, raise funds and share best practice, information and ideas.
The Association is managed by a volunteer Committee of Trustees elected by members at the Annual General Meeting. A list of current Trustees is provided below. They meet regularly to assess project applications and monitor their progress, to review the Association's finances and to discuss other ways of supporting member groups.
Bill Ronald – Chairman
Bill was elected Chairman of the Association in April 2017. He was a founder member of the Association in 1998 and is a volunteer with his local bloom group, Coupar Angus Pride of Place. He is a RHS Britain in Bloom judge and also has experience of judging for the Beautiful Scotland and Beautiful Fife competitions.
Mary Birch (Secretary), Blairgowrie & Rattray in Bloom
Monica Straughan (Treasurer), Beautiful Perth
Caroline Boyle, Abernethy in Bloom
Susan Crawford, Muthill in Bloom
Avril Fulton, Brig in Bloom
Muriel Gregory, Comrie in Colour
Judy Pirie, Auchterarder in Bloom
Norma Smith, Kinnesswood in Bloom
Jenny Williams, Community Greenspace Team, Perth & Kinross Council
17 November 2017
It is with great sadness that we learned of the death of our friend and former Trustee, George Smith. George was a stalwart of Brig in Bloom and of this Association and he will be greatly missed. Read our tribute to this remarkable man here.
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