Snippets from the latest KDP bulletin –
Children in Scotland – Childcare Fund
A new fund launched aims to make childcare more accessible & affordable.
Funding will be available to develop solutions to the barriers including cost of childcare, the hours available & accessibility for children with additional support needs.
The application deadline date for the first round of funding will be 5pm on Monday 27 July 2020.
For more information click here.
Police Scotland – Operation Close Pass
Road Policing officers based in the North East will be carrying out Operation Close Pass patrols during July and August to highlight cyclist safety.
It involves an unmarked police cyclist working with colleagues to stop and deal with motorists who overtake too closely. The Highway Code states that motorists should give cyclists at least as much room as they would when overtaking a car. Cyclists may suddenly need to avoid uneven road surfaces and obstacles such as drain covers or oily, wet or icy patches on the road
Multi-agency plea for people to act responsibly and take their litter home
With the COVID-19 five mile travel restriction now lifted, Forestry and Land Scotland has been joined by land managers, environmental experts and campaigners in calling on the Scottish public to help prevent a repeat of the recent shameful scenes of littering.
FLS has called for more responsible behaviour – and for members of the public to remember that while many car parks and beauty spots are now open, waste collection services may not yet be operational.
Their plea is backed by Zero Waste Scotland, Keep Scotland Beautiful, Scottish Water, Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park Authority, Scottish Natural Heritage and Cairngorms National Park Authority.
#WritingToSayHello Health in Mind Campaign to Connect
Health in Mind challenge us to make a connection with someone in our community. Whether you decide to write to a friend, your family, colleagues or neighbours, you can take the time to say ‘hello’ by downloading and printing off their postcard which you can download from their website.
What a way to brighten up someone’s day!
Community Covid-19 Resource
Supporting Communities Safely has been updated to reflect the latest changes to Scotland’s Covid-19 response. This free, online resource, developed by SCDC and Public Health Scotland, features a range of practical information and advice, with two new sections added.
The Test and Protect page includes details of the Scotland’s contact tracing program, while the restarting services section provides a series of questions around how community groups could think about re-opening safely at an appropriate stage in Scotland’s recovery.
KDP is here to help in any way we can. Please let us know how we can support you or your organisation. We will continue to share information and guidance in our bulletins, however, due to the speed of change and quantity of information, the most current details will be found on our Facebook page (@kincardineshiredevelopmentpartnership).
Should you wish to get in touch, our contact details are as follows:
Jacky Niven Development Officer email@example.com
Margo Titmuss Office Admin firstname.lastname@example.org
Kirsty Alchin Windfarm Admin email@example.com
All of this information was correct at time of writing.
Jacky, Margo & Kirsty
01569 763 246