A public vote has led to some communities gaining £100k in Stirling Council funding
£100k will provide accessible toilets + outdoor gym in Dunblane
- Accessible toilets that will meet the needs of complex care needs within an existing location with adequate space. (Pamis changing place toilets)
- Outdoor gym which will preferably be in a central location e.g. Laighhills, Drying Green or Braemar Park.
From the Stirling Observer ...
The winning projects in Your Stirling:You Decide range from the creation of cycle networks and park upgrades, to the installation of an outdoor gym and road improvements.
Council chiefs offered £700,000 of investment spread evenly across each of its seven electoral wards as the participatory budgeting was rolled out across the area for the first time.
More than 760 ideas were submitted from across the area after Your Stirling: You Decide was launched in March this year.
These were whittled down to 193 projects that went through to the voting stage and anyone of high school age who lives in the area could take part. By June 23, the number of verified votes tallied at 4,161, with a weighting system deployed by the council aimed at ensuring smaller communities were given parity with areas with a larger population. Residents had five votes each for the proposals in their ward – which all had to be used to make their ballot valid.
In Dunblane and Bridge of Allan ward, £100,000 will provide accessible toilets and an outdoor gym, both in Dunblane, with the projects attracting 248 and 246 votes respectively.