Many congratulations to Andrew on his fine effort in Rio
From BBC website - read more
Andrew Butchart, in his first major championships, took nearly five seconds off the Scottish 5,000m record of 13.13:30 he set in late May, setting a new mark of 13.08.61 in finishing sixth behind double gold medallist Mo Farah.
"I am over the moon," the 24-year-old from Dunblane told BBC Scotland. "The place is more important than the time, but I will take the time. I am so happy.
"I came into this year being really positive, and I guess I showed that. I am not scared of anyone, no matter who they are, and I think everyone has to be like that.
"You can't fear these people. I train and work as hard as them so I deserve to be there.
"I have no idea what I could do next, but it is looking good. This is my first majors and it went really well. I just hope I can keep going and progressing."
Community in Action
Allan Water, Retaining Wall Restoration, Dunblane
A partnership project between Dunblane Development Trust and Stirling Council is about to restore a section of the collapsed Riverside Walk in Dunblane.
A section of the Riverside Walk, the recreational path that runs along the banks of the Allanwater just below Dunblane Cathedral has been fenced off and closed to the public since 2011 when it was washed away by the river in full flow following a period of extreme wet weather.
The local community led by Dunblane Development Trust has been working to see it restored and reopened as the walk is a valuable asset of cathedral city life for both locals and visitors.
Stirling Council has set aside £100,000 towards the necessary work and Dunblane Development Trust has also attained a £10,000 grant from the Clackmannanshire and Stirling Environment Trust and has raised over £2,000 from local public donations to allow the restoration to take place.
Stirling Council Environment Convenor, Councillor Danny Gibson, said: “We know just how important this part of Dunblane is to the local community and what a jewel in the crown it is of their visitor offering which is why we have pledged such a significant sum. Stirling Council is delighted to support the community’s aspirations and efforts to have the Riverside Walk restored and reopened.”
Altogether the project is likely to cost up to £110,000 and the Dunblane Development Trust, acting as agent, has appointed IKM Consulting Ltd as the principal contractor. The works will be overseen by Stirling Council’s Localities and Infrastucture service. Weather permitting the project is anticipated to be complete by mid September 2016.
Roy Nicolson, chair of Dunblane Development Trust, said “after years of campaigning and effort by the trust’s volunteers, the local community will be delighted that the reinstatement of this valued riverside walkway is now being undertaken.”
Club of the Month – August 2016 - Dunblane Explorer Scout Unit
By Diarmid Thomson (Explorer)
Some parking suspensions are required as part of the Dunblane Station Access Project. These will occur as and when required; dependant upon the location of the work being undertaken on any given day.
A Traffic Order by Stirling Council will, as required, temporarily suspend the parking on the following locations between July and end of October 2016:
- Perth Road On the north-west side thereof from the junction of Stirling Road to the junction of Beech Road
- Beech Road For its entire length;
- High Street from the point where it meets Beech Road in a northerly direction for a distance of 13 metres or thereby
- Station Road from the point where it meets Stirling Road to a point adjacent to the rear boundary of the building to the rear of number 1 Stirling Road
- Stirling Road for its entire length.
A COPY of the Order, may be examined at the Stirling Council's Offices, Environment and Place, Endrick House, Kerse Road, Stirling during office hours. www.stirling.gov.uk or www.tellmescotland.gov.uk
Need more “wind in your sails”?
Every year the Braes of Doune Windfarm awards some £14,000 to community projects in the Dunblane/ Ashfield/ Kinbuck area.
If you have a project requiring financial support, the Windfarm Fund Committee now welcomes applications from local groups for 2016 grants.
Last year 13 local groups were helped with grants including: The Fling, Soccer Club, Preschool Play Association, Dunblane in Bloom, Rangers & Rainbows and Victoria Halls.
Application deadline: 16 September 2016
As things stand, trains to and from Dunblane will no longer be disrupted. The next strike days were planned for:-
Sunday 7 August
Monday 8 August
Thursday 11 August
Saturday 13 August
Sunday 14 August
Read about Andrew's win at the British Championships here
20 June 2016
Construction of 6 Cottage Flats and 2 Wheelchair User Bungalows at Bogside, Dunblane
Forth Housing wishes to advise that JB Bennett (Contracts) Ltd are scheduled to start construction works for 8 affordable rented homes on the corner site at Bogside, on 27 June 2016. These works are scheduled to be complete in February 2017.
The contractor and Forth Housing are fully aware of occupied residential premises across from the site and the contractor will try to minimise any inconvenience to residents during the construction period.
There may be occasions during the construction period, for example, when the contractor is offloading bulky building materials or carrying out a specific building operation, which means that some of the roadway in Bogside may be restricted for a limited period. The contractor will try to keep this to a minimum and you will be advised of this beforehand. Forth Housing thanks you for your co-operation regarding this during the construction period.
The contractor’s normal working hours are 8.00am until 6.00pm Monday to Friday and 9.00am until 1.00pm on Saturdays. There is to be no noisy working on Sunday or Bank Holidays.
If you have any queries regarding the above, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Councillor Callum Campbell, Councillor Graham Houston, Councillor Mark Ruskell, Councillor Mike Robbins
Terence O’ Byrne, Chair, Dunblane Community Council
David Prescott, Holmehill Group
Police Scotland, Stirling Area Command, Dunblane and Bridge of Allan Community Policing Team.
Lynne McKinley, Community Link Officer, Communities Team, Stirling Council
S McGinley, Housing Service, Stirling Council