Public Notices & Information

Parking Restrictions in Dunblane

This is a pdf of parking restrictions applying in September 2018

Funding Fair on 2 October

Stirling Council and Stirlingshire Voluntary enterprise are holding a Funding Fair in Bridge of Allan Parish Church Halls on Tuesday 2 October. 

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Young People : Grants from £10k to £100k

Big Lottery is helping young people aged eight to 24 to become more confident and play an active part in realising their potential.

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Scottish Water to finally tackle flooding in Dunblane’s Claredon Place

SCOTTISH Water haves undertaken several detailed surveys of the Claredon Place in Dunblane and modelled the reported conditions, thus providing them with a greater understanding of the issues being experienced. They have now potentially identified a number of additional properties on Claredon Place that they believe may be at risk of internal flooding. Scottish Water believe that the proposed solution will need to be comprehensive and they will need to claim additional funding per property effected. Scottish Water are now waiting for responses from the owners of the newly identified properties before they can add them to the At Risk of Internal Sewer Flooding Register. Properties have suffered severe internal flooding for many years. Due to the scale of works, Scottish Water are proposing that they now deliver the solution in multiple phases to resolve the flooding at Claredon Place. Scottish Water are currently progressing options for remediation. They have estimated that the preferred solution for Claredon place will be selected by September and that the necessary funding will be secured by December. Stirling Council have already committed to working with Scottish Water and installing additional gully’s, as required, to alleviate flooding and make premises more secure.

Perth Road Parking suspended 11th August 2018 5pm to 12th August 2018 5pm

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The COUNCIL made The Stirling Council (B8033, Perth Road, Dunblane) (Temporary Suspension of Parking) Order 2018 under the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 (as amended) on 3-8-18. This Order will:- Temporarily suspend the parking on: B8033, Perth Road On the south-east side thereof from the traffic signals at the Sunnyside / Perth Road junction to the roundabout at Claredon Place from 1700 hours on 11-8-18 until 1700 hours on 12-8-18 to facilitate the installation of road markings. 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.tellmesotland.gov.uk 

Stirling Council Community Newsheet

Read the July 2018 edition

Understanding Social Investment : A Workshop in Alloa

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This workshop is for anyone looking for a greater understanding of social investment, and time to explore the opportunities and challenges in relation their own particular scenario. Come and find out:

  • What is social investment and is it right for me?
  • About using grants, shares and community shares as part of a broad financial mix
  • Tips on raising finance to grow and develop socially enterprising activities
  • Steps to help you become investment ready

This is a full day event suitable for staff, trustees and board members of community, third sector, charities and social enterprises; with or looking at developing enterprising activities.

Part of Ramoyle to be closed to Parking from 13 to 17 August 2018

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The COUNCIL made The Stirling Council (Ramoyle, Dunblane) (Temporary Suspension of Parking) Order 2018 under the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 (as amended) on 20-7-18. This Order will Temporarily suspend the parking on Ramoyle - Both sides thereof from a point adjacent to the property known as Easdale to a point adjacent to the property known as Pear Tree Cottage from 0930 hours until 1800 hours from 13-8-18 until 17-8-18 to facilitate sewer work repairs. 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.tellmesotland.gov.uk

Small Ideas, Big Impact Grants Scheme Roadshow on 6 August 2018

Through the Small Ideas, Big Impact Grants Scheme, applicants can apply for funds ranging from £50 to £5000 to test ideas which will prevent, detect or treat malnutrition in older people

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GP and Minor Injuries Centre at Stirling Health and Care Village - Public Tours in July & August

Members of the public, patients and local residents are invited to have a tour of the new GP and Minor Injuries Centre at Stirling Health and Care Village, ahead of its opening to patients in mid-August 2018. Tours will take place every half hour between 1.30pm and 4.00pm and 6.30pm to 8.30pm on Tuesday July 31st,  Wednesday 1st August and Thursday 2nd August 2018. No booking is required and staff will meet visitors at the entrances to the new Centre.  For more info go to https://nhsforthvalley.com/new-gp-and-minor-injuries-centre-public-tours/

Kelly Tulloch
Administrator, Scottish Health Council Forth Valley, 46 Barnton Street, Stirling, FK8 1NA
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 01786 471 550 www.scottishhealthcouncil.org 
Twitter @SHCForthValley & @SHC_org

 

Community Council Review - Final Consultation 4th July to 1st August 2018

Stirling Council is in the final stages of reviewing its Scheme of Establishment for Community Councils. The review started in September 2017 and since then there have two 8 week consultation periods. All of the information generated through both these consultations has been reported back to Council at Special Meetings held on 15 March 2018 and 28 June 2018. This final stage consultation will open on Wednesday 4 July 2018 and close on Wednesday 1 August 2018. The purpose of this final consultation is to provide feedback on the draft Governing Documents. During the review there have been suggestions for changes to some Community Council boundaries. For more information see the website.

To Give Your Views : Take our short online survey at – 
https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/SC_CCReviewfinal2018 

The results of the final stage consultation will be presented at a Special Meeting of Stirling Council on the 23 August 2018, at which elected members will be asked to decide upon the Scheme of Establishment for Community Councils.

Stirling Council Community Newsheet

Read the June 2018 edition

Damaged Wall on Perth Road : Update on 4 July 2018

Read the Stirling Observer Article from 4 July 2018

Stirling Council Community Newsheet

Read the May 2018 edition

Temporary Closure of Bridgend on 4 June

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The COUNCIL made The Stirling Council (Bridgend, Dunblane) (Temporary Closure) Order 2018 under the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 (as amended) on 11-5-18. The ORDER will close:-
Bridgend For its entire length from 0930 hours until 1530 hours on 4-6-18 to facilitate Ironwork repairs.
Emergency service access will be maintained. Alternative Route:    via Station Road.

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

Stirling Council Community Newsheet

Read the April 2018 edition

Health and Social Care Integration : Service User Representatives for the Integrated Joint Board and the Strategic Planning Group.

Please find attached information regarding the forthcoming elections of service users representatives for the Integrated Joint Board and the Strategic Planning Group.  Download Poster    Download Information

Jessie-Anne Malcolm, Public Partnership Forum Development Coordinator  NHS Forth Valley, Administration Offices, Westburn Avenue, Falkirk  FK1 5SU  01324 614660  07766994969 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Stirling Council Community Newsheet

Read the March 2018 edition

Parts of Charles Street / George Street to be closed for Road Works 26 to 30 March 2018 - 8am to 6pm

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The COUNCIL made The Stirling Council (Charles Street / George Street, Dunblane) (Temporary Closure) Order 2018 under the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 (as amended) on 9-3-18. The ORDER will close:- Charles Street (east-west section) from the junction with George Street to the junction with the north-south section of Charles Street, and George Street from the junction with Old Doune Road to the junction of Hillside Avenue from 0800 hours until 1800 hours from 26-3-18 until 30-3-18 to ensure public safety during carriageway inlay works.

Alternative Route:Charles Street – via Charles Street, Anne Street, Albert Street, Old Doune Road, Springfield Terrace, Claredon Place, Hillside Avenue, George Street, Roman Way, Albert Street, Edward Street and vice versa. George Street – via Old Doune Road, Springfield Terrace, Claredon Place, Hillside Avenue and vice versa

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

 

Stirling Council Community Newsheet

Read the February 2018 edition

More Piling Work on Railways - 24 February to 31 March

Read the information from Network Rail

Bin Collection Update on Monday 5 March

Council Update on Facebook

Battling the Winter Weather with Community Salt Piles

Community salt piles have been established by the Council to enable communities to draw salt to help the community clearance of side streets and footpaths, whilst the Council’s own winter maintenance fleet continues to concentrate on the Priority 1, 2 & 3 routes. The sites in Dunblane are:-

  * Dunblane Mill Row Car Park

  * Dunblane Tesco Car Park 

Nicole Paterson, Senior Manager – Environment and Place, Stirling Council, Endrick House, Kerse Road, Stirling   FK7 7SZ 01786 237794 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Ramoyle layby closed to parking on 15th March

The COUNCIL made The Stirling Council (Ramoyle, Dunblane) (Temporary Suspension of Parking) Order 2018 under the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 (as amended) on 23-2-18. This Order will:- Temporarily suspend the parking on: Ramoyle  - The layby to the front of property numbers 1 to 6 Laighill Court from 0930 hours until 1530 hours on 15-3-18 to facilitate Ironwork repairs.

Stirling Council Community Newsheet

Read the January 2018 edition

Springfield Terrace closed to parking 5 to 21 March

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The COUNCIL made The Stirling Council (Springfield Terrace, Dunblane) (Temporary Suspension of Parking) Order 2018 under the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 (as amended) on 9-2-18. This Order will Temporarily suspend the parking on Springfield Terrace on the west side thereof from the northern boundary of No 39 Springfield Terrace in a generally northerly direction for a distance of 30 metres or thereby from 5-3-18 until 21-3-18 to facilitate Openreach works.

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.tellmesotland.gov.uk

Road Closure Perth Road Dunblane overnight 10th February 2018

From the roundabout at the junction of Claredon Place to the junction of Beech Road overnight from 2100 hours until 0800 hours from 10-2-18 until 11-2-18 to facilitate bridge works.

Funding available to Local Groups for projects involving community buildings, open spaces and other initiatives.

Garfield Weston – Weston Anniversary Fund : To celebrate the Foundation’s 60th anniversary the Weston Anniversary Fund will award grants to provide new or improve existing community facilities. Unlike the Foundation’s other funds the Anniversary Fund will consider funding the entirety of a project. Capital projects will be bricks and mortar such as a new building or an extension or remodelling to an existing building that will create or improve a community facility. They will also consider landscaping or improvements to an open space if it will create a community resource. Additionally they will consider items that require a sizeable investment such as a new minibus and purchase of land. Grants from £30,000 to £150,000 the fund will run from 5 January to 30 June 2018. https://anniversary.garfieldweston.org/weston-anniversary-fund/

Take precautions in protecting your home

Due to recent housebreakings in the Forth Valley area, home owners and occupants are reminded that on the dark nights, particularly in the holiday season, to take precautions in protecting their homes. The precuations include:
 
- Leaving lights on in rooms such as living rooms and kitchens.
- Leaving on noise making devices such as televisions or radios.
- Where possible, leaving a car at the property.
- If away for a period of time, requesting a trusted friend or neighbour attend the property and remove items from behind doorways, such as newspapers or letters
 
Simple precautions such as the ones listed are proven to deter housebreakers thereby protecting property.
 
Residents are also reminded of the importance of reporting any suspicious persons or vehicles in their area to Police by calling 101.
 
By working together we will make our communities safer.
  
Alasdair Matheson
Sergeant C0819
Forth Valley Division
Dunblane Police Office
ISSI: 6510819
 
Website: www.scotland.police.uk
Twitter: @policescotland
Facebook: www.facebook.com/policescotland
https://scotland.police.uk/yourviewcounts
RUN HIDE TELL – how to stay safe from a firearms or weapons attack: www.npcc.police.uk/StaySafe

Temporary suspension of parking on Ramoyle on 8th January 2018 8am-5pm

On the north-west side thereof from a point opposite the property known as Logan Brae to a point opposite the property known as Loch Sloy to facilitate repairs to ironworks. Map available here.

 Rural Watch Scotland

'Rural Watch Scotland' is an extension of the Neighbourhood Watch Scotland movement and endorsed by  the Scottish Partnership Against Rural Crime (SPARC) and Forth valley Rural Crime Group aimed specifically at the rural communities of Scotland and aims to bring all the benefits of Neighbourhood Watch to all rural communities irrespective of location, size or demographics. Rural watch is an online community for any member of the public where appeals, crime prevention tips and safety alerts can be posted by those who subscribe which can be viewed by all members. Subscription is free and the sharing of information on the forum is a great example of real time crime prevention in action. The objectives of Rural Watch Scotland are to:

  • Reduce crime and the fear of crime by providing the right information, to the right people, at the right time.
  • Encourage people to think about safety and security for themselves, their neighbours and their community.
  • Improve community cohesion and well-being by supporting communities to develop 'their watch, their way'.
  • Work in partnership with national and local service providers to develop more resilient communities that are better prepared against threats, intentional or unintentional, such as crime or extreme weather.

The experience of Neighbourhood Watch throughout Scotland and elsewhere across the world is that members of Rural Watch Scotland will be less likely than non-members in the rural community to be a victim of crime. By joining the Rural Watch Scotland scheme members can receive alerts and advice by phone, text or email. By keeping members informed about crime and other threats in specific areas, Rural Watch Scotland can help prevent crime, keep communities and residents safe, and members responses to these alerts can help catch criminals or be better prepared to deal with other threats to communities. To join Rural Watch Scotland simply:

Alasdair Matheson
Sergeant C0819, Forth Valley Division, Dunblane Police Office ISSI: 6510819
Website: www.scotland.police.uk Twitter: @policescotland Facebook: www.facebook.com/policescotland https://scotland.police.uk/yourviewcounts
RUN HIDE TELL – how to stay safe from a firearms or weapons attack: www.npcc.police.uk/StaySafe

Letter from Stirling Council about litter bins and pole mounted dog bins (4/12/17)

Land Services has taken the decision not to replace broken pole mounted dog bins for the reasons stated below. Could you pass the details below to all Community Councils as an explanation as to why, and the options available.  We are working hard to minimise the use of pole mounted dog bins, many were erected in the past, and as they fail we are assessing the need for litter bin provision in general. These dog bins are not particularly hygienic for use by the general public, as their use requires a "touch", with operation of the lid. Far worse, are the Health & Safety issues encountered by our operatives during the process of emptying, exacerbated by overfilling of the containers, and heavy rain. Within the environment of a residential street, the first option for disposal of dog waste is the domestic wheeled bin, this also applies to other items of litter, most of which can be readily recycled with the variety of containers our residents are issued.  The second option is to use a free standing litter bin, which accepts both litter & dog waste. These larger containers act as a dilute and disperse for the waste, giving a much cleaner empty for the operative. They also empty via a door, preferable to a straight lift up from a pole bin, on occasion showering the employee with the contents. These free standing litter bins are expensive, therefore they cannot be located everywhere.

Stirling Council Community Newsheet

Read the October 2017 edition

Road Closure Auchinlay Road Dunblane 13th to 17th November 2017

For its entire length from 13-11-17 until 17-11-17 to ensure public safety during bridge works. NB: the exact location of the work is at the bridge over the Allan Water. Alternative Route: via B8033, A820, Kilbryde Crescent, Auchinlay Road and vice versa.

Community Council consultation launched

Stirling Council has launched a new consultation into the way Community Councils function across the Stirling area.

At a special full Council Meeting, Councillors agreed to a review of the local authority’s Scheme for the Establishment of Community Councils and accompanying Code of Conduct.
The initial consultation process will be held over two 8 weeks periods - any amendments to proposals would then be put out for a final 4 week consultation.
The first 8 week consultation period is open to Community Councils, community groups, local trust and organisations who are invited to take part in an online survey.
Community Councillors are also being invited to meet with Stirling Council to discuss the review on Saturday 25 November in the Council Chambers at Old Viewforth.
Community Council boundaries, the number of representatives and election procedures are determined by each part local authority, through the Scheme for the Establishment of Community Councils.

The review follows significant changes at a national level, including the review of the area’s electoral wards and is part of Stirling Council’s work to maintain a strong understanding of the needs of our communities. Community Planning and Regeneration Committee Convenor Chris Kane said, “Community Councils are a vital part of the democratic process. As a former Community Council Chairperson, I’ve had countless conversations with fellow Community Councillors about what works, what doesn’t work and what could work better; this consultation gives everybody the chance to have their say.  With the next community council elections due in 2018, it is crucial we take the opportunity to ensure they are robust and continue to be effective champions of local democracy.”

Currently there are 40 Community Councils operating in the Stirling Council area – with membership ranging from 8 to 15 councillors covering areas as small as 200 residents and as large as around 9,500.  More information on the consultation, as well as a survey link can be found here: http://www.stirling.gov.uk/ccreview

Stirling Council Community Newsheet

Read the September 2017 edition

Road Closure B8033 in Dunblane 9th to 23rd October 2017

The northbound section of the B8033 from the roundabout at Claredon Place to the junction of Stirling Road and the southbound section of the B8033 from the junction of Beech Road to the roundabout at Claredon Place. Sunnyside will also be closed for its entire length. All roads closed from 9-10-17 until 23-10-17 to ensure public safety during bridge works. Alternative route : via Claredon Place-Springfield Road-Doune Road-A820-A9- B8033-Perth Road and vice versa. NB: Claredon Place will be open to two-way traffic.

New Parking Spaces for Disabled Persons in Dunblane

The COUNCIL made The Stirling Council (On-Street Parking Spaces for Disabled Persons No’s 18 - 32) Order 2017 under the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 on 8-9-17. The Order will introduce disabled parking as follows:- 16 Claredon Place, Dunblane – SRO/2017(184), 12 Rylands Avenue, Dunblane – SRO/2017(185). A copy of the Order, may be examined at the Council’s Offices, Environment and Place, Endrick House, Kerse Road, Stirling during office hours, by quoting the appropriate reference number. Anyone wishing to question the validity of this Order, should write to the Court of Session within six weeks of 8-9-17. www.stirling.gov.uk or www.tellmesotland.gov.uk

Waiting Restrictions during Work on Perth Road in October

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The COUNCIL made The Stirling Council (Perth Road, Dunblane) (Temporary Restriction on Waiting) Order 2017 under the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 (as amended) on 8-9-17. The ORDER will suspend existing parking and restrict it to rail replacement buses all as generally detailed in the Schedule hereto on 14 - 15-10-17 and 21 - 22-10-17 during works at Dunblane Railway Station.. 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

Road to Doune closed for two months from mid October due to gas installation works

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The COUNCIL made The Stirling Council (A820 Doune - Dunblane) (Temporary Closure) Order 2017 under the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 (as amended) on 8-9-17. The ORDER will close:-A82 From the junction of the B824 to the on / off slip roads to / from the A9 from 16-10-17 until 15-12-17 to facilitate major gas mains installation works. Emergency service access will be maintained. Alternative Route: Cars & LGVs: via A9, B824 and vice versa. HGVs: via A9, M9, A84 and vice versa.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

Funding Opportunities for Voluntary Organisations

Read Funding Stirling

Stirling Council Community Newsheet

Read the August 2017 edition

Glen Road closed at Pisgah daytimes from 4 to 8 September

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The COUNCIL made The Stirling Council (Glen Road, Dunblane) (Temporary Closure) Order 2017 under the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 (as amended) on 11-8-17.  The ORDER will close Glen Road from the junction with the C86 to the junction of the road leading to the development known as Pisgah from 0800 hours until 1800 hours from 4-9-17 until 8-9-17 to facilitate carriageway inlay works. Emergency service access will be maintained. Alternative Routes via Glen Road, B8033, A9, Kenilworth Road, Sheriffmuir Road, C86 and vice versa.  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

Volunteering Support Fund 2017-18 – NOW OPEN

Grants of between £7,500 and £10,000 are now available to small to medium-sized not-for-profit organisations (with an annual income of under £250,000) working in Scotland.

The Volunteering Support Fund supports organisations to recruit additional volunteers (who will contribute towards delivering a new volunteering project, or extending/expanding an existing one) and improve how volunteers are supported in their role.

See the Information Leaflet

Climate Challenge Fund - Apply Now.

Empowering communities to take local action on climate change

The Scottish Government’s Climate Challenge Fund provides grants of up to £150,000 for community-led organisations to tackle climate change by running projects that reduce local carbon emissions. The Climate Challenge Fund (CCF) was launched in 2008 and since then 986 projects in 622 communities, across all 32 local authorities, have been awarded CCF Grants totalling £85.8 million.

See the Information Leaflet

Stirling Council Community Newsheet

Read the June 2017 edition

Revocation of Parking Spaces for Disabled Persons
The COUNCIL made the Stirling Council (On-Street Parking Spaces for Disabled Persons) (Revocation No’s 3-6,8-10) Order 2017 under the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 (as amended) on 26/5/17. The ORDER will remove the disabled persons parking spaces at the location detailed in the Schedule hereto.

  20 Anne Street, Dunblane – SRO/2017(68)
  40b George Street, Dunblane – SRO/2017(69)

A COPY of the Order, may be examined at the Council's Offices, Environment and Place, Endrick House, Kerse Road, Stirling during office hours. Anyone wishing to question the validity of this Order, should write to the Court of Session within six weeks of 26/5/17. www.stirling.gov.uk or www.tellmesotland.gov.uk  

 

Work at Kinbuck Bridge
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The COUNCIL made The Stirling Council (B8033, Kinbuck) (Temporary Closure) Order 2017 under the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 (as amended) on 26-5-17. The ORDER will close:-B8033, Kinbuck : From the junction of the A9 on/off slip roads to the junction with the A822 from 0900 hours until 1000 hours, 1030 hours until 1200 hours and from 1300 hours until 1530 hours from 19-6-17 until 30-6-17 to facilitate bridge repairs. NB – Exact location of works is at Kinbuck Bridge. Emergency service access will be maintained. Alternative Routes:via A822, A9 and vice versa

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

Stirling Council Community Newsheet

Read the May 2017 edition

Strathallan Community Rail Partnership

The CRP Board meets at 7.30 pm on Tuesday 13th June at Highland Spring Offices in Blackford.  Morwen Mands needs to have a list of people who will be in the building to comply with the fire regulations so if anyone is coming to the meeting from your organisation please confirm the name of that person to me by 9.00am on the 13th please.

The provisional Agenda is as follows:

  1. Record of those present and apologies
  2. Approval of minutes of the meeting held on 14th March
  3. Any matters arising not on the agenda
  4. Items arising from the AGM held on 25th April
  5. Treasurer's report
  6. Links with No 47 bus
  7. Crieff  railway station - 50th anniversary of closure
  8. Web-site
  9. Use of rooms at Gleneagles station
  10. Walks leaflets
  11. AOCB
  12. Date and location of future meetings – 8th August, 10th October, 12th December 

Bill Young (vice-chair Strathallan Community Rail Partnership) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Minutes of meeting held in March 2017

Police Advice on Doorstep Crime and Bogus Workmen

What is Doorstep Crime?

Bogus Callers: Will attempt to get into your home or obtain personal details by pretending to be someone they're not, including: Council Staff, Meter readers, Charity collectors, Police officers. In reality, they are criminals trying to steal your cash and valuables.

Rogue Traders: Usually cold callers, offering to make repairs or carry out work on your house, garden or driveway.  In reality they charge inflated prices for shoddy or often completely unnecessary work.

We do not recommend dealing with cold callers for property maintenance and repairs to your home and garden areas. Contact your local council to see if they operate a trusted traders scheme or similar, where you will find a list of accredited trades people. Below is some useful advice and considerations.

Think:

  • Be on your guard if someone turns up unexpectedly.
  • Be aware of methods used by criminals to distract you such as being asked to make a phone call, to use your toilet, for a glass of water, or being asked to check your water or gas supplies.
  • Do not keep large amounts of money at home.Does your premises or garden really require work to be carried out.
  • If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.
  • Be vigilant for vulnerable neighbours who may fall foul of these criminals.
  • About calling the police when you see anything suspicious.
  • Never let someone you don't know into your house, if you're not sure don’t answer the door.

What can I do?

SECURE:

  • Use a door chain or bar: Always put the chain on before answering the door, and keep it on while taking to callers
  • If you have a door viewer- use it.
  • Keep rear, side doors and windows secure.
  • Don’t feel embarrassed- genuine callers expect you to be careful
  • Ask for identification, whether you expect anyone or not.
  • Remember- ID's can be fake and shouldn't be relied upon.
  • Don’t assume a caller is genuine because they are wearing a uniform
  • Obtain a written quote before agreeing to any work
  • If you have any doubts, tell the caller to come back when someone else is home, genuine callers won’t mind rearranging. IF IN DOUBT KEEP THEM OUT
  • Don’t feel pressurised into agreeing to immediate work- Never listen to scare stories, beware of traders who suddenly appear after storms or floods and claims of low prices if you sign up immediately.
  • Don’t agree to buy from the first person who calls- do you really want or need these goods or services
  • Don’t pay cash up front- never pay for work before it is completed and do not hand over large sums of money
  • Shop around if you decide you need work done- Get a minimum of three quotes from reputable traders or recommendations from people you trust
  • Cancellation rights- Any job over £42- traders are required to provide written notice informing the consumer that they have a 14 day cooling off period during which time the consumer can cancel the contract.

Should you require any further information please log onto www.policescotland.co.uk  or contact Police Scotland via 101 or Trading Standards at Stirling Council on (01786) 404040.

Auchinlay Road temporary closure

Auchinlay Road closure 12th-16th June 8am to 6pm for carriageway overlay works. Diversion details can be found here : http://my.stirling.gov.uk/roadworks

10 months of road changes at Claredon Place, George Street and Perth Road

Claredon Place - Revocation of One Way The COUNCIL made The Stirling Council (Claredon Place, Dunblane) (Temporary Revocation of One-Way System) Order 2017 under the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 (as amended) on 12-5-17. The ORDER will temporarily revoke the existing one-way system on the following road:- Claredon Place, Dunblane from its junction of the roundabout at the B8033 Perth Road in a northerly direction to the projected south kerbline of Hillside Avenue, a distance of 66 metres or thereby from 1-6-17 and remain in force for a period of 10 months. See Plan

Claredon Place : No waiting restrictions The COUNCIL made The Stirling Council (Claredon Place, Dunblane) (Temporary No Waiting at Any Time) Order 2017 under the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 (as amended) on 12-5-17. This Order will introduce no waiting at any time restrictions on Claredon Place, Dunblane for a maximum period of 10 months from 12-5-17.  The restrictions are required to ensure unobstructed access for two way traffic during Network Rail works. See Plan

Perth Road / Claredon Place Temp 20 mph Restrictions The COUNCIL made The Stirling Council (B8033 Perth Road / Claredon Place, Dunblane) (20mph Temporary Speed Limit) Order 2017 under the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 (as amended) on 12-5-17.  This Order will introduce a temporary 20mph speed limit on: B8033 Perth Road Both north and southbound carriageways from a point to the south side of the roundabout at the junction of Claredon Place and then in a general north easterly direction to a point on the north projected kerbline of Beech Road junction, a distance of 389 metres or thereby. Claredon Place From the junction of the B8033 Perth Road junction in a general northerly direction to the junction of Springfield Terrace, a distance of 164 metres or thereby. The restrictions will commence on 1-6-17 and remain in force for a period of 10 months. See Plan

George St, Dunblane - Temporary One Way The COUNCIL made The Stirling Council (George Street, Dunblane) (Temporary One-Way System) Order 2017 under the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 (as amended) on 12/5/17. The ORDER will introduce a temporary one-way system on the following road:- George Street, Dunblane from the junction of Claredon Place in a north westerly direction to the junction opposite house no’s 58/60 George Street, a distance of 126 metres or thereby from 1-6-17 and remain in force for a period of 10 months. See Plan

Copies of all these Orders 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

Support the Allan Water Invasive Species Project at your local Tesco

Please find attached a Press Release with regards to the River Forth Fisheries Trust. This news is in relation to our project – The Allan Water Invasive Species Project – having been shortlisted for the Bags of Help grant where voting will occur in Tesco stores in Dunblane and Callander. We appeal to you to print this press release in your news to ensure that readers are aware of the project and that they may vote through May and June in these stores if they wish for our project to receive the grant funding.

Amy Fergusson, Project Officer, River Forth Fisheries Trust
The Clubhouse, 106 Biggar Road, Edinburgh, EH10 7DU 01314451527 07510699741 www.fishforth.co.uk/rfft e: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  facebook.com/riverforthfisheriestrust  @ForthFishTrust   Report an Invasive: www.inns.rafts.org.uk

Stirling Council Community Newsheet

Read the April 2017 edition

Strathallan Community Rail Partnership

Minutes of meeting held in March 2017

NHS Forth Valley News and Updates

Read the April 2017 edition

Improving Parking in Scotland Consultation Launched

On 31 March, Humza Yousaf MSP, Minister for Transport and the Islands, announced the launch of the public consultation on improving parking in Scotland. The consultation explores how parking is managed across the country, and invites views on how we can deliver a consistent approach to managing and enforcing parking on public roads, including trunk roads, while improving accessibility for all.

Since obtaining powers to legislate on parking matters in the Scotland Act 2016, the Scottish Government is undertaking a detailed review of parking. The Scottish Government recognises the detrimental impact that irresponsible and obstructive parking can have on local communities, including restricting access for emergency services and putting the safety of pedestrians and other motorists in jeopardy.

The impact of parking goes further than governing where people can leave their vehicles. The rules can have a direct impact on town centre regeneration and on accessibility, including the provision of disabled spaces, so it is important that that communities, businesses and interest groups from across Scotland have an opportunity to put their views across to create a set of policies that can help make our roads safer, greener and available to all.

The consultation paper seeks views on a number of aspects, including:
 
* how Scottish Government can make parking laws clearer
* what parking restrictions and exemptions should apply
* the best approach for managing parking, and
* how to manage the placement of vehicles in today’s town centres, including improving accessibility for all, while incorporating new technology.

The consultation is open to all and all interested parties are encouraged to take part in the consultation via the Scottish Government’s consultation platform, Citizen Space, at https://consult.scotland.gov.uk/road-policy/improving-parking-in-scotland/ and will run until 30 June 2017. The consultation paper can be found here - https://consult.scotland.gov.uk/road-policy/improving-parking-in-scotland/user_uploads/improving-parking-in-scotland.pdf
For further information about the consultation or to request different formats of the document, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Lynn Sharp, Project Officer – Knowledge Management  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Improvement Service  Tel: 01506 283827  @ScottishCCs  www.communitycouncils.scot   www.improvementservice.org.uk

Police Scotland are looking for your views up to 10 May 2017

On Monday 27 February 2017, Police Scotland published Policing 2026, a national consultation designed to ensure as many voices as possible are heard to help the Scottish police authority and Police Scotland design its services to keep people safe over the next decade. The consultation will run for 10 weeks and will help refine and inform the strategy. The demands on policing are changing. The patterns of crime are shifting- often enabled by new technologies, the population is ageing and becoming more diverse and the duty to protect the vulnerable is becoming ever more complex. The police service must adapt and develop its capacity and capability to maximise public safety and remain operationally and financially sustainable. The strategy will chart the next phase in the transformation of policing in Scotland. It will create a workforce of police officers and staff who are focussed on where they can add most value to the mission of protecting and serving the public. It will see technology and new ways of working releasing greater productivity and more time tackling crime and addressing issues around vulnerability. The workforce mix will evolve as new skills and capabilities are developed to tackle the emerging challenges revealed in the 2026 strategy.

Developing our approach in five key areas of activity will drive the transformation:

  • prevention – tackling crime, inequality and critical problems facing communities
  • protection – based on threat, risk and harm
  • communities – focused on localism, diversity and the virtual world
  • knowledge – informing the development of better services
  • innovation – becoming a dynamic, adaptable and sustainable service

I would like to invite you and your communities to participate in this consultation, local views are essential to helping form this strategy. As highlighted the consultation will be open for 10 weeks until 10 May 2017 when the responses will be reviewed and the revised policing 2026 strategy document published before the summer. The full draft strategy document and consultation opportunity can be found at https://consult.scotland.police.uk/consultation/2026/

Patrick Scroggie, Police Scotland, Forth Valley (C - Division), Detective Inspector, Public Protection Unit, 3 Central Boulevard, Larbert, Police Scotland, 01324 574952, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  Website: www.scotland.police.uk   Twitter: @policescotland  Facebook: www.facebook.com/policescotland   HTTPS://SCOTLAND.POLICE.UK/YOURVIEWCOUNTS

Tesco Bags of Help grants - Applications welcome

I am one of the greenspace scotland Community Enablers for this grant programme.  Our role is to provide local support through the application process and support successful projects. 300 projects in Scotland have already benefited from grants in 2016 - find out more about them at https://www.groundwork.org.uk/Sites/tescocommunityscheme  I have also attached some information about what the grants will fund.

You can apply for FUNDING BETWEEN £1000 AND £4000 FOR PROJECTS THAT BRING BENEFITS TO THE COMMUNITY.  This includes:

  • development of, and activity in, outdoor spaces;
  • purchase of items such as sports kits, camping equipment, tools or specialised medical equipment;
  • improvements to community buildings;
  • seasonal events and activities.

You can only access the form online. The first step is to complete an online eligibility check, if the project is eligible this will then take you to the full application.  For further details please follow this link http://bit.ly/bagsofhelp4  ALTHOUGH YOU CAN APPLY AT ANY TIME, WE ARE CURRENTLY KEEN TO GET MORE APPLICATIONS FROM YOUR AREA AND WOULD PARTICULARLY WELCOME APPLICATIONS SUBMITTED BEFORE 10TH APRIL. Please feel free to circulate this to any local groups who may be interested and do get in touch if you would like any further information or advice.

Caroline Crawford, Community Enabler  Mobile: 07825 678277

TESCO BAGS OF HELP COMMUNITY GREENSPACE GRANTS UP TO £4K – always open for applications and funding activities and physical improvements. More info here http://bit.ly/bagsofhelp4 Twitter @greenspacescot  Like us on Facebook Visit us www.greenspacescotland.org.uk Sign up to receive our monthly http://greenspacescotland.org.uk/1ebulletin.aspx |

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Public Notices prior to April 2017

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