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This community led project is conserving the popular old Glen Road path between Dunblane and Bridge of Allan through the attractive Kippenrait Glen SSSI, for leisure and functional active travel for locals & visitors.

The main aims of the survey were to report on use of the Glen Road path to funders of the 2019 works, and to collect more qualitative information for the future. This has coincidentally provided a useful snapshot of usage under Covid-19 lockdown.

You can access the survey results and read more here.

The Council is conducting a resident’s survey to gauge the level of support for actions that individuals, the Council and our partners could take. This includes finding out what barriers prevent people from making changes that would benefit everyone.

The survey invites residents to provide their views on the Climate & Ecological Emergency. Your feedback is invaluable and we will be using the findings to guide our engagement and delivery programme.

You can access the survey and read more here.

PETAL are a charity who have worked with people affected by homicide and suicide all over Scotland for over 25 years. During the coronavirus pandemic they have been awarded additional funding to extend the service to families bereaved by COVID19.

You can read more here.

June 2020 update

Since the last update, the Braeport Board has had discussions with Water Gems the garden designers and the applicant the Carman Family Foundation. It was agreed that:
The wall behind our new 'Sensory' Garden would be retained as it is.
The remaining wall will be reduced and railings added to a height that prevents entry by deer. One self locking gate would be installed to allow pedestrian entry.
This provides protection for the garden from deer as well as children and vulnerable Centre users.

However, since these discussions, the Carman Family Foundation and the Holmehill garden designers Water Gems have decided to withdraw the current planning application for the water garden and the Listed Building Consent for the wall at the Braeport Centre. The applicants have listened to community concern about the lack of clarity and detail on what is intended and the requests for additional and clearer information which have been made. The applicants will take this into consideration and will resubmit their application soon once this information is in place.

Below you will find links to the original proposed plans from the Carman Foundation for a water garden on the meadow behind the Braeport Centre. This will require planning consent.

Any questions regarding this plan should be addressed directly to Bill Carman at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

It would also be helpful, however, to get a sense of how people feel about this project - if you could email a brief for or against response back to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. it would be much appreciated

Friends of Holmehill

 

Here is the Project Brief

Here is the Plan

 

Braeport Community Centre's dementia friendly ‘sensory’ garden is now open after a great deal of renovation work since September 2019; mostly by DDT ‘DIY’ vounteers under the direction our volunteer landscape architect.

Facilities now include a wide range of plants in a large central raised bed and boundary beds as well as a storage shed, fixed play features for young children, seating, a pergola and a retained wooden gazebo. There are a few additional jobs to do including the planting of a large central tree and erection of a potting shed.

You can read more here.

A number of local restaurants are restarting takeaway services:

For details please visit Dunblane Telegram, Discover Dunblane , Dunblane.info Twitter

Please send updates to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

 

 
The Allanview (Thurs-Sat):
01786 437955
 
India Gate/ Mr Singhs (Mon-Sun)
01786 825394
 
Papa's 7 Spice (Mon-Sun)
01786 824974
 
The Riverside (Mon-Sun)
01786 823318
 
Bennett's Butchers (Mon-Sat)
01786 823212
John Hill - Including free delivery
 

Beech Tree

 

New Palace (Wed-Mon)
01786 822357
 
China Gourmet (Mon-Sun)
01786 821110
 
Choices Deli
Closed for now 
 
Tilly Tea Room 
Opening 21/06/20
 
 
Dunblane New Golf Club /Buttercup Cafe (Thu-Sun)

https://www.facebook.com/dunblanenewgolfclub/ 

 

Volunteers Terence O'Byrne and Iain O'Byrne have been out
spraying the giant hogweed in and around Dunblane.

It can take three weeks for the effects of the spraying to be visible.

hog 1

 

In these challenging times it is good that people can get out and enjoy the old Glen Road. The birds are singing and nesting, red squirrels chasing each other up trees and the spring flowers are emerging. 

This community-led project is conserving the old Glen Road between Dunblane and Bridge of Allan. The funds raised in 2019 for urgent stabilisation repairs topped £38,000 from grants and public donations.  Grants from Sustrans, Clackmannanshire and Stirling Environment Trust, Stirling Council, Scotways, Paths for All, Bridge of Allan and Stirling Round Table, Bridge of Allan Community Council.  Public donations via Kindlink met the target of £5000 plus gift aid.  Works advice and co-ordination from volunteer Ian MacLachlan, IKM Consulting.  Work continues on some drainage this spring, and additional grants are being sought for a new slip meantime.

Some of our funders have asked for user information – hence the survey below.
www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/GlenRoadSurvey. Survey closed 30th April 2020.

Many thanks for your help! 

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