DDT has just issued a special COVID edition of their 'Dunblane Today' newsletter.
STOP PRESS : DDT is working with the newly established Dunblane Community Support group; helping them to set up a fund to support their work which will grow arms and legs over coming weeks. They will also need more volunteers if you have some time to participate. Look them up and think about how you might be able to help.
Stirling Council Media Release For Immediate Release – 25.03.20
Due to the developing Covid-19 situation, Stirling Council is making necessary changes to household waste and recycling arrangements.
These will affect the collection of blue, brown and glass containers, allowing the Waste Service to focus available staff resources on priority collections.
A summary of the changes can be viewed below.
Household Waste Collection Services
Brown Bin (food and garden) collections will be suspended from W/C 30 March. Last collections will take place Sunday, 29 March. After this date Food and garden waste can be placed in your grey bin.
Glass Box collections are suspended until further notice with immediate effect. We would ask people to retain their glass at home for future recycling or, where this is not possible, to place it within your grey bin.
Blue Bins (plastics & cans) will now be collected once every four weeks. Your collection week is also temporarily changing - please check our website and social media for full details.
Grey Bins will continue to be collected as normal every two weeks on your scheduled collection day.
Green Bins will continue to be collected as normal every four weeks on your scheduled collection day.
This means that only ONE bin will be collected each week until further notice. Please follow the new temporary timetable which is listed below.
Summary of forthcoming collection weeks:
- W/C 30th March – GREY Bins only
- W/C 6th April – GREEN Bins only
- W/C 13th April – GREY Bins only
- W/C 20th April – BLUE Bins only
Prior to each collection week, we will be reminding the public what bin is due for collection on the Council’s social media channels – Twitter and Facebook. The new arrangements and a summary of the changes can also be found on the dedicated Coronavirus service disruptions page on the Stirling Council website.
For the time being, please disregard the waste and recycling collection calendars that were recently posted to your house.
COVID-19 – Safe Waste Presentation Procedures
Any individuals asked to self-isolate, either as a precaution or because they are confirmed to have Coronavirus (COVID-19), should follow this advice to dispose of their household waste to ensure the virus is not spread via personal waste:
* Individuals should place all personal waste such as used tissues and disposable cleaning cloths, securely in a plastic bag or bin liner
* This plastic bag should then be placed in another plastic bag and securely tied
* These bags must be stored separately to other waste for at least 72 hours before being placed in your grey bin.
Household Waste and Recycling Centres
Following the restrictions announced by the UK and Scottish Governments on 23 March, all Stirling Council Household Waste and Recycling Centres (tips) are now closed until further notice.
Polmaise Depot Weighbridge Service
The weighbridge at Polmaise Depot Waste Transfer Station will be closed to commercial customers until further notice. Commercial customers involved in critical supply chain delivery (as outlined by Government announcements) requiring disposal services during this period, should contact the Council’s Customer Service Centre on 01786 404040.
Special Uplift Service
The Special Uplift service has ceased with immediate effect until further notice.
The Council will continue to monitor waste collections and will provide further updates in due course. It may be that further adjustments to collection arrangements will be required in the coming weeks.
Convener of the Environment and Housing Committee, Cllr Jim Thomson said: “The UK and Scottish Governments’ latest restrictions, combined with the significant resource challenges we were already facing during this unprecedented situation, left us with no option other than to temporarily reduce our waste services. “We recognise these enforced changes will cause disruption to residents and businesses across Stirling and we would appreciate their patience during this national emergency.” Vice Convener of the Committee, Cllr Danny Gibson said: “We understand that closing our waste and recycling centres will cause inconvenience to the public but this is a necessary decision following strict national guidance. “Our kerbside service will continue to operate, with a focus on priority collections, and we would ask people for their understanding and support in these challenging times.”
To confirm what to put in your bins, check our website here: https://my.stirling.gov.uk/bins-waste-recycling/what-to-put-in-your-bins/
For the full list of Council service disruptions due to the current national emergency, please visit: https://www.stirling.gov.uk/planning-building-the-environment/emergencies-emergency-planning/coronavirus/
Please note that this is a temporary map, as there are several more paths yet to be improved/constructed by the Kippendavie Trust during this and, probably now, next year which, when finished, will be accompanied by a number of interpretation panels displayed at strategic points throughout the path network.
As we would sadly expect in the present situation, there are a number of closures coming through. We will update the WhatsOn Diary but please refer to this page for an overview of what's closed or cancelled and what is open or proceeding. Please see Discover Dunblane - Delivering page for latest info
In terms of Whatson Diary events, the majority of these are now cancelled. We will attempt to keep the diary up to date but please assume most things are cancelled and/or check with the organiser.
Coronavirus (Covid-19) Practice Update
Coronavirus has been confirmed within the Practice area. We also have several staff self-isolating. In order to protect the health of both patients and healthcare workers, we would request that you only visit the health centre if absolutely necessary.
From 27 March, we will not be offering face-to-face routine GP and nurse appointments. If you already have a booked appointment, we would request that you contact us to change this to a telephone appointment. If the clinician feels it is essential to see you, you will be offered a time to come to the Practice.
Patients will continue to be triaged for urgent same-day matters. Where possible, they will be dealt with via phone. Those requiring to be seen will be invited to attend.
There are currently no changes to appointments for blood tests and other procedures.
We are happy to receive requests for prescriptions via our Practice email:
For the most up-to-date information regarding the coronavirus (Covid-19), please visit:
We thank our patients for their co-operation at this time.
here The survey comes on the back of last week’s announcement of a Climate Emergency public drop-in event to be held at the Albert Halls on Wednesday, 18 March.
Stirling Council residents and businesses are invited to join the Council and local organisations at the city centre venue for a drop-in session to discuss the climate crisis and the work being done to protect the environment.
Attendees will be able to fill out the survey at the event and anyone not able to attend on the day will be able to access it online here until 31 May.
Vice convener for Environment and Housing, Cllr Danny Gibson, added: “We need to gain a better understanding of how local people view the challenges and opportunities of the Climate Emergency to encourage everyone to take action.
“The Council is beginning that engagement with this survey to gauge the level of support for a range of actions that individuals, the Council and our partners could take. We also want to understand the barriers that prevent people from making changes that would benefit everyone.
“The survey is simple, can be completed quickly, and will be invaluable in shaping our plans to tackle the Climate Emergency in Stirling.”
For more information on the drop-in event,click hereto head to the information page.
Views are being sought as part of Police Scotland's and the Scottish Police Authority's Consultation on their refreshed Joint Strategy - 'Policing for a safe, protected and resilient Scotland', which aims to set the future direction for policing in Scotland.
The strategy takes an outcome-based approach. The five strategic outcomes laid out provide a sharp focus on the key strategic challenges and opportunities facing policing and the wider public sector. Through ongoing conversations with the public, partners and their people, they have taken account of feedback provided so far, shaping the design and delivery of policing now and in the future, and considering the opportunities and challenges ahead.
Key areas of focus include:
Their purpose to keep people safe in both the physical and digital world with further development of the policing response to cyber threats and cyber enabled crime;
Prioritising the wellbeing, safety and protection of our people;
A renewed emphasis on partnership and pro-active prevention, including a focus on joint service design to tackle complex public safety and wellbeing challenges;
Embedding a policing service that is delivered locally, drawing on the assistance of national assests; and
Emphasising the action to address environmental and climate change issues.
A period of public and stakeholder engagement is currently underway and will run until 2 March 2020. They will be collecting feedback via the Citizen Space survey platform which can be accessed here:
Rubber Chicken Theatre staged hit musical The Wedding Singer from scratch in a remarkable 11 hours and 59 minutes! The turnaround and performance at Stirling’s MacRoberts Art Centre on Sunday has been recognised by Guinness World Records. A cast and crew of nearly 200 people aged eight to 70 took part in the challenge.
Creative director Pamela Mackie said: “From the moment we opened the mystery box of scripts at 7.30am to find out what show we would be putting on, until curtain up at 7.30pm it was all hands-on deck. We had just 12 hours to pull together the entire show, from learning lines, songs and choreography, to organising costumes, lighting, sound, set and props. We’ve done a show in a week before, but nothing can prepare you for a once in a lifetime challenge like this. There might have been a few ruffled feathers, but our chickens kept their heads about them to pull the challenge off.”
Rubber Chicken Theatre was announced as the new world title holder by adjudicator Sofia Greenacre. The company shaved two and a half hours off the previous world record set by an American production last year.
Ms Mackie said: “I’m incredibly proud of what we have achieved as a theatre family today. It was a huge team effort and we’re feeling on top of the world.”
The COUNCIL made The Stirling Council (20 mph Speed Limit) (Consolidation and Amendment No 44) Order 2019 under the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 (as amended) on 14-2-20.
This Order proposes to introduce new 20-mph Limits on Argyle Grove, Glen Road and St Margarets Drive, Dunblane,
All restrictions are being introduced in the interests of public safety.
A COPY of the Order, may be examined at the Council's Offices, Endrick House, Kerse Road, Stirling, by quoting Ref No TM/6 – SRO/2019(263)
Anyone wishing to question the validity of this Order, should write to the Court of Session with six weeks of 14-2-20."
DUNBLANE has plugged into Scotland’s longest electric vehicle ready rout with the installation of charging bays.
Text from Stirling News
Stirling Council installed the four rapid and another four slower charging bays at Springfield Terrace as part of an eco-friendly drive.
These chargers will now form a part of the wider Electric A9 project, which seeks to help drivers in rural and urban areas access the benefits of driving electric vehicles (EVs).
Plans are for the route to stretch from Falkirk Stadium in the south all the way to Scrabster Harbour in the north, some 270 miles.
Councillor Jim Thomson, convener of the Environment and Housing Committee at Stirling Council, said: “Electric vehicles are the future and we will deliver a range of initiatives over the next couple of years that will demonstrate to Stirling residents, commuters and visitors our commitment to preparing for the inevitable move to a green energy transport system.
“Dunblane becoming part of the Electric A9 project further strengthens the national network of chargepoints that are vital in supporting the growing number of EV drivers in Stirling and across Scotland.”
Tom Casey, director of Discover Dunblane, added: “The installation of the EV chargers is another significant step for Dunblane in improving accessibility to the town centre area in a way that is supportive of environmental sustainability.
“We would also like to thank Stirling Council for their support in securing funding and overseeing installation.”