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Monday 22 July : Dunblane's Gold Post Box tonight took a tumble as a runaway car uprooted it.

Tuesday 23rd : The Post Box is back where it should be! An amazing effort!

See     BBC News     The Herald

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BT have a proposal to remove one telephone box in Dunblane - Kippendavie Avenue used 19 times in the last 12 months.

Contact the local authority if you have any comments.

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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.

Read the full Stirling Observer article

See description of Your Stirling:You Decide process

See the voting for the 26 proposals for Dunblane & Bridge of Allan

See the other projects that were proposed

 

Midsummer saw double billing on Holme Hill with a family crowd enjoying super weather, brilliant atmosphere and a truly unique outdoor venue.

First to go in late afternoon was "A Midsummer Night's Dream" performed by Rubber Chicken Theatre.  This was really well received with the young actors performing in the woods.  Later in the evening, Ceilidh Minogue struck up and couples and families alike were swirling round the dance floor.  The stone chip dance floor was laid over the tennis court that belonged to the old house, but there are ambitious plans to build a more permanent venue for the future.  A quick thinking organiser realised that the surface wouldn't be ideal for the ceilidh band so ripped a carpet out of a "No Plastics" shop being refurbished in the High Street and upcycled it as a stage.  All in all, a lovely evening was had and the event showcased a venue for Dunblane that will surely host some amazing nights in the future.  Thanks go to the Carman Family Foundation and community volunteers who helped make it such a success.

 

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The Ideas Innovation Improvement Fund has re-opened for a further round - the deadline is 26 July 2019. 

The Clackmannanshire and Stirling Health and Social Care Partnership has allocated funds from the Integrated Care Fund (ICF).

These are for one-off grants from the Ideas Innovation Improvement Fund

Grants will support the development of new or existing third sector initiatives which build capacity within communities in order to encourage health and wellbeing.

See the attached PDF for full information.

 

Since closing as a road for vehicles in 1987 due to landslips between Dunblane and Bridge of Allan, both communities have fought hard to retain this popular walking, running and cycling path.

In 2011 the communities came together (via Dunblane Development Trust & Bridge of Allan Community Council) with engineering advice from IKM. We matched funds with Sustrans to rescue this core path and link the national cycle route 765 between our communities, in cooperation with SNH, Stirling Council and 3 landowners.

Since then volunteers have managed the drains and vegetation, with support from Stirling Council for larger fallen trees, but now the concern is that some areas of the path will be lost to erosion without urgent attention this year.

So our volunteer engineer, Ian from IKM Consulting, has provided advice and proposals which have been approved by SNH, Stirling Council and landowners, and we are sourcing funds from Sustrans, Clackmannanshire and Stirling Environment Trust, Scotways and Community Pride. However we have a shortfall of around £5000 – hence this public appeal.

We have set up an Old Glen Road Path appeal page with Kindlink – a free fundraising platform for charities, via Dunblane Development Trust who are managing the funds for the project. Donate at;
https://www.kindlink.com/charity/dunblane-development-trust/1953/fundraising 

If you use the route and want it to be retained please donate so we can complete the work this year and minimise costs.

Thank you very much!

Bridget Clark, Duncan Lavery, Mike Watson
Volunteer coordinators and representatives from Dunblane and Bridge of Allan

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First Responders Meeting : Six potential volunteers come forward

Download the Poster                Read the Stirling Observer article on 120419                   Read the Stirling Observer article on 170419

A new team of First Responders is being established in Dunblane under the auspices of Trossachs Search & Rescue. If you are interested in hearing about the First Responder service and finding out what is involved in becoming a volunteer First Responder, then contact Trossachs Search & Rescue

A public meeting was held on Wednesday 24 April in the Braeport Centre. The meeting was jointly sponsored by Scottish Ambulance Service, Trossachs Search & Rescue and Dunblane Community Council.

What are First Responders?
First responders attend emergency calls prior to the arrival of an emergency ambulance in order to provide lifesaving treatment, stabilise patients and promote recovery.

They receive training from the Scottish Ambulance Service that qualifies them to respond to a variety of life threatening conditions.

On duty personnel are dispatched by the Ambulance Control Centres after an emergency ambulance has first been directed to attend.

 

What happened to Dunblane First Responders (DFR)
DFR provided a valuable service in Dunblane for nearly a decade. The group is no longer in a position to provide a First Responder service in the town.

 

Who are Trossachs Search & Rescue (TSAR)
TSAR already provides a First Responder service in Stirling’s rural areas including Doune and Callander. Read more at https://www.trossachs-sar.com/. The group was invited by Dunblane Community Council to expand their area of operation to include Dunblane

 

 

 

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