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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 http://greenspacescotland.org.uk/bags-of-help.aspx.  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 |

greenspace scotland | Jubilee House | Forthside Way  | Stirling | FK8 1QZ | Tel: 01786 849 757

Stirling Council Community Newsheet

Read the March 2017 edition

Stirling Council Community Newsheet

Read the February 2017 edition

Network Rail Ground Investigation Works ongoing until 29 April

Read the letter sent to neighbours

Stirling Council Community Newsheet

Read the January 2017 edition

Small grants to neighbourhood groups and registered charities : Closing date 27 January 2017

This scheme makes grants available to local not-for-profit organisations, including neighbourhood groups and registered charities, for innovative ideas about tackling community issues in the North East, the North West, Yorkshire and Scotland. The Esh Group, a local business in West Yorkshire, launched the Esh Charitable Trust in 2005 as a means to fund "good causes". It launched Esh Communities in 2012 and since then it has awarded more than £140,000 to community groups. Grants of between £50 and £1,000 are available to support community projects that address the following core values of Esh:

* Improve quality of life for local residents.
* Support disadvantaged or vulnerable communities.
* Increase prospects of becoming employed.
* Promote equality by engaging minority and hard to reach groups.

Local community group, charitable organisation and social enterprise can apply as long as they can demonstrate the aptitude and ability to make a real difference to their service users. An online application form and guidelines can be found on the Esh Charitable Trust website. Please note that the Trust no longer accepts hard copy applications. Any application form from a previous year is not valid and will not be accepted.
Grant payments by cheque in two equal instalments. The first cheque will be distributed by post by the end of January 2017. The second cheque will be issued in person by a member of the Esh Group staff during an interim visit.

The deadline for receipt of applications is 27 January 2017. Link: http://www.eshgroup.co.uk/added-value/community/esh-communities/

Jean Cowie, Funding Officer, Stirling Council   Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   Tel: 01786 233143

Stirling Council Community Newsheet

Read the December 2016 edition

Stirling Council Community Newsheet

Read the November 2016 edition

Speak Out Against Violence Against Women : 16 Days of Action

Our 16 Days of Action website and newsletter provide information about the international campaign together with dates for local events and initiatives in Forth Valley.  Please come along to one of the events and help us to make the 16 Days a time when we all speak out against violence against women.

The ‘16 Days of Action’ is an international campaign that calls for the elimination of violence against women and children.  It was started by the Centre for Women’s Global Leadership in 1991. The 16 Days run from November 25th (International Day against Violence against Women) through to December 10th (International Human Rights Day) with the aim of reframing women’s rights as human rights. Whilst this campaign focuses specifically on male violence against women, it is recognised that men can also be subjected to many of these issues, as can people in same sex relationships, however in the vast majority of cases these acts are carried out by men against women. Please come along to one of the events detailed in this newsletter and make the 16 Days a time when we all speak out against violence against women.

Beech Road and Stirling Road : Complete Closures on 20 + 27 November and 4 + 11 December between 09.00 and 18.00

See Plan

The COUNCIL made The Stirling Council (Beech Road / Stirling Road, Dunblane) (Temporary Closure No 2) Order 2016 under the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 (as amended) on 4-11-16.

The ORDER will close:- Beech Road - for its entire length and Stirling Road - for its entire length from 0900 hours until 1800 hours on 20 and 27-11-16 and 4 and 11-12-16 to facilitate carriageway resurfacing work. Emergency service access will be maintained

NB: Both roads will not be closed at the same time. Access will be controlled locally by the Contractor.

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

Perth Road Partial Closures on 20 and 27 November between 09.00 and 18.00

See Plan 1  See Plan 2

The COUNCIL made The Stirling Council (B8033, Dunblane) (Temporary Closure No 2) Order 2016 under the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 (as amended) on 4-11-16.

The ORDER will close the B8033 (Perth Road)

The southbound carriageway from the Fourways Roundabout to the junction of Sunnyside from 0900 hours until 1800 hours on 20-11-16, and;

The northbound carriageway from the junction of Sunnyside to the access to the Police Station from 0900 hours until 1800 hours on 27-11-16 to facilitate carriageway resurfacing.

Alternative Routes:
Southbound traffic – via B8033, A9, A820, Doune Road, Springfield Terrace, Sunnyside
Northbound traffic – via B8033, Claredon Place, Springfield Terrace, Doune Road, A820, A9, B8033

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

Resurfacing of Perth Road (South of 4-Ways Roundabout) from 14 to 16 November from 19.00 to 07.00

See Plan 1; See Plan 2

The COUNCIL made The Stirling Council (B8033, Dunblane) (Temporary Closure) Order 2016 under the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 (as amended) on 14-10-16.

The ORDER will close:-
B8033 : The northbound carriageway from the junction of Sunnyside to the access to the Police
Station, and
B8033 : The southbound carriageway from the Fourways Roundabout to the junction of Sunnyside overnight from 1900 hours until 0700 hours from 14-11-16 until 16-11-16 (inclusive) to facilitate carriageway resurfacing.

Please note that when the northbound carriageway is closed the southbound carriageway will be open and when the southbound carriageway is closed the northbound carriageway will be open.

Alternative Routes:
Northbound traffic – via B8033, Claredon Place, Springfield Terrace, Doune Road, A820, A9, B8033
Southbound traffic – via B8033, A9, A820, Doune Road, Springfield Terrace, Sunnyside

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

Kippendavie Road to be closed between 9.00am and 5.00pm from 26 October to 1 November

See the Plan

The COUNCIL made The Stirling Council (Kippendavie Road, Dunblane) (Temporary Closure) Order 2016 under the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 (as amended) on 30-9-16. The ORDER will close Kippendavie Road from the junction of Ochiltree to the point where it meets Kellie Wynd from 0900 hours until 1700 hours from 26-10-16 until 1-11-16 to facilitate carriageway inlay work. Emergency service access will be maintained. 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 September 2016 edition

The 2016 Aviva Community Fund has launched! Applications required by 11 October

Would you love to help a local project that matters to you? The Aviva Community Fund is back, offering support and funding to causes that make a real difference where you live. Put forward an idea that will benefit your community and it could get funding of up to £25,000.  For full details visit website

Stirling Council Waste Services - Improved Collection System

Stirling Council Waste Services are introducing your improved collection system over the coming weeks and months. Distribution of the new recycling containers for Plastics/Cans and Paper/Cardboard will start on Monday 5th September 2016 and will be rolled out over a 6 to 8 week period, starting in urban areas before moving on to rural. When the new containers arrive they will include a full service guide, collection calendar and bin stickers. We would ask that residents read these carefully as they provide important information regarding the improved collection service. In addition, Stirling Council will also be replacing the ‘my bins’ page on their website with a map containing details of the new collection dates. The map will be made live within the next few weeks.

For clarification, residents will no longer require brown boxes which are currently used for card or outdoor food caddies. These containers will be collected by the service when bin distribution is complete across the Stirling Council area. However, please note that collection of brown boxes and outdoor food caddies may be done at the point of bin delivery for properties with designated areas for bin storage to allow space for the new containers e.g. flatted properties.

As the implementation of the improved collection model progresses it is likely that there will be some disruption to collection services during this period. Stirling Council Officers will be joining the distribution crews to ensure they are on hand at the point of bin delivery to answer any questions or concerns in relation to the improved collection system.

Direct any enquiries to the contact centre on 01786 404040. Alternatively, further information can be found on this website.

Stirling Council Community Newsheet

Read the August 2016 edition

RBS Skills and Opportunities Fund

As MSP for Clackmannanshire and Dunblane, I am writing to make you aware that you can now apply for grants from the RBS Skills and Opportunities Fund.

This Fund aims to help people in disadvantaged communities develop and access skills and opportunities which will help them into work or in setting up their own business. RBS provides this funding to help strengthen communities and improve employment potential. Charities, community groups, social enterprises and state-funded schools are all eligible to apply and applications can now be submitted until 9 September 2016.

There is more information available at http://skillsandopportunitiesfund.rbs.co.uk/ or on Twitterwith the handle @RBS and using the hashtag ‘skillsandopportunities’. If I can be of any assistance to you in your efforts to apply for this funding, please do not hesitate to contact my constituency office.
Yours sincerely
Keith Brown MSP
Clackmannanshire & Dunblane Constituency

Stirling SOUP - Friday 2nd September 2016

Stirling SOUP is a live community crowdfunding event that connects local people with projects and ideas that make Stirling a greater place to be. Held twice per year, Stirling SOUP is an evening of great food and live music, where attendees donate £5 and hear from 4-6 community projects with an idea to make Stirling greener, more connected, more equitable or simply more fun. All attendees vote for their favourite project, with the winner taking away every penny of donations to make their project reality.
 
It's really simple and really popular; at the last event we were able to donate £630 to Stirling Citizens for Sanctuary. My reason for writing is to ask for your help in circulating news of the next event - which is 7pm on Friday 2nd September at the Mayfield Centre - to residents in your area. That may be via noticeboards (we have posters and postcards - see attached and let me know if you'd like hard copies), on social media (we're Stirling Soup on both Twitter and Facebook) or via meetings, community newsletters etc. There's a blog about the May event, if you'd like to find out more, at https://radseedrising.wordpress.com/2016/05/29/stirling-soup/
 
Any help you could offer in promoting the next event would be hugely valued - SOUP is 100% volunteer run, totally grassroots and a really democratic way of supporting local projects.  Kathryn Welch This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Closure of Braeport on 12 September

See plan

The COUNCIL made The Stirling Council (Braeport, Dunblane) (Temporary Closure) Order 2016 under the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 (as amended) on 19-8-16.

The ORDER will close:-Braeport From the junction of The Haining to the junction of Dargai Terrace from 0800 hours until 1700 hours from 12-9-16 until 16-9-16 to facilitate carriageway inlay works. Emergency service access will be maintained

Alternative Route:via Ramoyle, Perth Road, High Street, The Cross, Kirk Street 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

Parking on Kirk Street Suspended from 12 to 19 September

See plan

The COUNCIL made The Stirling Council (Kirk Street and Sinclair Street, Dunblane) (Temporary Suspension of Parking) Order 2016 under the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 (as amended) on 19-8-16.  

This Order will:- Temporarily suspend the parking on:Kirk Street, on the south side thereof from the point where it meets The Cross and on the east side thereof from the junction of Sinclair Street to the vehicle access to the rear of the property known as Scottish Churches House; and, Sinclair Street, on the south side thereof from the junction with Kirk Street to a point adjacent to number 1 Sinclair Street from 12-9-16 until 19-9-16 to facilitate a power connection.

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

Volunteering Matters - RSVP Handyperson Service

If any older (over 55) or disabled person in Dunblane requires assistance from a volunteer handyman, our team of volunteers will be happy to help.  We do small jobs such as changing lightbulbs, changing curtains, putting up shelves, building flatpacks etc.  The service is free however we accept donations towards our running costs.  Unfortunately we do not do decorating, gardening or house clearing.   If you require assistance, call  01259 928 088  or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

No Waiting Zone Planned for Ochiltree

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The COUNCIL propose to make The Stirling Council (Various Streets, Dunblane Town Centre) (Restriction on Waiting and Traffic Management) (Amendment and Consolidation No. 8) Order 2016 under the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 (as amended).  

This Order will introduce new no waiting at any time restrictions on the following section of roads: Ochiltree (cul-de-sac), Dunblane

DETAILS can be examined at the Council’s Offices, Endrick House, Kerse Road, Stirling, FK7 7SN during office hours from 6-7-16.

Objectors must state their reasons in writing to Robert Steenson, Director of Environment and Place, Endrick House, Kerse Road, Stirling, FK7 7SN quoting reference No TM/6 – SRO/2016(148) by 27-7-16.

www.stirling.gov.uk or www.tellmesotland.gov.uk 

Parking to be Temporarily Suspended in Town Centre

See Plan 1   See Plan 2

The COUNCIL made The Stirling Council (Beech Road, High Street, Perth Road, Station Road and Stirling Road, Dunblane (Temporary Suspension of Parking) Order 2016 under the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 (as amended) on 1-7-16.  

This Order will:- Temporarily suspend the parking on:

Perth Road On the north-west side thereof from the junction of Stirling Road to the junction of Beech Road    from 11-7-16 until 25-7-16; and

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; and

Stirling Road for its entire length from 11-7-16 until 21-10-16 all parking suspensions are required to facilitate environmental improvement works.

NB: the parking suspensions are required as part of the Dunblane Station Access Project.  Parking will be suspended as and when required and is dependant upon the location of the work being undertaken on any given day.

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 June 2016 edition

Bogside : Temporary suspension of parking on 28 to 30 June

See the plan

The COUNCIL made The Stirling Council (Bogside and Perth Road, Dunblane) (Temporary Suspension of Parking) Order 2016 under the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 (as amended) on 10-6-16.  

This Order will:-
Temporarily suspend the parking on:

Bogside    Both sides thereof from the junction with Perth Road for a distance of 30 metres or thereby, and;
Perth Road     Both sides thereof in a north easterly and south westerly direction from the junction of Bogside for a distance of 30 metres or thereby from 0930 hours until 1530 hours from 28-6-16 until 30-6-16 to facilitate Openreach works access to carry out pole replacement works to restore customer service.

A COPY of the Order, may be examined at the Stirling Council's Offices, Housing and Environment Services, Endrick House, Kerse Road, Stirling during office hours.
www.stirling.gov.uk or www.tellmesotland.gov.uk  

Part of Doune Road : Temporary Closure from 4 to 8 July

See the plan

The COUNCIL made The Stirling Council (Doune Road, Dunblane) (Temporary Closure) Order 2016 under the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 (as amended) on 10-6-16.
This ORDER will close:-
Doune Road, Dunblane    From the north-west junction of Kilbryde Crescent to the junction of Old Doune Road from 4-7-16 until 8-7-16 to facilitate carriageway inlay works.

NB: the work will close the junctions of Kilbryde Crescent (south-east access) and Springbank Crescent with Doune Road.  Access will be maintained via the north-west junction to Kilbryde Crescent.

    Emergency service access will be maintained.

Alternative Route:    via Doune Road, Wallace Road, Old Doune Road and vice versa

A COPY of the Order, may be examined at the Stirling Council's Offices, Housing and Environment Services, Endrick House, Kerse Road, Stirling during office hours.
www.stirling.gov.uk  or www.tellmescotland.gov.uk

T in the Park 8 to 10 July : Changes at Keir Roundabout

Read the Stirling Observer Article

Boundary Commission's proposals to change Council wards

Read about the Commission's Final Report

Stirling Council Community Newsheet

Read the May 2016 edition

Car park by station to close 13 to 17 June

See the Plan

The COUNCIL made The Stirling Council (Station Road, Dunblane) (Temporary Closure) and (Bridgend, Dunblane) (Temporary Suspension of One-Way System No 2) Order 2016 under the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 (as amended) on 27-5-16.  

This Order will Close:-

Station Road    From the point where it meets Bridgend to the junction with Stirling Road from 0800 hours until 1800 hours from 13-6-16 until 17-6-16 to facilitate carriageway inlay works.  

Alternative Route:    via Stirling Road, Bridgend and vice versa.

The ORDER will also Suspend the One-Way System:-

Bridgend    For its entire length.

A COPY of the Order, may be examined at the Stirling Council's Offices, Housing and Environment Services, Endrick House, Kerse Road, Stirling during office hours.

www.stirling.gov.uk or www.tellmesotland.gov.uk

No Waiting at Ardleighton Court, Dunblane

The COUNCIL made The Stirling Council (Ardleighton Court, Dunblane) (Prohibition of Waiting) Order 2016 under the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 (as amended) on 27-5-16.  

This Order will:-
Introduce new no waiting at any time restrictions on the following section of roads:
Ardleighton Court, Dunblane

A COPY of the Order, may be examined at the Council’s Offices Endrick House, Kerse Road, Stirling, FK7 7SN, by quoting Ref No TM/6 – SRO/2016(98).
 
Anyone wishing to question the validity of this Order, should write to the Court of Session within six weeks of 27-5-16.

www.stirling.gov.uk or www.tellmesotland.gov.uk

Community Energy Forum on 20 June

Opportunities Across the Stirling Council Area

Monday 20th June 2016, 09:00 – 13:00 (lunch included) at The Tolbooth, Jail Wynd, Stirling, FK8 1DE
 
You are invited to a Community Energy event hosted by Stirling Council in partnership with the Stratego Project on Community Energy Projects and District Heating across the Stirling Area.  This event for communities councils, community groups and all other community stakeholders aims to empower and enable communities to focus on community energy opportunities, with signposting and assistance and continuing support, and the wide-ranging benefits that these can bring directly to each individual community.  These benefits arising from income generated through community energy projects would be specific to each community’s needs and can include grants for insulation to residents, upgrading of local community facilities, additional community facilities (such as additional parks/cycle pathways, etc.) and can help alleviate fuel poverty across the region within communities. Read More

Temporary Closure of High Street on Saturday 28 May for the Fling

The COUNCIL made The Stirling Council (High Street, Dunblane) (Temporary Road Closure) (Beech Road, Dunblane) (Temporary Suspension of One-Way System and Parking) and (Perth Road, Dunblane) (Temporary Prohibition of Right Hand Turn) Order 2016 under the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 (as amended) on 6-5-16.

The ORDER will:-
* Close:-High Street, Dunblane from its junction with Beech Road to the point where it meets the mini roundabout at The Cross;
* Suspend the Parking and One-Way System at Beech Road, Dunblane for its entire length;
* Prohibit the Right Hand Turn Manoeuvre;-Perth Road, from Perth Road (B8033) into Beech Road.

See the Map

The parking restriction will apply from 0800 hours until 1700 hours and all other restrictions will apply from 1000 hours until 1700 hours on 28-5-16 to facilitate a community fundraising event. Emergency service access will be maintained

Alternative Routes
* For road closure on High Street and exiting Millrow via Beech Road, High Street.
* For right hand turn prohibition - Perth Road, ‘U’ Turn at roundabout at junction with Claredon Place, then back up Perth Road.

A COPY of the Order, may be examined at the Stirling Council's Offices, Housing and Environment Services, Endrick House, Kerse Road, Stirling during office hours. www.stirling.gov.uk  or www.tellmescotland.gov.uk

Roadworks at Station Road & Bridgend, Dunblane from 9 to 13 May

The COUNCIL made The Stirling Council (Station Road, Dunblane) (Temporary Closure) and (Bridgend, Dunblane) (Temporary Suspension of One-Way System) Order 2016 under the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 (as amended) on 15-4-16.  

This Order will Close:-
Station Road    From the point where it meets Bridgend to the junction with Stirling Road from 0700 hours until 1800 hours from 9-5-16 until 13-5-16 to facilitate carriageway resurfacing works.  Alternative Route:: via Stirling Road, Bridgend and vice versa. See map

The ORDER will also Suspend the One-Way System:-
Bridgend : For its entire length. See map

A COPY of the Order, may be examined at the Stirling Council's Offices, Housing and Environment Services, Endrick House, Kerse Road, Stirling during office hours. www.stirling.gov.uk or www.tellmesotland.gov.uk

Stirling Council Community Newsheet

Read the April 2016 edition

Ramoyle closed on Monday 18 April
Message from Dunblane Community Council 'The road through Ramoyle will be closed on Monday 18 April to allow the council to sweep the road, clean the gullies and repaint road marking lines. A letter will be sent to all residents. It is important that there are no vehicles are left parked on the road.'

Stirling Council Community Newsheet

Read the February 2016 edition

Stirling Council PBB Update
Comment on the budget proposals until 12 February 2016

New amendment to Fourways Roundabout
See it here

The Climate Challenge Fund is open for applications from community led-organisations including community councils.
Climate Change Minister Aileen McLeod has confirmed the Fund will continue for another year, after it was allocated £10.3 million in the Scottish Government's Draft Budget 2016-17.
The hugely successful Climate Challenge Fund has supported 756 community-led schemes since 2008, including energy efficiency, sustainable travel, local food growing projects and initiatives to tackle waste.
We invite community-led organisations including community councils across to apply for a share of the £10.3 million funding with grants up to £150,000 available per project. With application deadlines in February we encourage potential applicants to apply quickly. You can read more at www.climatechallegefund.org

Tim Mullens This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Public meetings re Priority Based Budgetting in Stirling Council

  Meeting 1 : Wednesday 3 February 2016 Balfron Campus, 6pm-7.30pm

  Meeting 2 : Thursday 4 February 2016 Wallace High School, 6pm-7.30pm

For more details, take a look at the Poster

Stirling Council Community Newsheet

Read the January 2016 edition

Remedial work being carried out at Fourways Roundabout

The Council is installing widened dropped kerbs so that cyclists and pedestrians have more space at the crossing points.  Some of the cycle on/off road merge points are being relocated and a traffic island is being installed in advance of the on-road cycle lane on Perth Road (southbound) as there is evidence that vehicles are consistently overrunning the lane as they come off the roundabout.  Give-way markings will also be added to the cycle off-road/on-road merge points to indicate to cyclists that they should be checking for traffic before joining the road.

Angela McGibbon, Traffic Management Officer, Stirling Council 0845 277 7000 or 01786 404040

Stirling Council Community Newssheet

The Newssheet for December 2015

Housebreaking in Dunblane

Thursday, December 17, 2015

The incident happened between 2pm and 6pm on Thursday 16 December, 2015, in Cawdor Crescent. Entry was gained at the rear of the property and police are urging people with information to contact them. Inspector Jim Young said: “We are still trying to establish if any items were stolen within the property, but we can confirm that Christmas presents stored within one of the bedrooms have been unwrapped. This shows whoever did this has no morals or consideration for the impact of their actions on the householders. I would urge people to look at the security of their home, and consider timer lights and a visible alarm as a deterrent. If you were in the Cawdor Crescent area on Thursday and saw someone acting suspiciously, please contact us. Those with information can contact Police Scotland on 101 or alternatively the charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.'

James Young  Community Inspector 01786 826014  07557501719  ISSI no. 6510743 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Have Your Say on Policing In Scotland : Giving Communities a Greater Say on Police Priorities  07/12/2015

The broadest ever initiative to gather views on what the people of Scotland would like from their police service has launched today. The information gathered will be used to develop new Strategic Policing Priorities, the framework set by the Scottish Government outlining their expectations for both the Scottish Police Authority and Police Scotland. The Scottish Government set out its commitment to strengthening policing in the Programme for Government in September, three years on from the creation of the national service. Today’s launch builds on the work already being done around this, including a local police scrutiny summit that took place in September, led by the Cabinet Secretary for Justice and the ongoing local planning process led by Police Scotland. A review of police governance, led by the Scottish Police Authority is due to report in March 2016, and there is also work ongoing to consider the changing demands on Scottish policing and produce a service fit for the 21st Century. The Cabinet Secretary for Justice, Michael Matheson said: “Despite recent challenges, the fundamentals of policing in Scotland are sound. Crime is at its lowest levels in 41 years and we know that communities are increasingly confident about the way that crime is being tackled by our police. We’re entering into an exciting time for policing in Scotland and I am confident that, under a new Chief Constable with an extensive background in local policing, there will be a strong focus on the links between police and the communities that they serve. “Policing has never been just about enforcement, and prevention and partnership are at the very core of Police Scotland, including the valuable partnerships between the service and the communities they serve. As the organisation develops and matures it must evolve to respond to the changes and demands being placed on it, and I look forward to hearing people’s views on how policing should develop to provide a modern, open and accessible service that best meets the needs of 21st Century Scotland.”

Responses can be submitted until Friday 12th February 2016 and the results of this first stage will be used to draft revised Strategic Police Priorities which will then be the subject of a formal consultation. Further information, including a discussion paper and introductory letter can be found on the Scottish Government website:

You can have your say by:

    * emailing: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    * via the Scottish Government Digital ‘Dialogue’ feedback platform
    * via twitter using the hashtag #ScotPolicePriorities
    * or you can post them to: Strategic Police Priorities Review, Police Division, Scottish Government, 1WR St Andrews House, Regent Road, Edinburgh, EH1 3DG

Consultation on Network Rail study that sets out potential investment in Perthshire's railways

Read the Stirling Observer article

A copy of the full study (still in draft form) can be found on Network Rail’s website at: www.networkrail.co.uk/long-term-planning-process/scotland-route-study/

The rail industry welcomes any views on the draft study. The closing date for responses is March 10, 2016. Responses will then be reviewed and the final Scotland Route Study published in summer 2016.

Stirling Council Community Newssheet

The latest Newssheet for October 2015

Creating a Fairer Scotland : What Matters to You?

Read the Scottish Government's Consultation Document

Stirling Council's Community Newsheet

Read the September 2015 edition

Proposed council ward boundary changes

The public has until 22 October to have their say on proposed council ward boundaries across Scotland. This directly affects Dunblane. Read the Letter to the Community Council. Read the News Release.

The Dunblane Centre receives funds raised by local bank

TSB Dunblane has raised £630 for their local Charity Partner, The Dunblane Centre, by hosting a silent auction for a drawing by Scottish artist, Peter Howson OBE. People placed their bids in secret via email with the highest price securing the painting when the virtual hammer came down and the auction closed.

Stewart Prodger, Trustee, The Dunblane Centre said, "It's tremendous that Peter's creation has raised such a handsome sum. We're most grateful for his generosity, Ian McNab's contribution and TSB's continuing support for the Centre through Cathy and the Dunblane branch team's fundraising efforts. It seems particularly appropriate that this will help us provide indoor and outdoor arts, crafts and sensory activities for the younger members of this community, nurturing a future generation of creative talent."

Road Closure at Kinbuck

Road closure due to repair works to Kinbuck Bridge from 28 September to 2 October 2015. Read the Council's Notice Download the map.

Community Council - Priority Based Budgeting

Dear Community Council Members,

As you will be aware from Community Newsletters, the Council's website, social media and posters in Council buildings, we are holding PBB Community Conversations around the Council area during September. In the previous two years, members of the public have felt that we didn't meet them early enough in the process and that ideas and proposals were too well defined before they got the chance to input. For that reason we are holding these sessions much earlier this year so that members of the public can influence how ideas are developed and refined. This means, of course, that we don't have detailed options at this stage but rather we have a number of transformational plans that have been brought forward by the new senior management team of the Council. We are keen to discuss these initial ideas so that the views of the public can be taken on board as they are further developed and, in fact, so that we can encourage members of the public who are interested to work more closely with us to develop these ideas.

There is an Interim Report on the Council's website - http://my.stirling.gov.uk/news/view/30354/date:08-2015/type:all?theme=MyStirling - that outlines the transformational plans and forms the basis for our Conversations. We would encourage Community Councils to have a look at this, participate in the Conversations and feedback their initial thoughts on the plans.

Taking into account what everyone tells us, the detail of the plans will be developed. After that we will seek further feedback from the public and that will include a template for Community Councils to provide their more detailed views.

Your input to the PBB process in previous years has been very valuable and has directly influenced the decisions taken by elected members. We look forward to continuing to work with you to ensure that the Council's spending best meets the needs of our communities.

Kind regards.

Joyce K. Wighton

Manager, Priority Based Budgeting

Corporate Operations

Stirling Council

Tel.        01786 233613

Mobile     07717 544550

e-mail     This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Police Scotland's Operation Core has a focus on drug supply, violence and road safety

The police have launched a new 4 month initiative, Operation Core.Read the Press Release

https://www.facebook.com/ForthValleyPoliceDivision/timeline?ref=page_internal  https://twitter.com/StirlingPol

Building Stronger Communities - Training on Thinking Digitally 

Tuesday 20 October 2015  7.00 - 9.00pm, Old Viewforth, Stirling. Download the flyer.

This event is open to all Community Councils and is relevant to those thinking about promoting their activities or engaging with their community using digital technology. To book either visit www.stirling.gov.uk/bsc training or email us with your group's name, contact person and telephone number, and the number of people wishing to attend. :This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Walkable Communities : Workshop in Stirling on 5 October 2015

Living Streets Scotland will be delivering a series of workshops this Autumn as part of our Paths for All and Scottish Government funded ‘Walkable Communities’ programme. Download the flyer

The workshops are open to community groups and organisations, local authority, NHS and other community planning partners and are an opportunity to share experience and learning in developing and delivering effective interventions that enable and encourage more people to walk more often as part of every day journeys, with all the health, social and economic benefits increased walking rates provide. We’ll be sharing learning and experience on how to support people of all ages and abilities to be able to better enjoy streets and spaces, and considering some of the barriers that can prevent people from being able to walk, use local streets, and access and enjoy local amenities, as well as thinking through opportunities to deliver improvements and encourage people to walk. The workshops are day long and lunch is included, and they are free to attend.

Penny Morriss 0131 243 2649  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   www.livingstreetsscotland.org.uk  @livingstreets

Disabled parking at Claredon Place

New disabled parking at Clarendon Place. Read the Notice. Download the map.

Temporary Closure of Hillside Avenue

Temporary Closure from 14 to 18 September 2015. Read the Notice. Download the map.

Stirling Council's Community Newsheet for August 2015

 

Grab a Grant for Autumn!

Action Earth is helping to get people and communities busy outdoors.  The campaign has grants to give to groups of volunteers who are carrying out environmental projects in Scotland. Grants from £50 to £250 are available for practical activities that involve volunteers in improving outdoor spaces or creating habitats for wildlife. Grants can be used to purchase plants, tools and materials or to cover volunteer expenses. If your group is volunteering on a Local Nature Reserve we can give you up to £500 for practical work, wildlife recording or educational activities that encourage more people onto the reserve. The campaign is run by Volunteering Matters (formerly known as CSV) from April to December each year and is supported by Scottish Natural Heritage. Download the brochure

If you have any questions contact Robert Henderson on T: 0131 622 7766 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 Kirk Street Parking Restrictions - 6th August

The COUNCIL made The Stirling Council (Kirk Street,
Dunblane) (Temporary Suspension of Parking) Order 2015 under the Road Traffic
Regulation Act 1984 (as amended) on 17-7-15.  This Order will:-Temporarily suspend the parking on: Kirk
Street for its entire length from 6-8-15 until 20-8-15 to
facilitate gas mains renewal works. A COPY of the Order, may be examined at the Stirling
Council's Offices, Housing and Environment Services, Wolfcraig, Dumbarton Road,
Stirling during office hours. www.stirling.gov.uk
or www.tellmesotland.gov.uk

Creating A Fairer Scotland

Read the Letter from Keith Brown MSP

Boundary Commission Reviews Ward Boundaries : Public Consultation to 22 October

The proposals for wards in Stirling council area present an electoral arrangement for 23 councillors representing 5 3-member wards and 2 4-member wards, increasing councillor numbers in the area by 1. The proposals for the council area:
* amend ward boundaries in the vicinity of Bridge of Allan, Stirling and Dunblane; and
* use the River Forth and the M9 motorway as easily-identifiable boundaries.

Read Letter from the Local Government Boundary Commission for Scotland   Read the News Release  Download the Poster

Stirling Local Development Plan : Update for Communities – July 2015

What is happening?

The Stirling Local Development Plan was adopted in September 2014 and covers the period to 2024, but work has already begun on a new plan that will replace it. In August, we will be publishing a Main Issues Report. The Main Issues Report was approved for consultation by the Council in June and is the first formal stage in preparing a new Local Development Plan. It is an important opportunity for everyone to shape this new plan. Read the Update

Stirling Council Revised Supplementary Guidance SG05 & Overprovision Policy : Houses in Multiple Occupation
Draft for Consultation – July 2015. Consultation Closing Date - 7 August 2015

Stirling Council is inviting views and comments on revised Supplementary Guidance for Houses in Multiple Occupation (SG05) and a new Houses in Multiple Occupation Overprovision Policy.

The revised Supplementary Guidance is applicable to planning applications for Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMO) within the area covered by the Stirling Local Development Plan (thus excludes that part of the Stirling Council area in the Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park).  The Overprovision Policy – included at Appendix A of the document – applies to applications for HMO licences across the whole Council area.

The revisions to SG05 and new Overprovision Policy propose to set a limit on the concentration of HMOs within the combined boundary of the Castle, Stirling East, Stirling West and Dunblane and Bridge of Allan electoral wards of 1%. The current concentration of HMOs within this area is 1.18%. The guidance will apply to new planning and licence applications only and excludes purpose-built student accommodation.
   
Here is a copy of the document, which can also be viewed online here (under ‘Current Consultations’). Comments must be made in writing and can be submitted via e-mail or by post. Comments must be submitted by Friday 7 August 2015, by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by post to Planning and Policy, Corporate Operations, Stirling Council, Teith House, Kerse Road, Stirling, FK7 7QA  

Gregor Wightman, Property & Private Sector Housing Manager and Alistair Gemmell, Planning Officer (Planning & Policy)   

Stirling Council's Community NewsSheet

The latest version of Stirling Council's Community NewsSheet June 2015

Volunteers wanted for annual orchid count at Plean on Sunday 5 July

Looking for those volunteers who like to spend the day in a meadow, counting Greater Butterfly orchids!!!! We have the annual orchid count at Plean Country Park coming up, Sunday 5th July, 10am until around 3pm. This will build on the years of orchid recording that helps to inform how best to manage the meadows for these wonderful plants. If you are interested in coming along, please get in touch via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or call 08452 777 000 to book a space - would be good to hear from you as the more the merrier, and we need plenty volunteers to help make it happen!

The only skills you need is to be able to spot the orchids whilst walking slowly, and jot the numbers you count down on a note pad - team work is also essential as we stick together in a large group to get the job done! Hope to see you there.

Plean Country Park near Stirling is a fascinating place to enjoy countryside, wildlife and history. Visit the Friends web site at http://www.pleancountrypark.org.uk

Jennifer Davidson

Stirling Council Countryside Ranger  Mob: 07717 544 763 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 'Like' us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/stirlingcouncilrangers

Community Empowerment (Scotland) Bill passed by the Parliament

The Community Empowerment (Scotland) Bill was passed by the Scottish Parliament – 17 June 2015. The final vote on the Bill was 101 votes For the Bill, 0 votes Against the Bill, and 15 Abstaisions. The finalised version of the Bill as Passed is now available on the Parliament’s website (1.6 MB pdf).

What happens next?

The Bill must now receive Royal Assent from HM The Queen to become law. This will happen shortly. As soon as the Bill has received Royal Assent, the Office of the Queen’s Printer for Scotland will produce the Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015. This will be made available on the Legislation.gov.uk website (in the section on Acts of the Scottish Parliament). You will be able to download it online. Or, if you wish to purchase a hard copy of the Act once it is available, information on how to do this will also available on the UK Legislation website. 

NHS Forth Valley Community Health News Summer 2015

Scottish Fire and Rescue Service Week of Action 19 to 26 June
Please find attached a poster and advice guide. Section 6 of the advice guide gives further information on fire safety.

Gordon Pryde
Group Manager B - Service Delivery
Stirling and Clackmannanshire Scottish Fire and Rescue Service
T:01786472223  M:07785572129 E: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Review of out of hours services in primary care : 2 July 2015

Scottish Health Council is looking for members of the public to attend a discussion group regarding out of hours services in primary care. This session is part of a Scottish Government visit to NHS Forth Valley and anyone with personal experience or views in this would be warmly welcomed. If you have any further information, please contact the Scottish health council as detailed in the attached letter.

Communications Dept, NHS Forth Valley   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Update on Progress of Communty Empowerment (Scotland) Bill

You will find attached the third Daily List of proposed Stage 3 amendments to the Community Empowerment (Scotland) Bill. This list contains 70 amendments lodged yesterday, 11 June 2015, by the following MSPs: Claudia Beamish, Sarah Boyack, Cameron Buchanan, Nigel Don, Alex Fergusson, Jamie Hepburn, Alex Rowley and Tavish Scott. The amendments relate to Part 1 of the Bill on National Outcomes, Part 3 on Participation Requests, Part 4 on Community Right to Buy, Part 5 on Asset Transfers, Part 7 on Allotments and Part 9 on General Provisions. These amendments should be read in conjunction with PDF version of the Bill as amended at Stage 2 (1.1MB), which was published on 19 March 2015. The deadline for MSPs to lodge amendments to the Bill has now passed. As soon as the Presiding Officer has selected amendments for consideration, a full Marshalled List of all amendments to be considered at Stage 3 will be produced. This will be circulated in advance of Stage 3 proceedings. A list of the order of groupings by which the amendments will be debated will also be circulated.  Stage 3 amendments to the Bill will be considered by the Parliament on Wednesday 17 June 2015. The debate and voting on Stage 3 amendments is expected to get underway at about 2.40pm that afternoon. This process is expected to take a few hours and be followed by the final debate on whether the Bill, as finally amended at Stage 3, should be passed into law. The final vote on the Bill has been scheduled for 7pm on 17 June. Proceedings will be broadcast live on the Parliament’s online TV channel. If you wish to watch the debate in person, you may book tickets online for the public gallery of the Debating Chamber, or by ringing the public ticket line on 0131 348 5200. Tickets are free of charge and may be collected at the Parliament on the day.

You will also find attached  the Marshalled List of Amendments, and Groupings for debate, for Stage 3 consideration of the Community Empowerment (Scotland) Bill by the Parliament. This will be considered on Wednesday 17 June 2015, starting at about 2.40pm. Also, there was a final Daily List produced on Friday 12 June. This contained four amendments from Alison Johnstone MSP on supporter trusts right to buy football clubs. This is also attached for information.

The attached Marshalled List shows the amendments lodged by various MSPs, to all parts of the Bill, which the Presiding Officer has accepted for consideration. The Groupings show the order in which those amendments will be debated in the Parliament on 17 June. Amendments should be read in conjunction with PDF version of the Bill as amended at Stage 2 (1.1MB), which was published on 19 March 2015.

For information, the following amendments were lodged by MSPs, but were not selected by the Presiding Officer for consideration: Amendments 152 and 153 (C Buchanan on Participation Requests); 168, 169 and 170 (S Boyack on Community Right to Buy Land); 171 and 173 (C Buchanan on Asset Transfers); 201, 204, 205, 206, 207, 208, 209, 210, 211, 212 and 214 (C Buchanan on Allotments) and 216 (C Beamish, minor and consequential provisions).

The debate and voting on Stage 3 amendments is expected to get underway at about 2.40pm on Wednesday. This process is expected to take a few hours and be followed by the final debate on whether the Bill, as finally amended at Stage 3, should be passed into law. The final vote on the Bill has been scheduled for 7pm on 17 June. Proceedings will be broadcast live on the Parliament’s online TV channel. If you wish to watch the debate in person, you may book tickets online for the public gallery of the Debating Chamber, or by ringing the public ticket line on 0131 348 5200. Tickets are free of charge and may be collected at the Parliament on the day.

The rest of this email contains background information on the attached documents, and how Stage 3 progresses. I apologise of the length of the email, but this is unavoidable when explaining the Stage 3 process in writing. I hope you find this information useful in understanding the process? More in depth information on the Bill process is available on the Parliament’s website.

Seán Wixted, Assistant Clerk, Local Government and Regeneration Committee This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
To keep up to date on the Committee’s work, please follow us on Twitter: @SP_LocalGovt and Instagram: www.instagram.com/lgr_committee

INEOS Upstream – Shale Gas Information Programme

This is information provided to Dunblane Community Council and does not suggest support for INEOS in their endeavours

INEOS Upstream has now completed the first phase of its shale gas information programme in Scotland.
In addition to launch meetings held in Grangemouth with Press, Councillors and Community Councillors, INEOS has now completed six “town hall” meetings across its two licences in the Midland Valley of Scotland stretching from Alloa to Bishopbriggs.

All the collateral used in the town hall meetings is available on our website www.ineosupstream.com.
The next phase will involve drop-in exhibitions at village/community halls in the smaller towns and villages in the licence areas. Local residents and businesses will be notified as dates and venues are fixed.

We are pleased to have completed the first phase of our shale gas information programme. Overall the meetings allowed a constructive exchange of views and gave us a better insight into the way the communities are thinking about shale gas.
We see this as a long term process and the next phase of local drop-in sessions will roll-out over a number of months commencing in June.

In addition, we have already received a number of invitations to speak to community and other interested groups and have accepted those invitations. We expect many more of these meetings to take place over the coming 12 -18 months.

It is very clear to me that gaining a social licence to operate involves meeting the communities face to face over an extended period of time to not only explain what we are thinking but to listen to the communities and answer their questions too. The INEOS Upstream team is ready and willing to do that.

Gary Haywood CEO INEOS Upstream  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Publication of Land Use Strategy Progress Statement 2015
I am delighted to inform you that this year’s Land Use Strategy Progress Statement 2015 has been published today. Please see the link here. http://www.gov.scot/Publications/2015/06/1597 This fourth Progress Statement contains information on how the Strategy has been delivered for the period May 2014 – June 2015. Details of the delivery of the milestone actions associated with the Proposals are provided as well as information about the Land Use Strategy Regional Pilot Projects.

Please note that there are still a few places for the Land Use Strategy annual event this Thursday 11 June at Battleby, Perth.  Please book through the eventbrite link here. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/land-use-strategy-annual-stakeholder-event-2015-registration-15690110543  This is a half day event from 10 am – 2:30.Tea and coffee will be served from 10 – 10:30 and lunch will be provided. If you have any special requirements please let me know.

Linda Gateley
Scottish Government, Land Use & Biodiversity Team, Directorate for Environment and Forestry  0131 244 7968     
1C North, Victoria Quay, EH6 6QQ Website: http://www.gov.scot/Topics/Environment/Countryside/Landusestrategy

Stirling Council's Community NewsSheet

Stirling Council's Community NewsSheet (April 2015)

Bus Timetable Alterations (in particular the C48 to Kinbuck)

http://my.stirling.gov.uk/services/social-care-and-health/community-transport/public-transport-information/transport-timetable-information

NOMINATE YOUR LOCAL HEALTHCARE HEROES

People across Forth Valley are being asked to nominate their local health heroes to help recognise the work of local healthcare staff and volunteers.

NHS Forth Valley Chief Executive Jane Grant said: "We want to hear about the many wonderful people who work in our organisation who go the extra mile every day to deliver excellent care and treatment to patients. This is an opportunity for their colleagues, patients and members of the public to say thanks and show their appreciation. So if you know of someone who deserves to be recognised we want to hear from you."

The NHS Forth Valley Staff Awards aim to highlight the hard work, care and commitment of local NHS staff, Serco staff and volunteers. People can nominate an individual, team, service or department. It could be a nurse, doctor, receptionist, physiotherapist or one of the many volunteers who support the work of NHS Forth Valley. They could work in a hospital, health centre or in one of the many community health teams across Forth Valley.

The Awards are part of a wider staff recognition programme to celebrate the work and achievements of staff across the organisation. There are six award categories to choose from which aim to recognise excellence and innovation, outstanding care and celebrate exceptional achievements during the year.

Top Team Award Inspiration Award Outstanding Care Award Volunteer Award Innovation Award Unsung Hero Award

NHS Forth Valley's Head of Organisational Development, Morag McLaren, added: "We launched these awards in 2014 to help recognise the hard work, dedication and commitment of healthcare staff across NHS Forth Valley. The response from staff, patients and the general public was absolutely fantastic and we are hoping that this year's awards will be just as successful."

Feedback from the winners of the inaugural 2014 NHS Forth Valley Staff Awards show just how much staff and volunteers appreciate that their efforts have been recognised by colleagues and patients alike.

Winners of last year's Innovation Award, the Theatre Team, said: "We were absolutely elated that our new and creative ways of working to enhance and support our patients care was recognised, not only in our own department, but also by the wider organisation."

Jane Kaney, winner of the 2014 Unsung Hero Award said: "I felt very humbled to be nominated and then to win the award was a very pleasant experience. It was and still is a great honour. There are a lot of unsung heroes working within NHS Forth Valley. If you know one or work beside one please nominate them."

Nominations can be made online at www.nhsforthvalley.com/staffawards.  Nomination forms will also be available in the main public reception and waiting areas of hospitals across Forth Valley. These can be returned in the freepost envelopes provided or handed to a member of staff.

The deadline for nominations for this year's awards is Thursday 13th August 2015.

Online consultation on the Provision of Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs) in the Stirling Council area

Stirling Council has launched a public consultation on the current provision of private rented Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMO) accommodation in the Stirling Council area and in particular within the Stirling City Centre.

HMO’s are properties that are rented to three or more unrelated persons and require to be licensed by Stirling Council to ensure that property meets the required fire safety standards and space standards. In most cases, the creation of a new HMO also requires planning approval with Stirling Council already operating a local planning policy to restrict the number of HMO’s that can be created. Licensed properties are commonly occupied by students, agricultural workers and those working in the tourism industry.

The results of the consultation will inform the decision making process as to whether a supplementary policy is appropriate under the Private Rented Housing (Scotland) Act 2011 to meeting the demand for high quality private rented accommodation and balancing this with the need for preserving the residential amenity of a community.

The online survey can be accessed at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/overprovision and will close at 5.00PM on Tuesday 16th June 2015.

Contac t:- Private Rented Housing Team 01786 237678 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Stirling Council's Community NewsSheet

Stirling Council's Community NewsSheet (March 2015)

Stirling Council & FVE's Funding Fair : Chat to funders - Take part in workshops

Wednesday 13 May at 1.00pm in the Albert Halls Stirling. Read the Poster

Closure of Footbridge at Caledonian Place from 4 to 15 May

Read the Notice; See the map.

Stirling and Clackmannanshire Councils’ Community Learning and Development Survey

Community Learning and Development  (CLD) has a powerful impact on the lives of learners and communities - it is more than just evening classes.  CLD helps people, whatever their age, get involved in learning opportunities and play as full a part as possible in the life of their communities.  This includes youth work, adult learning and community development activities. It is important that we have a well-researched plan for Stirling/Clackmannanshire on how different partners will work together to support everyone to be active and engaged learners.

This short survey should take around 10 minutes to complete.  Any information supplied will only be used for the purposes of this survey and will not be disclosed to any third parties. Your participation in this consultation survey will provide important information to all Stirling and Clackmannanshire Community Learning and Development to audit the CLD provision, identify areas of need and prepare a 3 year CLD plan.

This is the link for the CLD Survey https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/XTDR278  A paper copy is available here. 

All completed paper versions should be returned to the Admin Team, Youth Services, 3rd  Floor, Municipal Buildings.

Team Leader - Community Engagement
Old Viewforth, Stirling FK8 2HE
01786 233136

Training in Employment Law organised by Stirling Council

Does your organisation employ people? Do you understand your legal responsibilities when employing people? Are you satisfied that you are up to date with the requirements of Employment Law? Come along to our one day Introduction to Employment Law on 17th March. More information available here.

Drew Yule, Community Engagement Worker, Stirling Council 01786 233137

Claredon Place, Dunblane : Temporary Closure on Sunday 22 March 2015

The COUNCIL made The Stirling Council (Claredon Place, Dunblane) (Temporary Closure) Order 2015 under the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 (as amended) on 27-2-15.

The ORDER will close:- Claredon Place    From its junction with the A820, Springield Terrace to its junction with Hillside Avenue, from 0930 hours until 1530 hours on 22-3-15 to facilitate repairs to damaged ironworks. Emergency service access will be maintained  Alternative Routes:    via Hillside Avenue, George Street, Old Doune Road, A820, Springfield Terrace, A820, Sunnyside and vice versa. A COPY of the Order, may be examined at the Stirling Council's Offices, Environment Services, Endrick House, Kerse Road, Stirling during office hours. www.stirling.gov.uk  or www.tellmescotland.gov.uk

FORTH LOCAL FLOOD RISK MANAGEMENT PLAN: PUBLICITY AND CONSULTATION

NOTICE UNDER SECTION 35 OF THE FLOOD RISK MANAGEMENT (SCOTLAND) ACT 2009

TAKE NOTICE THAT under Section 35(3) of the Flood Risk Management (Scotland) Act 2009 (hereinafter referred to as “the Act”) Stirling Council (hereinafter referred to as “the Council”) as lead local authority for the Forth Local Plan District hereby gives notice that a draft of the Forth Local Flood Risk Management Plan will be published on 2 March 2015.

A copy of the draft Local Flood Risk Management Plan may be viewed online at https://frm-scotland.org.uk or free of charge at all Stirling Council Libraries (with the exception of Raploch Community Library which has no web access facility).  Hard copies may be viewed at

* Old Viewforth, 14-20 Pitt Terrace, Stirling, FK8 2ET
* Customer First Stirling, 9 Murray Place, Stirling FK8 2EJ
* Kilncraigs, Greenside Street, Alloa, FK10 1EB

during the hours of 9.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m., Mondays to Fridays inclusive for the period from 2 March 2015 to 2 June 2015.  Selected sections may be translated upon request if required. For further information please contact the Stirling Council Contact Centre on 0845 277 7000.  Any person may make representations about the draft Local Flood Risk Management Plan during the consultation period from 2 March 2015 to 2 June 2015.  The preferred route for responses is through the online facility at https://frm-scotland.org.uk or in writing to Stirling Council, Old Viewforth, 14-20 Pitt Terrace, Stirling, FK8 2ET. The Council will take representations into account before finalising and publishing the Forth Local Flood Risk Management Plan in June 2016.

Stirling Council's Community NewsSheet

The latest version of Stirling Council's Community NewsSheet (February 2015)

Bogus workman type incident

There has been a bogus workman type incident in Clackmannanshire whereby two males have cold-called on an 84 year old female asking to inspect her loft for dry rot. She has then allowed them entry and they have informed her that she had dry rot in her roof and they could fix it for £50,000. They produced a piece of rotten wood (which they probably took in with them) to show some rot. They then agreed to fix the roof for £2500 and this was only reported to the police when the elderly lady attended at the bank to withdraw the large amount of money. The cash teller thankfully questioned the transaction. The two culprits made off and enquiries are ongoing to trace them.

Do not allow cold callers to access your house. If you are concerned at all, contact the police immediately.

James Young
Community Inspector, Dunblane, Bridge of Allan and Stirling West wards
Tel. 01786 826014  Mob no. 07557501719  ISSI no. 6510743
www.scotland.police.uk   Twitter @policescotland   www.facebook.com/policescotland

Developments planned at Queen Victoria School

Proposal of Application Notice submitted on 11 February 2015. Public consultation to be arranged for Monday 27 April 2015.

Planning : The People's Perspective

Conference Organised by Planning Democracy

Saturday 25th April 2015 from 10.00 to 4.30pm at the Trades Hall, Central Glasgow

If you have been or are about to be affected by planning decisions; if you have concerns about the way the Scottish planning system works; if you are a professional interested in seeing an alternative viewpoint to that normally presented at planning conferences -you will be interested in this conference.

Community Empowerment (Scotland) Bill

Stage 1 debate on the Community Empowerment (Scotland) Bill (SP Paper 658) – Tuesday 3 February 2015 & Committee YouTube video.

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Stirling Council's Community NewsSheet

Stirling Council's Community NewsSheet (January 2015)

Temporary Suspension of Parking in part of Stirling Road on Monday 23 February

Stirling Road, Dunblane : Temporarily suspend the parking in the Pay and Display spaces on Stirling Road, Dunblane, opposite the Victoria Hall, from 0900 hours until 1530 hours on 23-2-15 to facilitate repairs to Scottish Water Ironworks. Read the Order. Have a look at the Map

Surfacing Works on part of Sheriffmuir Road on Monday 23 February

Sheriffmuir Road ; From the junction with Kenilworth Road to the junction with the C86, 112 metres or thereby south of  The Sheriffmuir Inn from 0700 hours until 1700 hours on 23-2-15 to facilitate surfacing works. Read the Order. Have a look at the Map

Climate Challenge Fund Grants

Read about the recent awards

Police Control Room and Service Centre Integration

Read the letter about the changes

Community Council Conversation Report : December 2014

The Community Council Conversation is a bi annual gathering of Community Councils, where key issues and actions from the Review of Strategic Engagement are debated and taken forward.

Stirling Council is keen to explore new and innovative ways of working with individual communities, in line with the new Council vision:

The focus of the Community Council Conversation is to extend this discussion further, discuss what this really means, and what would success actually look like within our local communities.

Read the full report here

Dunblane Business Improvement District (BID) Voting now Underway

Read more here

Help Shape the Future of Healthcare in Forth Valley – invitation to local events
As you may be aware, NHS Forth Valley is currently carrying out a review of clinical services to help develop a new healthcare strategy for the future. To help inform this important work we are keen to hear the views of local people, community groups and voluntary organisations across Forth Valley. A number of local public engagement events have therefore been organised to provide information on the review, highlight some of the key challenges, answer questions and give you the opportunity to provide feedback on the issues which matter most to you.

* Wed 21st Jan 2015 - Albert Hall (Lesser Hall), Albert Place, Dumbarton Rd, Stirling
(7.00pm – 8.30pm)
* Tues 27th Jan 2015 – Alloa Town Hall, Mars Hill, Alloa (7.00pm – 8.30pm)
* Wed 28th Jan 2015 – St Francis Xaviers Church, Parish Hall, Hope St, Falkirk  (7.00pm – 8.30pm)
* Sat 31st Jan 2015, Callandar Kirk Hall, South Church St, Callander (10.30am – 12 noon)

Tea and coffee will be available and the doors will open 30 minutes prior to the start of each event.

If you would like to find out more about the local engagement events please contact Pauline Marland, Person Centred and Patient Experience Coordinator on 01324 566523 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. It would also be helpful if you could let Pauline know, in advance, if you are planning to attend.

If you are unable to attend any of the events you can still feedback comments direct via email, post or a short online survey on the NHS Forth Valley website

Pauline Marland | Person Centred & Patient Experience Coordinator
NHS Forth Valley
Forth Valley Royal Hospital | Patient Relations | Stirling Road | Larbert | FK5 4WR
t: 01324 566523  m: 07814 290508    e: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

New Wind Turbines North West of Braco? : A Consultation

Read the Letter (Page 1 + Page 2) and the Map

The Haining : Temporary Closure on 8 December 2014

The Council made The Stirling Council (Meeting House Close, Dunblane) (Temporary Closure) Order 2014 under the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 (as amended) on 14-11-14.

The ORDER will close:- Meeting House Close (The Haining), Dunblane at the junction with Kirk Street / Braeport from 0930 hours until 1530 hours on 8-12-14 to facilitate repairs to damaged ironworks. Emergency service access will be maintained. A Copy of the Order, may be examined at the Stirling Council's Offices, Environment Services, Teith House, Kerse Road, Stirling during office hours. www.stirling.gov.uk  or www.tellmescotland.gov.uk

Perth Road : part closure on 30 November

The COUNCIL made The Stirling Council (B8033 Perth Road, Dunblane) (Temporary Closure) Order 2014 under the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 (as amended) on 7-11-14.

The ORDER will close:- B8033 Perth Road, Dunblane from its junction with Smithy Loan to its junction with High Street from 0800 hours until 1800 hours on 30-11-14 to facilitate the application of road markings and a textured surface. Emergency service access will be maintained.

Alternative Route:    via B8033, A9, B8033 and vice versa

A copy of the Order may be examined at the Stirling Council's Offices, Environment Services, Teith House, Kerse Road, Stirling during office hours. www.stirling.gov.uk  or www.tellmescotland.gov.uk

Closure of Dunblane High Street on 27 November

The COUNCIL made The Stirling Council (High Street, Dunblane) (Temporary Closure) Order 2014 under the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 (as amended) on 31-10-14.

The ORDER will close:- High Street, Dunblane, from its junction with The Cross to its junction with Stirling Road (See Plan) from 1700 hours until 2100 hours on 27-11-14 to facilitate a community christmas event. Emergency service access will be maintained

Alternative Route: via Stirling Road, B8033, Perth Road, High Street and vice versa

A COPY of the Order, may be examined at the Stirling Council's Offices, Environment Services, Teith House, Kerse Road, Stirling during office hours. 

www.stirling.gov.uk  or www.tellmescotland.gov.uk

One to one support continues for local cancer patients

Read the press release here

Stirling Council has been reviewing how it works with Community Councils

Read the Community Engagement Report here

And the Council's Committee Report here

£100,000 Litter & Flytipping Community Action Fund – Applications invited

Zero Waste Scotland has launched a new £100,000 fund, which Keep Scotland Beautiful is administering, to enable community groups to apply for funding to help them tackle the litter and flytipping in their own neighbourhoods. Read more

Provost's Awards Ceremony 2014

In December 1997, the Council agreed to introduce a Provost’s Civic Awards Scheme to recognise contributions made by citizens or groups of citizens to the life of the Stirling Council area, or significant achievements by its citizens in a number of fields including Arts, Sports, Business or voluntary activity. Nominations for 2014 should be returned by Wednesday 10 September. Read more

Clackmannanshire and Stirling Environment Trust

Local groups looking to implement projects that improve the environment or otherwise benefit the community may be able to get help from the Clackmannanshire and Stirling Environment Trust. Read more

Report of Commission on Strengthening Local Democracy

Read the Report here

Beware bogus telephone callers

Read the Council's Press Release here

Stirling Council reduces costs by recycling roadsweeper waste

Read the Press Release here

Community Empowerment (Scotland) Bill

Easy read version of the Bill

Organisations and individuals are invited to submit written evidence to the Committee setting out their views on the provisions of the Bill. Those submitting evidence should feel free to address any, or all, of the policy issues contained in the Bill. Read the invitiation

Scrutiny of Financial Memorandum : The Scottish Parliament’s Finance Committee invites organisations and individuals to submit written evidence setting out their views on the financial implications of the Community Empowerment (Scotland) Bill. Read the invitiation

Update on Stirling's Care Village

Read the Press Release

Stirling Council's Priority Based Budgeting (PBB) for 2015/16

PBB Bulletin No 1

Community Empowerment (Scotland) Bi ll proposes control of public assets

A new law will reform existing community right to buy and include measures to make it simpler for communities to take over public sector land and buildings. The Community Empowerment (Scotland) Bill is designed to strengthen and nurture community participation and encourage enterprising community development.. Read more

Latest Police Scotland Reports for Dunblane

Read the Multi Member Ward Plan 2014 for Dunblane & Bridge of Allan

 Increases in Dunblane Parking Charges

New parking charges will come into force on Monday 2 June 2014.

Dunblane (On Street) : 2 hours increases from £0.50 to £0.60 and 4 hours increases from £1.00 to £1.10

Excess Charge : As of Monday 2 June 2014, the price of an Excess Charge will rise to £63.00 or £44.00 if paid within 21 days.

Read more ...

Update on Tesco car park and traffic lights at Springfield Terrace

Read more ... Disruptive Railways Works for up to 3 months

Read the letter to Community Council from Network Rail.

Cardboard collection points

Brown bin collections began again in March and subsequently the cardboard collection points will be removed from all sites shortly. All sites will have notices warning that the cardboard collection points will be removed. We are asking the community to please use the kerbside collection service for their cardboard disposal. Please contact me directly if you have any questions regarding this matter. My email address is: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call me: 01786 237617

Craig MacKenzie, Recycling Promotions Officer, Stirling Council

Information about impact of Beauly-Denny powerline works on Sheriffmuir

Read the SSE letter here

Keep Scotland Beautiful Campaign to improve local environments

Read more here

Survey of Local Authority Community Councils

Read it here

Beauly to Denny landscape and visual mitigation scheme

UPDATE

Temporary Closure of Wallace Road

The COUNCIL made The Stirling Council (Wallace Road, Dunblane) (Temporary Closure) Order 2014 under the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 (as amended) on 4-7-14. The ORDER will close:- Wallace Road, Dunblane from its junction with Doune Road to its junction with Old Doune Road from 0800 hours until 1800 hours from 28-7-14 until 1-8-14 to facilitate carriageway inlay works. Emergency service access will be maintained, Thew a lternative route is  via Doune Road, Old Doune Road and vice versa. A COPY of the Order, may be examined at the Stirling Council's Offices, Environment Services, Teith House, Kerse Road, Stirling during office hours. www.stirling.gov.uk  or www.tellmescotland.gov.uk

See the plan

Council says sorry re closure of Doune Road

Read the Stirling Observer Article

Consultation on Proposal to extend parking restrictions in central Dunblane to a Saturday

Consultation runs to 11 June 2014. Read more

Update on Removal of Traffic Wardens

Read more here

Scotland Rural Development Programme (SRDP) 2014 – 2020

Scottish Government Consultation

Notification of firework display on 28 June

As part of Stirling's Big Weekend, and in particular, the Big Night Out on
June 28th, there will be a short firework display at around 10.45pm. The
display will be based at the Wallace Monument, and we expect it to have an
impact across most of the city.

Perth Road (Southbound) to close temporarily on 26 May

Read the Order. See the Map

Temporary Closure of B8033 by Ashfield/ Kinbuck from 6 to 9 May

 Here is a letter from the Council and a map

Open Meeting of Dyslexia Scotland

Attached please find an information poster re the next Open Meeting of Dyslexia Scotland on 29 May 2014. We would like to widely advertise this meeting and invite anyone who is interested to attend.

Susan McGill, for Dyslexia Scotland, Forth Valley Branch 07816280125

A9 Interim Safety Plan – Public Exhibitions

The A9 Safety Group will be holding two public information exhibitions outlining the proposals included in the A9 Interim Safety Plan. These exhibitions will take place along the route at the following venues and times:

Tuesday 29th April – Victoria Hall, Supper Room – Dunblane
Wednesday 30th April – Aytoun Hall, Main Hall – Auchterarder

Both exhibitions will run between 12:00 pm and 7:00 pm. You can also visit the www/a9road.info website for further information.   

Jamie Carson, Strategic Road Safety, Trunk Road & Bus Operations  0141 272 7391

Consultation on Laighhills Masterplan

Read the consultation documents here

Conference for private landlords and agents

Stirling Council is holding an Open Day and Conference for private landlords at Stirling’s Albert Hall on Tuesday 13th May. Read the press release here. Have a look at a flyer for the event and a list of speakers

The Internet for Community Groups : Training available from Stirling Council on 23 April 2014

Read the flyer

Extending parking restrictions in central Dunblane to a Saturday : A Consultation

Read the Consultation Letter and see the Map

Urgent tree works in Kippendavie Road

Read the News Item

Public Partnership Forum Stirling

Public dialogue about Health and Community Support on 26 March 2014

A talk about Person Centred Care.by Alex Linkston, Chairman, NHS Forth Valley. See Poster

Beauly - Denny Environmental Mitigation Consultation Event

Monday 17 March 2014 5pm to 8pm, Allan Community Centre Lounge, Bridge of Allan

Read more here

Temporary Suspension of Parking

Parking at Tappit Hen from 5 to 7 March : Read Order :See Map

Parking at 7 - 19 High Street from 8 to 11 March : Read Order :See Map

Collecting Waste in Bad Weather : Road End Collection Points

Read news article and access maps of Road End Collection Points

Volunteers in the Countryside

Here  is the festive edition of VIT C (Volunteers in the Countryside) from Stirling Council’s Countryside Service. It includes articles on path work and countryside events.

Scottish Government Consultation

Good Practice Principles for Community Benefits from
Onshore Renewable Energy Developments

Consultation on the Community Empowerment (Scotland) Bill
This consultation seeks views on a range of proposals intended to give people in communities, and those supporting them in the public sector, a range of new ways to help deliver a better Scotland. Read more

Here is an invitation to the Big Question - a public consultation in Stirling on Friday 13 December.

CUSTOMER FORUM
STRATEGIC REVIEW OF WATER CHARGES 2015/21
Read more

Temporary Road Closures for Resurfacing

1. Part of Sheriffmuir Road

From 10 to 14 February. Read the Notice : Look at the Map

2. Part of St Margaret's Drive

From 17 to 21 February. Read the Notice : Look at the Map

Developing a Local Policing Plan for 2014 to 2017

Read more here and here and here

U3A (University of the 3rd Age)

Enrolment details here

Review of Traffic Warden Service

Letter  from the Assistant Chief Constable

Coal Bed Methane Production

The Council's Planning & Reglation Panel is to discuss coal bed methane production at its meeting on 28 November at 2.00pm. See Council Report

Park of Keir public meeting

Wednesday 30 October

Community Council Elections 2013 (25 October)

Get involved! Nominations to stand as a Community Council representative for Dunblane are required by 25 October 2013. Ballot Papers will be issued 4 November 2013 to be returned by 22 November 2013. To find out more, contact Helen Geddes at Stirling Council - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 01786 404040

Funding Fair (21 October)

Monday 21 October from 1.30pm to 5.00pm in the Albert Halls.

Read more

Temporary Closure of Roads

Turniing left onto Beech Road on 8 October

Order and Map

Draft Towns, Villages and Rural Area Transport Plan (to September)

From May to September 2013 Stirling Council is consulting with communities on their Towns, Villages and Rural (TVRA) Transport Plan. They would like to understand communities’ views on The Plan to ensure they reflect the views of communities. To aid discussions of the plan, a questionnaire will be circulated to consultees,

For further information, contact: Jonathan Padmore 01786 233450 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Susan Darroch 01786 233171 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Forth Bridge - a World Heritage site?

Do you think the Forth Bridge should be a World Heritage site? Those that do have launched a consultation to get the public’s views on this proposal.  The UK Government announced in May 2012 that the 19th-Century landmark mild-steel structure would be put forward to UNESCO for nomination. Information from the public will contribute to the final document which will be submitted to UNESCO in early 2014. See www.forthbridgeworldheritage.com for more information. The Consultation will close on Sunday 11th August 2013. Contact: John MacNeil, 0131 668 8714 Email: jThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Long term forest plan for Kippendavie Estate

A scoping report on the ‘forest plan’ was issued in January 2013; the responses from statutory authorities who were consulted on the plan in October 2012 can also be seen here. The main issues identified in the report by UPM Tilhill are:-

  • Wind damage and the threat of future wind damage
  • Protection of Kippenrait Glen SSSI
  • Protection of archaeological features
  • Public access
  • Development Woodland expansion

This map provides a useful visual reference.If you have any queries or comments contact: Mr Graham Newport, UPM Tilhill, 1 Duckburn Park, Stirling Road, Dunblane FK15 0EW. Please copy any correspondence to the Community Council representative This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Planning Application for Kirk Street Toilets (by Tappit Hen)

A planning application has been received from Mr & Mrs Mark Richardson to convert the Kirk Street Toilets (by Tappit Hen) into Offices. See plan.

Parking at Springfield Terrace (10 to 18 June)

Temporary Suspension of Parking at Springfield Terrace from 8.00am to 4.0pm 10 June to 18 June 2013 while adjacent flats are refurbished.

Kippendavie : Breach of Condition Notice (to 17 June)

Breach of Condition Notice at the housing development on the former Estate Yard and Reservoir on the Glen Road. Stirling Council has issued the Notice to Kippendavie Group Trust. They have 28 days from the 20 May 2013 to comply with the stated conditions related to preventing any future flooding incident from the site. Planning Application reference – 11/00227

Tune in to ‘Community Matters’ a thirty minute monthly audio show

The show is presented by Stirling based broadcasters Chris and Anne Kane from Bee Herd Media. http://www.stirling.gov.uk/communitymatters This is a three month pilot project so tell your friends and tell us what you think by email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Welfare Reform – can you spare some time to help?

Community members who become LinkingStirling volunteers will help the Council to promote the range of services available to people affected by the welfare reforms. Volunteers will attend 2 x two-hour information sessions but do not need to have in depth knowledge of the benefits system or welfare reform. For more information please contact Lynne McKinley, Pam Campbell or Anne-Marie Timmoney on 01786 432055 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Land Use Strategy event for Communities (25 June)

Your chance to get involved Event to be held on 25 June 2013 in Perth For further information contact Scottish Government’s James Cogle on 0131 244 1621 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Scottish Voluntary Sector and Community Resilience Seminar 2013 (25 June)

Tuesday 25 June 2013

This event is for organisations likely to be involved in responding to and recovering from emergencies. The flyer outlines the objectives of the day and details times and venue. For joining instructions please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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