Alaska TV prewarned the community that a documentary about the Dunblane tragedy was being aired on 11th March on ITV..
Read their letter here.
Another of Dunblane's sporting heroes has made history leading St.Johnstone to victory in the Scottish League Cup final in his first year as manager of the club. Ex-international football player Callum Davidson was given his first full-time role in management with St Johnstone in June 2020 and the team is going from strength to strength.
Read more about the historic win here.
The next Dunblane Community Council meeting is to be held on Wednesday 3 March from 7pm until around 8.30pm. The Draft agenda is attached
Stirling Council has launched a public consultation for the Spaces for People initiative in Dunblane: : https://spaces-for-people-stirling.hub.arcgis.com/pages/dunblane
The Council would like to share the designs for the following package of measures that were proposed for Dunblane: (Please click the "Design" links to view)
1. Provide enhanced cycle parking in High Street (near train station/near newsagent/near postbox).
2. Introduce 20mph limit from The Cross and High Street roundabout (next to Gold Postbox) to Fourways roundabout, continuing until Marks and Spencer's on Stirling Road.
- 20mph Zone
- 20mph Sign Details
- Signs and Markings View 1&2
- Signs and Markings View 3&4
- Signs and Markings View 5&6
- Sign Detail for Stirling Road, Springfield Terrace, & Old Doune Road
3. Install artwork on road next to High School to highlight pedestrian priority. Please note that during the design process we agreed that the installation of bollards would be more effective than the installation of artwork, which is reflected in the proposal.
The designs will be installed in spring of this year, initially on a temporary basis for up to 18 months. During this time Stirling Council will be regularly monitoring and evaluating the project to ensure it is working as intended.
If it is shown that the project has longer term benefits outwith assisting in the recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, and prior to the project being made permanent, there will be a statutory three-week consultation period as part of the Traffic Regulation Order process. In the meantime should you wish to comment on the designs, please do so in the accompanying text box.
It would be good to have a wide response to the consultation. The comments box can be accessed at : https://spaces-for-people-stirling.hub.arcgis.com/pages/dunblane
Council writing to residents about new garden waste permit
Residents across Stirling will shortly receive a letter with details of the Council’s new Garden Waste Recycling Permit.
From 19 April, garden waste will only be collected from brown bins with a valid permit on display.
The annual permit will cost £35 (£1.45 per collection) and is required to be purchased to subscribe to the service. If households don’t want to have this service, food waste will still be collected in the brown bin.
Some households, including those in receipt of a council tax reduction, will receive the permit for free.
Letters will be posted to households throughout March with information on the service change and how to apply for the new permit.
Convener of Stirling Council’s Environment and Housing Committee, Cllr Jim Thomson said: “The introduction of an optional garden waste permit will ensure the Council can continue to provide this important service to residents at a time of severe financial pressures for local authorities.
“It’s also a key part of the transformational changes to our waste service which aim to increase recycling, reduce waste going to landfill and ultimately deliver a better household waste collection service. “We recognise that some people will find it challenging to pay for the permit and that’s why we have included a 100% concession”.
Collecting garden waste is not a statutory service and a number of other Scottish Councils have introduced a Garden Waste Permit in recent years, including Angus, Highland, Perth and Kinross and Clackmannanshire.
Vice Convener, Cllr Danny Gibson said: “More Scottish local authorities are implementing a charge for collecting garden waste but we understand this is a considerable change to a long-standing service.
“We are providing clear guidance and support to residents across Stirling ahead of the transition and our Waste Service will be writing to all residents explaining the change in provision and how it will work.
“There are also additional resources on our website if you have further questions about the new permit or want to provide us with feedback, which we will take on board.”
More information on the Garden Waste and Recycling Permit can be found on the Council website
Stirling residents are being urged to get ready for the Scottish Parliament elections as early as possible
Scotland will go to the polls in less than three months’ time on 6 May and general voter registration closes on 19 April.
With a significant increase expected for postal votes amid the ongoing Coronavirus Pandemic, the deadline for postal vote registration has been brought forward to 6 April to allow the anticipated surge in applications to be processed in time for the vote count.
Carol Beattie, Constituency Returning Officer for Stirling and Stirling Council Chief Executive, said: “The process of voting in this year’s election is going to look very different because of Covid.
“Significant changes will be made to polling stations and our vote count location to make sure everyone taking part in this year’s election in whatever capacity can do so safely and in line with government restrictions.
“If you’re 16 or over, it is time to start thinking about how this will affect you, especially if you want to use a postal vote. Our advice is to check if you’re registered now and consider your options for voting in the weeks ahead.”
The Electoral Registration Office for Central Scotland is the key source of information on voter registration for residents in Stirling.
Information on registering and methods of voting are available on its website and letters have already been sent to households across Stirling with the current voter registration status of occupants.
Pete Wildman the ERO for the Stirling Council area said: “I would encourage anyone who wishes to vote by post at this election to apply now for their postal vote.”
Here are pictures of three of the new benches now in place on Holmehill.
They were carved from some of the trees which had to be taken down and were designed by children at the local Primary Schools - the theme is Scottish Wildlife.
This High Street building, that was brought back from the brink by local community action, recently transferred ownership and the three flats are now for sale. The future ownership of the shops is presently unclear.
The building at 22 to 24 High Street had been owned for many years by a Stirling-based landlord with many vacant properties around Central Scotland. He has now died and executors for his estate put the building on the market just before Xmas - see advert - and it was sold.
In their turn, the new owners have put the three flats up for auction - see advert.
The owners' intentions in relation to the two shops is unclear; one is presently occupied by Morgage Advice Brokerage; the other was until relatively recently occupied by Sew Marvellous
Through the Community Council, the community secured funding from Tesco Bags to undertake essential repairs to the building and get its facade newly painted - read the article published at the time