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New Grant for Local Projects

21 October 2020
New Grant for Local Projects

A new £1 million ‘Scotland Loves Local’ fund will provide grants of between £500 and £5,000 to hundreds of projects to promote town centre and online businesses. The funding aims to support small scale improvements that will help motivate people to shop, eat and relax within their community whilst ensuring...

Community Climate Asset Fund : Grants up to £100k

14 October 2020
Community Climate Asset Fund : Grants up to £100k

  The Community Climate Asset Fund (CCAF) is a £3.5 million Scottish Government fund, administered by Keep Scotland Beautiful, which provides capital funding for community-based organisations to reduce emissions and support a green recovery from COVID-19. Deadline 12 noon on Monday 9 November 2020 The four key criteria of the fund...

Detailed response to Freedom of Information request

14 October 2020
Detailed response to Freedom of Information request

  Dunblane Community Council FoI Requests DCC made two FoI requests to Stirling Council in relation to the handing of the Park of Keir planning application. Provided below is part of the response letter from Stirling Council (the full letter is in the file)   Your request for information –...

Consultation on possible funding for High Street

14 October 2020
Consultation on possible funding for High Street

  Stirling Council has launched a consultation about Dunblane's High Street under the Spaces for People Initiative Based on an article on the DDT website As part of the Spaces for People Initiative, Stirling Council is committed to protecting public health by ensuring there is space for people to physically...

Stirling's first Science Festival

14 October 2020
Stirling's first Science Festival

  Go to the Stirling Science Festival webpage  

Covid19 : see Statistics for Dunblane

12 October 2020
Covid19 : see Statistics for Dunblane

  Go to PHS Website    Click on Cases by neighbourhood     Then choose Stirling from the drop down menu. In a table lower down on the right you will see stats for the Neighbourhoods in Stirling. These include Dunblane East & Dunblane West      

Dunblane Medical Practice : Covid19 and Flu Update

11 October 2020
Dunblane Medical Practice : Covid19 and Flu Update

  Practice Open for Business : We wish to inform our patients that the Practice has remained opened since the start of the covid pandemic and continues to do so. However, due to Government and RCGP guidelines, the doors are closed to allow controlled access for the protection of both...

Ideas, Innovation, Improvment Fund

07 October 2020
Ideas, Innovation, Improvment Fund

  The Ideas, Innovation, Improvment Fund is Now Open for another round of Funding Closing Date 9th November 2020 The Clackmannanshire and Stirling Health and Social Care Partnership have allocated funds from the Integrated Care Fund (ICF) for one-off grants to support the development of new or existing third sector...

Forth Valley Food Festival 10 to 25 Oct

06 October 2020
Forth Valley Food Festival 10 to 25 Oct

  "From walking or cycling to get your goat ice cream to online events, there are local food experiences for everyone to enjoy this autumn.  Forth Valley Food Festival Website Our attractive online cycle route (12) from Dunblane can take you to Loch Achray farm ice cream - now the Goat...

Funding available from Robertson Trust

02 October 2020
Funding available from Robertson Trust

   See the full letter from Robertson Trust    

Update on Meetings

23 September 2020
Update on Meetings

  The Local History Society, in common with many other clubs and societies, has regretfully decided that we will be unable to hold any meetings for the rest of 2020. We will review the situation after Christmas in the hope that we can resume as soon as conditions allow. Thank...

Cathedral Kids : On-line Resources Open to All

23 September 2020
Cathedral Kids : On-line Resources Open to All

Normally the children of Dunblane Cathedral would be meeting in the halls on a Sunday morning in three groups.    Pre School- Littlestars   P1 to P5- Superstars   P6 to S2- Megastars We can’t meet up at the moment, but our website is open to all and we invite...

Braeport Sensory Garden Opens

08 September 2020
Braeport Sensory Garden Opens

  Read the Development Trust's description of the event  

Update on Meetings

01 September 2020
Update on Meetings

  Our September, October, November and December talks have been cancelled due to the Coronavirus.   It is hoped that the talks will resume early in the New Year, when conditions allow us to do so.   Stay well and keep smiling as we will all meet up again in due course....

Funding for local cycling events

01 September 2020
Funding for local cycling events

Community organisations can now apply for grants of up to £10,000 to organise beginner-friendly, local cycling events in 2021. Applications are open for Cycling Scotland’s Pedal for Scotland funding. The fund will support community organisations to deliver local cycling events next year, subject to Covid-19 restrictions. Events should support inclusive...

Cathedral reopens to visitors

01 September 2020
Cathedral reopens to visitors

Prior Booking Required!! We are preparing to reopen Dunblane Cathedral to visitors on 2 September and I just wanted to give you a quick update on what our plans are.  We will be opening all internal areas except the bell tower, Clement Chapel and west window viewing area. To manage...

Cases in Dunblane

01 September 2020
Cases in Dunblane

  This NHS Media Release was received on 31 August. It was later amended to read Bridge of Allan Tennis Club NOT Dunblane Tennis Club!  

NHS Covid-19 Response Grant Scheme

11 August 2020
NHS Covid-19 Response Grant Scheme

From: HPGRANTS (NHS FORTH VALLEY) <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>;Sent: 11 August 2020 12:41To: HPGRANTS (NHS FORTH VALLEY) <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>;Subject: Health Promotion Service Covid-19 Response Grants Good afternoon, I want to bring to your attention NHS Forth Valley Health Promotion Service's Covid-19 Response Grant Scheme.  Applications are welcomed for grants of up to £500 to support groups and organisations to respond...

Read this before you donate

06 August 2020
Read this before you donate

Leaflets/ labels have been distributed in parts of Dunblane seeking unwanted clothes, etc. Before you donate, you might want to read the small print carefully. You could also read this newspaper article and this ASA ruling The Charity's website can be accessed here

New Cycling Maps

05 August 2020
New Cycling Maps

New Cycling Maps for locals and tourists feature easy e-bike rides in the Trossachs, great gravel rides in the Aberfoyle area and Scottish long distance routes with Dayrides at Visit Scotland, including one to Dunblane. All information has been added to our cycling information page. Read the article about the...

DCC Meetings now on Zoom

29 July 2020
DCC Meetings now on Zoom

The Community Council has had a request from a regular attender to join the monthly meeting, which has recently been held on Zoom and limited to Community Council members and Elected members (the police and Stirling Council staff are not  permitted to attend zoom meetings).   It may be that...

Glassingall House demolition : Police probe

28 July 2020
Glassingall House demolition : Police probe

NEW Police launch wildlife crime probe at bus tycoon's estate following blaze Stirling Observer Article from 27 July 2020 Read Stirling Observer Article from 25 June 2020 Article  below updated on 20 June 2020 - updates in Green Some local residents on the Glassingall Estate sent a letter to Glassingall Estates...

Talk to your Doctor via video link

27 July 2020
Talk to your Doctor via video link

Appointments with your GP practice can now be arranged by video link from your smartphone or computer Read the attached DRAFT leaflet from NHS Scotland

Holmehill owner seeks extension to land holding

08 July 2020
Holmehill owner seeks extension to land holding

The Carman Family Foundation - the relatively new owner of Holmehill - is seeking to buy the Hielieman's from the Council. This is the land the land to the North of Holmehill, stretching from Ramoyle to the new houses in Bogside. The letter and plan below have been delivered to...

Park of Keir : Stirling Observer suggests agreement !

05 July 2020
Park of Keir : Stirling Observer suggests agreement !

Read the full article from the Stirling Oberver dated 3 July 2020

Wind Farm Fund open to 18 Sept

04 July 2020
Wind Farm Fund open to 18 Sept

The Dunblane Windfarm Fund Committee invites all community groups to apply for up to £4000 towards their 2020/21 projects. This is open to any community organisation, group, school, club, or facility in the Dunblane, Ashfield and Kinbuck area. CLOSING DATE 18TH SEPTEMBER 2020 Application forms can be found on the...

Waste collection changes approved

28 June 2020
Waste collection changes approved

On Tuesday 30th June at the ‘virtual’ full council meeting the proposed changes to household waste services were approved by 12 votes to 10. See the council statement here. The main changes are:To collect blue and grey bins every four weeks.Glass collection to cease and glass put in the blue...

Glen Road Survey Results

26 June 2020
Glen Road Survey Results

This community led project is conserving the popular old Glen Road path between Dunblane and Bridge of Allan through the attractive Kippenrait Glen SSSI, for leisure and functional active travel for locals & visitors. The main aims of the survey were to report on use of the Glen Road path...

Climate Conversation Survey

26 June 2020
Climate Conversation Survey

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

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