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Zoom into DCC meeting on 3 Feb

27 January 2021
Zoom into DCC meeting on 3 Feb

The next Dunblane Community Council meeting is to be held on Wednesday 3 February from 7pm until around 8.30pm. If you would like to attend the meeting via Zoom, please email DCC's Secretary at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. - he will then send you a link for the meeting.

High Street flats (and shops?) for sale!

26 January 2021
High Street flats (and shops?) for sale!

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...

COVID-19 Partnership: Funding Open

24 January 2021
COVID-19 Partnership: Funding Open

Forth Valley COVID-19 Partnership: Funding Open The Forth Valley COVID-19 Partnership has launched a new grants programme, distributing funds to support communities and people affected by COVID-19 outside of hospital. The Forth Valley Covid-19 Partnership consists of the NHS Forth Valley Endowment Fund (better known as Forth Valley Giving), the...

Part-time DDT volunteer coordinator post

22 January 2021
Part-time DDT volunteer coordinator post

The Dunblane Development Trust (DDT) is seeking a part time Volunteer Co-ordinator to support and take forward our work with volunteers. We need an enthusiastic and committed person to work alongside the board and our group leaders and our over 200 volunteers from all walks of life. Job application and...

Have Your Say by 24 January Stirling Council's Big Budget Conversation

21 January 2021
Have Your Say by 24 January Stirling Council's Big Budget Conversation

Time is running out to have your say in helping Stirling Council set next year’s budget through the Big Budget Conversation. The local authority launched its budget engagement process for 2021/22 on 23 December, 2020 with the stark message that services must change to meet an £8million funding gap. Transformation of...

C-19 in Dunblane : 8-10 cases over 7 days to 23 Jan

19 January 2021
C-19 in Dunblane : 8-10 cases over 7 days to 23 Jan

  Find the statistics here on the 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  ...

Kirsty Wark Programme on 19 Jan mentioned Dunblane

16 January 2021
Kirsty Wark Programme on 19 Jan mentioned Dunblane

This letter was sent to the Dunblane community on 16 January on behalf of the BBC   Dear Sir/Madam, I hope you don't mind me writing to this email address out of the blue.  I am a series producer working for Two Rivers Media and I am writing in an attempt...

Have a of read of latest Community Response Bulletin

09 January 2021
Have a of read of latest Community Response Bulletin

Community Response Bulletin 25 Please see link to read our latest Community Response Bulletin and catch up with previous issues.https://www.stirling.gov.uk/communityresponse This issue includes Local Support Increase Shielding Survey Mental Health Support and Advice Family Winter Walking Fun Funding And more If you have any problem getting into the Bulletin, please let us know. Thanks...

New Approach to A&E

06 January 2021
New Approach to A&E

Getting the Right Care in the Right Place (changes to the way we access A&E) A&E is always there for those who need it The way people access A&E services is changing to keep patients and NHS Scotland safe this winter – making sure everyone gets the right care in the right...

Library remains closed

05 January 2021
Library remains closed

The library has not reopened following the festive break.  

Salting & Gritting Dunblane's Roads & Pavements

04 January 2021
Salting & Gritting Dunblane's Roads & Pavements

From the Secretary, Dunblane Community Council The Community Council has received comments/complaints from a number of peopleabout the lack of salting/gritting of the pavements and footpaths aroundthe town  Certainly some of those I use are quite icy  The road gritterseems to have been round but pavements seem to have a...

Constellation of Carollers - primary school musicians

19 December 2020
Constellation of Carollers - primary school musicians

Watch a video of Christmas Carols performed as an online orchestra by primary school musicians from Dunblane - https://youtu.be/TFd3Im89a6g available until 31st Dec. We hope you enjoy it and that it brings some much-needed joy to the town, as well as offering the young people what is now a rare opportunity to...

Community Engagement Survey closes 15th Dec

12 December 2020
Community Engagement Survey closes 15th Dec

Effective Community Engagement supports people and communities to become active participants and to take control over the decisions and matters that affect their lives. Stirling Council has drawn up a draft Community Engagement Strategy and they would be very keen to have your feedback, thoughts and views on the draft....

Update on new owners' plans for Holmehill in 2021

10 December 2020
Update on new owners' plans for Holmehill in 2021

  The Friends of Holmehill contacted the website team with an update about the new owners’ plans for Holmehill. Here is their email   We recently asked The Carman Family Foundation for an update as to what has happened over the last few month. The response from Bill Carman is...

Dunblane Area Maps Survey - complete by Dec 18th

04 December 2020
Dunblane Area Maps Survey - complete by Dec 18th

Dunblane Area Maps Update  Still time to complete the User Survey - https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/DunblaneMaps Thanks very much for the responses so far and suggestions to improve some key walking and cycling routes. Two popular requests are a safer, direct cycle route to Bridge of Allan, and a more accessible link to the...

A9 Truck Stop + Fuel Station approved

02 December 2020
A9 Truck Stop + Fuel Station approved

Text drafted by Pete Bicheno, Glassingall Resident Stirling Council's planning committee meeting on the 4th August 2020 approved this controversial plan. After discussing the application and spending much time on the dangers of this stretch of road the four Conservative councillors suddenly did an about turn and approved the planning...

Update on Glassingall demolition : Dec 2020

02 December 2020
Update on Glassingall demolition : Dec 2020

  Text drafted by Pete Bicheno, Glassingall Resident SEPA has not taken the witness statements they originally promised and instead they “….are continuing to conduct other enquiries into the events …” From the Stirling Observer 18.11.2020 “A man has denied destroying a bat roost and the nest of a wild bird...

Flu Jabs for aged 60 to 64 from 7 to 10 Dec

30 November 2020
Flu Jabs for aged 60 to 64 from 7 to 10 Dec

NHS Forth Valley is now offering flu vaccinations to patients who will be aged 60-64 by 31 March 2021. These will be held at the Albert Halls in Stirling from 7-10 December. At risk patients who have missed previous clinics, plus those who are shielding and their households, are also...

Library - Arrangements during level 3

20 November 2020
Library - Arrangements during level 3

  Dunblane Library will be open for select and collect, browsing bag and battery collection on   Mondays 10am-2pm Tuesdays 10am-2pm Thursday 1pm-5pm (24th Dec 10am-2pm) Fridays 10am-2pm Saturdays 10am-12noon Online catalogue stirling.gov.uk/libraries   These are by appointment only. Staff will be available to take your calls during these hours....

Frontline Scotland Music Festival

19 November 2020
Frontline Scotland Music Festival

What a great way to celebrate St Andrew's Day.  The Frontline Festival Scotland is a new virtual gig, supported by 39 Scottish artists, which will be streamed over social media on 30th November.....and you're all invited!The festival is free to watch with the aim of raising funds for 4 of Scotland's...

Fiona Brown - New Podcast

14 November 2020
Fiona Brown - New Podcast

  Fiona grew up in Dunblane and attended Dunblane High School. In the podcast we speak about her journey going from an amateur to professional; champions league nights; life playing for FC Rosengård in Sweden; the highs and agonising lows of playing at Scotlands first ever World Cup last year;...

Farewell to Graham Stewart

07 November 2020
Farewell to Graham Stewart

The death has been announced of local silversmith Graham Stewart. Graham will be greatly missed by the whole community of Dunblane. Read about Graham here

Dunblane Area Maps Update & Survey

31 October 2020
Dunblane Area Maps Update & Survey

Dunblane Area Maps – Update time! Please complete the User Survey - https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/DunblaneMaps The printed maps are running out, and need to keep up with local developments – e.g. the new trails on Sheriffmuir, new housing and road crossings etc.Funds have been secured via ‘Paths for All’, from the ‘Smarter Choices...

New books from local authors

26 October 2020
New books from local authors

  Carbon Choices: Common-sense Solutions to our Climate and Nature Crises by Neil Kitching  Coming from Scotland, host of the global 2021 climate conference, Carbon Choices tells the greatest story on planet Earth. How one group of sociable animals came to emit 40 billion tonnes (40,000,000,000) of an invisible gas each...

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...

Covid19 : 20 cases in Dunblane over 7 days to 16 Nov

12 October 2020
Covid19 : 20 cases in Dunblane over 7 days to 16 Nov

  Find the statistics here on the 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...

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