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5 electric bikes of various styles are now available

The bikes are for local residents to have taster sessions and loans for up to 4 weeks.

Feel how you can flatten the hills, reverse the wind and carry the shopping! 

Contact:  01786 822422  or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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More information: E-bike Loan Scheme – Dunblane Development Trust

 

Free Fruit for Families, Laighhills Community Orchard

The Laighhills community orchard contains more than 250 fruit trees with many varieties of tasty apples, pears, plums, cherries and damsons and is one of the largest community orchards in the area. 

The varieties include everything from Stirling Castle and Lass O’ Gowrie apples to Crawford pears and Jubilee plums.

Planted by local volunteers nearly five years ago, the trees are now beginning to mature and produce fruit which will be free for anyone to pick and eat.  

Our orchard project has now been shortlisted for a Tesco Bags of Help grant and will be one of the three projects up for voting in Tesco Dunblane and Tesco Callander from early April until 30th June.

Our application is called 'Free Fruit for Families' as we hope this is what the orchard will provide, in addition to benefits for wildlife.

The project with the highest number of votes at the end of June will receive £1,500; the second £1,000 and the third £500. 

We need funds to pay for orchard management training sessions for local volunteers, tools, information panels and maybe events too. 

So please consider voting for the orchard project with one of the tokens you get when you shop in Tesco.  

Meantime do visit the orchard and enjoy the spring blossoms which should be coming out soon!

 

A Dunblane based group is organising a shipment of much needed aid to refugees fleeing the war in Ukraine. 

Over 2 million refugees, mainly women and children, have made the journey to Poland, often in freezing conditions, taking with them only what they can carry. Supplies at the border are running terribly low and refugees are arriving mentally, emotionally and physically shattered. Donated aid will go by HGV next week direct to a refugee receiving centre on the Polish Ukrainian border.

We have been in regular contact with the centre and the items they desperately need are:
Tinned food, particularly tinned meat and tinned fruit
Drinks
Sweets for the children
Nappies
Sanitary products
Blankets (new only)

***Although thie collection event has passed, you can still donate towards shipment costs on their gofundme page.***
If you are able to donate any of these items, you can bring them along to Dunblane Scout Hall, 2 Ochlochy Park, Dunblane FK15 0DU between 12:30 and 16:30 on Sunday, 20 March.

Thanks in advance for your support.

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Find the statistics here on the PHS Website 

 

 

Click on Cases by neighbourhood

 

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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

 

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cricket

 

Come and give cricket a go this Wednesday 7.30pm - 8.30pm.

We’ve got some matches organised for March and it would be great to have a few more players

ALL WELCOME - contact us for more information ????

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Dunblane has 19 Public Access Defibrillators which are available 24/7.

A further 9 private defibrillators are located in shops, surgeries, clubs, etc.

The map of Defibrillators around Dunblane (below) is now available to download

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School feeding charity Mary's Meals is appealing for volunteers 

People in Stirlingshire can help to feed hungry children living in the world's poorest countries by becoming a Mary's Meals volunteer. 

The charity, which feeds more than two million children every school day, is looking for volunteers to help raise awareness of its work in the local community. This could include giving talks in schools and churches; holding screening events for Mary's Meals' inspiring films; or helping to organise fundraising events. 

Emma Hutton, head of grassroots engagement at Mary's Meals, said: "We simply couldn't feed two million children every school day without our wonderful volunteers. They are at the very heart of our work. 

"We would love to welcome more volunteers from Stirlingshire into our Mary's Meals family, so that we can keep reaching the little ones who rely on our life-changing meals. We have lots of exciting opportunities and provide training and support throughout." 

Mary's Meals serves a daily meal to children every school day in 20 of the world's poorest countries, including Ethiopia, Haiti, Malawi, Liberia, South Sudan, Zambia and Yemen. The promise of a nutritious meal attracts hungry children into the classroom, where they can gain an education and hope for a brighter future.  

The charity's work is only possible because of many dedicated volunteers across the globe – from the people in the UK who raise awareness, to those who cook Mary's Meals for the children in their community. 

Bertha, 11, loves learning. The nutritious mug of porridge she receives at her school in Zambia allows her to concentrate in class and work towards her dream of becoming a teacher.  

Bertha says: "I get to school at 9am and wait for the porridge. I love going to school because this is where I'm learning how to read and write.  

"I admire my teachers so when I grow up and finish school, I would like to become a teacher." 

For more information about volunteering with Mary's Meals, please visit marysmeals.org.uk/volunteer or freephone 0800 698 1212. 

 

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Bertha, 11, enjoys Mary's Meals at school in Zambia.

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Rubber Chicken Theatre has smashed the official GUINNESS WORLD RECORD for the Fastest Theatrical Production. The cast and crew of over 200 took to the stage a mere 9 hours 59 minutes 3 seconds from finding out which show it would be.

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