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September 2017 Update  

The northbound section of the B8033 from the roundabout at Claredon Place to the junction of Stirling Road and the southbound section of the B8033 from the junction of Beech Road to the roundabout at Claredon Place. Sunnyside will also be closed for its entire length. All roads closed from 9-10-17 until 23-10-17 to ensure public safety during bridge works. Alternative route : via Claredon Place-Springfield Road-Doune Road-A820-A9- B8033-Perth Road and vice versa. NB: Claredon Place will be open to two-way traffic.

February 2017 Update

  • The bridge works will commence around the end of May 2017.
  • The project will run for between 9 and 12 months.
  • Network Rail plan to hold two drop-in sessions in the Victoria Halls for residents before the works commence.
  • Every household will receive an information leaflet in March or April.
  • Updates will be provided to residents who live within 500m every 6 to 8 weeksSunnyside will be closed to traffic and pedestrians (except for residents who will be able to walk to their houses).
  • Clarendon Place will become two-way for traffic.
  • Traffic will be two-way for the section of the B8033 on the abattoir side between the bus stop on the south side and mid way along the main road bridge over the river.

The only road bridge over the railway in Dunblane needs to be partially rebuilt.  The bridge on the Perth Road Dual Carriageway needs to be raised to allow for electric trains between Dunblane and Edinburgh / Glasgow by next year.  Engineers had previously thought that lowering the level of the track would be sufficient to install wires but due to flooding and other safety issues, they now need to raise the level of the bridge.  Updated regulations also require higher parpapets on bridges over electrified railways.

The bridge is built in two halves - the original and the new when the road was dualled. Fortunately the road no longer requires to be dualled in any case so this should allow disruption to be less.

The Kerse Road bridge in Stirling has a similar issue which means it will be closed for a year from May, following the .  Diversions to Springkerse will be in force.

Foundation Scotland launch their Stirling-wide Grants Programme 

Background : Foundation Scotland is currently seeking applications from charitable groups and organisations operating in the Stirling area.

Aim : To fund local projects providing services and activities that can help to address the following themes:
* Support for older people in retirement.
* Employability skills development.
* Support for young people not in education, employment or training.
* Financial Resilience.

They are particularly keen to receive applications from projects that have the potential to meet more than one of the key themes through for example the provision of activities that encourage different generations to work together in support of common goals e.g. mentoring programmes for employability development, projects that seek to transfer skills across generations.

Priorities : Applications from organisations operating in central Stirling will be prioritised. 

Deadline : Applications must be received by 12 noon on 1st November 2017.

How to Apply : Please read the guidelines prior to completing the online application form.

Your new waste and recycling collection calendar is available online. The online calendar allows all residents to enter your postcode to check the dates of your future collections days, and features the option of printing off a handy calendar. Following customer feedback, the glass collection will move from fortnightly to every 4 weeks, providing a simpler presentation model for residents. Paper copies of your collection calendar will be delivered to households soon and can also be accessed from your local library and Customer First office. Please note that this will be the last issue of paper calendars to households. In future, these will only be available online, reducing our impact on the environment and saving precious resources by asking residents wherever possible to access their calendar online. This easy to use online calendar will help us all do our bit for a cleaner, greener Stirling.

 

Dunblane butchers' pies have been deemed worthy of national recognition at the recent Scottish Craft Butchers Awards.
John Hill won four awards in the 2017 Scottish Craft Butchers Steak Pie, Speciality Pie and Mince Round Evaluation :

Gold Award – Mince Round
Silver Award - Traditional Steak Pie
Silver Award – Chieftain Pie
Silver Award – Steak & Caramelised Onion Pie

David Bennett & Son, Dunblane won :
Gold Award – Game Pie
Silver Award – Steak & Pepper Pie
Silver Award – Mince Round

The heats were held at Forth Valley College last month with more than 250 pies from throughout the country were tested for appearance, flavour, filling and appeal.  The panel of judges included experts, food writers and interested consumers and the event is organised by the Scottish Federation of Meat Traders in conjunction with Lucas Ingredients and William Sword Ltd.

DAVID BENNETT

A message from the RAGE Group re Park of Keir decision

Saturday 16th September 2017 at 10.45am. Please join us and invite any friends or family who care about saving Park of Keir

We are walking from the two communities Dunblane and Bridge of Allan, onto Park of Keir, we aim to come together at the top of Gallow Hill at about 11.30. The aims of the walk are to:-

* show our objection to the Housing and tennis centre plan
* raise awareness of what Scottish Governments decision could mean for the area
* enjoy the lovely landscape whilst it is still here.
* meet up with our fellow objectors. It will be nice to put faces to names. There are great views from the top.

Meet at Bridge of Allan station 10.45am or outside M&S car park, Dunblane 10.45am (M&S car park is private, please park elsewhere). There will be a walk leader at each end of the route if you are not sure which way to go.

Please wear appropriate clothes and footwear, paths on Park of Keir are muddy and uneven, there are stiles and fallen trees to negotiate. It should take approximately 40 mins to get there. You can return the same way or make a longer circular walk independently. No refreshments will be provided.

Please follow the Outdoor Access Code

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Flattening Dunblane’s Hills

Dunblane is a hilly place but otherwise suitable for everyday travel by bike within the town and those hills can be ironed out by electrifying the ride. Dunblane by Cycle, a Cycling UK affiliated community group, is working in partnership with Dunblane Development Trust to run an e-bike day on Thursday 12th October. Join us at the Braeport Community Centre where 4 local ebike suppliers/hirers will be on hand to demonstrate a range of models, provide information and lead short uphill rides. Further information

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