Dementia Friendly Dunblane

 

Carers and people living with dementia are invited to afternoon tea at the Dunblane Centre (next to M&S) on  Monday 8th May from 2.00 to 4.00pm


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Elaine Hopley, 45, from Dunblane in Scotland, arrived in Antigua on Sunday having spent nearly two months at sea competing in the 2,000 mile Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge. Her time of 59 days, 19 hours and 14 minutes makes her the fastest woman to cross the Atlantic solo in the 30-year history of the race, dubbed the world’s toughest row.

Read more at: http://www.scotsman.com/news/scottish-rower-makes-history-with-solo-atlantic-crossing-1-4364595

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Resurfacing of Dunblane’s Historic Route welcomed by cyclists and walkers

Dunblane cyclists and walkers have welcomed the resurfacing of a short section of the National Cycle Network (NCN) 765 between Doune and Dunblane.

The works, which saw an existing farm track (the historic Old Doune Road) upgraded to a tarmacked surface, were carried out over February and March by Stirling Council, in partnership with Sustrans Scotland and Transport Scotland, and the local landowner.

Sustrans Scotland volunteer and local resident Bridget Clark said the community was delighted that the track had been upgraded to accommodate all abilities. She added: “The track is now perfect for commuting cyclists, school children, families, cycle tourists, walking groups and people using disability scooters to get out into the country with spectacular views over the Trossachs.   

“People can then follow the NCN 765 signs down a path to cross the A820 and reach the popular old railway line into Doune.”

Leaders of the local health and buggy walking groups welcomed the upgrade and said, “We’re really pleased to add the route to our schedule, since it was too wet and muddy before, particularly for the mums and their prams and buggies”. Map maker Chris Beacock added: “It’s a fantastic cycle to my work in Doune.”

Local teacher Sharon Milne noted, “I feel so much safer than cycling amongst the fast traffic along the road”.

School cycle trainer Cameron McMillan added, “This route will be great for novice cyclists and families to explore and gain confidence in a quiet setting.  We will be launching a new cycling group called DunblanebyCycle on May 7th at the Braeport Centre.”

“Yes and our updated Green Travel Maps will help people explore our local country and heritage” added Bridget. “This ancient route brought St Blane to Dunblane, drovers to the Falkirk Tryst, and the regent Murdoch Stewart who was captured here and beheaded by James 1st at Stirling Castle! “

xOld Doune Road NCN 765

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The Stirling Marathon starts at Blairdrummond Safari Park and after nine of the 26.2 miles will arrive in Dunblane via Doune. The 6,500 runners will come down the Doune Road, detour up along George Street, then along the dual carriageway to the Keir roundabout and then to Bridge of Allan. See the route through Dunblane.

The race starts at 9.00am, so the first runners could be in Dunblane around 9.40. Road closures are likely to be between around 5.00am and midday - hopefully nearer the time there will be more information.

Go to the Marathon Website    Information from Stirling Council    Marathon Map

 

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Dunblane Community Preschool, also known as Dunblane Preschool Play Association  runs the preschool and early years groups that run at the Braeport Centre.

 

We are holding a special General Meeting on Tuesday 25th April, 7:30pm, The Braeport Centre. The meeting is to put forward our current position and propose a new model for the future. I would like to invite any interested members of the community council to attend.

 

Julia Calder
Secretary
DPPA

 

Elaine Hopley, 45, from Dunblane in Scotland, arrived in Antigua on Sunday having spent nearly two months at sea competing in the 2,000 mile Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge. Her time of 59 days, 19 hours and 14 minutes makes her the fastest woman to cross the Atlantic solo in the 30-year history of the race, dubbed the world’s toughest row.

Read more at: http://www.scotsman.com/news/scottish-rower-makes-history-with-solo-atlantic-crossing-1-4364595

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A public hearing will be held on
Tuesday 25 April 2017 at 1400 in the Cathedral Halls?  This is about
Allanwater Development’s attempts to build on the top of Holmehill.

http://www.holmehillblog.org/wordpress/?p=2439 

 

For more detail :
http://www.holmehill.org/TheCampaign/PurchaseNotice.html .  

 

 

 

On 2nd March 2017 Stirling Council’s Local Review Body rejected Allanwater Developments’ two appeals against the Council’s Planners.   Allanwater had put forward two plans for the same spot on the top of Holmehill: one for a luxury private house and the other for an office block.   These were originally rejected last year; yesterday the Council’s Local Review Body confirmed these rejections.

In presenting their decision, members of the LRB noted that planning decisions have to reflect the policies currently in force.   This once again underlined two key points: firstly that although a mansion was demolished on the site 37 years ago, it would be wrong to build another today; and secondly that a planning agreement signed in 1987 is no longer relevant.

Read about the two planning applications

Go to the Homelhill Website and Blog

Image: Stirling Council Headquarters, Viewforth.

Elaine Hopley, 45, from Dunblane in Scotland, arrived in Antigua on Sunday having spent nearly two months at sea competing in the 2,000 mile Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge. Her time of 59 days, 19 hours and 14 minutes makes her the fastest woman to cross the Atlantic solo in the 30-year history of the race, dubbed the world’s toughest row.

Read more at: http://www.scotsman.com/news/scottish-rower-makes-history-with-solo-atlantic-crossing-1-4364595

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Stirling Council has agreed to hand over ownership of the Braeport Community Centre to the Development Trust.

We have run the centre for over 10 years, ensuring the provision of a welcoming and affordable space for many community activities. Community ownership will allow us to proceed with some important planned improvements using funding sources not
previously open to us.

We have already received £93,000 from the Climate Challenge Fund to upgrade the building’s insulation, including window replacement. What next? Well, we want to offer the facilities that you need.  Current ideas include drop-in office space for people working from home and improved services for older people in Dunblane.

What other gaps in community services should
an upgraded centre provide? Give us your views:

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

 

Elaine Hopley, 45, from Dunblane in Scotland, arrived in Antigua on Sunday having spent nearly two months at sea competing in the 2,000 mile Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge. Her time of 59 days, 19 hours and 14 minutes makes her the fastest woman to cross the Atlantic solo in the 30-year history of the race, dubbed the world’s toughest row.

Read more at: http://www.scotsman.com/news/scottish-rower-makes-history-with-solo-atlantic-crossing-1-4364595

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Working Together For Our Community

Public Note of a Community Summit about Dunblane 2017 to 2020 

Held on 20 February 2017 between 7.30 and 9.00pm at the Braeport Centre.

Dunblane Community Partnership (DCP) – formed of Discover Dunblane, Dunblane Community Council and Dunblane Development Trust representatives - invited local community organisations to respond to the draft Community Action Plan Dunblane 2020, developed from the Town Centre Charrette. A new project to enhance the historic centre of Dunblane was shared by Amey Consultants to gather feedback as part of a feasibility study.  Terence O’Byrne chaired the gathering.

Draft Community Action Plan Dunblane 2015 to 2020

Barbara Allan described the vision as ‘The Dunblane community wants the Town Centre area to be a vibrant, healthy and inclusive place for people to live, work and visit’ before outlining the 5 themes in the draft plan:

1. A Vibrant and sustainable Town Centre for people and community activity
2. An Accessible Town Centre.
3. A Town Centre that Capitalises on its Natural and Built Heritage
4. An Inclusive Town Centre that supports Community Cohesion
5. A Town Centre that meets the Future Needs of the Community

Those attendingt the Community Summit discussed success stories and possibilities for partnership working across Stirling City Region. Needs of the Dunblane population growing older was considered.   Views about Streetscape Stirling Road were shared. 

Cathedral Square Feasibility Study

Drew Millar reported Amey’s role in developing proposals which enhance the historic setting of the Cathedral whilst improving access for pedestrians and cyclists. He emphasised that design ideas are still evolving and that there would be two stages of consultation – the first with those residents, businesses, churches who are in the immediate vicinity of the study area and the second with the wider Dunblane public.  The study is due to be completed by the end of May.

Communication and Joint Working

Tim Hughes facilitated a discussion on local participation, communication and joint working.  It was agreed by individuals gathered that it is important to have a multi-channel approach to communications and engagement.   

Summit Actions

DCP listened and generated actions that the Summit believed the DCP should take:

1. To host the next gathering on Youth Volunteering in Dunblane in May 2017

2. To develop a parking strategy once enforcement operations are underway

Elaine Hopley, 45, from Dunblane in Scotland, arrived in Antigua on Sunday having spent nearly two months at sea competing in the 2,000 mile Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge. Her time of 59 days, 19 hours and 14 minutes makes her the fastest woman to cross the Atlantic solo in the 30-year history of the race, dubbed the world’s toughest row.

Read more at: http://www.scotsman.com/news/scottish-rower-makes-history-with-solo-atlantic-crossing-1-4364595

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A public hearing will be held on
Tuesday 25 April 2017 at 1400 in the Cathedral Halls?  This is about
Allanwater Development’s attempts to build on the top of Holmehill.

http://www.holmehillblog.org/wordpress/?p=2439 

 

For more detail :
http://www.holmehill.org/TheCampaign/PurchaseNotice.html .  

 

 

 

On 2nd March 2017 Stirling Council’s Local Review Body rejected Allanwater Developments’ two appeals against the Council’s Planners.   Allanwater had put forward two plans for the same spot on the top of Holmehill: one for a luxury private house and the other for an office block.   These were originally rejected last year; yesterday the Council’s Local Review Body confirmed these rejections.

In presenting their decision, members of the LRB noted that planning decisions have to reflect the policies currently in force.   This once again underlined two key points: firstly that although a mansion was demolished on the site 37 years ago, it would be wrong to build another today; and secondly that a planning agreement signed in 1987 is no longer relevant.

Read about the two planning applications

Go to the Homelhill Website and Blog

Image: Stirling Council Headquarters, Viewforth.

Elaine Hopley, 45, from Dunblane in Scotland, arrived in Antigua on Sunday having spent nearly two months at sea competing in the 2,000 mile Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge. Her time of 59 days, 19 hours and 14 minutes makes her the fastest woman to cross the Atlantic solo in the 30-year history of the race, dubbed the world’s toughest row.

Read more at: http://www.scotsman.com/news/scottish-rower-makes-history-with-solo-atlantic-crossing-1-4364595

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Stirling Council has agreed to hand over ownership of the Braeport Community Centre to the Development Trust.

We have run the centre for over 10 years, ensuring the provision of a welcoming and affordable space for many community activities. Community ownership will allow us to proceed with some important planned improvements using funding sources not
previously open to us.

We have already received £93,000 from the Climate Challenge Fund to upgrade the building’s insulation, including window replacement. What next? Well, we want to offer the facilities that you need.  Current ideas include drop-in office space for people working from home and improved services for older people in Dunblane.

What other gaps in community services should
an upgraded centre provide? Give us your views:

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

 

Elaine Hopley, 45, from Dunblane in Scotland, arrived in Antigua on Sunday having spent nearly two months at sea competing in the 2,000 mile Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge. Her time of 59 days, 19 hours and 14 minutes makes her the fastest woman to cross the Atlantic solo in the 30-year history of the race, dubbed the world’s toughest row.

Read more at: http://www.scotsman.com/news/scottish-rower-makes-history-with-solo-atlantic-crossing-1-4364595

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Read about Tommy Gemmell's funeral

Celtic FC announces Tommy Gemmell's death

Wikipedia on Tommy Gemmell

 

Elaine Hopley, 45, from Dunblane in Scotland, arrived in Antigua on Sunday having spent nearly two months at sea competing in the 2,000 mile Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge. Her time of 59 days, 19 hours and 14 minutes makes her the fastest woman to cross the Atlantic solo in the 30-year history of the race, dubbed the world’s toughest row.

Read more at: http://www.scotsman.com/news/scottish-rower-makes-history-with-solo-atlantic-crossing-1-4364595

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