News

Dunblane Library reopened on Tuesday 6th April by appointment for select & collect, bag & battery collection.

Opening hours are

Mondays 10am-2pm
Tuesdays 10am-2pm
Thursdays 1pm-5pm
Fridays 10am-2pm
Saturdays 10am-12pm

Online catalogue stirling.gov.uk/libraries.

These are by appointment only and appointments must be made in advance. Staff are available to take your calls during these hours. Telephone 01786 823125 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to book your slot.

 

Local people in Glassingall have provided the attached update to their campaign against the proposed Truck Stop + Fuel Station

Read their flyer

 

Text drafted in December 2020 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 application.

The meeting was recorded and made available for anyone to watch but has since been removed from the Council's website. Councillor Majury does have the video on his website.

A petition has been lodged in the Court of Session challenging this decision. Interestingly the planning officer recommended turning down the proposal on seven grounds. Most of the documents about this application have been removed from the council website but the planning officer's report (panel report) with a recommendation to reject is available here.

Perth councillors and local residents on both sides of the border are concerned. See the Courier 12 October 2020

 

This News Item was posted in 2019

Planning Application being considered now by Stirling Council

Major development on A9 Northbound at Firs of Kinbuck on land some 500m South West of Balhaldie Farm, Dunblane

Proposed roadside services comprising Petrol Filling Station (sui generis), Truck Stop, Restaurants and Drive-thru (Class 3/sui generis), Amenity Building (Class 1 & 3 and ancillary uses), Hotel (Class 7), landscaping, access and ancillary works. View Planning Application 19/00243/PPP

Tell the Council what you think asap

 

This News Item was posted in 2018

The Proposal of Application Notice is for Land at Firs of Kinbuck, A9, 500m South-west of Balhaldie Farm, Dunblane.

The Notice is for the Erection of a Roadside Services Area comprising Petrol Filling Station, a Truck Stop, a Restaurant and Drive-thru’s an Amenity Building and a Hotel and Leisure (whatever all that means!)

You can read the Proposal of Application Notice and look at the location plan

If you want to know more, come along to a Public Exhibition in the Victoria Hall, Dunblane on Tuesday 2nd October 2018 from 3pm to 8pm

 

 

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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Alaska TV prewarned the community that a documentary about the Dunblane tragedy was being aired on 11th March on ITV..  

Read their letter here.

Another of Dunblane's sporting heroes has made history leading St.Johnstone to victory in the Scottish League Cup final in his first year as manager of the club. Ex-international football player Callum Davidson was given his first full-time role in management with St Johnstone in June 2020 and the team is going from strength to strength.  

Read more about the historic win here.

The next Dunblane Community Council meeting is to be held on Wednesday 3 March from 7pm until around 8.30pm. The Draft agenda is attached

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.

Stirling Council has launched a public consultation for the Spaces for People initiative in Dunblane: : https://spaces-for-people-stirling.hub.arcgis.com/pages/dunblane  

 

The Council would like to share the designs for the following package of measures that were proposed for Dunblane: (Please click the "Design" links to view)

 

1. Provide enhanced cycle parking in High Street (near train station/near newsagent/near postbox).

2. Introduce 20mph limit from The Cross and High Street roundabout (next to Gold Postbox) to Fourways roundabout, continuing until Marks and Spencer's on Stirling Road.

3. Install artwork on road next to High School to highlight pedestrian priority. Please note that during the design process we agreed that the installation of bollards would be more effective than the installation of artwork, which is reflected in the proposal. 

The designs will be installed in spring of this year, initially on a temporary basis for up to 18 months. During this time Stirling Council will be regularly monitoring and evaluating the project to ensure it is working as intended.

If it is shown that the project has longer term benefits outwith assisting in the recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, and prior to the project being made permanent, there will be a statutory three-week consultation period as part of the Traffic Regulation Order process. In the meantime should you wish to comment on the designs, please do so in the accompanying text box.

It would be good to have a wide response to the consultation. The comments box can be accessed at : https://spaces-for-people-stirling.hub.arcgis.com/pages/dunblane 

Council writing to residents about new garden waste permit
 

Residents across Stirling will shortly receive a letter with details of the Council’s new Garden Waste Recycling Permit.
From 19 April, garden waste will only be collected from brown bins with a valid permit on display. 
The annual permit will cost £35 (£1.45 per collection) and is required to be purchased to subscribe to the service. If households don’t want to have this service, food waste will still be collected in the brown bin. 
Some households, including those in receipt of a council tax reduction, will receive the permit for free.
Letters will be posted to households throughout March with information on the service change and how to apply for the new permit.
Convener of Stirling Council’s Environment and Housing Committee, Cllr Jim Thomson said: “The introduction of an optional garden waste permit will ensure the Council can continue to provide this important service to residents at a time of severe financial pressures for local authorities.
“It’s also a key part of the transformational changes to our waste service which aim to increase recycling, reduce waste going to landfill and ultimately deliver a better household waste collection service.  “We recognise that some people will find it challenging to pay for the permit and that’s why we have included a 100% concession”.
Collecting garden waste is not a statutory service and a number of other Scottish Councils have introduced a Garden Waste Permit in recent years, including Angus, Highland, Perth and Kinross and Clackmannanshire.
Vice Convener, Cllr Danny Gibson said: “More Scottish local authorities are implementing a charge for collecting garden waste but we understand this is a considerable change to a long-standing service.  

“We are providing clear guidance and support to residents across Stirling ahead of the transition and our Waste Service will be writing to all residents explaining the change in provision and how it will work.

“There are also additional resources on our website if you have further questions about the new permit or want to provide us with feedback, which we will take on board.”
More information on the Garden Waste and Recycling Permit can be found on the Council website

 

 

 

Stirling residents are being urged to get ready for the Scottish Parliament elections as early as possible


Scotland will go to the polls in less than three months’ time on 6 May and general voter registration closes on 19 April.

With a significant increase expected for postal votes amid the ongoing Coronavirus Pandemic, the deadline for postal vote registration has been brought forward to 6 April to allow the anticipated surge in applications to be processed in time for the vote count.

Carol Beattie, Constituency Returning Officer for Stirling and Stirling Council Chief Executive, said: “The process of voting in this year’s election is going to look very different because of Covid.
“Significant changes will be made to polling stations and our vote count location to make sure everyone taking part in this year’s election in whatever capacity can do so safely and in line with government restrictions.

“If you’re 16 or over, it is time to start thinking about how this will affect you, especially if you want to use a postal vote. Our advice is to check if you’re registered now and consider your options for voting in the weeks ahead.”

The Electoral Registration Office for Central Scotland is the key source of information on voter registration for residents in Stirling.

Information on registering and methods of voting are available on its website and letters have already been sent to households across Stirling with the current voter registration status of occupants.

Pete Wildman the ERO for the Stirling Council area said: “I would encourage anyone who wishes to vote by post at this election to apply now for their postal vote.”

E-Books from Stirling Council Libraries are moving to a new platform


Access to digital e-books and audiobooks will switch from RBdigital to the Libby app on Tuesday 23 February, 2021.

Libby is a free, award-winning app where library members can continue to borrow and enjoy digital content from their public library.

Readers will still be able to access their current downloads on RBdigital for the length of the lending period for each title, even if that date goes past the switchover on 23 February.

However, after this point users will have to download and sign up to Libby to browse, borrow, and enjoy all the same great e-books and audiobooks which were available in the RBdigital app from Stirling Libraries.

There will be some downtime in the RB Digital app in the afternoon of the 23rd February during the switchover.

For more information, visit: https://www.overdrive.com/RBdigital-transition-preview

Download the Libby App here: https://www.overdrive.com/apps/libby/

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