Work costing more than £100,000 to restore Dunblane's river side walkway has been completed.
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Dunblane Community Council area
Dunblane CC has a reach across the wider Dunblane community and extends north and south of the town to nearby villages. Community Councillors are no longer elected on a Ward basis, but these are the historic Ward areas:
Ward 1 Argyle and Braemar
Ward 2 Royals
Ward 3 Primary School
Ward 4 Kilbryde
Ward 5 Town Centre
Ward 6 North
Ward 7 East
Ward 8 Landward (inc Ashfield, Kinbuck, Keir, Kilbryde and Sheriffmuir)
Key issues for Dunblane Community Council
Key issues include:-
1. The Local Development Plan, planning applications and housing developments
2. Community care services, local amenities, leisure and recreation facilities and the environment
3. Infrastructure provision eg schools, health, roads & parking
4. Communicating with and consulting the Community
5. Communicating with Stirling Council, the Police, the Health Board, etc
To assist in tackling these issues, the Community Council works actively with the four councillors who represent Dunblane on Stirling Council. We also work closely with the local MSP, MP and MEP, Dunblane Development Trust and other Dunblane organisations.
Community Engagement : Most importantly, we seek to engage actively with all the people we represent - members of the local community, both individually and in groups.
Dunblane Charrette 2016 The community council, working with the development trust, undertook community consultation by means of a 'Charrette'
1. Read all about the Dunblane Charrette 2016
2. Read the Survey Report summary
3. Look at the Survey Full report
Information : 2011 Census data for Dunblane is available here
Meetings : The community council meets once a month (excluding January and July) in the Burgh Chambers.
Meetings are generally held on the first Wednesday of the month at 7.30pm.
DCC sometimes meets at other times to deal with specific matters that either have great urgency or require more time than can be provided at a monthly meeting.
Minutes : Minutes of all DCC meetings are available here. Minutes are also available on the DCC Page on the Stirling Council website, on the community council notice board in the High Street and at the Library.
Participate : All Community Council meetings are open to the public. You are welcome, whether to observe, to raise issues, to float ideas, or get involved in a debate. DCC is keen to engage with members of the community.
Volunteer : If you are interested in joining the Community Council or if you want to raise an issue with an individual Community Councillor, contact DCC.
Role of Community Councils
Community Councils were set up
“to ascertain, co-ordinate and express to the local authorities for its area and to public authorities the views of the community which it represents in relation to matters for which those authorities are responsible” and “to take such action in the interests of that community as appears to it to be expedient and practicable”.
This gives a great deal of scope for community councils to get involved in a variety of local issues: to develop local projects and activities (on their own or with others), and to represent community opinion to local authorities and public bodies.
Community Councils were set up as part of the Local Government reorganisation in 1973. Their general purpose is defined in the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973 and in the Local Government etc (Scotland) Act 1994.
The model constitution and model code of conduct for Community Councils can be found on the community councils’ page on the Stirling Council website.
Dunblane Community Council represents the interests of the Dunblane Community to Stirling Council and other public bodies; it also seeks to develop local projects and activities.
The Community Council works closely with, and is represented on, Dunblane Development Trust.
The Community Councillors are: Terence O’Byrne (Chair), Anna Jarchow-MacDonald (Vice Chair), Alan Booth (Secretary), Chris Toop (Treasurer), Craig French, David Prescott, Rosemary Hunter, Fiona Plumtree, Andy Mitchell, Sharon Mylchreest, Anita Smiley, Jamie Walker and Susan Morris.
Meetings : The Community Council meets ten times a year, generally on the first Wednesday of each month (January and July excepted). All meetings are held in the Burgh Chambers and are open to the public.
Minutes : Minutes of meetings are available here