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8 February 2017 : Elaine has only 300 miles to go Read the Stirling Observer Article

1 February 2017 : Elaine nears Atlantic race record bid  Read the Stirling Observer Article

4 January 2017 : Update on Dunblane rower Elaine Hopley as she rows the Atlantic Read the Stirling Observer Article

7 December 2016 : Dunblane rower Elaine Hopley all set to take on the Atlantic in tiny boat. Elaine will take on the 3000 mile journey across the ocean as she aims to become the fastest woman to solo-row the ocean - based on an article in Stirling Observer by Gareth Iwan Jones - 7 December 2016

Dunblane rower Elaine Hopley has arrived in Spain as she prepares to tackle the Atlantic. She flew to the tiny island of la Gomera at the weekend, where she has been reunited with the 22 foot boat she will undertake the daunting 3000 mile journey in. The boat was transported to the isle near Tenerife last month, and Elaine will now spend the next week working on getting the vessel ready for the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge, which begins on December 14. She hopes to arrive in the Caribbean island of Antigua in under 70 days, becoming the fastest woman to solo-row across the ocean. She has now said farewell to her family, and said that she has to put the emotions of leaving them at home out of her head come race time. “I’ll have to get the boat ready when I arrive, and being a solo rower, I need to make sure I meet and speak to all the other teams so we can help each other,” said Elaine.

Competitors in the challenge must purchase all items from an inventory that contains a host of high-tech safety equipment. They must carry two radios at all times, with race organisers able to track their position to within a 400 metre radius of the 3,000 mile route and support vessels nearby to offer assistance. Elaine has spent more than three years fundraising for the challenge, and hopes during the trans-ocean row to net thousands of pounds for Alzheimers Scotland in memory of her late mother Janice, who suffered from early-onset dementia. To donate to her challenge, and to keep up to date with her progress visit www.eh-oceanrow.com

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Road closures between 9am & 6pm on Sundays 15th, 22nd and 29th January and 5th February 2017

B8033 Dual Carriageway

  • southbound carriageway from Fourways Roundabout to the junction of Sunnyside
  • northbound carriageway from the junction of Sunnyside to the access to the Police Station.
  • When the northbound carriageway is closed the southbound carriageway will be open and when the southbound carriageway is closed the northbound carriageway will be open.

Beech Road and Stirling Road: for their entire length. Emergency vehicle access will be maintained BUT general vehicle access to the station will be from the Springfield Terrace/Tesco car park

Further details and alternative routes here


Stirling Rd "Access for all" Project

The project has been enhanced thanks to the involvement of local school children, some of whom are pictured below - read more.

schools

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Programme & contract details

Further details of the plan here

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Project Background

In Early 2014, Stirling Council obtained funding from the sustainable transport charity SUSTRANS to improve the street layout on Beech and Stirling Roads. Since then they have been working with local residents, your Community Council, Dunblane Development Trust and Discover Dunblane to make the area more pedestrian and cyclist friendly. There has also been a focus on the needs of those with mobility difficulties, and vehicular access for station users, businesses and local residents.

A public consultation on concept plans took place in November/December 2014. Many of the comments received reflected a desire to get an environment that works well for all and been used by the Project Steering Group to finalise the plans. 

Summary report from consultation events

Expanded report from consultation events

Comments summarised in pie chart slide show

Comments made by consultation event attendees


Any further questions?

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Phone: 0845 277 7000 / 0845 277 7000 or 01786 404040 / 01786 404040 and ask for Transport Planning and Access.

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Projected view of Dunblane Station

 

Stirling Road "Access for all" project

The Allan Water bridge reconstruction nears completion.

Work then begins on the street layout along Beech Rd, Stirling Rd and the junctions with Perth Rd. It is anticipated that this project will commence in June and last for 6 months. While the bridge will re-open to vehicles, some traffic restrictions will remain in force during this period; details to follow.

One page plan summary


Project Background

In Early 2014, Stirling Council obtained funding from the sustainable transport charity SUSTRANS to improve the street layout on Beech and Stirling Roads. Since then they have been working with local residents, your Community Council, Dunblane Development Trust and Discover Dunblane to make the area more pedestrian and cyclist friendly. There has also been a focus on the needs of those with mobility difficulties, and vehicular access for station users, businesses and local residents.

A public consultation on concept plans took place in November/December 2014. Many of the comments received reflected a desire to get an environment that works well for all and been used by the Project Steering Group to finalise the plans. 

Summary report from consultation events

Expanded report from consultation events

Comments summarised in pie chart slide show

Comments made by consultation event attendees


Any further questions?

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. This email address is being protected from spambots. You will need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Phone: 0845 277 7000 / 0845 277 7000 or 01786 404040 / 01786 404040 and ask for Transport Planning and Access.

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Stirling Council is seeking the views of Dunblane residents on the proposed relocation of local office services from the Dunblane Burgh Chambers to Dunblane Library. The move will include all the services currently available at the Burgh Chambers. See the Council's Facebook page.

The draft plan of the Library can be downloaded here. It will also be on display at both Dunblane Burgh Chambers and Dunblane Library until Friday, 3 April 2015.

To have your opinion on the suggested move heard, please complete the online survey or fill in a paper copy, available at Dunblane Library and the Burgh Chambers.

Burgh 2 Chambers Ad FEb 2015-page-001

 

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Major Developments are planned for the Queen Victoria School

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The work includes the rationalisation and modernisation of Queen Victoria School and grounds, including the provision of a new teaching block, accommodation block and relocation of activities to existing and new build accommodation such as pipes and drums centre, dance hall, new stores building and new dining kitchen building. Also included are the demolition of surplus unlisted buildings and extensive landscaping and other public realm improvement works. There are also to be drainage works to existing burn and repositioning of culvert.

There is to be a public consultation event on

Wednesday 29 April  in the Chapel at QV School from 3pm to 7pm

Read a letter re the Proposal of Planning Application Norice (POAN)

Read the Proposal of Application Notice (revised version 11.02.15)

Read the Notes

Have a look at the site plan

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Update Read the Planning Panel Report (see link below). It says..."The application is recommended for approval,... despite the site falling within an "area of significant protection" and not being within an "Area Of Search" as defined by Stirling Council's Supplementary Guidance for Renewable Energy Developments (Wind Turbines)"

An application for 2 large wind turbines close to Dunblane is being recommended for approval by the Council's Planning officers. The site is just off the Auchinlay Road, overlooking Ashfield. The application is to go to the Planning and Regulation Panel on 24th February 2015.

Links

Planning Panel Report

Planning Application

What the turbines might look like

Planning panel members

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We are running out of copies of Dunblane’s Green Travel Maps  

Many thanks to all those who completed our Dunblane Map survey; so many positive comments showed a high demand and wide variety of use and benefits for locals of all ages, visitors and businesses. So funding applications are sent out; to update the maps, print 10,000 Green Travel Maps, renew the online licence, and perhaps develop a business sheet version. See full report here.

 

 

 Dunblane green travel map100

 

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The Council wants to move Dunblane's registrar services from the Burgh Chambers to Dunblane Library.

Read the Stirling Observer Article

Burgh Chambers

 

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