Dunblane Community Council

What are community councils?

Community councils were set up with Local Government reorganisation in 1973. Their general purpose, as defined in the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973 and in the Local Government etc (Scotland) Act 1994, is:

“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 to 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.

Please note, Dunblane Community Council meets 10 times each year. There are no meetings in January or July.

The minutes of each meeting are in pdf format.

February 2010

March 2010

April 2010

May 2010

June 2010

August 2010

September 2010

October 2010

November 2010

December 2010

 

Please note, Dunblane Community Council meets 10 times each year. There are no meetings in January or July.

The minutes of each meeting are in pdf format.

 

February 2011

March 2011

April 2011

May 2011

June 2011

August 2011

September 2011

October 2011

November 2011

December 2011

 

Please note, Dunblane Community Council meets 10 times each year. There are no meetings in January or July.

The minutes of each meeting are in pdf format.

 

February 2012

March 2012

April 2012

May 2012

June 2012

August 2012

September 2012

October 2012

November 2012

December 2012

 

Dunblane Community Council starts by finding out the views of the community.  This is done by surveys, a presence at events such as the fling, ongoing receipt of emails and facebook posts.

We establish and maintain partnerships with organisations throughout Dunblane and beyond.  These include Dunblane Development Trust, the schools and Stirling Council.  As well as hearing their views we acertain their capability to help us deliver our plan.

We develop, maintain and deliver (in conjunction with our partners) a plan for the local community

https://dunblane.info/charrette

Transport Transport Promoting active travel, enhancing road safety and improving rail and bus services
 £ Town Centre & Economy Improving parking, supporting streetscaping schemes and improving the visual appearance of properties
Heritage Heritage Exploring Dunblane's untapped potential as a tourist centre
 Events Community  Nurturing Dunblane's five community centres and its public services such as schools; supporting events such as the Fling
 Housing Housing  Protectiing the greenbelt, supporting affordable housing and ensuring services are not overwhelmed by reviewing and opposing planning applications where appropriate
 Environment Green Spaces  Supporting biodiversity and cleaning up and enhancing Dunblane's Green Spaces

 

Consultation Policy: the Community Council's approach to consultation can be read here

Area  Dunblane CC has a reach across the wider Dunblane community and extends north and south of the town to nearby villages including Ashfield and Kinbuck. The Community Council boundary map can be seen on Stirling Council's website.

Role of Community Councils
Community Councils were set up as part of Local Government reorganisation in 1973

“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. If there is a local issue which concerns you, you are welcome to come to our meetings or contact us to tell us your thoughts.

Background legislation
The general purpose of Community Councils is defined in the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973 and in the Local Government etc (Scotland) Act 1994.

Constitutional issues
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

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The Community Council meets on the first Wednesday of each month (January and July excepted) in Dunblane Library at 7pm.  All are welcome.

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Update on Key Initiatives  (fuller details can be found in the Minutes) 

 

Theme Initiatives Update Target
Transport Remove cycle lanes between Claredon and 4 ways roundabouts - revert to "share with care" Stirling Council is progressing delivery Q4 2023
Transport Deliver strategic segregated Dunblane - Stirling cycle route Design Consultancy appointed and detailed options due April 2024 Q4 2026
Transport B8033 to Kinbuck- reduce to 40mph speed limit Stirling Council have rejected - petition now required Q2 2024
Transport Pedestrian Crossing at Dunblane Centre Requested to Stirling Council Q2 2024
Transport Rail - reinstate pre Covid 45min to Haymarket trains Submitted in Tactran Review; to follow up May 2024
Transport A9 Sliproads at QV School junction to be improved Submitted in Tactran Review; to follow up Q4 2023
Transport Reduce through traffic in Ramoyle SC proposals on street furniture socialised  
Transport Legacy dual carriageway issues - flooding, M&S turnback; road safety Decision to await strategic Cycle lane proposal Q1 2024
Economy Secure funds from Windburn Windfarm dev if it proceeds SC contact agreed to promote Dunblane  
Heritage Protect Sherrifmuir battlesite from Windburn 2 Public meetings in Dunblane this Autumn Q4 2023
Community Producing a guide to our 5 community centres Draft under review  
Community Old Bank Arts Centre DCC agreed to support initial proposals for the building and our Chair now on their on board Complete
Community Reduce Vaping in Schools including Dunblane High School High School / DCC letter to Stirling Council now with Scottish Government Complete
Community Reject 5G mast proposals less than 1km from school 3 have now agreed not to proceed with their 5G mast.  DCC and various Councillors had objected to Murdoch Terrace proposal Q4 2023
Housing Dandara have submitted a vision for a major development across the South and West of Dunblane DCC will respond with a Local Plan document. The Big Survey will be tailored to the vision with targeted questions around possibilities such as improvements funded by planning gain. Q4 2023
Housing Kelly Wynd - oppose 44 additional houses Has gone to Gov.Scot for appeal  
Housing Blairforkie development Application has been put on hold  
Green spaces Complete repairs on Memorial Bridge Stirling Council have confirmed completion 11/11/23
Green spaces Maintain control of Giant Hogweed Terence O'Byrne/ Stewart Corbett/ Forth Rivers Trust Ongoing
Green spaces Remove Green plastic tree tubes Ongoing Dunblane Development Trust work Ongoing
Green spaces Plant orchard in Laighhills Caroline Crawford and Alan Booth Ongoing
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