Gas Pipe Upgrade – Union Street Area

Gas Pipe Upgrade – Union Street Area

At SGN, we manage the network that distributes natural and green gas to 5.9 million homes and businesses across Scotland and the south of England. We also provide the gas emergency service in these areas.

As part of a wider £130,000 project in Bridge of Allan, we’ll shortly begin work in the Union Street area. This essential work involves the replacement of old metal gas mains with new plastic pipe to ensure a continued safe and reliable gas supply to the area. In consultation with Stirling Council, our work will start on Monday 29 April 2019 and last for approximately six weeks.

For information on where we are working during this project, please refer to the attached leaflet.

We understand that people can get frustrated by roadworks. However, the new plastic pipe has a minimum lifespan of 80 years. This means that when the work is complete, local residents and businesses will continue to enjoy the benefits of a safe and reliable gas supply for years to come.

If you have any other specific enquiries about this project, please call us on 0800 912 1700 and our customer service team will be happy to help.

Union Street Bridge of Allan – project leaflet

Flood Alleviation Scheme Update

Flood Alleviation Scheme Update

Further to an enquiry by a local resident we made contact with Stirling Council regarding the status of the proposed flood alleviation scheme. We asked that they issue the Community Council with a brief update on Scheme activities to date, together with an approximate time line for works progressing to site. As you can appreciate, there are varying factors which may affect timescale of a project of this nature, however as requested they have completed a summary below, including an indications of potential timelines.

Progress with the Bridge of Allan Flood Scheme:

An outline design work package is currently underway, as one part of the design of a 1:50 year flood alleviation scheme. Ground Investigation work on site now complete and interpretative reports returned. We require to complete approximately 5 trial holes to finish ground penetrating radar investigation works. Designers currently exploring options for further protection of roadway and additional property by extending scheme and/or road raising. The river model has been substantially delayed due to late receipt of SEPA data. Still awaiting further SEPA data before preferred alignment of scheme can be finalised.

It is hoped that preferred alignment will be completed and ready to share with the community by summer 2019. Once approval on preferred alignment has been obtained from the community, the detailed design of the scheme would then take place from summer 2019 to summer 2020. Once detailed design has been completed, a flood order (planning permission) will be issued for construction of the scheme. If no objections are received progression to tender stage and appointment of a contractor should be relatively swift, with on-site works possibly taking place in 2021.

Self Directed Support (SDS) Programme

Self Directed Support (SDS) Programme

TAG has developed a new programme which will enable people to explore Self Directed Support (SDS) and all of the choices and options this can afford them. Building upon previous success the programme’s aim is to highlight and provide a range of user led community activities. All courses and activities are free of charge to participants.

The programme consists of a series of free courses and programmes which encourages people to explore community assets and breaks down the jargon of SDS. Following the Outcomes for Living course our programme will deliver a series of fully interactive and fun workshops for Outcome Focussed Planning. This programme is beneficial for Support Staff, Families, carers and individuals and will ultimately enable people to identify, plan and work towards achieving their own personal outcome. In addition to the training courses we are running Meet and Greet sessions which are central for exploring shared interests within the communities.

It is Key that the local community groups are aware of our programme and given the opportunity to become involved in all that we are doing are TAG.

I would be greatly appreciative if this email could be passed on to all of your relevant contacts and anyone who it may be of interest to. Please don’t hesitate to contact me directly with any questions or for further information please visit our website at:

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Stirling Council March Community News Sheet

Stirling Council March Community News Sheet

Please find below a link to the March edition of our Community News Sheet.

This month we have information on

  • Your Stirling: You Decide – Participatory Budgeting in Stirling (£100k per ward area)
  • Funding information
  • Consultations including on Disability Assistance
  • Volunteering information

If you would your information included in the next issue out end of April, please get in touch.

Community Engagement Team

01786 233076