March Community Council Meeting Cancelled

March Community Council Meeting Cancelled

In light of the current COVID-19 situation, the Community Council has decided to cancel this week’s meeting on Tuesday 17th March. We apologise for any inconvenience this causes and would like to assure residents that we think taking extra precautions during this time to protect the health of our community is now the most important issue for us. We will continue to discuss any priority items via email and share any discussion points with you through our usual online channels. We will look at options to hold other meetings throughout the year when it is safer to do so or if required we will investigate the option of virtual meetings.
Thank you for your understanding.

Climate Change Sustainability Survey

Climate Change Sustainability Survey

Stirling Council is calling for a community response to the Climate Emergency with the launch of a sustainability survey.

The local authority is developing a Stirling-wide programme of action to tackle the ongoing climate emergency and is seeking community views on how to overcome the challenges faced across the region to protect the environment.

Council convener for Environment and Housing, Jim Thomson, said: “Everyone wants Stirling to be a greener, healthier and more sustainable place to live and that is the responsibility of everyone who lives and works here.

“We need the support from the wider community, including our businesses, to make some of the real, lasting change that will protect Stirling for the future and this survey gives people the chance to express their views, tell us what needs to change and will help us shape our plans for the immediate and long-term future.”

The survey comes on the back of last week’s announcement of a Climate Emergency public drop-in event to be held at the Albert Halls on Wednesday, 18 March.

Stirling Council residents and businesses are invited to join the Council and local organisations at the city centre venue for a drop-in session to discuss the climate crisis and the work being done to protect the environment.

Attendees will be able to fill out the survey at the event and anyone not able to attend on the day will be able to access it online here until 31 May.

Vice convener for Environment and Housing, Cllr Danny Gibson, added: “We need to gain a better understanding of how local people view the challenges and opportunities of the Climate Emergency to encourage everyone to take action.

“The Council is beginning that engagement with this survey to gauge the level of support for a range of actions that individuals, the Council and our partners could take. We also want to understand the barriers that prevent people from making changes that would benefit everyone.

“The survey is simple, can be completed quickly, and will be invaluable in shaping our plans to tackle the Climate Emergency in Stirling.”

For more information on the drop-in event, click here to head to the information page.