Travel Survey Open – suggestions include closing BofA train station

Travel Survey Open – suggestions include closing BofA train station

A new Travel Survey from Stirling Council is looking for your views.  One of the proposals includes the closure of Bridge of Allan train station so it is important to take a look.

As a response to the climate emergency and in support of economic development planning, Stirling Council are carrying out research on our travel and transport infrastructure and our needs now and into the future. Along with TACtran, the regional transport body, they have been working on a study looking at ways to make it easier to get to jobs, services and opportunities both in Stirling City and places like Glasgow and Edinburgh without needing to travel by car. Along with walking and cycling improvement programmes such as Walk, Cycle, Live Stirling and City Centre South, they are looking at longer distance bus and rail connections, and the Park & Ride/Park & Choose provision. 

As part of this they talked to stakeholders including community councils and transport operators, about what developments might solve the problems, and a total of 99 suggestions came out of this. A high level assessment of these options was undertaken against criteria including environment, economy, safety, integration, accessibility/social inclusion, as well as their feasibility, affordability and public acceptability. This led to ten options which were then considered more closely. 

More detail on these options is available in the link below. Significantly, one of the options impacts directly on the services provided for the community of Bridge of Allan, namely for a new rail station between Bridge of Allan, Causewayhead and Cornton. Because there would be two stations close together there are two sub-options

– A new rail station between Bridge of Allan, Causewayhead and Cornton keeping the Bridge of Allan Station

-A new station between Bridge of Allan, Causewayhead and Cornton with the closure of the Bridge of Allan Station

Please complete the Survey to ensure your needs are considered. The DEADLINE for the Survey is 3rd January, 2022.

https://engage.stirling.gov.uk/en-GB/folders/greener-options-for-longer-travel?fbclid=IwAR37AN1dZOXnY3qBn99yzNW4dVbhb1f_9npRGiO-BOiXQYObscdAn8VvBI4

November Meeting Agenda and Police Report

November Meeting Agenda and Police Report

Our next meeting is to be held on Tuesday 16th November at 7.30 on the online platform Zoom. Find the agenda with meeting joining details here. All are welcome to attend.  

We will be discussing: Flood Alleviation Scheme, Police Report, Christmas Lights, Community Led Tourism, Tennis Courts, and reports from our Chair, Secretary and Treasurer and Residents Voice where you can make your comments or questions.

Our Policing team have forwarded their report for the month covering 19th October to 13th November.  Read the report here

Remembrance Day Service

Remembrance Day Service

A short Service of Remembrance will be held on Sunday 14th November at the Memorial Park, Bridge of Allan at 2pm.

All are invited to pay our respects for lives lost in armed conflict, by acknowledging the sacrifice of our armed forces personnel, and our hope for a better future. 

Bridge of Allan Community Council and other local groups will be laying wreaths.   11th Bridge of Allan Scout Group will be walking from the Parish Church to Memorial Park, down Keir St as a Remembrance Parade.  The group will be leaving the church at 1.45pm to arrive at the park for 2pm. There will be some short lived road closures in place in the immediate vicinity to allow the walk to be done safely. 

There are no mandatory Covid restrictions at this event, however we recommend mask wearing and taking care with personal space. 

November Meeting Agenda and Police Report

October Meeting Agenda

Our next meeting is to be held on Tuesday 19th October at 7.30pm using Zoom.  Find the agenda with meeting joining details here. All are welcome to attend.  

We will be discussing: Flood Alleviation, Community Resilience Group, Park of Keir and Airthrey Kerse, Tennis Courts, Christmas Lights, Common Good Assets and Fund, Format of Future Meetings, Community Led Tourism, reports from our Chair, Secretary and Treasurer and Residents Voice where you can make your comments or questions, finishing up with our Planning Report.

Christmas Lights Fundraising Appeal

Christmas Lights Fundraising Appeal

We need your help to make Bridge of Allan shine this Christmas!

We love the vibrancy of the village over Christmas, the decorated shop fronts, the Christmas nights out, the carol singing, the Christmas trees and the lights. Sadly, our Christmas lights are in desperate need of refurbishment this year and we need a total of £12,400 to make this happen.
 
Our wonderful light’s sponsors have doubled their donations this year and we are asking our community to find the remaining £7,000.  We have 3 weeks to raise the money so the work can get carried out in time. 
 
There are some rewards available specially designed for our campaign.  So come be part of it, donate what you can.  Together we can brighten Henderson Street this Christmas.
 
 
Download and display a copy of our poster