Bridge of Allan Community Council are Recruiting. We are looking for two new members to join the Community Council as co-opted members until full elections are held in 2023.
We have been actively working on many different community projects and initiatives, so it is more important than ever that all sections and voices of Bridge of Allan are represented on the Community Council. The role involves keeping up to date with community issues raised, working together to find solutions and helping communicate residents’ views to local organisation such as Stirling Council, Network Rail, developers and businesses. We have 10 meetings a year usually held at the Allan Centre, however at the moment these are held online using Zoom.
To see what we have been working on recently you can look at past meeting minutes and our Facebook page. To find out more about community councils and how they are run see here.
You can put yourself forward if you live in the Bridge of Allan area, are over 16, and are on the electoral register. To nominate yourself you should complete this Co-option Nomination form and return it to firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday 22nd March.
Successful Nominations will then be approved at our April meeting. Although there are only 2 spaces for Co-opted members on the Council, we can also appoint associate members who help us with specific issues such as planning applications, youth events or business for example. See more here about different types of membership.
The Walk Cycle Live Stirling project has been developing 2 core routes for active travel from Stirling Station to Stirling University and Forth Valley College. Today at 4-6pm there is an online Q&A about proposed changes to Causewayhead. The proposed changes can be seen at Engage Stirling
, these will be available to view at the start of the event. If you can’t attend the presentation it will be available to view and submit comments after the event on the engage Stirling platform.
On Thursday 25th Feb 4-6pm there will be a similar online Q&A about changes to Albert Place. Followed by a further drop in on the 2nd March to consider all the proposals.
A phone line will be available at the following times to give your comments. Call 01786 233443 on 12-2, 4-6 on Wednesday March 3rd and 8-10 Thursday March 4th.
E-Books from Stirling Council Libraries are moving to a new platform.
Access to digital e-books and audiobooks will switch from RBdigital to the Libby app on Tuesday 23 February, 2021.
Libby is a free, award-winning app where library members can continue to borrow and enjoy digital content from their public library.
Readers will still be able to access their current downloads on RBdigital for the length of the lending period for each title, even if that date goes past the switchover on 23 February.
However, after this point users will have to download and sign up to Libby to browse, borrow, and enjoy all the same great e-books and audiobooks which were available in the RBdigital app from Stirling Libraries.
There will be some downtime in the RB Digital app in the afternoon of the 23rd February during the switchover.
For more information, visit: https://www.overdrive.com/RBdigital-transition-preview
Download the Libby App here: https://www.overdrive.com/apps/libby/
The January meeting minutes have been uploaded to the website. They can be found via the link below.
At the meeting we discussed: Gritting, Police report, Speeding, Tennis Courts, Wallace Monument, Park of Kier, Common Good Fund, Covid Support, Planning Issues and received reports from our Chair, Secretary and Treasurer.
Police Scotland have shared with us their report covering 18th Jan 2021 – 17th Feb 2021. Read the report here.
The Community Policing Team have been liaising with Bridge of Allan golf club after they raised some issues in which they were having in relation to damage to the course and fence due to sledging on the course. The committee have asked that member of the community who are using the grounds to sledge please be mindful of the course and the other property nearby i.e. fencing (which appears to be broken after persons have been sledging into it).
The pop up policeman has been deployed on 3 occasion within Henderson Street (both ends) and Sherrifmuir Road. CPT will continue to use this and it appears to be having a positive impact on drivers.
Our next ordinary meeting is to be held on Tuesday 16th February at 7.30pm via Zoom. Find the agenda here. All are welcome to attend.
We will be discussing: Gritting, The Wallace Monument, Tennis Courts, Speeding, Common Good Fund, Blairforkie Development, Play Parks, Dog Fouling, Community Council Vacancies, Planning Issues and Residents Voice where you can make your comments or questions.
Our 2020 AGM had been postposed due to COVID. We can now confirm it will be held before our February meeting on Tuesday the 16th at 7pm. In this meeting we will receive the Chair’s report and the Treasurers report. We will also be electing office bearers. See the agenda here
We hope to see you there.