Work began last week by Construction Management Solutions Fife Ltd who shared the photos of progress below.
The old dilapidated blaes has been lifted out, drainage restored and the site graded and rolled. The old fence and posts were removed and new fence posts and perimeter kerbs have been installed.
CMS Ltd will continue to carry out ground works and fencing installation, sub base layer and new net socket installation. Then sportex will install the porous macadam surface.
Its been a while now since our April meeting and lots of items have moved on since then. However you can still reveiw our meeting minutes which are now available to read in full by clicking here
At the meeting we discussed
- The Police Report delivered by our community policing team.
- Haws park – feasibility study to increase parking capacity for peak times. Since our meeting Rverside FC have a partnership with Stirling University to use the campus facilities.
- Local Place Plan – discussion of a range of helpful resources.
- War memorial 100th Anniversary.
- Reports form our Chair, Secretary and Treasurer.
Minutes for the latest September meeting will be available after their approval at the next meeting. However news on the progress of projects and local issues will also be shared via our website and social media accounts, so sign up to our mailing list or follow us to find out our news.
Minutes from all our past meetings can be found on our meetings page
Bridge of Allan Community Council are recruiting.
We are looking for 2 new members to join the Community Council as co-opted members and help out with a range of projects. We are particularly interested to hear from you if you have skills in social media and communications, stakeholder engagement, community organising, planning or fundraising.
Community Council Work
We actively work 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. We have 10 meetings a year usually held at the Allan Centre.
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 the Stirling Council Community Council Handbook.
Taking action on dog mess, reuniting lost cats and dogs
Keeping the community informed on disruptions like road closures, commenting on planning applications
Working with partners such as Discover Bridge of Allan, Friends of Bridge of Allan and many other local groups
How to Apply
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 email@example.com by October 27th.
Nominations will then be voted on and approved at our November meeting. If you’re not sure and want to chat to one of us then please get in touch.
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Drumbrae Woodland Creation Consultation
On August 25th a number of representatives from the Edinburgh University project were on hand to display the plans and answer any questions about the Drumbrae Woodland Creation project. What did you think of what was on display? Much of the information is available online via their website and the links to the right
An interesting part of the plan is for a some community woodland spaces. There is still an opportunity to complete the consultation survey until Friday 29th September.
- Location in Google
- Woodland Design map
- Constraints and Opportunities Map
- Existing Access and Recreation Map
- Ecological Features Map
- Cultural Heritage and Archaeology Map
- Viewpoint Analysis Map
Reports and visualisations
Refurbuishment of Keir Street tennis courts to start this month
Good news that refurbishment to the Keir street tennis courts will be starting soon. The original blaes courts have been in a state of disrepair for several years.
Stirling Council has been in discussions with the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) for a number of months regarding a funding opportunity to upgrade the tennis courts.
The contract has been finalised with the works commencing on 25 September 2023. These works will involve new fencing, resurfacing and lining the court. New net posts will be installed and a controlled entry gate will be fitted which can be accessed by downloading an app.
With the change to the access arrangements to the courts we are pressing for clarity on how this will work in practice, and that the facility remains free and open to all.
Further information from recent Stirling council news
The project is part of a £30m nationwide investment by the government and LTA Tennis Foundation, delivered by the LTA, to refurbish thousands of public tennis courts in poor or unplayable condition and open up the sport to more people across Scotland, Wales and England.
Tennis courts in Bridge of Allan and Kings Park in Stirling will be renovated thanks to the funding which will provide high quality sporting facilities for the local community. Alongside the investment, Stirling Council and Active Stirling will work alongside the LTA to deliver a range of activities across the park sites. This will include organised free weekly tennis sessions for all ages, playing levels and experience where equipment is provided. Local Tennis Leagues will also provide friendly, sociable opportunities to get active through local competition.
The renovated park venues will be available to book online including via the LTA website making it far easier to find and book a court or activity.
Fire in Mid Wood
Sadly it was reported to us that a fire had been set in mid wood leaving behind metal and plastic debris. There is always a risk that a uncontrolled fire could spread out of control. This is antisocial and irresponsible behavior that spoils our shared green spaces. The Stirling council ranger service have been informed.