Katie’s Cradle Charity Seeking New Members

Katie’s Cradle Charity Seeking New Members

Last week one of our group was invited to the local horse charity, Katie’s Cradle. They have been in Bridge of Allan for around 18 months and are based at Parkhead, which is the area across the road from Pendreich car park.

Here’s a little about the Charity…

About Katie’s Cradle

“At Katie’s Cradle we work with people and horses who have had difficult lives, bringing them together in a mutually beneficial environment to develop empathy, communication and confidence, and ultimately, to change their lives.

Katie’s Cradle rescues horses who would otherwise have been euthanised due to severe behavioural problems. We work with only a small number of horses and we give them a permanent, stable and settled home. We address their health needs, which can be very severe as many of the horses who come to us have been neglected for months or even years. We then put in a programme of rehabilitation and support to gradually introduce the horses to people.”

They have 12 horses there just now, plus a goat and 2 sheep. Their small team are so dedicated that there is always someone with the horses 24 hours a day staying in a little caravan next to the stables.

These guys are very keen to connect with the community, and have big plans to work with young people and veterans too.

Sharon, their founder is an incredible person.. she has a wealth of experience and a huge heart. The main problem they are facing is that she is doing so many roles within the charity, therefore finding it’s difficult to ‘get out there’ to allow things to grow.

Right now, they are looking for committee members and volunteers to help them out. They would welcome a Treasurer and Secretary as well as someone to help with fundraising.

We will be organising for Shaaron to attend a future CC meeting to discuss the charity work further.

Check out their website here for more info.

Community Parking Management Plan

Community Parking Management Plan

Stirling Council will shortly be embarking on a consultation on a Community Parking Management Plan (CPMP) for Bridge of Allan and have set up a steering group in order to assist with the process. We have nominated two of our members to sit onboard that CPMP Steering Group. Stirling Council expect to commence the formal consultation process for the Bridge of Allan CPMP in October, and will be contacting the Community Council prior to this to ask whether they would like to meet, formally or informally, to go through the CPMP process and answer any questions.

The results of the parking survey that was undertaken by the Community Council in 2018 will provide useful background information. Stirling Council will also be undertaking a robust evidence collection exercise as part of the CPMP process via consultation with the community, and other key stakeholders and the commissioning of a parking survey.

We have invited representatives from Stirling council to attend our September meeting to provide us with an overview of what the objectives of the CPMP  process is and how they will approach it. We’ll keep posting updates of the how the process is going.

The Big Push – Sunday 8th September – from 14:00-17:00

The Big Push – Sunday 8th September – from 14:00-17:00

The Big Push event has been organised by the Bridge of Allan Play Together group to help raise funds for new inclusive play equipment in the Fountain Road play park. The event will be held at Bridge of Allan Parish Church this weekend. Sunday 8th September – from 14:00-17:00

Bring all the family for an afternoon of fun. Enjoy a glass of prosecco or a beer while wandering through the Makers Market. Experience the cinema as the kids play games. Find out more about inclusion and help raise funds for accessible play equipment for Fountain Park.

A Mobiloo (pop-up Changing Places facility) will be available with hoist, adult sized changing bench and all else you’d expect to find in a fully accessible toilet.

You can help us make our park a great place for children, to all play together.