Your views wanted on new Flood Protection Scheme for Bridge of Allan

Your views wanted on new Flood Protection Scheme for Bridge of Allan

We recently saw the dramatic effect heavy rainfall and snowmelt can have on our village with Hawes Park, the allotments and a section of Cornton road being flooded on February 20th. In addition Henderson street often floods with rainwater at the Memorial Park causing further travel disruption.

 

 
Thanks to Katy Joy Whitelaw for use of her video. Credit to SEPA for the aerial image of flooding from 2006.

The impacts could have been more disrupting and damaging if we did not have any flood protection in the village. The current protection measures are now ageing and Stirling Council are exploring the options to replace them.

How can you find out more

In our November meeting Stirling Council’s Operations Team Leader Maria Lucey gave us a presentation explaining the state of the existing defenses, overview and costs of the range of options considered. Stirling Council now have a number of in person and online opportunities for you to find out more and feedback your views.

Project Website

The project has a dedicated website full of useful information and links to the consultation and events. On this site you will be able to:

    • Find out the background to the project
    • Learn about the flood protection options
    • View a Flood Extent Map of the area
    • Complete an online survey about the proposed options
    • Suggest additional options that are not currently considered

Bridge of Allan Library

Printed copies of the information are available to view at the Library during its normal opening hours.  These will be available until March 21th.

Online Events

Two online presentations will be held on the evenings of the 8th and 14th of March 7-8pm.  To attend you should sign up using this online form.  Recordings of the presentation will be made available after the events.

In Person Events

Three in person sessions are available for anyone to drop in. 

  • Thursday 10th March, 14:00 – 18:00, Fire Station, Cornton Road
  • Friday 11th March, 11:00 – 15:00, Provost Park, Henderson Street (Opposite Westerton Arms)
  • Wednesday 16th March, 14:00 – 18:00, location Co-Op Car Park, 12 Fountain Road

What’s next?

This is the early stages of Information Gathering to understanding everyone’s views and preferences.  A long list of options will be generated based on all feedback from stakeholders.  Then long list appraisal work will be undertaken to determine a short list of viable options.  These will be further explored and eventually deciding on a preferred option that will be taken forward for detailed design.

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.