News Roundup July 2022

News Roundup July 2022

The Friends of Bridge of Allan received recognition for all the fine work they have been doing in the village receiving the Queens Award for Voluntary Services last month.  There will be a presentation in the Memorial Park this Tuesday 19th at 2pm.  The Lord Lieutenant will be presenting the award. Provost Dodds who nominated group will be there along with the past Provost and other guests.

We are Recruiting

You still have a chance to join our team here on the Community Council.  We are looking for more active members to help is take action on litter, speeding, improving community resources, sustainability project, community events, supporting local groups and more!  Get in touch if you want to know more, see our post here for more details  We are also looking for paid minute takers to attend meetings and type up the notes.  Rate of pay is £40 per meeting.

Water Safety

Be aware of water safety during the hot weather.  Police, fire and rescue and Air Ambulance responded to an event last week on the River Teith on the Carse of Lecropt.   It can be tempting to go for a dip in a river or loch while it is hot, but swimming in unsupervised open water can be extremely dangerous. Open water can become very cold just a few feet under the surface and can cause cramps or Cold Water Shock. Very cold temperatures can also affect your stamina and you may find your strength and ability to swim deteriorates rapidly. You might find yourself getting tired a lot more quickly than you would in a heated pool.  Be aware and make others aware of the risks.

A pesky reappearing pot hole on Kier Street has been reported.  It will be patched pending further investigation via excavation to solve this problem for good.

Diseased Trees

We have been informed that sadly 6 Ash trees in the Fountain road carpark have been found to be suffering from Ash Dieback Disease.   Unfortunately ADB is likely to kill majority of Ash trees in UK, and once symptoms are showing there is no way back.  There is also a risk of structural failure once symptoms are showing.  The Ash trees showing signs of dieback will be felled in the near future.

We have a Troll!  We have received a number of enquires asking if Jordan Mahon is a “Community Leader” at Bridge of Allan Community Council.  His Facebook profile makes this claim and he has been making hateful comments. He is not known to us, does he even live in the area, or is a real person.  Any representation for Bridge of Allan Community Council will come from our official pages and not individuals, all our true memebers are listed on our website: .  His account has been reported but since on Facebook you can claim to work for any organisation you like there is not a lot we can do!

Henderson Street modifications

You might see some changes happening on Henderson Street.   You may remember the consultation that ran in Jan, many of you submitted comments.  We are not aware of any Feedback published from this event, but have been forwarded the latest plans for the changes .  Plan 1 , Plan 2, Plan 3, Plan 4.

The changes going head are kerb adjustments and buildouts, new parking bays, Audible locator devices will be installed outside Allan water Café and old Tesco’s to aid visually impaired users. Speed activated signs will be installed in the vicinity of the memorial park.  The indented bus stops however are not going to be removed.

A Christmas Thank-You

A Christmas Thank-You

We hope you have been enjoying the Christmas lights.  We thought it important to acknowledge all those that have made it possible.

Thanks to the generosity of residents and visitors, business and community sponsors, the Community Council and Friends of Bridge of Allan all working together to light up the village.  This year we are also fortunate to receive a Community Pride grant from Stirling Council towards the lights repairs.

Lights Sponsorship

Thanks to our sponsors who have been with us over the years and some new ones this year. We are grateful to have such community spirited businesses in the village, please take some time to check out the sponsorship plaques under the lights.  You will see the names of our proud sponsors: UCP, Allanwater Café, The Westerton Arms, Kevin Wilson Master Builders, Central Property Maintenance Services, Angels’ Share Glass, Bridge of Allan Dental, Harper and Stone, Halliday Homes, Co-op Funeral Care, Executive Golf and Leisure, Emma Drewery Optometrists and Francis Masterson Plumbing and Heating.  So please shop local this Christmas, online or on the high street and show your appreciation.  

Many local businesses and groups also rallied round for the Crowdfunder: Capture Boutique, Bridge of Allan Hardware, Lockhart & Taylor, The Flooring Studio, Leeanne Kerr, Fotheringham Gallery, The Good Choice, Nick’s and the Nairn Family, Stirling Photography Festival, Forth Residential Ltd, Bridge of Allan Round Table, Mailers, Allanwater Chiropractors and finally, Friends of Bridge of Allan…and possibly more, sorry if I haven’t recognized your name in the donor list.

We also have some wonderful memorial and family sponsorships.  It means so much to us that loved ones can be remembered at this time of year.  Thanks to these friends and families supporting the lights in this way: The family of Michael Moss, team Angie’s Diamond in memory of Angela Donaldson, Jo and Mia in memory of Alasdair Garbett, the Mitchell family in memory of Chris Mitchell, the Davidsons in memory of Lloyd Bremner, the Sweeny family, and the Roughead family in memory of AnnMarie.


Crowdfunder Success!

Thanks to everyone from far and wide who chipped in big or small to the Crowdfunder.  168 Supporters, from £5 to £1000, from sharing on your social media or telling your granny, it all helped!  The Bridge of Allan Scouts did a fantastic job designing the supporter badges which makes me wish Scouts was available to my age bracket!  Don’t forget, in the new year, on the 8th January, they will be doing a tree collection raising funds for Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland





Donors to the Crowdfunder will be able to brighten up their Christmas tree with their supporters badges

Your Christmas Lights project manager Elf will be out this Friday/Saturday delivering the supporter badges.  If you made a pledge to our campaign, but were new to Crowdfunder and weren’t sure how to get a supporter reward but would like one then get in touch with your name and address as we still have a few available. Get in touch either through the Crowdfunder platform or

And finally the Provost’s park wouldn’t be the same without the Christmas tree and lights which are organized by the Friends of Bridge of Allan.  They are a great source of help to the community all year round, at Christmas they get the ladders out and put up our sponsor plaques.  Friends welcome new members and volunteers if you’d like to get involved. 

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas 🙂

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

November Meeting Agenda and Police Report

September Meeting Agenda

Our next meeting is to be held on Tuesday 21st September at 7.30pm using Zoom.  Find the agenda with meeting joining details here. All are welcome to attend.  

We will be discussing: Road Safety Issues, Police Report, Tennis Courts, Play Parks, Bridge of Allan Trail, Christmas Lights, Living/Accessible Street, reports from our Chair, Secretary and Treasurer and Residents Voice where you can make your comments or questions, finishing up with our Planning Report.

November Meeting Agenda and Police Report

June Meeting and AGM

Our 2021 AGM will be held before our June meeting on Tuesday the 15th at 7pm via Zoom. In this meeting we will receive the Chair’s report and the Treasurer’s report. We will also be electing office bearers. See the agenda and meeting joining information here

This will be followed by our June Meeting at 7.30pm via Zoom.  The full meeting agenda is still to be confirmed, it will be shared when available.

We hope to see you there.



The COUNCIL made The Stirling Council (Cornton Road, Bridge of Allan) (Temporary Closure) Order 2020 under the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 (as amended) on 10-1-20.

This Order will close:

Cornton Road From the junction with Orchard Road to the junction with Pullar Avenue overnight from 2130 hours until 0600 hours from 3-2-20 until 5-2-20 to facilitate BT Openreach works.

Emergency service access will be maintained

Alternative Routes: via Cornton Road, Causewayhead Road, Airthrey Road, Henderson Street, Fountain Road and vice versa

A COPY of the Order, may be examined at the Stirling Council’s Offices, Environment and Place, Endrick House, Kerse Road, Stirling during office hours. or