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Blog Post - Busy, busy, busy...

posted 23 Jul 2015, 03:18 by Communications TEAM   [ updated 27 Jul 2015, 12:25 ]
Keeping with tradition, Bridge of Allan Community Council doesn't have a formal meeting in July however that doesn't mean that the Community Councillors have been taking a break. We are still working hard responding to queries and concerns from Bridge of Allan residents, communicating with Stirling Council and other agencies on matters affecting the village and of course, planning Christmas!

Airthrey Kerse

BofA is facing some major issues at present. Consultation regarding the Airthrey Kerse development re-opens on the Stirling Council website AGAIN on 3rd August and residents are asked to post comments. As before, previous objections will not stand, you have to do it again. Similarly, the Park of Keir development proposal consultation period has been extended until September. Residents are encouraged to post any objections or comments as soon as possible.

A new proposal which could seriously affect the identity of our village comes from the Local Boundaries Commission who are proposing that the current Ward of Bridge of Allan and Dunblane be split in two – Dunblane and Bridge of Allan North and Cornton and Bridge of Allan South, effectively cutting the village in two along Henderson Street. What this would mean for us as a community and a Community Council is not clear and we will certainly be discussing it at our next meeting and planning a course of action. However, in the meantime, more information can be found and comments made at www.lgbc-scotland.gov.uk 

Heron on the Allan Water

Another ongoing issue for Bridge of Allan has always been the threat of flooding. Recent weather has shown just how vulnerable our village is with Hawes Park becoming a waterlogged wetland again and the Allan Water rising to worrying levels, even the Heron looked wary. Community Councillor Vicky McDowell has been working with the Scottish Flood Forum and a public meeting has been arranged to bring together concerned residents to look at ways to make our homes and community more flood resilient. The meeting will take place in the Allan Centre on 8th September at 7.30pm. If you have concerns about flooding and would like to participate in any way please add this date to your diary.

More and more of you have been contacting us with suggestions and concerns and this is great, keep it up, we want to hear from you. Do you have an idea or an issue you would like the Community Council to hear? Tell us how you want to get involved in the community and how we can help? You can email us at contact@ccbridgeofallan.org.uk, visit our facebook page facebook.com/ccbridgeofallan or tweet us at @ccbridgeofallan. Alternatively, our next meeting is Tuesday 18th August 2015, 7.30pm in the Allan Centre, we would love for you to join us.

Regards

Ailsa McLeod
Secretary - Bridge of Allan Community Council