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Local Government Boundary Commission Survey Results

posted 15 Oct 2015, 05:04 by Communications TEAM
We'd like to thank all of you who took the time to fill out our survey questionnaire regarding the ward boundary changes proposed by the Local Government Boundary Commission (LGBC).

The results of the survey can be summarised as follows:

  • Almost all of the 159 respondents (96%) disagreed with the LGBC’s proposal for the Bridge of Allan area.
  • From the 3 options suggested by Council Officers 4 out of 5 respondents (83%) either agreed or strongly agreed with Option 1. Significantly fewer respondents agreed or strongly agreed with Option 2 (30%) or Option 3 (22%).
  • When asked for their top two preferences from the LGBC proposal and 3 Options suggested by Council officers around 9 out of 10 respondents (88%) chose Option 1 as their first choice. In contrast only 5% opted for the LGBC proposal.
  • Categorising comments for analysis purposes was straightforward as comments were overwhelmingly opposed to the LGBC proposal to divide Bridge of Allan along Henderson Street. In addition, several respondents questioned the need to alter boundaries at all, whilst others stated their preference for Option 1.
You can access the full summary of the survey in the document attached below.

So what now? The Community Council are going to make our formal representation to the LGBC directly and we need the community to do the same. Your comments can be made to them via this link https://www.consultation.lgbc-scotland.gov.uk/node/37 and click on the 'Have Your Say' button. The deadline for your comments is 22nd October so time is short.

We have also passed on the survey results to Stirling Council and are encouraging them to now take their own stance in opposing the LGBC proposals.

Ultimate decision is made a Holyrood, based on final LGBC recommendations. Worth noting the decision will not be made until 2016 and effected 2017.

Many regards and thanks again for your support with this issue.

Michael
BofA CC


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