Next meeting: Wednesday 17th May 2019, 8:00 p.m. in the Primary School.
- Adopted minutes of April meeting.
The Broadband report for May is available.
Police: The Police Report for May is available.
- Short-Term Lets Consultation: The consultation asks for your views on the regulation of short-term lets in Scotland. There has clearly been a significant growth in short-term lets in a small timescale and the consultation sets out the factual background, describes the issues arising, outlines local authorities current powers to address them and presents an overview of regulatory approaches elsewhere in the world. Your views will help the Scottish Government find the right approach for Scotland. The consultation closes on 19th July 2019. You can read more information about the consultation, the consultation paper or download the consultation paper.
The Planning schedule for April-May is available.
- Stirling Council's April Community News Sheet is available.
Stirling Tenants Assembly: The Annual Conference will be held in Mayfield Centre, St Ninians, on Saturday 25 May 2019 at 10:00 for 10:30. Refreshments will be served on arrival, followed by speakers, then a buffet lunch. All are welcome to attend. The conference will be followed at 1:30 by the annual general meeting of Stirling Tenants Assembly, which all Stirling Council tenants can attend. For catering purposes, please contact our Tenant Participation Officer by e-mail at email@example.com or telephone 01786 237661 if you will be attending.
Your Community Council: Last year Killearn Community Council was re-elected with the bare minimum of members. We are entitled to co-opt a further two members and are now looking to do so. Would you or someone you know be willing to support the community by joining us? We would particularly welcome a roads correspondent as we have been without one for some time now. Please feel free to contact us if you are interested or would like to discuss it. A copy of the nomination form is available, which includes some further information.
Solicitors for Older People Scotland: It is recognised that older people can have have difficulty visiting offices to access legal services. Solicitors for Older People Scotland can arrange home visits at no extra charge to offer a wide range of legal services. More information is available in a leaflet, by calling Karen on 0800 037 0526 or by visiting their website.
Volunteering Matters – Handyperson Service: Volunteering Matters is looking to expand and build capacity of its Handyperson Service (currently operating in Clackmannanshire and Greater Stirling) to include Balfron and the surrounding area. It is seeking to recruit volunteers to help older people in with small/minor maintenance jobs (ones which do not need a qualified tradesperson) in their own homes. Volunteers will receive support, training and travel expenses. In return volunteers will feel a great deal of satisfaction, helping older people within your own community.
If you would be interested in becoming a Volunteer Handyperson please contact Helen Geddes for an informal chat on 01259 928 088 or by emailing Helen.Geddes@volunteeringmatters.org.uk.
First Bus tells us:
First have introduced a Weekly Ticket for £25 this can be used on all our network. It replaces the B10 Glasgow £28 only ticket and can be used for 7 day travel on all B10 & B12 Stirling–Glasgow and onwards to Falkirk and Edinburgh.
Demand Responsive Transport (DRT): Stirling Council recently upgraded the online booking system for DRT allowing out of hours bookings and a more flexible user-friendly service. More details are available at their DRT web page, including a leaflet for the Croftamie and Drymen area (among others).
- Councillor Graham Lambie's Forth & Endrick Newsletter (Killearn) for December is available.
Roads: The Roads Report for October is available.
Finnich Glen Development Consultation
A public consultation on proposals to develop Finnich Glen took place in the Village Hall on Friday 28th September. Images of the display boards are below. We hope to have the plans available soon. The proposals were discussed at our meeting on 17th October.