Next meeting: Wednesday 17th April 2019, 8:00 p.m. in the Primary School.
- Adopted minutes of February meeting.
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.
Tackling Flooding Together: The Scottish Flood Forum is launching a series of events to engage with communities on the ground in flood affected areas to bring people together to talk about flooding. There is an event in Glasgow on Saturday 6th April. A leaflet with more information, including details of how to register, is available.
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.
The Broadband report for March is available.
Police: The Police Report for March is available.
The Planning schedule for February-March is available.
- Stirling Council's February Community News Sheet is available.
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).
- Road Closures:
- Drumbeg Loan – from the junction with the A81 to the junction with the A875 from 18/3/19 until 1/4/19 to facilitate BT broadband upgrading works.
- Balfunning Road – from its junction with the A81 to its junction with the C21 from 0800 hours until 1700 hours from 18/3/19 until 22/3/19 to facilitate drainage works.
Residents are encouraged to complete an online survey about the consultation on the 20 mph speed limit bill from Mark Ruskell MSP.
- 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.