Next meeting: Wednesday 18th September 2019, 8:00 p.m. in the Primary School.
Police: The Police Report for September is available.
The Broadband report for September is available.
The Planning schedule for June-September is available.
- Alzheimer Scotland Drop-in Cafe
Alzheimer Scotland hold a sociable drop-in cafe on the second Tuesday of the month 1:30-3:30 pm at the Strathendrick Care Home in Balfron. It is for anyone living with dementia and their family and friends. A leaflet with further information is available.
- Councillor Surgeries
A reminder that one of our local councillors holds a surgery for members of the public from 7:30 before each KCC meeting. No appointment is necessary. Councillor Berrill will in attendance on 18th September. A document with more information is available.
- Stirling Council's August Community News Sheet is available.
- Proposed development at the former Killearn Hospital site
A public exhibition took place on Wednesday 21st August. If you missed it, we have a document of the display boards (5.5 MB - very big!) although it should be noted that the site layout and house designs shown are merely indicative at this stage. Comments can still be made by email to email@example.com by no later than Wednesday 4th September 2019.
Proposed Changes to Bus Services
First Midland Bluebird has notified Stirling Council of proposals to change services B10, B12 and C11 and have requested that Stirling Council consults with local members and community councils on their behalf.
It is proposed that any changes would be introduced on Monday 21 October 2019.
Any comments on these proposals can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org by 1700h on Tuesday 27 August 2019 and will be shared with First prior to any changes being finalised.
An informal drop-in session will be held in the John McLintock Halls, Dunmore Street, Balfron , Glasgow G63 0TX on Wednesday 21 August between 1915h and 2115h where there will be an opportunity to discuss with representatives from First Midland Bluebird and Stirling Council and share your views on the proposals.
Summary of revisions:
- Monday to Friday morning departures from Balfron to Stirling (via Kippen) currently 0700,0740,0900 and 1010 arriving Stirling 0745,0825,0945 and 1055 are revised to 0706, 0941,1126 from Balfron arriving Stirling 0748, 1024 and 1209
- service 10A ( Balfron – Kelvinbridge – Glasgow) no longer operates
- service C11 renumbered X10A between Stirling and Aberfoyle, services B10, C10, B12, C12 renumbered X10
- Balfron – Kippen –Stirling number of journeys unchanged
- Balfron – Glasgow number of journeys unchanged
- revised times between Stirling , Balfron and Glasgow to allow through journeys
- new through bus service Stirling – Aberfoyle – Balfron – Glasgow providing direct links between Aberfoyle, Thornhill and Glasgow and through fares
- additional journeys between Stirling and Balfron via Aberfoyle (from five to six each way)
- new through bus service Stirling – Kippen – Balfron – Glasgow providing new direct links
- Service B10, C10 renumbered to X10 or X10A depending on which route is taken between Balfron and Stirling (X10 via Kippen, X10A via Aberfoyle)
Health & Social Care Partnership: Drop-in sessions in local villages arranged by the Health & Social Care Partnership begin on Monday 2nd. A leaflet with more details is available.
- A briefing note about RSHA proposed Lampson Road development is available.This replaces the previous document which featured an incorrect version of the development timeline.
Fancy a chat? We can all feel lonely or isolated from time-to-time. If you or someone you know could benefit from some company, advice or support, we have a leaflet from NHS Forth Valley with details of how to get in touch with one of the many organisations who can help.
We have received a letter from the Scottish Ambulance Service with information about the New Clinical Response Model. This has improved the response to emergency calls and has saved lives with more people in Scotland surviving a cardiac arrest.
Home Energy Scotland
Home Energy Scotland – helping families save energy, save money and keep warm and well.Funded by Scottish Government and managed by Energy Saving Trust, Home Energy Scotland is the free, impartial energy advice and information service that is an integral part of Scottish Government's approach to tackling fuel poverty in Scotland.
Our service aims to help householders, irrespective of affluence or tenure, reduce their energy bills and make their homes warmer, not least as the link between cold, damp homes and health and wellbeing is well documented.
Free and impartial – we do not cold call. Whilst the service we provide is in part delivered by telephone, I would like to stress that Home Energy Scotland is not a call centre. Advisors provide free, impartial energy advice designed to help householders make informed decisions. Home Energy Scotland has no connection with any energy supplier, and does not cold call.
Support we offer includes information about funding and grants available for new boilers, insulation and heating systems to help make homes more efficient. Advisors can see if people are eligible for financial support, benefits and incentives, and advise on shopping around for cheaper energy deals.
We understand that keeping a home warm can be a struggle for many so we are keen to work with locally trusted parties to help build insight and break down barriers to encourage and enable more people to benefit from our service.
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.