Next meeting: Wednesday 26th June 2019, 8:00 p.m. in the Primary School preceded by AGM at 7:45 p.m.
Your Stirling: You decide - voting ends on 23rd June - don't miss it!: Your Stirling, You Decide is an initiative that gives local people a direct say in how a portion of Stirling Council's budget is spent.
Proposals were made earlier in the year. You can view the proposals for the Forth & Endrick ward, including seven for the Killearn area.
You can vote online, at a local library or at the mobile library
Remember, if you do not vote for Killearn proposals, it is likely that funding will be allocated elsewhere in the Forth & Endrick ward.
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.
Proposed development at the former Killearn Hospital site
Please note that a Proposal of Application Notice (PAN) has now been submitted to Stirling Council by Barton Willmore on behalf of CALA Management Limited (CALA) for the proposed development at the former Killearn Hospital site. This notice outlines an intention to investigate the proposal for the future development of the site, which will likely result in the submission of a planning application in due course.
A public exhibition will take place on Wednesday 21 August 2019 (between 2pm and 8pm) at Killearn Village Hall. The event is open to everyone and the purpose of the exhibition is to engage and consult with all interested members of the local community regarding the proposed development.
The event will be held on an informal ‘drop-in’ basis with graphical exhibition boards displayed to provide information about the proposed development and communicate the proposals clearly to the community. Representatives from the applicant's project team will also be in attendance to explain the proposals where necessary, discuss the project with the community and respond to any questions raised during the afternoon/evening.
There will be a further opportunity to make representations to the Planning Authority once an application for the proposed development has been submitted. A map showing details of the location and boundaries of the proposed development and please note that we are also hoping to have representatives from the project team at the KCC meeting on 26 June.
- Stirling Council's May Community News Sheet is available.
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.
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.