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Bank Closures in Bridge of Allan - How to Complain

posted 1 Dec 2017, 07:23 by Communications TEAM

It's hugely disappointing to hear this week that both RBS and the Bank of Scotland are proposing to close their Bridge of Allan branches. Despite a greater trend of folks using online banking, local bank branches is the only way many of the community carry out their banking so to have no available banking in the village will have a huge impact on some. It'll also impact on how many small businesses operate.

Should you wish to complain to either bank then we have included some details below. There's a link to the relevant online complaints form along with a suitable contact number.

BANK OF SCOTLAND
Online Complaints Form or call 0800 072 8668

ROYAL BANK OF SCOTLAND
Online Complaints Form or call 03457 24 24 24

Residents urged to get ready for winter

posted 22 Nov 2017, 08:48 by Communications TEAM

Stirling Council is calling on local residents to get themselves ready for winter before severe weather strikes.

The Council is already well under way with its own preparations with 7,000 tonnes of salt in stock. This will be used to treat Stirling’s road network’s priority areas during severe weather, with the remainder of the roads being treated as the weather conditions and capacity dictate. The responsive service will operate for 25 weeks until mid-April.

In addition, the Council teams will once again be out in force in mini-tractors enabling them to treat the footpath network in a more efficient manner, and operate for far longer periods without ongoing maintenance.

The Council also provides local residents with 475 salt bins at various locations of identified difficulty throughout the Council area. These will be replenished during or following spells of adverse weather conditions.

Residents can get ready for winter by checking the Council website to identify where their nearest grit bin is, and see if their street is likely to receive regular gritting so they know what to expect (http://my.stirling.gov.uk/gritters). There is also a ‘Live Gritters Map’ which shows where each gritter vehicle is in the area.

Stirling Council’s Environment Convenor Jim Thomson said, “We can’t control the weather but Stirling Council is well prepared to respond to it and keep our roads and residents moving as much as possible. As well as the roads, we have plans in place relating to our footpath network that will allow us to prioritise which routes receive the appropriate treatment during adverse weather.

“Our teams use the latest weather forecast technology to monitor conditions and respond 24 hours a day throughout the winter period. We’ll also be posting any information about disruptions to travel and bin collections on our website and social media channels so I’d ask residents to join myStirling or like and follow our Facebook and Twitter accounts.

“I would also ask that our residents be neighbourly by checking on older or vulnerable neighbours and helping less able neighbours to clear their paths.”

Environment Vice-Convenor Danny Gibson added, “It is important to highlight to residents that we have continued to protect the budget and policy for our winter service.  We recognise the importance of keeping major roads and pavements as safe as possible. That said the Council can’t treat all its road network, which spans over a thousand kilometers, at the same time and we will focus on getting our gritting team on the busiest roads first.”

Trunk roads and motorways which run through the Council area are treated by both BEAR Scotland and AMEY.

Top Tips for Working Together This Winter

•   If you are able, try to clear your own path and pavement in front of your home – or any other building you are responsible for - before the snow can become hard-packed ice, and be aware of where you pile it so it doesn’t block someone else’s property.
•    It’s not just grit that can prevent ice forming – ordinary table salt, dishwasher salt, sand or ash will work too.
•    Never use hot water to clear ice – the ice will melt at first but if it turns into black ice it can cause a bigger hazard.
•    Don’t take unnecessary risks on the road – ice and snow makes it difficult to brake quickly, and wear visible clothes with suitable shoes or boots if you’re walking.
•    Check Stirling Council’s website – www.stirling.gov.uk – and social media channels - @StirlingCouncil or facebook.com/StirlingCouncil - regularly for the latest news about any disruptions to service.
•    Keep wheelie bins off the road so they’re out of the way of snow ploughs and, if possible, move your bin or recycling box as close as you can to a cleared road for collection – but only if you can do this safely.
•    Please be aware that in poor conditions our bin and waste collection service will slow down – we will be aware of the homes that have been missed and will endeavour to collect them as soon as possible. Please be patient and only call our Contact Centre if your bin really has been missed out.
•    Be neighbourly by checking on older or vulnerable neighbours and helping less able neighbours to clear their paths – if you are worried about someone’s welfare, please don’t hesitate to call the Contact Centre on 0845 277 7000 or 01786 404040.

Update to Bus Service 47/15A, Crieff - Stirling

posted 21 Nov 2017, 04:44 by Communications TEAM

We've been notified to an update to the Stagecoach Bus Service between Crieff & Stirling. Please see below.

Stagecoach Service 15/15A: Perth - Crieff - Comrie - St Fillans and Stagecoach Service 47: Crieff - Muthill - Braco - Greenloaning - Stirling

§  Service 47 has been significantly improved and been re-named as Service 15A 

§  Service 15A journeys will commence from Perth and operate via Crieff and then the current Service 47 route to Stirling

§  Service 15 will operate Perth - Crieff - Comrie - St Fillans.

§  Jointly Service 15 and 15A will provide a Monday - Saturday 30 minute daytime frequency between Perth and Crieff 

§  Service 15 journeys continue to Comrie hourly and approximately every two hours to St Fillans

§  Service 15A journeys continue from Crieff to Stirling hourly

§  A new Service 15 arrival in St Fillans at 1148 will be provided but the 1440 arrival will no longer operate.  Additionally there will be a new 1150 St Fillans Service 15 departure but no 1445 departure

§  A revised Sunday timetable is introduced

Stagecoach Service 647: Braco - Muthill - Crieff - Methven - Perth

§  This service has been re-named to Service 815

 Stagecoach Perth Service 17 Perth - Dunning - Auchterarder

§  Revised Monday to Saturday timetable to improve reliability and a more even spread of departure times from Kintillo/Bridge of Earn

§  Route change in Auchterarder in that Gleneagles Hotel will no longer be served.  After East Hill Road journeys will terminate and recommence from Church Road, Auchterarder

 The new timetables are to be introduced on Monday, 20 November 2017, and are available through the following link on the Stagecoach website:

 https://www.stagecoachbus.com/service-updates/serviceupdatesarticle?SituationId=ID-27/10/2017-11:36:32:413

 In addition, I have attached a PDF of the new Service 15/15A timetable for your information.

 Please note that there are no changes to Services 19/19A/20.

 If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact me.

 Kind regards

 Andrew

 Andrew Warrington

Public Transport Manager

Public Transport Unit

Perth & Kinross Council

2 High Street

PERTH

PH1 5PH

 

Tel:  01738 477 281

E-mail awarrington@pkc.gov.uk

www.pkc.gov.uk

October Meeting Minutes

posted 21 Nov 2017, 02:23 by Communications TEAM

The minutes from the October Community Council meeting are now online. We apologise for the delay in getting them on the website. You can access the minutes by following the link below...

Kerse Road Bridge Closure - LATEST

posted 20 Nov 2017, 12:14 by Communications TEAM


November Community Council Meeting - 21/11/17

posted 20 Nov 2017, 12:01 by Communications TEAM

This month's Community Council meeting will be held at the Allan Centre, Fountain Road, Bridge of Allan at 7.30pm. All are welcome to attend.

At tomorrow night's meeting we have two invited speakers.

Jonathan Padmore, Transport Development Team Leader at Stirling Council will talk about "Stirling’s Walking and Cycling Aspirations and the Community Links PLUS project" and from the Cycle Hub we have Chris James, Community Cycling Officer, who will talk about the work they are supporting us on in relation to "Community Active Travel Action Plans".

The meeting agenda is attached below

Remembrance Sunday Service - 12th November

posted 6 Nov 2017, 12:51 by Communications TEAM

This years Remembrance Sunday service will be held in Pullar Memorial Park at 2pm on Sunday 12th November.


October Community Newsheet

posted 3 Nov 2017, 13:40 by Communications TEAM

The latest Community Newsheet is in from Stirling Council. It's full of useful information as usual. It's attached below.

Parking Duration Changes on Henderson Street - Your Help is Required

posted 26 Oct 2017, 06:18 by Communications TEAM

The Community Council have been approached by village traders regarding the possible extension of parking limits in Henderson Street from 30 minutes to 60 minutes. Parking is free in Bridge of Allan but time limited in places. We’re keen to establish if this extension will be of a benefit to the Village so we really need your help. 


 Do you park in the village? If so, how do you feel about the current parking restrictions? Are you a quick-stopper, popping in for a paper or a roll and then away again or are you a browser and take a bit of a wander along the thoroughfare? Do you visit the village from further afield? What brings you here and how do you find the parking restrictions? Are you a trader? If so, how would such a change affect your custom?
 
We’re keen to establish the parking habits of both our residents and visitors as well as the potential impact on our vibrant shops & eateries area so please share this as far and wide as you can as it would be great to hear from those who visit our fine village. Thank you for your assistance.

Council Review on Community Councils - Online Survey

posted 24 Oct 2017, 15:46 by Communications TEAM   [ updated 24 Oct 2017, 15:47 ]


Stirling Council are carrying out a formal review Community Councils governance and they see it as an opportunity to support the Council's new place based approach to communities and to strengthen all Community Council's ability to represent their community.
 
A Special Meeting of the Council held on 28 September 2017, agreed to a public consultation exercise to take this forward. This online survey is the first part of this review, and will end on the 29th November 2017. 

Your views will be fed into a report to identify themes and ideas for further investigation and exploration in the second phase of the review.
 
The deadline for survey completions is 29th November.


More information can be found on the Stirling Council website here.


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