Information from Councillor Martin Earl
1. Wildflower Petition
The organisation ‘On the verge’ works with communities across Stirling and Clackmannanshire to create areas of native wildflowers. https://www.onthevergestirling.com/
They currently have a petition running to encourage Stirling Council to reassess its approach and current policy to cutting verges and other areas that will better support the creation and sustainability of wildflower locations. http://chng.it/XFZBLKtBTy
The current reduction in grass cutting by the council due to the health crisis in many areas has created a proliferation of wildflower locations. This is an opportunity to reassess the current policy used and how things could be done differently.
2. Small B&B Support To Be Announced
If you own a small bed and breakfast businesses with no business bank account you could be eligible for support. From 15 June, you should be able to apply for a share of a £3 million fund designed to support small B&Bs. Eligibility criteria and details on how the application process will work are yet to be announced but further details of the commitment can be found at https://www.gov.scot/news/more-than-gbp-100-million-awarded-to-scottish-businesses/.
3. Stay Local
Over the past two weekends many areas have been affected by the number of people visiting and ignoring the advice to ‘Stay Local’. This has presented a great many challenges for residents and for the organisations attempting to manage the situation. The following are contact details that can be used to report issues that need addressing and to supply information from the communities back to these groups to help them in their planning.
Police Scotland – For all non-emergency issues Call 101 or use the community policing e mail address :-
Trossachs & Teith Ward area firstname.lastname@example.org
Stirling Council – 01786 404040
National Park email@example.com