Local UNISON members in the Council’s Waste Service will go on strike from Thursday 10 August to Sunday 13 August 2023 (inclusive) as part of industrial action over pay.
As a result, scheduled household bin collections will be impacted.
Household waste recycling centres at Lower Polmaise, Balfron and Callander will also be closed from 10-13 August and will open again as normal on Monday 14 August.
The Council will deploy the following contingency plans, with more detailed information available at www.stirling.gov.uk/wastestrike
Brown Bins – Garden and food waste
Brown bin collections due on these dates are delayed and will be rescheduled, commencing Tuesday 15 August.
There will be no glass collections from 10-13 August. We encourage residents to store their glass until their next scheduled collection. Alternatively, glass can be disposed of at the nearest glass recycling point. If recycling bins are full, we ask people to please take glass home.
Blue bins – Plastics, cans and cartons
There will be no blue bin collections for the whole week commencing Monday 14 August. This is to accommodate the delayed collection of brown bins. We encourage residents to store their blue bin recycling until the next collection or visit their local Household Waste and Recycling Centre, which will be open as normal on Monday 14 August.
Grey bins due for collection week commencing Monday 14 August will be collected as normal.
There will be disruption to commercial general waste and recycling collections during the period of industrial action. Detailed collection updates for commercial waste customers can be found at www.stirling.gov.uk/wastestrike
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The UCI World Cycling Championships are being held in Scotland in August this year. Some events are in Stirlingshire, and pass through or close to Thornhill. There will be associated road closures, full details of which will be publicised in due course by Stirling Council.
-the men’s elite time trial passes through Thornhill (A873 from the Smiddy, turning left down the A822 towards Kippen) on Friday 11 August
-the women’s elite time trial uses Coldoch Road from the Smiddy towards Kippen on Thursday 10 August
-the men’s U23 time trial uses Coldoch Road from the Smiddy towards Kippen on Wednesday 9 August
There is a drop-in session in Thornhill Community Hall on 8 June, 14.30-19.30, for anyone interested in further information.
After representations to Stirling Council by ourselves and elected Councillors, we have been advised by Stirling Council’s governance department that a new round of Community Council elections are going to be held in late May/early June.
We hope this will allow us to re-form the Community Council without further delay. This change of tune by Stirling Council means we should not now have to raise a community petition after all, so we welcome the change.
Once again, if any member of the community is interested in standing as a candidate to volunteer for the Community Council, we would ask that they get in contact with us at email@example.com
Stirling Council has advised us that not enough valid nomination forms were received by the deadline for us to form a Community Council. For that reason, the Thornhill and Blair Drummond Community Council has been stood down – for the time being.
However, we have enough volunteers to form a Community Council, and are in the process of establishing a route by which the Community Council can be stood back up, as soon as possible.
It is important that the Community Council is in existence, not just as your conduit to have community matters represented to Stirling Council, and elected Councillors, but because the Community Council is a statutory consultee which legally must be consulted on planning matters in the area. This is particularly relevant at the moment with the proposed major development by Inverdunning currently being at the appeal stage.
We have asked Stirling Council for guidance in re-establishing our Community Council. Our preferred option is that they accept the nominations from the current volunteers immediately, allowing the Community Council to re-form straight away. Failing this, we aim to petition for a Community Council to be formed, relying on Local Government legislation to do so. This will take a matter of weeks.
What this means for YOU:
1. We may be asking the community to support our petition to re-form the Community Council. This is likely to be in the next week or so. Please support the petition!
2. Please spread the word – we know not everyone in the community has access to social media, so let everyone know what is happening.
3. We are always looking for more volunteers to be on the Community Council. If you are interested in finding out more of what is involved (it doesn’t take much time or effort) please get in touch with any (former) Community Council member, via the TBDCC Facebook page, or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Amy, a researcher from Stirling University, is running an air quality workshop this coming Saturday 25th March in the Community Hall. Drop in any time between 10 and 12 to her more about the air we’re breathing in and the air quality monitoring our village.
More information on the Stirling Uni website
If you want to sign the online petition about the closure of adult NHS Dental services in Callander here is the link.
Information from Stirling Council:
Outline plans to deliver a network of Regional Digital Hubs across Stirling and Clackmannanshire have been approved by the City Region Deal Joint Committee.
New, high quality, digitally connected business space will be set up across Stirling and Clackmannanshire under the programme, allowing growing companies to stay local and create new and exciting opportunities across the area.
Backed by £2million of investment from the Scottish Government through the £90.2million Stirling and Clackmannanshire City Region Deal, the Hubs will be established in Cowie, Callander and Clackmannanshire to benefit urban, rural and disadvantaged areas of the region.
Stirling Council Leader, Cllr Scott Farmer, said: “Within 10 years, the Stirling and Clackmannanshire City Region aims to be recognised as one of the UK’s leading areas for digital technology and as a centre of excellence for digital skills and education across a number of sectors.
The project will bring businesses together and foster innovation and rapid growth through collaborative working and targeted business mentoring and support.”
Cllr Ellen Forson, Clackmannanshire Council Leader, said: “The Digital Hubs will align with the Stirling & Clackmannanshire City Region Deal’s Skills and Inclusion Programme, which will deliver training through businesses, schools, STEP, Forth Valley College, the University of Stirling and local partners.
Stirling Council granted us an extension to submit responses to this complex planning proposal. However, the deadline has now passed.
I would like to thank everyone who took time to contact the council with your views. Amazing community spirit 👏 👏 👏