Thornhill, Stirling, United Kingdom

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Winter Health Information & Advice

Advice from NHS Forth Valley on who to contact for help and advice

Proposed Housing Development in Thornhill

You may be aware of a proposed mixed housing/ industrial development on the edge of Thornhill, which includes 73 new houses and JCC moving to the new site.
The proposal concerns land North West Of And At Burnside Works Main Street Thornhill.
More information can be found on the Stirling Council Planning website at

Community councils have a statutory right to be consulted on applications for planning permission and represent the local viewpoint on developments.
Thornhill & Blairdrummond Community Council are hosting an open meeting online this Wednesday evening (15th Dec), contact for the joining instructions

There are a couple of things to note:

  • There are 47 documents in total so you may want to concentrate on the areas which affect you most or which you have expertise in.
  • The deadline for comments to the Planning Department is 30th December which doesn’t give us much time to study the documents. However, the Community Council has requested an extension to this deadline so I will inform you if it is granted.
  • As Thornhill residents you have the right to comment on this planning application either directly to the Planning Department or via the Community Council. TCT will also develop a response based on your feedback.

Please respond to if you would like your views included in the TCT response.

Covid19 UPDATE

Information from Councillor Martin Earl

Here is a link to the latest advice and requirements as issued by the Scottish Government.

In brief :-

Advice is to work from home where possible

  • Taking frequent Lateral Flow Device tests, and, more specifically, taking one each and every time before mixing with others outside your household. The tests are freely available at local pharmacies; you can order them online here: ordertests or you can pick them up all through this month from the community testing locations listed below.
  • Wearing face coverings in all indoor settings for food and retail; on public transport and in all communal spaces if you are working in one of our premises
  • Getting a Covid booster jag if you are eligible. You can book your booster online via.
  • Washing and sanitising your hands regularly

 Full details here with drop down menus :-



Bin Collections over Christmas

Information from Stirling Council

Households and businesses across Stirling will shortly receive a letter with details of bin collection dates during the festive period.

To provide extra recycling capacity at a time when there is typically increased waste and recycling produced at home, residents will receive an additional blue bin (plastic bottles, tubs, trays, cartons, tins & aerosols) collection.

The letter also includes some top festive recycling tips along with the opening times of the Household Waste Recycling Centres (tips) at Lower Polmaise, Callander and Balfron.

As in previous years, the brown bin collection will be suspended for one cycle (27 December- 2 January).

Residents will be asked to present their brown bin for collection on the following cycle (10-16 January). After this point, brown bins will be emptied as normal every two weeks.

Please note, this means that the last brown collection of the year will be next week (13-19 December).

Glass box collections will continue as normal.

Additional Healthcare Waste bin collections between 20-24 December will run as scheduled. Households with these collections due on 25 and 26 December will receive a letter with an alternative collection date.

Household Waste Recycling Centres will also remain open throughout most of the festive period if you have excess paper or cardboard material or other bulky items that do not fit in your bins.

Residents can also check their festive collection dates on the Council website.

Stirling Community Lottery

The results of the first Stirling Community Lottery results are in! Are you a winner?

A winning ticket is potentially a week away, we thank you for your continued support.

If you haven’t signed up yet visit our page –

Have a great weekend everyone!

Stirling City of Culture Bid

Information from Stirling Council Community Development Team

Stirling city and the wider Stirling area have been announced as the only Scottish destination to make the long list for UK City of Culture 2025, boosting a bold aim to put culture at the heart of the area’s regeneration and future growth. A bid is being prepared for Stirling to be shortlisted to the final three UK cities next year.

Winning would be an opportunity to promote the area, attract investment, and include celebrations and events for everyone to participate in and enjoy. We recognise that cultural activity and creativity can also deliver a wider range of social benefits, enhancing learning, health and wellbeing.

We’re looking for your views and ideas to help shape our bid and wider cultural vision.   Our survey wants to find out what culture means to all Stirling’s individuals, to find out the kind of activity our population takes part in, aspirations for the year of culture, and ideas on how to tell Stirling’s story to the world. 

Please take 5-10 minutes to complete it – the survey is open to everyone who lives, works or studies in the Stirling Council area. We want to ensure everyone has an opportunity to have their say. The survey is available on our Engage Stirling platform and if you need a paper copies please visit your local library, including the Council’s mobile service. If you need the survey in another format, please contact us.

Please forward this to families, friends, and your networks to help strengthen the bid for Stirling.

4 days to Lottery draw

First draw on 11th December, make sure you’re signed up! You could be a lucky winner.

North Common Survey Report

The community of Thornhill are fortunate enough to have two areas of common land which bound the village on its north and south sides. The North Common is wilder in character than its counterpart to the south, comprising a mix of grassland, marshland, scrub and woodland habitats.

To inform the community’s plans for the North Common, Thornhill Community Trust commissioned a report from Thornhill Biodiversity Group member and professional ecological consultant Matt Harding.

You can download and read the final report and accompanying maps here

Have you say on Stirling’s plans for nature

Plans to make Stirling a place where nature can thrive by increasing the diversity of plants and habitats across the region are out for consultation.

Through engage Stirling residents are being asked to give their views on the new Stirling Pollinator Action Plan and the Stirling Council Alive with Nature Plan.

The Stirling Pollinator Action Plan will remodel the way the Council manages greenspaces to reverse the dramatic decline of pollinators and help to meet our goal of becoming a carbon zero society.

As part of the consultation, an interactive map will allow residents to pinpoint greenspaces (including parks, closed cemetery sites and amenity land) across the Council area where changes to the management could be introduced to create new habitats, including small woodlands, grasslands rich in wildflowers and community orchards, to attract and protect bees, butterflies and other pollinators.

The Stirling Council Alive with Nature Plan seeks to transform the Stirling Council area into Scotland’s greenest region. It includes a range of actions that aim to help us halt biodiversity loss and contribute to the achievement of a carbon zero society. Delivery of this plan will result in increasing natural capital, improving health and wellbeing, and strengthening social inclusion, using investment in our natural environment to achieve positive change.

We are asking for your feedback on these Plans so we can make sure that your thoughts and views are added before the plan is agreed upon. If you would like to learn more about these Plans please email with your questions or to request a meeting to discuss the Plans in more detail.

Please note that the Pollinator Action Plan consultation closes on 7th January 2022. The Alive with Nature Plan consultation closes on 27th December 2021.

Stirling Community Lottery

*****10 days to go to the first draw ****

Thornhill Community Trust signed up as a good cause beneficiary of the lottery to help raise funds for those little things which can make Thornhill a nicer place to live. Such as Christmas lights and batteries for Light Up Thornhill, replacement tubs for the colourful planters and a donation to the new picnic bench on the South Common.

Stirling Community Lottery will support community projects in the local area, including Thornhill Community Trust. It operates on the principle of raising money within the community. A ticket for Stirling Community Lottery costs £1 a week and 60p will go directly to good causes!

We need your help – try your luck in the lottery and support a local cause! Sign up for the 1st draw on 11th December.

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