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Stirling Council Budget Engagement

The local authority has launched its annual round of public budget engagement, seeking opinions and feedback from residents through the Budget Conversation to understand the services that matter most to them. With no increase expected in Local Government core funding from the Scottish Government for the next three years, the Council now needs to find a way to bridge a gap which is almost double its annual roads and land services budget.

Join this year’s budget conversation by telling us what is important to you through our quick survey. We want as many people to take part so please spread the word about the survey in your community. The Conversation will close on Friday 16th December

Access the survey on Engage Stirling. You can also fill out the survey via Stirling Council Libraries or order a paper copy of the survey by calling our Customer First Contact Centre on 01786 404040. You can also request alternative formats by emailing

Don’t Forget the Tree Planting on Saturday

Feeling Lucky this Weekend?

Who wouldn’t want to win £1000 John Lewis vouchers? You could do this and support Thornhill Community Trust at the same time.
If you want to be in with a chance go to

Get Ready for Light Up Thornhill 2022!

Advent windows are back! during advent up to 24th December

Light up ceremony at the Community Hall– Saturday 3rd December at 5pm

More information here

New Web-page for North Common

The North Common now has it’s very own page on the Community Website.

The page includes information about it’s history, documents showing previous and current wildlife surveys and the original disposition document transferring the common to community ownership.

Strike action to disrupt Stirling’s waste services

Information from Stirling Council
Stirling Council residents are warned to expect major disruption to bin collections from this Friday.

Local UNISON members in the Council’s waste and recycling service will go on strike from Friday 26 August to Monday 29 August as part of national industrial action over pay for Council workers.

Scheduled household bin collections and recycling centre opening times will be impacted as a result between Friday 26 August and Sunday 4 September.

Over the coming weeks, the Council will deploy the following contingency plans:

  • Between Friday 26 August and Sunday 4 September, the collection of grey, healthcare and brown bins will be prioritised. Households due a collection for any of these bins should present them in the normal place and time and leave them out until they are emptied
  • Green and blue bins will not be collected between Friday 26 August and Sunday 4 September. Please do not present these bins until their next collection date
  • Polmaise and Callander Recycling Centres will close Friday 26 August – Monday 29 August (inclusive)
  • Balfron Recycling Centre will close on Friday 26 September and re-open on the evening of Monday 29 August.

A second period of industrial action is also planned between 7 and 10 September. Further information will be provided on the impact of this in due course.

In the meantime, the Council has prepared a special information page on its website at

Residents are encouraged to check their bin calendar ahead of the strike, which can be done online here:

New calendars will be uploaded in September, with paper copies issued following the strike period.

Regular reminders of the contingency arrangements will be posted on the Council’s Facebook and Twitter channels throughout the coming weeks.

South Common Litter Picked

On Saturday 6 volunteers from the community met on the South Common to clear litter. We filled about 6 bagfuls which were uplifted by Stirling Council.

Some areas were overgrown so there could be even more litter lurking there. We hope to have another go later in the year.

Lovely litter free path on the South Common
Clearing plastic mesh fencing
Finding bits of lego, lost marbles, and other wee stuff
Gaffer Fiona looks happy

Junior and Senior Youth Clubs

Callander Youth Project junior and senior youth clubs return next week for the 22/23 year. Please see the schedule posters for both groups.

Junior youth clubs will continue to run on Tuesdays after school with set activities each week. Please use the link below to sign your young person up to their respective age group, even those who took part in last year’s groups.

P6 (3-4pm) sign ups –

P7 (5-6pm) sign ups –

The S1-3 group remains on Mondays for the extended session of 4-5.30pm as a drop in (free choice) session with the scheduled activities as optional.

S1-3 sign ups can be made here –

The normal fee structure continues this year – one-off annual membership (£5) and a weekly £1 fee from attendees. We don’t wish this to be a barrier that prevents anyone from attending, so please just let us know if that causes a problem and we’ll be happy to waive it.

If anyone has any questions or concerns, please feel free to get in touch

Tel: 01877 330141.

Traffic Data For Thornhill

Feedback from the traffic monitor mounted on the Masonic Hall shows that over 650,000 vehicles passed through the village between January and July this year.

The majority of the vehicles were cars and not surprisingly the numbers jumped up in June and July.

You can read more detail here

Community Development News Bulletin, May 2022

Issued by Stirling Council Community Development Team

CDNews Bulletin May – Issue 9

Welcome to our next issue. Visit our Community Development page and read this month’s CDNews Bulletin.

This issue includes

  • Covid Information
  • Ukraine Support
  • Energy Help and Support
  • Suicide Prevention
  • Funding opportunities
  • Consultations
  • New Bannockburn Enterprise Hub

·         Our Communities – Doune & Deanston Story Trail

And more.

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