Planned B822 Road Closure

27-9-21 until 1-10-21, from 0800 hours until 1800 hours

B822  From its junction with the B8031 to its junction with the A873 to facilitate carriageway resurfacing.

This Order will also suspend the parking:-

B822 From its junction with Poldar Road in a northerly direction for a distance of 690 metres or thereby, and;

B822 From its junction with Poldar Road in a southerly direction for a distance of 630 metres or thereby.

Residents and Emergency services access will be maintained.

Alternative Routes: via B8031, A873 and vice versa.

Muir Dam Path

Over the winter volunteers from the Thornhill Paths Group have been repairing stiles and strimming back overgrown areas along the route to make it safer and easier to negotiate. They are now looking for the path to be walked regularly to keep it open, so get your boots on!

The Muir Dam Path starts in the village behind the Church, follows the Cesintully Burn, passes through Nellie’s Glen and over Boquhapple Ridge to reach the dam. It is approximately 3km one way (6km there and back). There are lovely views on the way up and just think of the workout you’ll have going over the stiles!

The ground is rough and can be wet so stout footwear is advised. As always in the countryside please respect the farmers’ crops and keep dogs on leads when sheep or cows are around.

A description of the walk is available here

Stirling Council Road Gritting

Information from Councillor Martin Earl

I thought it might be useful for all Community groups/Community Councils in the area to have a copy of the latest winter roads/pavements policy that the Council use to govern their gritting/snow clearing operations.

Also here is a link to the FAQ page on the Council’s website regarding this. There is a map that shows the routes the council treats and what priority they are.

https://www.stirling.gov.uk/roads-transport-streets/winter-service/frequently-asked-questions/

Gritting in Lowtown

The Winter Duty Supervisor has contacted TCT about Gritting Route 3 at Lowtown in Thornhill.

They have encountered the same issue as previous years regarding the Gritter trying to pass parked vehicles especially with a Plough fitted to the Gritter Unfortunately this section of carriageway did not get gritted this morning as last night the driver was having to stop and chap doors to request the owners move their vehicles in order for Gritter Route 3 to get by vehicles parked in the street which resulted in a delay in gritting the remainder of the Route.

We are asked to pass on our concerns to residents of Lowtown as due to safety issues it may come down to not being able to Grit this area without causing damage to parked vehicles and the Gritter which we do not want.

Announcements from Stirling Council

The STIRLING COUNCIL made The Stirling Council (30 mph Speed Limit) (Thornhill) Order 2020 under the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 (as amended) on 10-12-20. 

The order will:

Reduce the existing 30 mph speed limits on the A873 and B822 reducing the speed limits to 20mph limits and introduce new 30mph speed limits entering the village as part of an environment improvement scheme.

A COPY of the Order can be requested by quoting Ref No TM/6 – SRO/2020(266) and e-mailing traffic@stirling.gov.uk.

Anyone wishing to question the validity of this Order, should write to the Court of Session with six weeks of 10-12-20. www.stirling.gov.uk  or www.tellmescotland.gov.uk

The COUNCIL made The Stirling Council (C40 (Known locally as Rossburn Lane), by Blairdrummond) (Temporary Closure) Order 2020 under the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 (as amended) on 10-12-20.

This Order will close:

C40    From its junction with the B8075 to its junction with Sommers Lane from 11-1-21 until 22-1-21 to facilitate Scottish Water works.  The weight restriction on the B8075 will be suspended for the duration of the closure.

Alternative Route:    via Sommers Lane, A84, B8075 and vice versa. See map

 Access will be maintained for emergency vehicles.

A COPY of the Order can be requested by e-mailing traffic@stirling.gov.uk. www.stirling.gov.uk  or www.tellmescotland.gov.uk