#NationalPlan4Scot Youth Project

Planning Aid for Scotland (PAS) is a unique, independent and award-winning charity that helps people shape their communities by engaging with the planning system.

They want to hear from young people (14 – 26) who are interested in the future of Scotland and would like to tell them what they think about the future of their country.

To take part in their survey visit https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/NationalPlan4Scot

Health and Social Care Survey

From Clackmannanshire and Stirling Health and Social Care Partnership

What matters to you in Clackmannanshire and Stirling?

By bringing health and social care services together, communicating better, and reducing duplication, we can improve the lives of people across Clackmannanshire & Stirling.

We want the people of Clackmannanshire & Stirling to be at the heart of designing changes to services which will focus on people and put them first.  Through working together, we can build better outcomes for the people of Clackmannanshire and Stirling.

The Health and Social Care Partnership have launched a short survey and we’d like your views on the ways we could work together to improve health and wellbeing within your community.   No decisions have been made and none will be taken until after the engagement exercise is complete.  Your views will help shape how we plan and deliver health and social care within your community, and across Clackmannanshire and Stirling.

You can access the survey at www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/ClacksandStirlingcommunities

It will take 5-10 minutes to complete, and the submission deadline is 16 October 2020.

Corona Virus Update 13/5/2020

Information from Councillor Martin Earl

UK Gov Employee Furlough Scheme extended  to the end of October https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-52634759

Here is a link to the latest Scot Gov advice on outdoor exercise issued May 11 https://www.gov.scot/news/changes-to-advice-on-going-outdoors/

Here is a link to the Second Coronavirus Bill that has been introduced to the Scottish Parliament on May 11 https://beta.parliament.scot/bills/coronavirus-scotland-no2-bill

Link to the latest funding possibilities for charities from SCVO https://stirling.fundingscotland.com/

Corona Virus Update 15/4/2020

Information from Councillor Martin Earl

The Scottish Government have changed their position on awarding grants to businesses in Scotland. Businesses are now able to claim per property rather than one grant of 25k for whole business.

This will see £25,000 given to the first business property, with subsequent premises given 75 per cent of that. This now brings the position in Scotland more closely into line with that operating in the rest of the UK. The Scottish Government announcement is here: https://www.gov.scot/news/additional-support-for-business/

The main website for NHS information. Contains sections with information and advice on a wide range of relevant matters. https://www.nhsinform.scot/coronavirus

For anyone registering a child at a Stirling Council Nursery please  see the information on the link below :- https://www.stirling.gov.uk/news/2020/april-2020/applications-for-childcare-in-a-stirling-council-nursery/

A new national helpline has been launched to provide essential assistance to those who don’t have a network of support but who are at high risk of contracting COVID-19. The number is 0800 111 4000 and it will initially operate during core working hours of 9am-5pm while plans are developed and implemented to extend it to operate for a longer period each day. It will offer help to those who do not have family or existing community support and cannot get online and who are over 70, disabled, require the support of mental health services, are pregnant or receive a flu jab for health reasons.

Corona Virus Update 5/4/2020

Information from Local Councillor Martin Earl

1. Keeping active at home for those less mobile

Later Life Training, a not for profit training company based in Killin, is running free LIVE Facebook movement activities for those who are less mobile or older. These movement snacks last for 10-15 minutes and help keep the circulation moving, mobilise the joints and some functional activities that will help maintain your strength and balance. They offer both seated and standing options. These live videos are on every day, 7 days a week, at 8am, noon and 4pm on https://www.facebook.com/groups/138533120904126/ and are available on the same page afterwards to view. You can also view them on their YouTube Channel – https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLeePVUq4FvWu9uSwUK8YMwZlVjx1CKp8q.  You can download a FREE copy of their iCaN Calendar (a diary with movement prompts) from https://www.laterlifetraining.co.uk/product/i-can-active-calendar-2020/, or if you want a hard copy posted to you can order one online.

These are recommended by the CSP and others – https://www.csp.org.uk/news/coronavirus/clinical-guidance/supporting-patients-stay-active-during-covid-19/older-people

  1. The Scottish government has confirmed that horticulture companies may continue to operate, provided they adhere to strict guidelines to prevent the spread of Covid19.
  1. A link to the Health Protection Scotland  site with information on various matters including PPE in healthcare and non healthcare setting and many other related issues.


  1. Business Gateway Business support :-

This is a link to  a PDF that is updated daily and can be downloaded detailing  business support schemes and packages available


This is a link to accessing 1:1 support in the Forth Valley area from Business Gateway.


Corona Virus Update 31/3/20

The Brown Bins in many areas on Saturday were not collected. The service simply did not have the resources available to do this. Martin Eearl has checked with the service and is advised as follows. There will be no further brown bin collection until advised. Please transfer any food waste it is possible to do so to the Grey bin and from now on put food waste directly into the Grey bin unless you are composting it. Please secure and store your brown bin as well as you are able to do.

The National Park Community Partnership have launched a survey to assess impact on businesses in the NP area of the current situation http://bit.ly/NPASurvey

Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks have launched  a 350k resilience fund to support community coronavirus response. This fund is open to Community Councils. https://www.ssen.co.uk/resiliencefund/