Additionally you can borrow litter picking equipment for personal use to tackle lockdown litter in Riverside and further afield - email us here to find out more.
You are warmly invited to join Riverside Residents Jeremy and Carolyn for their next Meditative Moment on Friday, April 2, which will be on the subject of Wellbeing - no doubt something that concerns us all; please see the poster here for more information.
All are welcome.
Stirling Council - General Updates
Please find details of some of Stirling Council's activities below.
Council leads scheme to reduce employment barriers for young people - read more here.
Information sessions for potential foster carers - read more here.
Stirling ranked top in mainland Scotland for home-grown green energy - read more here.
Drop-in sessions organised for Stirling’s Climate Plan - read more here.
All Stirling P5 pupils receive Chromebook as digital rollout continues - read more here.
Council’s popular ‘Select and Collect’ book lending service reopens - read more here.
More than 14,000 Garden Waste Permits bought by residents - read more here.
Please find detail of the next Meditative Moment here.
Hosted by Riverside Residents Jeremy and Carolyn - all welcome.
Joint Statement from Stirling Council and NHS Forth Valley
Targeted plans to limit the spread of Covid-19 in the Stirling villages of Fallin and Throsk have been put into immediate action.
An asymptomatic Mobile Testing Unit has been set up at the Community Centre while temporary remote learning measures have been put in place for all children living in the area who attend Stirling Council schools and nurseries.
Please find detail of the next Meditative Moment on a subject here.
Hosted by Riverside Residents Jeremy and Carolyn - all welcome.
Stirling Council - Community Response Bulletin
Please click the link to read our latest Community Response Bulletin and catch up with previous issues.
This issue includes
Next Stages of Easing
Community Food & Growing Projects Grant Scheme
Getting into Work in a Pandemic
Stirling Council - General Updates
A lot is going on with Stirling Council. Find below some information on some recent activities:
Reminder on current use of school football pitches - read more here.
Council housing rent set for 2021-22 - read more here.
Stirling Council approves £23M spend on housing - read more here.
Council writing to residents about new garden waste permit - read more here.
New £1.2 million regeneration project to boost Bannockburn businesses - read more here.
Popular children’s book festival goes online this year - read more here.
New Callander flood study seeks community’s local knowledge. - read more here.
Funding - Scotland Loves Local
Late last year Riverside Community Council applied for the Scotland Loves Local grant and were successful. We were awarded money that will fund our community planter. They were a huge source of pleasure and colour throughout lockdown last year. Tended by the Riverbank Centre we will be looking forward to seeing these in bloom in the summer months.
In addition further money was given to Riverside Naturally who will be planting native bulbs around Riverside to add to the hundreds that have already been sown this year.
Enjoy reading more about this grant here.
Join your Community Council
We are looking for another community council member. For more information and find out how to apply, click here.
Stirling Council - LEADER programme funding update
Stirling has benefited from £1.7 million of funding from the LEADER programme find out more here.
Keep Riverside Tidy - Dog Fouling
Through talking with our community and feedback from the Active Travel Survey comments, dog fouling is an increasing problem within Riverside. To assist and bring awareness to this issue we are putting up posters and dog poo bags around Riverside. Please make use of these bags if caught short and help us keep Riverside a clean and beautiful place to be.
Walk, Cycle, Live Stirling - Public Events
Walk, Cycle, Live Stirlng have have some live events scheduled through Microsoft Teams over the next two weeks, a session focussed on Causewayhead and a session focussed on Albert Place.
Find out what is going on in Stirling and have your say in what is happening. Visit the website here.
Voters urged to get election-ready for May
Stirling residents are being urged to get ready for the Scottish Parliament elections as early as possible. Read Stirling Council's full media release here.
Stirling Council Media Release - E-Books Moving To New Platform
E-Books from Stirling Council Libraries are moving to a new platform.
Access to digital e-books and audiobooks will switch from RBdigital to the Libby app on Tuesday 23 February, 2021.
Libby is a free, award-winning app where library members can continue to borrow and enjoy digital content from their public library.
Readers will still be able to access their current downloads on RBdigital for the length of the lending period for each title, even if that date goes past the switchover on 23 February.
However, after this point users will have to download and sign up to Libby to browse, borrow, and enjoy all the same great e-books and audiobooks which were available in the RBdigital app from Stirling Libraries.
There will be some downtime in the RB Digital app in the afternoon of the 23rd February during the switchover.
The Riverside Active Travel Survey is now well-underway, and we are delighted to let you know that so far, there has been 80 surveys completed, and another 18 replies to a similar survey for older people. We have now made paper copies available on our noticeboards. To find out more visit click here.
Stirling Council Media Release - Household Waste and Recylcing Policy
Click here for information on the approval of the Council’s new household waste and recycling policy, which includes a 100% concession scheme for the new Garden Waste Permit
Stirling Council Media Release - Change the life of a child at Stirling Council
Click here for a statement on the launch of our campaign to get more people involved in enhanced fostering.
Stirling Council Media Release - COVID vaccinations
Stirling’s Provost, Christine Simpson, has praised the local vaccine roll out after receiving her first dose of the vaccine. Read the statement here.
Stirling Council Tribute to Graham Lambie
Stirling Council paid tribute to SNP Councillor Graham Lambie, the Forth and Endrick ward member who sadly passed away at home this week. Click here to read the statement.
Riverside Community Council received a few reports of rats being seen in residents garden. Stirling Council was contacted. Their pest control officer had a walk through the locations we had been given notification of. On this occasion he could see no indication of rats.
Stirling Council would ask that people who are experiencing a rat problem to log the job with their address so that they can carry out a proper inspection. You can call 01786 404040 or visit their website here to log a job for pest control and find out more information, including charges.
We were given further advice on measures people can take to deter rodents coming to their garden. Suggestions include:
- ensuring your garden is tidy and that there is no nesting material or places they can make a nest,
- removing any food source is a big help - if there’s nothing for them to eat they won’t be attracted to your garden
- bird feeders as these are a major food source for rodents at this time of year, any spilled food from the feeders should be cleared up so the rats or mice don’t use it as a food source.
It was noted that the is little that can be done about rat activity on the river as Stirling Council can’t set bait boxes due to the danger it poses to wildlife.
Active Travel Survey
Due to the COVID restrictions we have taken the decision to extend the Active Travel Survey. Find more details here.
Heritage Trail Leaflets
Enjoy our updated Heritage Trail leaflets whilst walking round Riverside. Find a copy here or find a hard copy in your local shops.
February and March 2021
Step into Spring
Following on from the success of the Living Advent Windows over the festive period we'd love for you to join us to Step into Spring by decorating your windows and brighten up Riverside.
Starting on the 7th March if you'd like to join in and be added to the map, please let us know by the 7th February 2021. You can email us here or contact Fiona Dyet 07828 882077.
Stirling Council - New Disabled Bay
The COUNCIL propose to make The Stirling Council (On-Street Parking Spaces for Disabled Persons
No’s 3-12) Order 2021 under the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984.
The Order will introduce disabled parking as follows:-
Further details can be requested by e-mailing for three weeks from 13-1-21.
Objectors should send their reasons in writing to the Senior Manager, Environment and Place by e-mailing
quoting reference the appropriate reference number by 3-2-21.
Objectors should be aware that their name and the grounds for objection may require to be
released to the applicant for the disabled persons’ parking space.
12 January 2021
SVE Lockdown Response in the Voluntary Sector Call
On the 12th January 2021 Joan Murphy (Chair) attended a SVE Call regarding local response to the COVID lockdown. This was following the First Ministers announcement on January 5th to gain an understanding of what is currently happening on the ground, what services continue to be delivered and what gaps in provision may exist. Read the full report here.
Riverside Bowling Club
Please find the Winter Newsletter from Riverside Bowling Club here.
Please find the January Bulletin from Riverside Naturally here.
Police Warning - Courier Scam
Police are warning people to be on their guards after a Stirling woman was the victim of a scam.
The 60-year-old woman a contacted by phone on Saturday, 7 November, and told there was suspicious activity on her bank account. The caller advised a police officer would attend to collect the woman’s bank card, and a man arrived a short time later to do so. The card was returned several hours later.
After several further contact attempts were made, the victim visited her bank where concerns were raised and police were contacted.
Constable Bryan Mackie from Stirling Police Station said: “Luckily banking protocols prevented any money from being taken from the woman’s account, however it is important people are aware of this scam and avoid falling victim.
“The man who collected the woman’s bank card is believed to have shown some form of identification, however a police officer would never arrive to take your bank card. We would urge anyone who is contacted by their bank, and is concerned regarding the legitimacy of the call, to hang up and call back the bank’s main number to confirm who they are speaking with.
“Anyone with information or concerns about fraudulent activity can contact Police Scotland through 101.”
Viewforth Stopping-Up Order
Please click here to see attached a letter from Drew Leslie, Senior Manager, Infrastructure regarding a Stopping-Up Order for Viewforth Link Road.
To Be Confirmed
Electric Car Charging Bays
Riverside has been selected to trial chargers that are powered via the street lighting network.
The bollards plug into the street light system but not the lamp posts themselves as they are only on for a limited time. Instead these bollards will take advantage of the network and be place on the roadside.
The bollards take up considerably less footpath space compared to most traditional charging units and have been very successful in London. These will be placed on Rosebery Terrace and Miller Place and will be the first in Scotland.
If you have any question please get in touch - you can find out further information here.