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December 2021

Stirling Hogmany Celebrations

Celebrate Hogmanay with all the family in Stirling, with something for all ages. Enjoy live music and family ceilidhs at The Tolbooth or have fun at our new Stirling’s Hogmanay Family Day at the Albert Halls.

 

Bring in the bells watching a spectacular fireworks display from the National Wallace Monument – watch locally around Stirling or live on BBC1 Scotland.

 

There will be a short fireworks display from the National Wallace Monument at midnight on 31 December.

 

There will be no designated viewing area and spectators are encouraged to watch from where they are or live on BBC1 Scotland. There will be no fireworks from Stirling Castle.

November 2021

Community Development Bulletin

Visit Stirling Council's Community Development page and read this month’s CDNews Bulletin.

This issue includes

  • A Little Self-Care this Winter

  • Covid Information - Mobile Testing Dates

  • Winter Warmer Advice

  • Credit Unions

  • Cyber Corner - Accessibility

  • Funding opportunities

  • Stirling Lottery Funding

  • Our Community – Killearn Heritage Trail

And more.

November 2021

Scottish Water - Be Winter Ready

Scottish Water is encouraging customers in communities across Scotland to prepare their homes for winter. 

 

Our winter advice advises anyone with a home, holiday home or business premises to take action to heat, insulate and protect their properties.

 

Visit www.scottishwater.co.uk/winter where you can find winter information, films and advice.

 

Further information can be found online about your pipework responsibilities, visit www.scottishwater.co.uk/responsibility

 

Follow us on twitter @scottish_water and facebook.com/scottishwater 

 

I'd like to take this opportunity to wish you a safe and happy winter season.
 
Scottish Water Team

November 2021

Disabled Parking Bays - Forrest Road

The COUNCIL propose to make The Stirling Council (On-Street Parking Spaces for Disabled Persons) (Forrest Road, Riverside, Stirling) Order 2021 under the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984.

 

The Order will introduce disabled parking as follows:-

 

Forrest Road, Riverside – TM/6 – SRO/2021(337), map here.

 

Further details can be requested by e-mailing traffic@stirling.gov.uk for three weeks from 17-11-21.

 

Objectors should send their reasons in writing to the Senior Manager, Environment and Place by e-mailing traffic@stirling.gov.uk quoting the reference number by 8-12-21.

 

www.stirling.gov.uk or www.tellmescotland.gov.uk

Winter 2021

Riverside Living Advent Windows

The Advent Windows are coming back - bringing light and joy to Riverside during the dark winter days and raising much needed funds for the vital defibrillators.

 

If you would like to join in, please contact Fiona Dyet on 07828 882077.

October 2021

Stirling Council - General Updates

Please find details of some of Stirling Council's activities below.

27th October - COP26 brings climate conversation to communities - find out more here.

25th October - Licensing Board Statement on drink spiking - find out more here.

18th October - Community Covid Testing available across Stirling every day this week - Find out more here.

15th October - Work starts next week on Burghmuir Road underpass - Find out more here.

13th October - Public meetings on future of Buchanan PS to be held online - Find out more here.

11th October - Planning Permission Approved for Affordable Housing in Killearn - Find out more here.

11th October - Dementia Training and Funding Scheme Goes Live - Find out more here.

8th October - Stirling to represent Scotland in UK City of Culture 2025 bid - Find out more here.

6th October - Stirling Science Festival to Return for Second Year - Find out more here.

5th October - Council meetings now streamed live on YouTube - Find out more here.

4th October - Mobile COVID Testing at different Stirling locations every day this week - Find out more here.

4th October - Residents Making Their Voices Heard in Budget Conversation - Find out more here.

September 2021

Riverside Bowling Club

Please enjoy the most recent newsletter from Riverside Bowling Club here.

September 2021

Riverside Bowling Club

The Riverside Bowling Club are delighted to announce that their refurbished clubhouse is nearly finished and has heating at long last.

 

They are now in the position to be inviting weekly booking to make use of the lovely, warm space.  Enjoy these photos of the refurbishment.

Any interested parties interested in making a booking please contact John Miller on mobile 07709 058642 or e-mail johntmillar@aol.co.uk,

September 2021

Stirling Council - General Updates

Please find details of some of Stirling Council's activities below.

A New Economic Strategy for Stirling - Survey - find out more here.

Common Good Register goes out for consultation - find out more here.

Survey shows Wallace Monument is a hit with visitors - find out more here.

Budget Conversation launched as Council faces £29M shortfall - find out more here.

Public asked to review new Council website - find out more here.

Stirling Council to sign global Glasgow Food and Climate Declaration - find out more here.

Stirling’s hidden gems open their doors to visitors this week - find out more here.

Public consultation opens on permanent closure of Buchanan PS - find out more here.

Consultation on Gaelic language goes live - find out more here.

New Bin Collection Calendars - find out more here.

October 2021

SEPA - Flooding Consultation

Stirling Council is encouraging residents to offer their views on actions that can be taken to tackle the risk of flooding in local areas.

Working in collaboration with the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) and other key partners, Stirling Council is the lead local authority for the Forth Local Plan District Consultation. There are 14 district consultations across Scotland being co-ordinated between SEPA and local authorities.

Find out more here and visit the website here.

Riverside Community Council will be submitting a comment on this consultation - please get in touch if you would like to be part of the group or of you have anything you would like to contribute.

September 2021

Stirling Council - Public Procession Notification - 12th September 2021

Stirling Council has received a Notification submitted in terms of the Civic Government (Scotland) Act 1982, as amended. Please find here a Notice of Public Procession for this notification for your information.

Proposed route:  Starting at the Peak, Forthside, Forth St, Dean Crescent, Queenshaugh Drive, Riverside Drive, Waverley Crescent, into Cambuskenneth at South Street, Ferry Orchard, Ladysneuk Road, a turn on the Broom Farm Road and returning via Abbey Road, Forth Crescent, Shore Road and Forthside Road East to the Peak.

 

The Notification has been considered in terms of the expected Covid Restrictions to be in place on the date of the Procession.

 

This will be reviewed again in the lead up to the procession date.

August 2021

Active Travel Workshop with Robyn

 You are invited to abbey road market for a workshop on active travel. Have your say in how you travel around. It should be fun as well as serious.

Robyn who is a postgraduate is helping the community council with information as part of her active travel research project:
https://forms.gle/HzzVprrBug2SfP45A

All invited to a workshop to discuss the findings of the research.  It is open to anyone, even if you weren’t involved in the walk-around interviews.

Friday 3rd of September at the Abbey Road Market in Riverside, from 6.30pm and is expected to last between 1 and 2 hours. 

Robyn says, ”During the workshop, we will complete a mapping exercise and reactionary based exercise with photographs from around Riverside, more details are included in the attached participant information sheet. It will result in a visual.

August 2021

Scottish Water - Road Closures

The COUNCIL made The Stirling Council (Cooperage Quay, Riverside, Stirling) (Temporary Closure) Order 2021 under the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 (as amended) on 20-8-21.

 

This Order will close:

 

Cooperage Quay The north-south section from the junction of the east-west section in a southerly direction to the southern side of the junction of Cask Crescent from 0930 hours until 1530 hours on 13-9-21 to facilitate Scottish Water works.

 

Emergency Service access will be maintained. Access will be maintained for residents at 15 minute intervals

 

Alternative Routes: n/a. 

The COUNCIL made The Stirling Council (Abbotsford Place / Shiphaugh Place, Riverside, Stirling) (Temporary Suspension of Parking) Order 2021 under the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 (as amended) on 20-8-21.

 

The ORDER suspends the parking on:

 

Abbotsford Place Both sides thereof from its junction with Millar Place to its junction with Waverley Crescent, and;

Shiphaugh Place Both sides thereof from a point adjacent to the boundary between no.1 and no. 3/5 and the boundary between no. 28 and no. 30 from 0930 hours until 1530 hours on 13-9-21 to facilitate Scottish Water works.

 

A COPY of the Order can be provided by e-mailing traffic@stirling.gov.uk.

 

www.stirling.gov.uk or www.tellmescotland.gov.uk

August 2021

Stirling Council - Speed Limit Change Notification

Please find details on Stirling Council's proposal to change the speed limits in areas around Stirling here.  You can find detailed maps here.

August 2021

Riverside - Active Travel Research

Robyn, the MSc student from Stirling Uni, who has supported us throughout our Travel-Light Project is conducting research to "identify motivations and barriers to the uptake of active travel behaviours in Riverside, Stirling, and to evaluate potential pathways to greater participation of active travel". She is looking for residents, or people who frequently travel via Riverside, by walking, cycling and wheeling, to participate in a 'walking interview' in Riverside.

There is a sign-up form at https://forms.gle/sdbAJqJdvPrz8AHS6.

 

If you have any questions, then please email her via the form.

August 2021

Stirling Council - Walk, Cycle, Live Stirling Consultation

A public consultation on proposals to revolutionise travel by foot and bike in neighbourhoods south of Stirling city centre is now live.

Residents are being asked for their views on the City Centre South project, which is looking at ways to make it easier and more attractive for people of all abilities to move sustainably around, benefitting all local communities.

Find out more here and visit Stirling Council's Engage website to have your say.

August 2021

Police Scotland - Body Camera Consultations

​Police Scotland recently asked the public for their views on our Armed Police Officers using body worn video cameras to record certain incidents. Almost 9,000 people took part in a national survey and the majority thought the use of body worn video cameras would increase trust and confidence in the police and make them feel safer. 

 

The response was so positive, we are now considering giving these cameras to police officers and staff, in other roles across Scotland. This means that cameras would be worn on their uniform to record what they see and hear in certain situations so everyone involved has a clearer picture of exactly what happened.  

 

The consultation is an opportunity for the public to be part of an ongoing conversation to help shape the use of Body Worn Video cameras by police officers and staff when interacting with communities in Scotland. Your views will help inform protocols, code of practice and training to ensure that things are done in an appropriate and proportionate way, each and every time. 

 

​​Please take some time to take part in the national survey by visiting the Body Worn Video pages at scotland.police.uk or using the link:

here.

August 2021

Stirling Council - Public Procession Notification - 12th September 2021

Stirling Council has received a Notification submitted in terms of the Civic Government (Scotland) Act 1982, as amended. Please find here a Notice of Public Procession for this notification for your information.

Proposed route:  Starting at the Peak, Forthside, Forth St, Dean Crescent, Queenshaugh Drive, Riverside Drive, Waverley Crescent, into Cambuskenneth at South Street, Ferry Orchard, Ladysneuk Road, a turn on the Broom Farm Road and returning via Abbey Road, Forth Crescent, Shore Road and Forthside Road East to the Peak.

 

The Notification has been considered in terms of the expected Covid Restrictions to be in place on the date of the Procession.

 

This will be reviewed again in the lead up to the procession date.

September 2021

A message from First Bus

I’m writing to you to make you aware of some ongoing service disruption that is presently affecting our bus network.

 

We’re experiencing an acute driver shortage coupled with the ongoing requirement of a proportion of our existing driver pool having to self-isolate with very little advance warning. However, I would like to take this opportunity to assure all of the communities that we serve that we’re doing absolutely everything possible to deliver as much as we can in the face of very challenging circumstances.

 

Over the coming days, the attached notice will begin to appear at bus stops across the Stirling Council area. This notice is to make everyone aware that while we will continue with our efforts to deliver our scheduled timetables, there may well be some short notice disruption for the reasons outlined above.

 

It may be helpful to know that our website (www.firstscotlandeast.com), Twitter channel (@FirstScotland) and customer service team will be advising customers of any changes to services as soon as they’re confirmed. Our control rooms are communicating direct with our social media and customer contact teams as soon as an issue becomes known. These measures will help to inform customers and communities of a potential issue as quickly as we can and I would therefore ask everyone to keep an eye on these channels or check with our customer service centre for any disruption when planning journeys.

 

In the meantime, we’ve made some timetable changes that came into effect today (on service 38/X38) that will enable us to better spread our available pool of drivers across the Stirling and Forth Valley area with a view to improving service reliability.

 

I hope that this information is helpful in the meantime, and I thank you in advance for your continued patience while we continue to address this very challenging situation.

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Robert Burns

Stakeholder Engagement Officer (Scotland)

August 2021

Stirling Council - Community Response Bulletin

Please click the link to read our latest Community Response Bulletin and catch up with previous issues.

https://www.stirling.gov.uk/communityresponse

 

This issue includes

  • Self Isolation and Mobile Testing

  • Support for innovation

  • Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service

  • Heat Up the Summer with CAB

  • Funding and Training opportunities

And more. If you have any problem getting into the Bulletin, please let us know.

 

Last Issue – your contributions

Our next Bulletin will be the last, with Covid-19 response information being continued in the Council’s Community Development Newsletter – CDNews.  For our last issue - help us remember, thank all the volunteers, recognise the amazing work, and pay tribute to the hundreds of you who have been part of the effort to respond to the pandemic.

 

Email us any articles, thank you messages, photographs, quotes and comments by Wednesday 11 August for inclusion.

August 2021

Riverside Litter Pick

Join us at 10.30am or 12.30pm for a litter pick as we help to Keep Riverside Beautiful.

In accordance with COVID Level 0 restrictions we will be limiting the groups to 15 people from 15 households.

We will meet at the Riverside Community Orchard to collect litter picking equipment and receive a safety briefing.

Please email us here to book your place.

August 2021

Smith Art Gallery - Family Garden Party

The Smith Art Gallery and Museum is organising a Family Garden Party on Saturday 7 August from 11am to 4pm and we’re trying to get the word out far and wide to local families and groups.  I’m attaching a copy of the poster and flyer with more details of the day, and please forward it on to anyone or any groups you know who might be interested.  

The Smith is organising a free bus shuttle service picking up from local schools at 10.30am and 11am with buses returning back to the schools at the end of the event at 4.15pm. The location for pick-up/drop off are: Riverside Primary School, Cornton Primary School and the Raploch Community Centre. There’s no need to book the bus; people can just turn up at those times. 

Many thanks 

The Smith Art Gallery and Museum team

July 2021

Stirling Council - General Updates

Please find details of some of Stirling Council's activities below.

Council to receive £53 million funding to deliver more affordable homes - find out more.

Callander hosts Covid-19 community testing for all Stirling residents - find out more.

Work begins on 22 new affordable homes at former Cowie school - find out more.

A907 reopens fully ahead of schedule as Abbey Craig works completed - find out more.

Free school meals for Primary 4 children from August - find out more.

Have your say on plans to make Stirling Scotland’s greenest region - find out more.

New Stirling Loves Local Gift Card Launched - find out more.

Stirling Albion stars urge community to take part in Covid testing - find out more.

Council secures future of mid-market homes - find out more.

Repairs scheduled to protect heritage of historic Hollowburn Bridge - find out more.

£150k community regeneration fund open for applications - find out more.

Stirling Council and public safety partners warn of open water dangers - find out more.

July 2021

Stirling Council - Community Response Bulletin

Please click the link to read our latest Community Response Bulletin and catch up with previous issues.

https://www.stirling.gov.uk/communityresponse

 

This issue includes

  • Latest Changes to Restrictions

  • Summer of Activities for Children & Young People Fund

  • Start Up Stirling Summer & School Appeal

  • Play in the Park

  • Supporting Older People in their Own Homes

  • Funding

And more

June 2021

Stirling Council - For Kids Sake

A new campaign is encouraging everyone in Stirling to look out for signs during the summer that a child may have experienced harm, neglect or abuse during the pandemic.

 

Organised locally by Clackmannanshire and Stirling Child Protection Committee, the ‘For Kids’ Sake’ campaign is urging people to be alert for clues during the holiday for children who have had a tough time during lockdown.

More information here.

June 2021

Stirling Council - Consulations

Following on from the consultation on Stirling Council's Climate and Nature Emergency Plan two further companion plans have been developed.  Visit the Engage platform for more information on and have your say:

 

Tree and Woodland Policy

Alive with Nature

You can find Riverside Community Council's comment onf the Climante and Nature Emergency Plan here.

June 2021

Riverside - Meditative Moments Fireside Discussion

Everyone is warmly invited to join Riverside residents Jeremy and Carolyn for this weeks Fireside Discussion.

You can find more details here.

July 2021

Stirling Council - Community Response Bulletin

Please click the link to read our latest Community Response Bulletin and catch up with previous issues.

https://www.stirling.gov.uk/communityresponse

 

This issue includes

  • Latest Changes to Restrictions

  • Summer of Activities for Children & Young People Fund

  • Start Up Stirling Summer & School Appeal

  • Play in the Park

  • Supporting Older People in their Own Homes

  • Funding

And more

June 2021

Stirling Council - General Updates

Please find details of some of Stirling Council's activities below.

Have your say on Stirling’s strategy for managing trees and woodlands - find out more here.

Council take on full delivery of ongoing Covid-19 community testing - find out more here.

‘Thank You’ message from Council to pupils, staff and families - find out more here.

Park of Keir planning process nears conclusion - find out more here.

Work on new Council website continues - find out more here.

New logo captures rich history and modern appeal of Wallace Monument - find out more here.

Provost Simpson attends ceremony to mark 100 years of Legion Scotland - find out more here.

Community testing returns to Cowie to help prevent spread of Covid-19 - find out more here.

Public asked to shape new Council website - find out more here.

Survey work on Branshogle Bridge progressing - find out more here.

More than 6000 new trees branch out across Stirling - find out more here.

Stirling’s first taxi charging point amps up 14 new EV bays at Forthside - find out more here.

Five more Stirling libraries open their doors to the public during June - find out more here.

A907 Alloa Road to close for essential safety works on Abbey Craig - find out more here.

Council recognises key role played by Armed Forces in Covid-19 response - find out more here.

Callander hosts COVID-19 testing unit for all Stirling residents without symptoms - find out more here.

June 2021

Stirling Council - Community Response Bulletin

Please click the link to read our latest Community Response Bulletin and catch up with previous issues.

https://www.stirling.gov.uk/communityresponse

 

This issue includes

  • Community Response Group Survey

  • 18-25 Vaccination Registration

  • Volunteer Week

  • Preloved School Clothes

  • Funding Opportunities

And more

June 2021

Nhs - LFD Testing Kits

 LFD test kits are now available from a number of local pharmacies across Scotland, including quite a few in the Forth Valley area (see Scottish Government media release below)

 

https://www.gov.scot/news/rapid-test-kits-rolled-out-to-pharmacies/

 

 

Find the links to the online location finder where people can find out where to get a LFD test in their local area here.

 

Covid-19 testing for people without symptoms

Rapid lateral flow tests are widely available for people who do not have coronavirus symptoms. These can be picked up from local walk/drive-through test sites, a number of local pharmacies or ordered online. To find out where you can get a rapid lateral flow tests in your local area click here and to order them online click here

 

https://maps.test-and-trace.nhs.uk/#/

 

This is in addition to the LA run LFD testing on site and collection of kits and the universal LFD offer that can be ordered online

June 2021

Forth Environment Link - Food Summit and Community Gardens Visits

Forth Environment Link (FEL) has been carrying out research seeking sustainable and dignified solutions to food insecurity in Forth Valley.

 

The research project, in partnership with NHS Forth Valley, Local Councils and Third Sector Interfaces, aims to tackle food poverty, diet related ill-health and access to affordable healthy food by bringing people and organisations together to devise and develop long term actions that that improve the local food system.

Find out more here.

June 2021

NHS Forth Valley - Appointment of new Board Members

We are looking to appoint two new Board members for NHS Forth Valley and are keen to encourage applications from people with a diverse range of skills, backgrounds and knowledge, particularly those with previous clinical experience or financial skills.

 

More information can be found on the NHS Forth Valley website and the Public Appointments website.

 

The  closing date for applications is before midday on Wednesday 23rd June 2021.

June 2021

Stirling Council - Mobile Testing Unit - Stirling University

A mobile testing unit (MTU) will be available at Stirling University from today, Monday 7th June, through to Sunday 13th June.

Tests can be booked as normal online (https://www.gov.uk/get-coronavirus-test) or by calling 119.

The MTU is operated by the Scottish Ambulance Service for community testing and can offer PCR and asymptomatic testing.  

It will provide walk-in and drive-through appointments from 10am to 5pm.

Please follow the signage and the directions of staff on site.

The NHS Inform website (https://www.nhsinform.scot/illnesses-and-conditions/infections-and-poisoning/coronavirus-covid-19/test-and-protect/coronavirus-covid-19-testing) gives more information on testing in Scotland.

June 2021

Stirling Council - Road Traffic Order - Lovers Walk Overnight

The COUNCIL made The Stirling Council (Burghmuir Road / Drip Road / Lovers Walk, Stirling) (Temporary Closure) Order 2021 under the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 (as amended) on 28-5-21.

 

Phase 1

 

This Order will close:

 

Burghmuir Road From its junction with Craigs Roundabout to the access to Tesco.

 

Drip Road From its junction with Laurencecroft Road to its junction with Customs Roundabout,

 

Alternative Route: via Back O Hill Road, Raploch Road, Dumbarton Road, Albert Place, Port Street, Wellgreen Road, Upper Craigs and vice versa

 

Lovers Walk For its entire length.

 

Alternative Route: via Forth Street, Shore Road, Forth Place, Goosecroft Road, Cowane Street, Union Street

 

Tesco and Service Station Access via Lower Bridge Street, Union Street, Burghmuir Road and vice versa

 

Phase 2

 

Burghmuir Road From its junction with Craigs Roundabout to the access to Tesco;

 

Drip Road From its junction with Laurencecroft Road to its junction with Customs Roundabout,

 

Alternative Route: via Back O’Hill Road, Raploch Road, Dumbarton Road, Albert Place, Port Street, Wellgreen Road, Upper Craigs and vice versa

Lovers Walk For its entire length.

 

Alternative Route: via Forth Street, Shore Road, Forth Place, Goosecroft Road, Cowane Street, Union Street

 

All restrictions are overnight from 2200 hours until 0200 hours from 6-6-21 until 14-6-21 due to carriageway works.

 

Union Street and access to Bridge of Allan over A9 / Stevenson Bridge will be maintained via traffic lights however delays should be expected.

 

Not all roundabout slips will be closed at the same time, the work will be carried out in phases but closures and diversions will be clearly signed.

 

NB Access will be limited during the works but maintained to local businesses.

 

A COPY of the Order can be provided by e-mailing traffic@stirling.gov.uk.

May 2021

Stirling Council - Summer of Activities Fund

A new Summer of Activities Fund for Children & Young People has been launched today for Stirling.  Grants of up to £10,000 are open to public and third sector organisations and private partnership nurseries to deliver activities that will help to improve the wellbeing of children and young people over the summer holidays. 

 

Full details and application form at

https://www.stirling.gov.uk/summerfund

 

Please note - There is an early deadline of 11 am on 14 June 2021.

 

To keep up to date with funding opportunities visit Funding Stirling:

May 2021

Stirling Council - General Updates

Please find details of some of Stirling Council's activities below.

A907 Alloa Road to close for essential safety works on Abbey Craig - find out more here.

Council recognises key role played by Armed Forces in Covid-19 response - find out more here.

Callander hosts COVID-19 testing unit for all Stirling residents without symptoms - find out more here.

Off The Page Stirling Book Festival returns with digital delights - find out more here.

Special Uplift Service to resume for residents - find out more here.

Trading Standards warn parents over dangerous acrobat stacking toy - find out more here.

May 2021

Stirling Council - Road Traffic Order Forth Crescent

The COUNCIL made The Stirling Council (Forth Crescent, Riverside, Stirling) (Temporary Suspension of Parking) Order 2021 under the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 (as amended) on 28-5-21.

 

The ORDER suspends the parking on:

 

Forth Crescent On the north side thereof from its junction with Millar Place in a south westerly direction for a distance of 112 metres or thereby from 0930 hours until 1530 hours on 21-6-21 to facilitate Scottish Water works.

 

A COPY of the Order can be provided by e-mailing traffic@stirling.gov.uk.

 

www.stirling.gov.uk or www.tellmescotland.gov.uk

May 2021

Riverside - Meditative Moments Fireside Discussion

Everyone is warmly invited to join Riverside residents Jeremy and Carolyn for this weeks Fireside Discussion.

You can find more details here.

April 2021

Riverside Community Council Newsletter

Please find our most recent newsletter here.

May 2021

Riverside Bowling Club Open Season

Please find the most recent news from Riverside Bowling Club here as they open for the season and their centenary year.

May 2021

Riverside Naturally Monthly Bulletin

Please find the most recent bulletin from Riverside Naturally here.

May 2021

Stirling Council - Community Response Bulletin

Please click the link to read our latest Community Response Bulletin and catch up with previous issues.

https://www.stirling.gov.uk/communityresponse

 

This issue includes

  • Lateral Flow Testing

  • Library Service Reopening

  • Mental Health Support for Young People

  • Check In Scotland for Businesses

  • Training Opportunities

And more

May 2021

Riverside - Climate and Nature Emergency Plan Consultation

Please find the comments Riverside Community Council made on Stirling Council's consultation on the Climate and Nature Emergency Plan here.

For further information and to comment on all of Stirling Council's consultations, visit their website here.

April 2021

Stirling Council - Temporary 20mph speed limit

The COUNCIL made The Stirling Council (Various Streets, Riverside) (20mph Temporary Speed Limit) Order 2021 under the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 (as amended) on 30-4-21


This Order will introduce a temporary 20mph speed limit on:


Abbey Mill, Abbey Road, Abbey Road Place, Abbotsford Place, Dean Crescent, Forth Street, Lovers
Walk, Meadows Place, Millar Place, Queenshaugh Drive, Riverside Drive, Shiphaugh Place, Shore
Road, Sutherland Drive, Waverly Crescent, Riverside.


It is also necessary to introduce a 20mph speed limit zone in:
Cask Crescent and Cooperage Quay, Riverside

 

from 12-5-21 for a period of 18 months, all restrictions are for public safety as part of a spaces for people project.


A COPY of the Order can be provided by e-mailing traffic@stirling.gov.uk.

Find a map here.

April 2021

Scottish Government - EU Citizens

Scottish Government and COSLA have shared a letter regarding their our work to help EU citizens stay in Scotland.

Read the letter here.

April 2021

Riverside - Meditative Moments

Residents Jeremy and Carolyn are inviting you to the next Meditative Moment on the subject of “Interconnectedness”. Our present challenges of Covid-19, Climate Change and a host of other global issues

make this a highly relevant subject for reflection.

 

As ever, you will be very welcome to join us - see the poster for details and the link.

April 2021

Riverside Community Council - March Community Round Up

Enjoy our most recent community round up here.

April 2021

Stirling Council - Community Response Bulletin

Please click the link to read our latest Community Response Bulletin and catch up with previous issues.

https://www.stirling.gov.uk/communityresponse

 

This issue includes

  • Easing of Restrictions

  • Signals to End Violence

  • Covid Recovery Funding

  • Fuel Poverty Support

  • Support to Vulnerable Families

  • Staying Safe online

And more

April 2021

Riverside Community Council - Parking Update

On 24th March we received an email from the Council which proposed to 'introduce a 20mph limit in Riverside and install temporary build outs in Forrest Road and Alexandra Place'. This was to be part of the Sustrans Spaces for People proposals linked to the pandemic recovery.

 

This was discussed at the Community Council meeting on 31st April and a number of concerns were raised including the short time scale for responding and that local residents had not been involved. In addition several members of the CC studied the details of the proposals and we then gave a detailed response to the Council indicating why we did not want to agree to the structural changes proposed.

 

It was finally agreed that the Council would ‘proceed with introducing a 20mph zone in Riverside and a behaviour change campaign’ but not the structural changes.

Going forward Stirling Council has agreed to a site visit to discuss the on-the-ground issues and to further community consultation regarding ongoing issues as well current pandemic difficulties.

April 2021

Stirling Council - General Updates

Please find details of some of Stirling Council's activities below.

COVID community testing unit returns to Cowie for all Stirling residents - read more here.

Council appeals for responsible visitors ahead of travel ban lift - read more here.

Council fulfils promise of free entry to The National Wallace Monument - read more here.

Consultation underway on expansion of Stirling’s specialist education provision - read more here.

Affordable homes to be built as part of 85-house Pirnhall development - read more here.

First Stirling libraries reopen for public browsing on appointment basis - read more here.

April 2021

Riverside Litter Pick

Join us on the 10th April 2021 for a socially distant, COVID compliant litter pick, as we work to keep Riverside Beautiful.

You can find out more information here.

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.  

April 2021

Meditative Moments

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.

March 2021

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.

March 2021

Stirling Council - Community Response Buletin

Please click the link to read the latest Community Response Bulletin and catch up with previous issues.

https://www.stirling.gov.uk/communityresponse

 

This issue includes

  • Restriction Updates

  • Rapid Testing Available

  • Tackling Violence Against Shop Workers

  • Food Poverty Crisis

  • Stirling Council’s Thank You

  • Funding

March 2021

Riverside Spaces for People proposals

 Stirling Council successfully secured £513,000 from the Sustrans Spaces for People and some of this money will be used in Riverside.  
 

To see and comment on the plans for our area you can go to their website here.

March 2021

Stirling Council - Community testing in Cowie for Stirling residents without Coronavirus symptoms

Mobile Covid-19 testing centres will be available in Cowie.

Read more here.

March 2021

Stirling Council - Community Response Bulletin

Please click the link to read our latest Community Response Bulletin and catch up with previous issues.

https://www.stirling.gov.uk/communityresponse

 

This issue includes

  • Changes to Level 4 Restrictions

  • New Anxiety App

·         Springing Forward with Stirling Libraries

  • Funding

  • Help the National Library of Scotland

·         Test & Trace Scams

And more.

March 2021

Riverside Community - Meditative Moments

Please find detail of the next Meditative Moment here.

 

Hosted by Riverside Residents Jeremy and Carolyn - all welcome.

March 2021

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.

Read more here.

March 2021

Stirling Council - Environmental Consultations

In October 2019, the Council declared a Climate Emergency and the Plan will be a major driver in Stirling’s efforts to tackle the climate crisis head on.

Have your say on Stirling’s draft Climate and Nature Emergency Plan.  Read more here and visit Stirling Councils engagements portal here.

March 2021

Stirling Council - General Updates

A lot is going on in Stirling Council - find out more below:

Changes proposed to drinking alcohol in public byelaws - read more here.

Families pick up the keys to new Council housing in St. Ninians - read more here.

Stirling’s new Makar to put a Spring in the step of Stirling’s poetry scene - read more here.

Council tax frozen for 2021-22 by Stirling Council - read more here.

2021-22 Budget passed by Stirling Council - read more here.

March 2021

Riverside Community Council February News Round Up

Enjoy the round up of our activities in February here.  Find a printable copy here.

You can sign up for our newsletter here.

March 2021

Stirling Council - Mobile testing units to visit Plean and Cowie

Mobile Covid-19 testing centres will be deployed in Plean and Cowie this week due to the high number of positive tests for the virus in the local area.  

Read more here.

March 2021

Riverside Community - Meditative Moments

Please find detail of the next Meditative Moment on a subject here.

 

Hosted by Riverside Residents Jeremy and Carolyn - all welcome.

March 2021

Stirling Council - Community Response Bulletin

Please click the link to read our latest Community Response Bulletin and catch up with previous issues.

https://www.stirling.gov.uk/communityresponse

 

This issue includes

  • Next Stages of Easing

  • Testing Extended

  • Funding

  • Community Food & Growing Projects Grant Scheme

  • Getting into Work in a Pandemic

February 2021

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.

February 2021

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.

February 2021

Join your Community Council

We are looking for another community council member. For more information and find out how to apply, click here.

February 2021

Stirling Council - LEADER programme funding update

Stirling has benefited from £1.7 million of funding from the LEADER programme find out more here.

February 2021

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.

February 2021

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. 

For more information click here.

February 2021

Engage Stirling - Stirling Council's Engagement Platform

Find out what is going on in Stirling and have your say in what is happening.  Visit the website here.

February 2021

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.

February 2021

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.

For more information, visit: https://www.overdrive.com/RBdigital-transition-preview

Download the Libby App here: https://www.overdrive.com/apps/libby/

February 2021

Active Travel Survey Update

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.

February 2021

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

February 2021

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.

February 2021

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.

February 2021

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.

February 2021

Stirling Council Community Response Bulletin

Please click the link to read our latest Community Response Bulletin and catch up with previous issues.

https://www.stirling.gov.uk/communityresponse

 

This issue includes

  • Early Years School Opening

  • Support Grant Extended

  • Funding

  • CAB Debt Crisis Intervention Project

  • Bitesized Advice Videos

February 2021

Stirling Council - New Disabled Bay Approved

For details on new disabled parking bay and other traffic changes click here.

January

Riverside Community Council Newsletter

Enjoy the first newsletter of the year here.

January 2021

Rats in Riverside Gardens

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.

Ongoing

Active Travel Survey

Due to the COVID restrictions we have taken the decision to extend the Active Travel Survey.  Find more details here.

January 2021

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.

January 2021

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:-

 

1 Forth Crescent, Riverside – TM/6 – SRO/2021(14  Map here.

Further details can be requested by e-mailing traffic@stirling.gov.uk for three weeks from 13-1-21.
Objectors should send their reasons in writing to the Senior Manager, Environment and Place by e-mailing
traffic@stirling.gov.uk 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.
www.stirling.gov.uk or www.tellmescotland.gov.uk

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.

January 2021

Riverside Bowling Club

Please find the Winter Newsletter from Riverside Bowling Club here.

January 2021

Riverside Naturally

Please find the January Bulletin from Riverside Naturally here.

November 2020

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.”

October 2020

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.