We understand that the Corona-virus or COVID-19 pandemic is a time of uncertainly and fear, with information changing constantly with the worry of what this virus will mean for us all.
To help we have put are some links to websites that may be of use to give you a better understanding of what to expect during this time.
In addition, Riverside Community Council would like to help - many of us will become vulnerable during the next few months - and we know many people want to do what they can, when they can.
Please remember for medical advice call 111, for non-urgent police matter call 101
Stirling Council Support line
If you find yourself, or know of others who are isolated and unable to leave their homes, and you need someone to:
If you would like to be part of the team that helps and supports our community by:
Pick up some shopping
Give you a friendly phone call
Source urgent supplies
Post some mail
Walk your dog
Picking up some shopping
Giving someone a friendly phone call
Sourcing urgent supplies
Posting some mail
Walking a dog
Please phone one of the numbers below and your community will do our best to help you.
Find out more
This is in no way a substitute for all the amazing neighbourly and friendly support that is going on - all help is needed and appreciated.
We will not enter any home to lower the risk of infection and to keep everyone safe.
If you'd like to display a poster, download one here:
If you'd like more information on our response plan:
SVE has drafted a Funding Directory that shows all the COVID -19 Funding available in this document:
CORONAVIRUS TESTING FACILITIES
The Scottish Government to assist with the testing for key workers, has established mobile coronavirus testing units in the Stirling Council area. The units will be provided by the Military. The units will be operational between 10am to 6pm and the schedule is as follows;
Stirling at Forthbank Stadium - 6 to 12 May / 21 to 27 May / 4 to 10 June
Callander at the High School - 13 to 17 May / 28 to 31 May / 11 to 14 June
Balfron at the High School - 18 to 20 May / 1 to 3 June
For more information please visit the website: https://www.gov.uk/apply-coronavirus-test-essential-workers
We have been approached a number of times by members of our community regarding the issue of maintaining a safe social distance of 2 metres whilst travelling via Lovers Walk.
Lovers Walk is considered a shared path, meaning that cyclists and pedestrians share the same space which can cause difficulty; particularly given current circumstances and Government guidance. The Community Council has already placed signs asking people to keep to the left and walk in single file, however, this area is still having issues, particularly with cyclists and not having a clear line of sight to allow everyone to give way.
We approached Stirling Council to ask for some guidance regarding this situation. We have been informed that there is a discussion regarding closing Lovers Walk temporarily to allow for pedestrians and cyclists to use this whole space safely. Riverside Community Council has asked for further information on this proposal and as far away we are aware no decision has been made.
Please note this is independent of the discussions and subsequent vote regarding the £10k Lovers Walk was awarded through the Participatory Budget. This is a measure that may be taken due to the Coronavirus Crisis.
Cambuskeneth Bridge is less than 2 metres across and as a result, social distancing is not possible. After discussions with Cambuskeneth Community Council signs were put up asking people to keep to the left, cross in single file and to give way where possible. Stirling Council informed us that they were working on a plan regarding bridges like Cambuskenneth Bridge through out Stirling and will let us know of any further support they can give us.
Find out what else is going on in Riverside here.