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  • Meetings & Minutes | Riverside

    Top of Page Meeting Dates Agenda Minutes 2021 Previous Minutes Meetings and minutes meetings & Minutes meetings With the coronavirus crisis restricting our ability to meet in person, we have made the decision to host virtual public meetings using Zoom. ​ 26th May 2021 - 7pm 30th June 2021 - 7pm 25th August 2021 -7pm 29th September 2021 - 7pm 27th October 2021 - 7pm 24th November 2021 - 7pm Our chosen platform for hosting our meeting is Zoom and our details are below. ​ ​ Personal Meeting ID: 241 807 8000 ​ https://us02web.zoom.us/j/2418078000?pwd=cm9kZlBOOHdERm9US1hlVGRYMVJ6Zz09 ​ The password changes every month - please click here to request it. ​ Zoom has information designed to help you navigate your way round their programme. https://zoom.us/docs/en-us/covid19.html We have chosen Zoom for our Drop Ins as it is currently the most popular and accessible app for video conferencing. We appreciate there has been some concern regarding security and for further information please read this article by Which, which may answer some questions. https://www.which.co.uk/news/2020/04/video-calling-are-houseparty-and-zoom-safe-to-use/ Agendas are made available two weeks before the next meeting. Agenda To read the minutes from previous Community Council meetings, please simply click on the appropriate month below. Alternatively, you can get in touch , and we will send them via email or provide a paper copy. minutes 2021 January 2021 February 2021 March 2021 April 2021 May 2021 (Draft) October 2021 June 2021 November 2021 Draft August 2021 September 2021 2020/21 AGM To read the minutes from previous Community Council meetings, please simply click on the appropriate month below. Alternatively, you can get in touch , and we will send them via email or provide a paper copy. minutes 2020 January 2020 February 2020 June 2020 July 2020 August 2020 September 2020 Draft October 2020 November 2020 AGM 2019/2020 Enjoy our 2019/20 AGM Presentation here Presentation minutes 2019 May 2019 September 2019 June 2019 AGM October 2019 August 2019 June 2019 November 2019 minutes 2018 June 2018 May 2018 April 2018 March 2018 January 2018

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    Join us for our Public Meeting on the 30th June 2021 at 7pm Hosted by Zoom jump to Meetings & Minutes jump to What's Going on? jump to Planning Activities community news June 2021 Stirling Council - General Updates Please find details of some of Stirling Council's activities below. ​ 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 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 . 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 Riverside - Giant Hogweed The Giant Hogweed in the public green spaces and the riverbanks from the pumping station at Lovers Lane down to the footbridge leading to Cambuskenneth has been sprayed by Stirling Council. There was concern that the fence was an impediment to the riverbank being treated however we have been assured that this is not an issue. ​ Stirling Council will return shortly to respray any necessary areas and to ensure there were no plants missed. ​ Please let us know, or Stirling Council directly, if there are areas that the grounds team may not be aware of. 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 .

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