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Jan1

Stirling Council commits to new homes

Stirling Council renewed its commitment to building new homes in Stirling in 2016/17 at its budget meeting on Thursday, 25 February. The Council will be investing over £9m this year, as part of a programme of new house building which began in 2010/11 and will provide 210 new houses in the area. This year, the Council will buy eight new properties from developers at Highland Gate, Kildean. Between 2016/17 and 2017/18, it will also buy 24... more…

Jan1

Stirling Council Budget for 2016/17 Announced

Stirling Council has announced its 2016/17 budget, following the Scottish Government’s budget settlement which effectively doubled the cuts the authority had to make to £6.3million over the next financial year. Through its Priority Based Budgeting process the Council has listened to the concerns of residents and has produced a budget which protects front line services and creates growth for the Stirling area. A number of... more…

Jan1

New digital Council news bulletin

Stirling Council is launching a new digital Council news bulletin to provide information on what's happening across the Council and the Stirling area. You can see our first edition at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7PrBKtHfXMs We'd love to know what you think. Please send feedback to communications@stirling.gov.uk more…

Jan1

Council joins historic building scheme

Stirling Council has become the latest member of a scheme aimed at preserving the city’s historic buildings.The Traditional Buildings Health Check Scheme is the first of its kind in Scotland, a 5-year pilot scheme open to all owners of traditional building types within the City of Stirling boundary.Launched in November 2014 the scheme is operated on a not-for-profit basis by registered charity the Stirling City Heritage Trust and funded... more…

Jan1

Top Marks for Riverside

An unannounced inspection from the Care Inspectorate has deemed Riverside Primary School Nursery as ‘excellent’ across all areas inspected, with no requirements or recommendations listed.Areas inspected included quality of care and support, quality of environment, quality of staffing and quality of management and leadership. Inspectors were impressed by the ‘highly responsive and flexible staff’ who they deemed to have... more…

Jan1

New Stirling Makar Appointed

Stirling Council has announced the appointment of Clive Wright as the third Makar for Stirling.The Stirling Makar, or Poet Laureate, is a ceremonial position that dates back to the reign of James IV and reconnects the modern, contemporary Stirling with its rich literary heritage.Revived in 2009, with the appointment of Magi Gibson and then Anita Govan in 2012, Clive Wright will be the third Stirling Makar in recent times.He will retain the... more…

Jan1

Autism Strategy up for national award

Stirling and Clackmannanshire’s Autism Strategy has made it through to the final round of a national awards scheme.Staff from Stirling and Clackmannanshire Councils’ Social Services, Police Scotland, NHS Forth Valley and a host of independent and third sector organisations worked in partnership to develop the 10 year strategy and implementation plan to improve services and support for adults and children with Autism Spectrum... more…

Jan1

Stirling parent work selected for European conference

A Stirling Council project that aims to improve the parenting skills of fathers is to be the subject of discussion at a major European conference.The Mellow Dads project was the first of its kind in the country when it began in 2014.A 14-week programme covering Stirling and Clackmannanshire and aiming to help fathers cope better with the stresses and strains of family life, participants engage in a variety of joint learning and play... more…

Jan1

Stirling Council Tackles Substance Misuse

Stirling Council is working with Police Scotland, Young Scot and educational theatre organisation Creative Flame to encourage youngsters in Stirling to make positive choices about drugs, alcohol and tobacco. As part of the “My Life. My Choice” project, interactive workshops using drama to challenge and explore attitudes, behaviour and myths about substance misuse will be held in secondary schools across the area this... more…

Jan1

Stirling's Creative Approach to Internet Safety

Stirling Council, Police Scotland and educational theatre organisation Creative Flame demonstrated an innovative approach to internet safety on Tuesday, 9 February at Scotland’s key Safer Internet Day event, held at Stirling’s Macrobert Arts Centre. The event showcased Stirling Council and Police Scotland’s ground-breaking work with Forth Valley-based organisation Creative Flame, which specialises in getting hard-hitting... more…

Jan1

Council Leader takes budget objection to Government

Stirling Council Leader Johanna Boyd has written to Scotland’s Deputy First Minister, restating her opposition to the Scottish Government’s £350m cut in local government funding.At the end of last month Councillor Boyd backed the COSLA (the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities) in rejecting the package of measures proposed by the Scottish Government for local government.Now in a letter to Deputy First Minister and... more…

Jan1

Improvement works for Stirling Sports Village

Work by Stirling Council is set to begin on the first stages of developments to extend facilities at Stirling Sports Village, expanding the city’s main base for sport and leisure.Last year Stirling Council approved a long term plan for development of the site around The PEAK and Forthbank Stadium and discussions are currently ongoing about what other sports might be accommodated at the wider site, including a possible link to the... more…

Jan1

E-safety Competition for Young People in Stirling

It’s Safer Internet Day on 9th February and a competition has been launched for young people across the Forth Valley to create a game, app, animation or video to promote e-safety and positive uses of digital technology. This year’s campaign focusses on ‘Playing your part for a better internet’ and will be celebrated globally in over 100 countries. The day offers the opportunity to highlight positive uses of technology... more…

Jan1

Latest PBB Budget Options

A full list of our budget options, including the accelerated options, can now be found at the link below.http://www.stirling.gov.uk/services/council-and-government/shapingstirlingThe background papers and supporting report will be published tomorrow. (Friday 5th February). more…

Jan1

Rediscover your local library

To celebrate National Libraries Day (Saturday 6th February 2016), Stirling Council is launching a new campaign to encourage more people to visit their local library.The ReaDiscover campaign, supported by the Scottish Library and Information Council (SLIC), will be in libraries until the end of April and aims to raise awareness among people of all ages to discover what their local library offers, including book lending, computers and IT... more…

Jan1

Exciting Plans for New Cowie Nursery

To support Stirling Council’s investment in the Cowie area, Culture Secretary Fiona Hyslop announced during her visit last week that the Scottish Government would put £2million towards the £6.4million required for a new building which will not only provide a new base for St Margaret’s Primary, but will also feature a community hall and a brand new nursery for the whole community.Following the announcement local... more…

Jan1

Extra Community Conversations on Budget Announced

An extra round of Community Conversation meetings are to be held following the additional budget cuts announced by the Scottish Government.The meetings are open to all and provide a forum for the public to sit down face to face with Council managers to discuss updates to Stirling Council’s Priority Based Budgeting (PBB) process.The next meeting will be held at Balfron Campus on Wednesday 3rd February 6pm – 7.30pm and then another... more…

Jan1

Rural Development Fund Now Open for Applications

A new programme of EU development funding driven by Stirling Council is now open to applications from communities and businesses in rural Stirling.  Forth Valley and Lomond LEADER –which covers rural Stirling, Clackmannanshire and West Dunbartonshire - was allocated £2.78m by the Scottish Government and the European Union, to help fund projects that will deliver a positive economic impact in the rural area and meet the... more…

Jan1

Ray Mears opens salmon season on the River Teith

World famous bushcraft and survival specialist Ray Mears has officially opened the new salmon fishing season on the River Teith.Accompanied by Provost Mike Robbins, local schoolchildren and pipers for the ceremony, dozens of keen anglers also took part in a parade through Callander to the banks of the river today (Monday 1st February) despite some very wet and windy conditions.Mears threw a traditional quaich of single malt in to the waters... more…


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