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Jan1

Armed Forces Day delivers for Stirling and Scotland

The Armed Forces Day National Event 2014 held in Stirling in June delivered a significant boost to the Stirling and wider economies. A study evaluating the impact of the event, which will be presented to Stirling Council’s Community & Regeneration Committee on 27th November, establishes that the celebration, which was part of Stirling’s Big Weekend, resulted in over £1.5m of expenditure in the Stirling economy, with... more…

Jan1

Doune pedestrian crossing gets the go ahead

A signal controlled pedestrian crossing is to be installed on the A84 trunk road in Doune. It comes after Stirling councillors previously gave their support to a long-running campaign to improve crossing points in the area, and develop links between the village and nearby Wood of Doune. more…

Jan1

Child Protection Conference 31st October

A one-day conference taking place on Friday, 31st October at Stirling Community Hospital will look at child protection issues across the Forth Valley area.  It has been organised in response to a number of high-profile investigations and convictions in England which have raised public awareness of child sexual exploitation as a child protection issue.  “Child Sexual Exploitation” has been organised by Stirling and... more…

Jan1

Stirling cleans up for gardening glory

 The independent charity Keep Scotland Beautiful has recognised the work of three groups from Stirling with ‘green’ It’s Your Neighbourhood accolades at an awards ceremony in Stirling’s Albert Halls onMonday 27th October 2014.  It’s Your Neighbourhood is a local environmental improvement initiative designed to encourage volunteer groups to pick up their shears and spades in a bid to clean-up and... more…

Jan1

'Meet the Buyer' event 6 November

Stirling Council will be represented at a Forth Valley wide Meet the Buyer event being held in early November. The event has been organised by Clackmannanshire, Falkirk and Stirling Councils to give local business across the Forth Valley the chance to meet with a range of public sector buyers. It takes place at Alloa Town Hall on 6th November from 10am - 2pm. Public sector buyers at the event will include Clackmannanshire Council, Falkirk... more…

Jan1

Priority Based Budgeting year two report published

Stirling Council's Priority Based Budgeting Year Two Report has been published today (24th of October). The report signals the start of the "Community Conversations", a period of engagement with communities. Members of the public will have the chance to discuss the proposed options in detail with Council officers and suggest ways in which services can be delivered more efficiently in future. Stirling Council is committed to... more…

Jan1

Beechwood Park honoured

Stirling’s Beechwood Park has been selected as Scotland’s second favourite open space, after a UK-wide public vote. The park, which became the first Stirling Council managed park to win a prestigious Green Flag in July, was also chosen as the 25th best park in Britain. Environment Convenor Councillor Danny Gibson said: "We are absolutely thrilled that Beechwood Park has been honoured in this way. "Beechwood Park has... more…

Jan1

Raploch housing handover ceremony

The first homes in a multi-million pound Raploch housing development project have been formally handed over.   Forth Housing Association (FHA) took possession of four two-bedroom and four one-bedroom homes on Monday 13th October at an event also attended by representatives of Stirling Council, Raploch Urban Regeneration Company and Cruden Homes (East) Limited.   It marked the first stage towards completion of the £9.3... more…

Jan1

Investment in sport

Stirling Council is working with partners including sportscotland, the University of Stirling, the Royal Caledonian Curling Club, Cricket Scotland and Active Stirling on plans to invest in the Stirling Sports Village. At a meeting of the Council on Thursday (9th October), it was agreed that partners would work together to promote sport in the area. Community Planning and Regeneration Convenor, Councillor Corrie McChord, said: "The... more…

Jan1

Stirling's Hogmanay line-up announced

Organisers of Stirling's award-winning Hogmanay celebrations have announced the line-up of this year's event. The event, funded by Stirling Council, supported by EventScotland and sponsored by restaurant chain Frankie & Benny's, will be headlined by iconic band the Waterboys. The line-up also includes Celtic Rockers Skerryvore, singer / songwriter JJ Gimour and his band, and Dundee band Model Aeroplanes. Stirling’s Hogmanay is... more…

Jan1

EU Mayors' Adapt Initiative

Stirling Council has agreed to participate in the EU Mayors’ Adapt Initiative. As a former participant in the EU Cities Adapt Project, the Council had been invited to attend a Signature Ceremony event in Brussels, which includes key note speeches from the EU Commissioner for Climate Action, UN Special Envoy for Cities and Climate Change, Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Disaster Risk Reduction. The Council last... more…

Jan1

School crossing patrol offiers

Stirling’s councillors have reconfirmed their decision to accept an officer recommendation to remove school crossing patrol officers at Strathmore Drive, Cornton, Glasgow Road, Borestone, and Stirling Road, Fallin. The proposal to remove these officers was originally put forward as part of the Priority Based Budgeting process, and agreed by Council in February. The Council must make £29M worth of savings over the next five years,... more…

Jan1

New nursery sets standard for early years learning

Cornton's new £750,000 nursery marks another step forward in Stirling Council's innovative approach to early learning and childcare.  Improving the quality of facilities is just one of the ways the Council is prioritising the importance of early years learning for pre-fives in the area. The building, in the area's Lomond Crescent, is a stand alone facility that caters for up to 48 children aged three and four years and up to 18... more…

Jan1

Songs from the Enchanted Garden

Written by the award-winning team of musician and composer Martin Green (Lau) and songwriter Karine Polwart ‘Songs From the Enchanted Garden - Songs of Heroes, Villains and Colourful Characters from Stirling and Clackmannanshire’ is a beautifully staged production of original songs and a children's show like no other. This new performance, commissioned by Stirling Council Education (Creative Learning Programme) and funded by... more…