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Jan1

Stirling Council's 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…