Buchanan Community Council News

Added on Wednesday, 14 November 2018

Due to a lack of nominations no new Community Council was formed for either Buchanan or Drymen or a further 10 Community Councils within the Stirling Council area.


Added on Saturday, 22 September 2018

The attached poster gives details of the upcoming Community Council elections which will take place in October 2018.  Anyone wishing to know further details should click on the link to the poster below.

Despite suggestions that the boundary should change with Buchanan Smithy and the Buchanan Castle Estate should come under Drymen and following consultations with the communities, the only changes are that the few houses on the outskirts of Drymen village on the B837 will come under Drymen CC following the new elections.  This was not part of the consultation and previous recommendation.

Buchanan Smithy and the Buchanan Castle Estate will remain part of the Buchanan Community Council.

Added on Saturday, 22 September 2018
Following our request to the CEOs of both the National Park and Stirling Council in May 2018 that a meeting was held at the earliest opportunity to address the traffic problems in Balmaha in conjunction with other relevant bodies a meeting took place at the end of August.  The following information has come from the National Park.
Dear Stakeholders
Thank you to all those who attended last week’s meeting to look at developing sustainable solutions for traffic management at East Loch Lomond. I’m sure you’ll agree it was a useful opportunity to bring together everyone with an interest in this issue to look at the challenges we currently face, the actions needed in the short term, and to explore some potential medium and longer term solutions. 
Added on Monday, 14 May 2018

AGM and Ordinary Meeting TONIGHT

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Added on Friday, 11 May 2018

Following concerns raised at our last meeting, Gavin Hutton,  Service Manager Business Improvement & Compliance at Stirling Council, and a colleague have just confirmed they will be attending the Community Council meeting on Monday evening to discuss fully not only our waste service concerns, but more importantly “the remedial solutions to ensure a consistently high standard of service is deliverable going forward.”

Added on Sunday, 29 April 2018

The Agenda for the Buchanan CC AGM and Ordinary Meetings is available on our documents page.

Please also look at Planning Application 2018/0071/DET including the drawings and the drawings for updates to the Milton of Buchanan Section of the cycle way prior to the meeting.

Please email the Secretary with your comments on the current waste collection service before 10th May which will be forwarded to the Waste Services Manager following our meeting. He is already aware of the concerns raised by the residents who attended the March meeting.

Anyone wishing to respond to Stirling Council's proposal to move Buchanan Castle Estate and Buchanan Smithy into the Drymen Community Council must respond to Stirling Council by 2nd May.  Contact details on the front page of the Communicator


Added on Monday, 16 April 2018

These updated drawings have been received from T Wallace on 14.4.18.  Please note these drawings are currently with Stirling Council so further changes may occur.

Your comments are welcome.

Added on Tuesday, 10 April 2018

 2018/0071/DET | Extension of roadside footpath and installation of associated infrastructure | North verge and footway of B837 Drymen and Balmaha road between the properties 'Shalloch' and 'Auchingyle.can be seen at https://eplanning.lochlomond-trossachs.org/OnlinePlanning/applicationDet... and on our planning webpage.

Details are available below regarding updates to the Milton of Buchanan Section.  

Added on Monday, 12 March 2018

Neighbourhood Model of Care Team Survey

Do you live or work in the South West Rural area of Stirling, Balfron and the surrounding communities? If so please could you take 5 minutes to complete a survey gathering information about the wide range of activities for adults living in the area to assist the Neighbourhood Care Team to ensure that people are receiving the support they require.

The Neighbourhood Care Team is a multi-disciplinary team made up of district nurses, social workers, social care workers and re-ablement staff. The team will assess, co-ordinate and deliver health and social care to adults living in the Rural Southwest area. 

The Neighbourhood Care Team puts the client at the centre and recognises the important role support networks; family, friends, community organisations, play in enabling people to live safely and well in their community.

A Resource Worker will support the team to access community based and preventative services that will support adults to remain living well and safely at home within their community.

This survey seeks to gather information about the informal networks of support in the Rural Southwest area. Informal networks of support can include any activity which supports you to stay well and connected with your community. To complete the survey click here or using the attached word document.