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Buchanan Community Council News

Added on Thursday, 17 August 2017

Concern was raised at the June meeting about what were considered to be the potential dangers resulting from the new cycle lanes in Milton of Buchanan. The Community Council brought these concerns to the attention of the relevant bodies such as Drymen Community Development Trust, Sustrans, Stirling Council and the National Park Authority, as a result of which dotted white lines have been laid in the centre of the road on the bends at either end of the village. 

This is what The Highway Code Section 140 states:
Cycle lanes. These are shown by road markings and signs. You MUST NOT drive or park in a cycle lane marked by a solid white line during its times of operation. Do not drive or park in a cycle lane marked by a broken white line unless it is unavoidable. You MUST NOT park in any cycle lane whilst waiting restrictions apply.                                                                                                            Law RTRA sects 5 & 8

Sustrans, who were involved in the setting up of this cycle path, say:

Cycle Lanes – Different types of road markings are used to indicate mandatory and advisory cycle lanes – often lanes will be coloured green or red to help them stand out.

If you see a continuous white line it means that the lane is used solely for cyclist.

A dashed white line indicates that other vehicles can use the lane, which means you’re likely to have to share it with other cars and motorbikes, as well as parked cars.

Added on Friday, 14 July 2017

At present,  Buchanan Community Council has two vacant seats and to achieve a better balance on the council we are looking to co-opt two people from local communities that are not represented or are under-represented. So if you are from Milton of Buchanan, Buchanan Smithy or Balmaha and the surrounding area, and are interested in becoming a Community Councillor please phone the Chair, Dave Morris on 01360 660632.

Added on Monday, 29 May 2017

The COUNCIL made The Stirling Council (B837, Balmaha) (Temporary No Waiting at Any Time) Order 2017 under the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 (as amended) on 26-5-17

This Order will introduce no waiting at any time restrictions on the B837, Balmaha for a maximum period of 18 months from 3-6-17. The restrictions are required to prevent congestion caused by indiscriminate parking.

A COPY of the Order, may be examined at the Stirling Council's Offices, Environment and Place, Endrick House, Kerse Road, Stirling during office hours. or

New Double Yellow Lines have been extended to the 40mph limit.

Added on Monday, 29 May 2017
The Office of the Traffic Commissioner has this morning advised us that the application to start the additional journeys on bus service C12 from Monday 12 June has been accepted, the contract is in place until 1 August 2020.
Added on Thursday, 25 May 2017

In order for required investigatory/exploratory work to be undertaken for an Integrated Crash Protection System to be installed  at the above site the road requires to be closed for 3 weeks. 

The proposal is to close the road for 3 weeks beginning 30th May.  Diversions will be reinstated.Traffic monitoring will allow them the opportunity to see exactly what would be required when the bridge repair starts.

Added on Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park has launched the consultation period on its Draft National Park Partnership Plan 2018-2023 which sets out priorities over the next 5 years. Members of the public are encouraged to provide their feedback and comments on the plan to continue to improve the Park.

Added on Monday, 3 April 2017

Information from Stirling Council's website following warning signs being given out in Drymen week beginning 27th April.

Stirling Council's Enforcement Officers have begun parking patrols across the Council area.

Following the discontinuation of the role of Traffic Warden in 2014, concerns have been raised over the increased indiscriminate and dangerous parking and the non-compliance with on street parking restrictions, and as a result, the Council took the decision to introduce Decriminalised Parking Enforcement (DPE) within the Council area.

The introduction of DPE will move responsibility for enforcing parking, waiting and loading restrictions from Police Scotland to Stirling Council. This means that Stirling Council's Enforcement Team will be able to issue Penalty Charge Notices (PCNs) to any vehicle parked in contravention of parking restrictions, which will benefit all road users and pedestrians who are inconvenienced by indiscriminate parked vehicles, and allows the Council to better manage both on street and off street parking. There has been no change to the existing parking regulations so responsible drivers who park legally in accordance with the restrictions won't be affected.

Added on Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Road resurfacing works will take place in Milton of Buchanan starting Monday 20th March.   Due to the narrow road this will necessitate the road being closed for 2hr periods throughout the day with 1/2hour open times.

Please help by observing the road closure times.  The one week inconvenience will be worthwhile in the long term.

Added on Tuesday, 14 March 2017

The Public TransMidland Bluebird Ltd have registered the following changes to local bus services in the Balfron and Aberfoyle areas from Monday 6 March 2017.  These should help to address some of the issues that have been raised by elected members and other community representatives.

Service B9 Balfron to Balfron via Killearn, Croftamie & Drymen:

New Monday to Friday circular service departing Balfron at 0655, 1009 & 1309, providing connections to Services 10A & B10 for onward travel to Glasgow.

Services 10A/B10/C10 Balfron to Glasgow:

  • Monday to Friday B10 journey 1555 ex Glasgow: amendments to the intermediate running times;
  • Monday to Friday B10 journey 1640 ex Balfron: to operate from the High School at 1641 for after school clubs (note that no parking in bus bays to be enforced to allow bus access to the school);
  • Additional B10 journeys between Balfron and Aberfoyle (via Gartmore): Monday to Friday 1210 & 1350 ex Balfron and 1239 & 1422 ex Aberfoyle; Saturday 0856 & 1606 ex Balfron and 0922 & 1633 ex Aberfoyle;
  • Some Monday to Friday, Saturday & Sunday journeys extended to/from Balfron Cotton Street.

‘Read More’ for details of changes to all other routes and download a copy of the revised timetables.

Added on Monday, 13 February 2017

Under the heading Affordable Housing in Plantation, the following statement was printed -

"16 properties - The number RSHA told Buchanan CC on 7th November 2016 that they intended to submit to planning"