September 2016

National Park Camping Byelaws Consultation Tuesday 13th September

Gordon Watson, Chief Executive of Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park, has invited Buchanan Community Council and East Loch Lomond Visitor Management Group to a public meeting on Tuesday 13th September 2016 at 7pm in the Buchanan Memorial Hall in Milton of Buchanan.  A member of the senior mangement team will provide the local community with an update on the project, including the areas where the Park Authority aims to provide camping facilities.

New Bins Coming Soon

In preparation for the new Waste Collection service, Stirling Council will be distributing new recycling containers for Plastics/Cans and Garden/Food waste from Monday 5th September 2016.  The roll-out will happen over a 6 to 8 week period. Urban areas will receive their's first so we'll be in the second wave..   When the new containers arrive they will include a full service guide, collection calendar and bin stickers. Residents are asked to read these carefully as they provide important information regarding the service. The Stirling Council web page  ‘my bins’ will be changed to show a map containing details of the new collection dates in due course.

Buchanan CC Update

Following the resignation of 6 Councillors at the end of June, Stirling Council’s Chief Governance Officer, Iain Strachan, advised: according to the Scheme of Establishment, “should circumstances arise that lead to the number of elected community councillors falling below HALF of the maximum permitted membership, the local authority shall be informed and shall undertake arrangements for an interim election to be held, as described with the Guidance Notes”.

Therefore, it has been agreed that the Community Council will continue with the remaining 3 Community Councillors, until interim elections are held. This is likely to be before the end of 2016. The Community Council can hold 3 meetings between now and the Interim Elections, they cannot co-opt in to the vacancies, the quorum for meetings remains a 1/3 or 3, whichever is the greater. In the event of the Interim Elections not bringing the number of Community Councillors up to the 7, Stirling Council would move to dissolve the Community Council. The election process will be organised and managed by Stirling Council Democratic Services.