Buchanan Community Council News

Added on Monday, 14 May 2018

AGM and Ordinary Meeting TONIGHT

Confirmed attendance from:

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.



Added on Thursday, 8 March 2018

Information from Stirling Council website

Collections missed Friday 2nd, Saturday 3rd, Sunday 4th March (Grey and Blue bins)

Grey bins with excess of up to 2 black bags to be collected on the next [PROGRAMMED] collection day – Friday 16th, Saturday 17th, Sunday 18th March.

Blue bins to be collected on the next collection day – Friday 16th, Saturday 17th,Sunday 18th March.

Areas affected:

Sunday- Balfron, Strathblane, Croftamie, Drymen, Killearn, Fintry


Added on Thursday, 15 February 2018

Information provided by members of the community and K Lilburn at our CC meeting on 29th January 2018 has  been superseded by Ms Birrell the new Chief Executive Officer of Rural Stirling Housing Association in her email to the BCC dated 14th February 2018.

  • In general, the main project proposals have not changed since the last update from Tony Teasdale.
  • The project is currently with planning for determination and has been for over a year now.  We expect a planning hearing to be held towards the end of March. Date of hearing to be set by Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park Authority (LLTNPA) yet to be confirmed.
  • We have been working very positively with both SEPA and SW and now have three main options for the drainage on this project.  I’ve listed the options we’re working through below and whilst work has been carried out on these and we are confident they could all work in their own right;
    • Option A: Connect to Scottish Water’s (SW) network once a Growth Project is completed. 
    • Option B: Determine an interim solution to treat waste on-site (to the satisfaction of SW) and then connect to the public network. 
    • Option C: Treat on-site then discharge directly to the neighbouring loch (with approval from SEPA).

A Growth Project could take around 5 years from formal initiation of the growth project (by Scottish Water) but could be longer depending on approvals etc.  We are therefore  in discussion with Scottish Water about technical solutions that will allow us to build and connect the houses before the growth project is complete. Our initial discussions indicate that there is a likely solution that will allow us to connect the houses to Scottish Waters existing system, to Scottish Water and SEPA’s approval. We are working with Scottish Water on detailed technical assessments for this option. We will not be able to progress the detail of these until we have the confidence of having planning permission.

Added on Wednesday, 24 January 2018

Plan for collection of bins missed due to snow  

On Sunday, 28 January, outstanding grey bins will be collected from our area.

Please note the collection changes below:

To facilitate these collections, brown bins due to be uplifted in these areas this Friday, Saturday and Sunday will instead be collected in two weeks in line with normal uplift cycle.

Blue recycling bins which were not uplifted over the weekend will instead be emptied on the next scheduled collection in two weeks. Residents should return their bins back to their property

All other bins will be uplifted as normal.