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Buchanan Community Council News

Added on Saturday, 9 September 2017

We are seeking at least three enthusiastic Buchanan CC area residents to join the Community Council until the current term of office finishes in October 2018.  

Community Councils are the only organisation with a statutory voice to speak on behalf of residents. This involves them establishing the views and concerns of the local people and making representations to such bodies as Stirling Council, the National Park Authority, other public sector bodies and private agencies when required and  commenting on Planning Applications.

Community Councillors are guided by our Constitution, Standing Orders, Scheme of Establishment and Code of Conduct all of which can be seen on our website along with best practice advice.

The role of a Community Councillor includes:

· Attendance at the Buchanan CC meetings and AGM

· Attending occasional external meetings with organisations such as the National Park Authority, Stirling Council, Rural Forums and the Community Partnership.

· Providing input on behalf of the BCC at external meetings as required.

· Sharing information with fellow Councillors.

We work as a team to:

· Ensure we represent the community effectively.

· Research background information on consultations, legislation, guidance notes and to contribute to consultation responses

· Produce the Communicator (the official BCC Newsletter) and the BCC website.

Residents become Councillors out of interest in looking after their community.  Few have specific “Councillor Skills”, but rather bring their life skills to the role.  Training Courses are available.

If you are interested, please contact the Secretary. 
buchananccsecretary@outlook.com or phone 661304

Added on Monday, 4 September 2017

Try out an electric bike & talk to people who know about them   
A drop-in event:    Braeport Centre, Dunblane   
Thursday 12th October  10am – 4pm  
Demo’s / rides / displays / talks /refreshment

Added on Tuesday, 29 August 2017
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.

 http://www.sustrans.org.uk/what-you-can-do/cycling/cycling-safety-and-rules/cycling-signs-and-road-markings

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.

www.stirling.gov.uk or www.tellmescotland.gov.uk

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.

http://www.lochlomond-trossachs.org/park-authority/get-involved/consultations/nppp/

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.