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ACT NOW TO SAVE YOUR COMMUNITY COUNCIL

Nominations for new Councillors must be received by Stirling Council by Friday 21st October.

Without a Community Council we do not have an elected body with a mandate to consult the community and respond to requests for consultations from outside agencies such at the National Park and Stirling Council.

Nomination forms are available by emailing buchananccsecretary@outlook.comfrom Drymen Library, or going to Stirling Council website.

We are looking forward to welcoming you onto the team for what we have found to be an interesting and challenging opportunity to help protect our unique, rural community.

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.