After the recent elections the new members of Cambusbarron Community Council were confirmed on Tuesday evening. The following members will serve a four year term.
Chairperson: Peter Paterson
Vice Chairperson / Planning: Alan Rennie
Secretary: Nuala Robinson
Treasurer: Marion MacAllister
Committee: Douglas Campbell
Committee: Catherine Graham
Committee: Scott McLean
Committee: Keith Ratclife
Committee: Corinne Robinson
Click here for more information on the community council.
Bruce Memorial Church have announced the list of all the church services and other events planned around Christmas.
Please feel free to come along to any or all of them (special certificates may be awarded if you come to them all!):
Sunday 8th December
11am Mary's Praise (Luke 1.46-56)
6.30pm Praise and Worship Evening
Sunday 15th December
11am Angel's Praise (Luke 2.8-20)
2.30-3.30pm A Quiet Space at Christmas - church will be open for bereaved families to drop in to remember their loved ones
Thursday 19th December
11am Monthly Midweek Service - Carol Service
Friday 20th December
9.45am Cambusbarron Primary School Christmas Service
Sunday 22nd December
11am Space Academy Christmas All-Age Service
The spaceman returns to take us on a journey through time and space following a bright new star in search of the King who rules forever!
Tuesday 24th December
11.30pm Christmas Eve Watchnight Service (carol-singing from 11.15pm)
Wednesday 25th December
10am Christmas Day All-Age Service
Sunday 29th December
11am Simeon's Praise (Luke 2.28-35) All-Age Service
You can find out more and follow Bruce Memorial Church on Facebook.
The newly restored Bruce's Well area at Burnside has been damaged in an act of vandalism which has left residents of the village sickened and saddened.
Newspapers have been set on fire below the new wall plaque resulting in burnt grass and smoke damage to the plaque itself. The damage comes just a few weeks before the official re-opening of the newly restored Well area by TV Presenter Kirsty Young.
It is thought the fire damage was caused on the morning of Wednesday 13th November.
Many hours of volunteer work was put into the restoration of this area and this episode has left many local people saddened but also angry that such an act would be carried out in the village.
We would urge anyone with any information on who could have carried out this act to please notify the police by dialling 101 or even contact us here at the village website.
The official reopening of Bruce's Well will still take place as planned on Saturday 30th November.
From Stirling Council
Communities are being encouraged to apply for Community Pride Funds as part of Stirling 2014.
Applications must demonstrate how they celebrate one of the following 2014 themes or events:
Stirling Council Funding Officer Jean Cowie said: “In recognition of the importance of 2014, we will accept more than one application per community,where funds allow, provided each application celebrates a different2014 theme or event.”
Applications are now being accepted and will remain open until November 2014. Applications will be considered and awarded on a regular basis, with the final round of awards being made by early December 2014. All grants must be spent in full by the end of December 2014.
Jean added: “All projects must be fully inclusive and aimed at all sectors of the community, without political or religious bias.”
Application forms are available by phone (01786 233143), email or from website
Forth Environment Link’s new project: Zero Waste Communities Initiative will be hosting a small activity taster session in Cambusbarron for the up and coming European Week for Waste Reduction.
Friday 22nd November at Cambusbarron Community Centre 6.30pm to 8.30pm
All welcome Registration required:
For more details on the Project and to register your attendance to the event please contact Kelly Rice on Kelly@forthenvironmentlink.org or 01786 449215
The agenda for the next Cambusbarron Community Council meeting on 19th November 2013 has been uploaded to the website here.
A Family Ceilidh will be held in the Community Centre on January 3rd at 19:30hrs till 23:30hrs, approx.
Tickets cost £8/4, bring your own supper and alcohol Band is Cragendarroch
This year the proceeds will be shared between Niall Finlayson, a Cambusbarron lad who is representing GB in special athletics in Belgium. Niall trains with the Forth Valley Disability Athletics group.
The Dawn Fraser School of Dance train in Cambusbarron and are in high demand for prestigious demonstrations as they are currently the winners of all five categories in the Choreography competitions of the Highland and Islands Music and Dance Festival, considered to be the most significant. Half the proceeds will go to their costume fund
All welcome but as this Ceilidh is always a sell out, please get/book your tickets ASAP from Margaret Strang by e-mail or phone/text: 07771868688
Also, raffle prizes will be gratefully received
1) Proposal for 220 houses in the Seven Sisters' Field between Bear- side and Wallace Place / Gillies Hill street
2) Stirling Councillors' unanimous approval of the Local Development Plan, (or LDP), which clearly states that Cambusbarron has had enough developments in the recent past....
There's something illogical about these two statements read one after the other - yet both are true. And your Community Council's strenuous efforts to restore a sense of community once more in our area should tell you which one gets its approval - and, we hope, yours....
It appears that although the LDP was approved by our Stirling Council it has to be ratified by the Scottish Government and this process is ongoing. During the Scottish Government review, this developer (and others) have taken the opportunity to object to the Development Plan basically by stating that, in their opinion, the LDP does not allow for enough new housing to satisfy the projected need.
The developer has put in a 'Proposal of Application Notice' (PAN) for a major housing development and part of his obligations is to consult with the community. The developer held an exhibition on 29th October to show what he was planning, and hopefully most of you heard about it and took the opportunity to visit. Basically, the plan is for a development of possibly 220 houses. The developer indicated that he could solve the increase in numbers of children at the Primary School by extending its buildings. Stirling Council have previously commented that this is impractical. Some of the details at the exhibition included trees around the perimeter of the site being retained.
The Community Council view is that this massive development would significantly affect the character of Cambusbarron. The Seven Sisters’ Field is an important part of our local landscape, and who doesn’t look up over the open field to the Gillies Hill woods when travelling along St Ninians Road? Many residents have fond memories of Sunday School picnics or sheep-dog trials in this field. Because of the significant effect on our village, your Community Council is fundamentally opposed to this development.
You may be asking what you can do to help. Those of you who visited the exhibition may already have given comments. If not, or if you wish to review your comments, you can contact the developer at Naomi.email@example.com or attend 19th November Community Council which developer will attend
Alternatively we will leave copies of the standard comments form at the local library which you can either fill in and post, or leave in the Community Council “comments box” and we will ensure they get to the developer.
We need the community to express their views on this development as forcefully as possible. We want the developer to be in no doubt that this development is not wanted in Cambusbarron.
And, if he does go ahead and formally apply for planning permis- sion, the more villagers who, equally formally, object in writing
The newly-restored Bruce's Well in the Chapelcroft area of the village will be declared open by television's Kirsty Young on Saturday 30th November - very appropriately, St Andrew's Day. And, it's also very apt that it's Kirsty, who, as a pupil of Cambusbarron Primary School on the same day in 1979 when the Well was first restored, offered a Vote of Thanks to those behind that re-opening - then, as now, your Community Council.
And our Primary School will also be there again, its choir both opening and closing the ceremony - the latter with the stirring Scots Wha Hae. Our Brownies will present Kirsty with a bouquet of flowers, and, in addition, onlookers will also be addressed by Mrs Marjory McLachlan, the Lord
Lieutenant of Stirling County, and by Graham Nash, minister of the Bruce Memorial, whose name commemorates that visit on the eve of Bannockburn and which 'evolved' almost 600 years after it.
Present, too, will be our local Councillors Scott Farmer, Neil Benny and Christine Simpson, as will village-based Councillor Steven Paterson who represents Stirling East and MSP Bruce Crawford. Unfortunately, Ann McGuire MP has had to call off, but sends her congratulations.
The ceremony is planned to begin at 10.30am (to be confirmed-watch notice boards, website, Facebook)
(Anyone who wants to learn the full history behind the Well, and, indeed, the Church, can buy A Cambusbarron Tapestry from Cambusbarron Library: all proceeds to the village's Goodwill Fund.)