They gave a brief resume of the community's responses to their plans. Their report was a bit vague, but generally they were not able to report a large groundswell in favour of the development, quite the contrary in fact.
The Community Council repeated its total opposition to a development of this scale and indicated that we would fight to preserve the character of the village.
RAFFLE: The Greener Cambusbarron group will be organising a raffle in the New Year to get funds for the floral displays planned for 2014. Please support this cause by buying tickets or donating prizes (or both!).
TOUCH ROAD SIGNS: The vehicle activated speed sign on Touch Road is not working (and never has worked?). It is understood that Stirling Council is making repairs.
SGH UPDATE: Not a lot is happening at the moment but we are aware that the quarry operator is continuing to develop his plans for the reactivation of the Murrayshall Quarry.
We are currently seeking expert advice on the strengths (and weaknesses!) of our case to stop the reactivation on Gillies Hill.
In the meantime, the Community Council has another meeting scheduled with our local councillors and the relevant officials to ensure that decisions that Stirling Council made at their October meeting are fully complied with.
CRISIS FOOD BANK: The charity Start-Up Stirling has set up a Crisis Food Bank to help needy families.
To date, it has supported 364 families, providing an average of four weekly packs per household. You could help by giving a few tins/packs of food which will be distributed to local families and individuals who are struggling.
The Bank would really appreciate tinned goods (baked beans, spaghetti, meat, fruit, veg) dried goods (rice, pasta, cereal), ready meals, tea, coffee, sugar, UHT milk, juices and snacks. Toiletries are also very welcome.
There are public donation stations at the following loca- tions: Sainsbury's Stirling (trolley located at entrance), Forth Valley College Stirling Campus (donation station at reception) and Bannockburn High School (main entrance). Your support is needed. For more information, please visit the website www.startupstirling.org.uk
2014 PLANS: As preparations continue for the 700th anni- versary of the Battle of Bannockburn, Stirling Council has funds for "hi tech" information boards across the wider bat- tleground area. Cambusbarron are giving suggestions for display items.