SNP Councillor for Stirling East Alison Laurie has praised the work of Stirling Council officials in installing Vehicle Activated Signs along the Pike Road which are now operational.
Three pilot services were introduced in December 2017 as a response to consultation responses in rural areas.
Stirling’s Council Leader, Scott Farmer, has welcomed the Scottish Government’s commitment to doubling the available funding for city deals at the recent Draft Budget announcement last month.
Leader of Stirling Council, SNP Councillor Scott Farmer, has written to the Work and Pensions Secretary David Gauke, calling for the rollout of Universal Credit to be halted.
Universal Credit was introduced in Stirling in June last year and a report from the Council has shown that council house and housing association rent arrears have increased significantly, there has been a sharp increase in the number of crisis grants awarded to struggling families and individuals, and food bank referrals have increased.
SNP Councillor, and Convener of Education on Stirling Council, Susan McGill has welcomed budgetary announcements from Derek MacKay last week that continue to invest in closing the attainment gap in local schools.
Local representatives Bruce Crawford MSP and Councillor Evelyn Tweed have welcomed the outcome of a recent meeting on road safety on the A84 through Blair Drummond.
During the meeting, concerns were raised about recent accidents that have taken place in the area.
An FOI response from Transport Scotland has shown that there have been a total of 14 reported personal injury accidents on the A84 in the Blair Drummond area between January 1 2014 and August 29 2017.
Stirling MSP Bruce Crawford has submitted a motion to the Scottish Parliament, condemning RBS’ planned closure of the Bannockburn branch.
Mr Crawford’s motion highlights that this closure will seriously affect a number of communities including Bannockburn, Fallin, Cowie, and Plean and calls on UK Government ministers to intervene on this matter in order to prevent the loss of RBS services in Bannockburn.
A topping out ceremony at the new Stirling Care Village was held on Friday 24th November 2017 to mark the final tiles being placed on the roof of the new Care Hub building. The hub will have more than 100 beds and will provide short-term care, assessment or rehabilitation to older people who require additional support following an illness or operation. Set in a comfortable, homely environment it aims to help older people recover, regain their independence and, in the majority of cases, return to their own homes.
Stirling SNP led a demonstration to halt Universal Credit on Saturday (25th Nov).
The day of action included a procession from King’s Park followed by a rally at Thistle Park in Stirling.
Rally speakers included Stirling MSP Bruce Crawford, SNP MP Drew Hendry, Stirling Council Leader Scott Farmer, and Jessica Lindohf of Stirling Women’s Aid.
Stirling SNP’s campaign has gained hundreds of signatures for the party’s petition to halt Universal Credit.
Stirling SNP Councillor, Susan McGill, has renewed SNP calls for Alastair Majury to resign from Stirling Council in light of comments made by Scottish Tory Leader Ruth Davidson.