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SNP Announce Council 2017 Candidates For Stirling City

The Scottish National Party have this week announced their candidates for Stirling North and Stirling West.

This year, voters will return to polling stations to elect a new Administration to run Stirling Council’s local services. Currently, the local authority is run by a Tory/Labour coalition.

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2016 Review: Bruce, Boyd, Budgets, Bins, Brexit, Bombs, Bandeath, Balfron… and did we mention Bins? Oh yes… the Bins!

Here we are again at the end of another year. And what a year 2016 has been, when you look back over the events that have defined it, both locally and nationally, it’s astonishing to think it all happened in the same 12 month period. Nearly the same length of time it takes to get your bins emptied…. but more of that later.

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Bin Omnishambles Has Resulted IN £100K Overspend

Stirling Council has revealed that waste services are projected to overspend on the budget by almost £100K as delays and disruptions to the new refuse collection system continues.  In a report to the Finance and Economy Committee on Stirling Council, the predicted £91K is described as “a best estimate” as […]

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MP Hits Out At Handling Of Active Stirling

Active Stirling

The SNP had previously sought to fill two of the four vacancies by nominating Councillors Scott Farmer and Jim Thomson to the board after the resignation of the two Labour, one Tory and one Green Councillor serving on the board. However, Tory and Labour councillors voted down the nominations leaving the council with no representation on the board of the arms-length organisation which currently delivers sport provision on behalf of the council, employing around 400 staff.

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