We fear that disabled parking bays may be under threat. We understand that some local councillors wish to reduce the already small number of disabled parking bays across Stirlingshire. We have been working to engage with officers from the council to discourage such a move. This has been done in the open meetings that Stirling Council has carried out to consult its communities on its proposals for a new parking management plan. We also have concerns about suggestions for more
We are delighted to offer assistance to a project that aims to make the Stirling area more accessible to and inclusive of people with dementia and other those with other brain disorders. Some of our Panel representatives met with the project co-ordinator and architect from the Dementia Design School at Stirling University to share information on how building design could be modified (e.g. cafes and restaurants) to allow people to have outings from their homes to enjoy these a
We have been actively discussing with Sustrans (the UK charity that aims to make it easier for people to walk and cycle) two key routes in Stirling City: one to University of Stirling and the other to Forth Valley College. See more at this link. There is a strategic move by Stirling Council and Sustrans to significantly reduce cars from both these routes. Whilst this may be desirable, we have reminded them that cars can be vital for disabled people, as are other features li
Our fourth meeting with management from Historic Environments Scotland concerned the unresolved issues of lack of suitable parking, and several other unaddressed problems. The disabled parking issue seems to be due to the council continuing to prevaricate over their responsibility, while they await other projects which may impact the ground around the Engine Shed. We have asked our local MP to push the council to take the necessary action. We will continue to follow up with T
We are continuing to advocate for more Changing Places Toilets (CPT) in the Stirling area. We are working with an architect from Stirling Council on the layout of a CPT in one of Stirling's public buildings. We cannot provide more details yet but we are pleased some progress is being made.