On Saturday 12 May, Balfron Community Council hosted a Street Event in Buchanan Street. The event promoted the work the Community Council have been doing over the past two years, in consultation with the village, to identify the most pressing issues facing Balfron in the future.
Under the banner A Space for Living, and in partnership with Stirling Council, hired consultants are working to turn local desired outcomes into a variety of practical ideas for tackling a range of transport, road safety and environmental concerns. The aim is to make Balfron a more attractive village to live in, to use, and in which to do business.
The work so far was on display in Doyle’s Café from 11am to 3pm in order to give those who live, work, shop, study and play in Balfron a chance to comment. There were also various pop-up stalls around Buchanan Street, promoting the work of other community groups.
Local MSP Bruce Crawford visited the event. Commenting, he said:
“This was a wonderful event, and a great way to engage the local community in discussing and taking forward important local matters.
“Balfron Community Council have undertaken a lot of work in this area, and I was delighted to have an opportunity to catch up with Chair Colin Cameron and others from the local community to discuss how these ideas and plans are being progressed.”