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BT – The Race to Infinity

Please help Killearn get faster Internet access by voting in BT’s Race to Infinity website at www.racetoinfinity.bt.com.

Our exchange may not be eligible to win The Race to Infinity since it has fewer than 1000 premises.

We can still get involved, so please go to ‘VOTE NOW’ to express your interest.

If 75% of our exchange registers, BT will engage with our community to see what they can do in our area.

Grit grumblings from rural residents

FED-UP residents in rural Stirlingshire say the council’s winter gritting policy is rubbing salt into their wounds.

Denis Noblett, who lives at the remote Hillhead Retreat on Cowie’s Carnock Road, has been camped inside his house for almost two weeks.

Read the full news article on Stirling Observer website: www.stirlingobserver.co.uk/stirling-news/local-news-stirling/news-stirling/2010/12/10/grit-grumblings-from-rural-residents-51226-27798371/

Free Park and Ride in Stirling

In response to the weather conditions and disruption over the last two weeks, Stirling Council, will be providing Free Park and Ride.

Stirling’s Park and Ride service will be free from Saturday 11th until Christmas Eve. Forthside car park will also be free during this period and visitors can also park here and hop-on the Park and Ride bus.

Website: www.stirling.gov.uk/index/services/roads/parking/parkandride.htm.

Source: www.facebook.com/stirlingcouncil/posts/181755625170616.

UK website visitors map (08/12/2010)

Below is an updated map showing where the UK visitors are viewing the website from :) . This data only goes back to the website relaunch on Tuesday 30th November 2010.

Plea to Car Owners

“Over the past week, many people have been parking cars on Main Street, Killearn due to the extent of snow coverage in the side streets.

Whilst this practice is understandable, the parking is now starting to have negative impact on the community. Bus services which pass through Killearn are now being diverted along Station Road. This creates great problems for public transport users in the Branziert Road area, many of whom are elderly.

Similarly, it is becoming increasingly difficult to simply drive along Main Street, Killearn given the amount of cars parked in this area.

Clearly shops such as the Co-op and Spar require deliveries, and their drivers have experienced great difficulty in making deliveries of essential items such as bread and milk.

Stirling Council are making great efforts to clear side streets of snow and ice. Streets such as Beech Drive have been ploughed on a number of occasions now. Where ever possible, can I appeal to residents of Killearn to please avoid parking in Main Street and Balfron Road.

Many cars on these roads have clearly not been moved for several days and could just as safely be parked in driveways or in the side streets.

Thank you for your assistance in this regard and your co-operation would be greatly appreciated.

David McNally PC439”

Thanks to Nigel Kelly for forwarding this email on to us.

UK website visitors map

Below is map showing where the UK visitors are viewing the website from :). This data only goes back to the website relaunch on Tuesday 30th November 2010.

Schools close across west and central Scotland

Schools across central and western Scotland are closed on Tuesday and commuters on the road and rails have suffered disruption and delays as winter weather continues to bite.

Schools in Argyll and Bute, Clackmannanshire, Dumfries and Galloway, East Dunbartonshire, Falkirk, Glasgow, North Lanarkshire, South Lanarkshire, Stirling and West Dunbartonshire have been closed due to snow and ice.

Read the full news article on STV news website: http://news.stv.tv/scotland/west-central/212968-schools-close-across-the-west-of-scotland/

Welcome to our new website

Hello and welcome to the new look Killearn on the Website. I am still in the process of copying all pages over from the old website, so please bear with me.

Bus driver’s eye damaged by laser beam

A BUS driver sustained damage to his eye after a thug shone a laser-pen beam into the cab of his vehicle as he passed through Killearn.

The C10 First Bus from Glasgow to Balfron, which had passengers on board at the time, was making its way along Killearn’s Main Street when the driver became aware of a light in his cab.

Anyone who has information on the incident is asked to contact Central Scotland Police on 01786 456000. Alternatively, Crimestoppers can be called, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

Read the full news article on Stirling Observer website: http://www.stirlingobserver.co.uk/stirling-news/local-news-stirling/news-stirling/2010/11/26/bus-driver-s-eye-damaged-by-laser-beam-51226-27718103/