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Weekly Food Waste Collections and More Recycling

We’re very pleased to let you know that from Thursday 2 December, 2010, most households in Killearn will be eligible for a weekly collection of food waste. In addition, from that date, three other new materials can be added to the blue box recycling collection: food and drink cartons (Tetra pak), household batteries and small portable electrical appliances.

A food waste collection starter kit will be distributed on Thursday 25 November to the 661 residences in Killearn on Kerbside Route 8, as shown on the attached map. This consists of a small grey kitchen caddy, 20 biodegradable liners and a leaflet explaining how to recycle food waste in five easy steps. Anyone household shown on the plan who did not get a starter kit can phone the Contact Centre (0845 277 7000) and order one. Waste Services will be promoting the uptake of this service over the coming months.

Please note that some households on the edges of your Community Council area, or in the village along Endrick Road and between Ibert Road and Main Street are on different collection routes at the moment. That means they will not be given food waste caddies yet. We will get to everyone in time, and will update you in due course when we are
in a position to provide this service to all remaining households within the Killearn area.

Analysis has shown that around one third of the refuse in the grey wheelie bin consists of food waste, such as meat, bones, fish, bread and plate scrapings and vegetable waste. Introducing food waste collections reduces the waste in the grey bin, benefits the local environment, keeps more out of landfill and provides opportunities for everyone to take
positive action against climate change. We hope you will encourage residents in your area to take part and recycle all they can. For more information, please see

Bid for “grotesque mansion” binned

A LUXURY home proposed for a picturesque area near Killearn has been rejected after it was described as “grotesque” by the chair of Stirling Council’s planning panel.

Sir Archibald Edmonstone submitted an application to demolish existing Lettre House and replace it with another.

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Killearn ladies raise thousands for vital research

A LUNCH held by a group of ladies from Killearn has raised £2400 for leukaemia research.

Killearn’s Rena Smith, herself a leukaemia patient, felt that she had benefited so much from research into the illness over the years that she wanted to show her appreciation to the Paul O’Gorman Leukaemia Research Centre. The centre, at the Beatson in Glasgow, is named after leukaemia patient Paul O’Gorman, who died aged just 14 back in 1986.

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Killearn show is recording breaking

Killearn Cottagers’ Horticultural Society had a record-breaking show on Saturday.

Good weather prior to the show saw exhibitors from far and wide – Stirling to Milngavie and Kirkintilloch with most villages in rural west Stirlingshire represented – resulting in a record-breaking 815 entries with 229 entries in the fruit and vegetable section alone.

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Gala Day return for Killearn Hoolie

Killearn is set to come to life over the next few days with a week’s celebration of community spirit and enterprise – including the village’s first gala day in seven years.

The Killearn Hoolie week will launch with the Killearn Fun Run 10k and 5k races on Sunday – plus a 2k jog for children – from the village centre out along the water pipeline towards Strathblane.

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Turbines bid could impact on Stirling

A CLOSE eye is being kept on the potential impact of a proposed windfarm.

Lomond Energy Ltd is proposing to develop a 14-turbine windfarm on Hill of Standing Stones between Merkins Muir and Auchenreoch Muir, on the north-west slopes of the Kilpatrick Hills.

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Drinking ban extension

OUTDOOR drinking could be banned in a wider area of Loch Lomond.

Buchanan Community Council wants to have the byelaws extended to cover the east side of the loch.

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Strathblane man claimed crashed car had been stolen

A MOTORIST who crashed his car after a night out and then told police it had been stolen has been ordered to carry out 120 hours of community service.

James Ogilvie (20) was caught when tests found his blood on the activated airbag.

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Killearn goes the extra mile for charity

RESIDENTS in and around Killearn have the chance to go that extra mile for charity this weekend – literally.

Killearn Primary will be hosting a Sport Relief Mile Challenge for budding walkers and runners keen to do their bit for the good cause.

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Lost chances mean Killearn miss final

YET another trophy slipped away from Killearn on Sunday, when they were unable to beat 10-man Deanston in the Telfer Cup semi-final at Drymen.

It started off well enough for Killearn and they carried most of the early threat, although they failed to cash in on their pressure.

They had the ball in the Deanston net after a goalmouth scramble but the referee ruled Alan More offside.

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