Following the severe weather of 2010/11, Stirling Council
established a Steering Group to review how council services had
responded to the severe weather.
The council sought views from all 42 of the area's community
councils, and community input has been vital to the Stirling
Two community councils, Strathblane and Broomridge, are piloting
a new community led approach to planning for severe weather.
Strathblane is a rural community and Broomridge is an urban area in
Community severe weather plans include priority areas for snow
clearance and salting, and measures to makes sure that a waste
collection service can be maintained during severe weather. The
Strathblane plan identifies areas which community volunteers will
clear snow from, and areas where the community will work in
partnership with Stirling Council.
It also highlights areas round facilities such as shops where
shop keepers are responsible. This shows where voluntary efforts
can expand areas which are cleared of snow - but also highlights
the responsibility of the whole community, including residents and
One of the important elements of the plan is communication and
Strathblane Community Council has identified people who will be
responsible for different aspects of communication. Through
developing their plans, they have also identified the need for
additional village notice boards.
Contact: David Bright, Emergency Planning Adviser,
Stirling Council, Email: