The Community Council is a body consisting of local residents, who meet on a monthly basis to discuss and progress issues affecting the local community, and represent the views and concerns of the Balfron residents to Stirling Council and other relevant groups. You can find details of the members of the Balfron Community Council on the About Us page.
Community Council Meetings
We meet every month (except January and July) and our next meeting is:
Community Council MeetingBalfron High School
Planning and Road Maintenance
You can search recent planning applications relating to Balfron on the Stirling Council website here>>
Balfron Eco Festival
Balfron Eco Festival is taking place on 11 June at locations throughout the village, It will have a range of activities and information suitable for all ages including interactive science exhibitions, cookery demonstrations, plant swap and potting workshops, recycling advice, e-bikes demo and bike repair, farmers’ market and wildlife walks. Find more information at Balfron Eco Festival page. Keep up to date at Balfron Eco Festival Facebook page.
Balfron 10k race
After a break of two years Mulberry Bush Montessori Balfron 10k is taking place on Sunday, May 1 at 11am. Details of the race route and the roads that will be impacted can be found on Balfron 10k Facebook page and on local noticeboards.
Phone box food exchange
Following its refurbishment, the phone box has been returned to Balfron and is in use. There are a few minor works still to be completed. The formal opening of the refurbished phone box will be on 11 June as part of the Balfron Eco Festival. Please support the phone box as a food exchange and as a local cause in the Co-op Local Community Fund when you shop in the Balfron and Aberfoyle branch. More information on the phone box is available at the Balfron Phone Box page.
Space for Living
Unfortunately the planned works to the Tontine area of Buchanan Street have been postponed until Autumn 2022. More information is available at the Space for Living page. Full details of the latest plans can be found at www.stirling.gov.uk/balfronactiveplaces.
The Balfron resilience plan is ‘owned’ by the residents of Balfron and helps facilitate village wide communication of a major incident. The latest resilience plan for Balfron is available here >>. Join Balfron Community Resilience Facebook group to find hear the latest news in the event of a major incident that affects the village. More information is available at Balfron Community Resilience page.
The final improvements to the wee playpark are now complete. In addition to the new play units, the new fencing is in place, a sand pit has been installed and all of the bark has been topped up. To celebrate, we left a range of toys in the sandpit for you and your children. More information is available at Donaldson Park Playground page.
Invasive plants along the River Endrick and its tributaries
The Loch Lomond Fisheries Trust continue to focus on removal of invasive plant (giant hogweed, Japanese knotweed, American skunk cabbage) and animal (American mink and signal crayfish) species. If you spot any of these invasive species or want to report any other incidents (e.g. pollution, riverbank damage) impacting the River Endrick and its tributaries please email them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
COVID-19 – support and information
This Stirling Council webpage is updated regularly with changes and updates to service delivery that has been impacted by COVID, also follow Stirling Council social media feeds for emergency updates.