Dollar Community Council, Clackmannanshire
EMPOWERING OUR COMMUNITY AND SUPPORTING OUR LOCAL ECONOMY ONLINE
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Parish Church
Burnside
Bridge Street
Bridge Street
Dollar Academy
Mill Green
Castle Campbell

Dollar is a town in Scotland's smallest county, Clackmannanshire. It is one of the Hillfoots Villages, nestling below the Ochil Hills to the north and the River Devon to the south.

The Town lies on the A91 road, which runs from Stirling to St Andrews, around 3 miles east of Tillicoultry. In 2010 the population was estimated at 2,970.

Major attractions in Dollar include the five hundred year-old Castle Campbell, lowland seat of the Duke of Argyll, where Mary, Queen of Scots, once lived in the 16th century, the award winning Dollar Museum and the William Playfair designed Dollar Academy.

Welcome to the new Dollar Community Council Website

Dollar Community Council consists of up to 14 Community Councillors who are selected through the Community Council election processes by the people of Dollar and surrounding area. Their primary role is to represent the community of Dollar where they engage in a variety of actvities examples inlude:

  • comment on local planning applications and the development of the Local and Structure Plan;
  • they campaign on local issues e.g. traffic, leisure facilities;
  • they are consulted on a range of issues by the Council and other public bodies e.g. the future of waste management;
  • support organising of gala days and other events;
  • publish newsletters;
Recent News
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B913 DEVON ROAD, DOLLAR, TEMPORARY PROHIBITION OF DRIVING, PARKING AND LOADING (21/07/2021)

The Clackmannanshire Council has made the above named Order under Section 14 of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 (as amended) on 1st July 2021.

The effect of this Order is that there will be no driving, parking or loading at any time during the period from 0800 hours on Monday 2nd August 2021 until 1600 hours on Friday 6th August 2021, on the section of roads described in Schedule.

The temporary prohibition of driving, parking and loading is necessary for carriageway resurfacing works.

NOTE - The Devon Road / Dewar Street junction will also be closed.  SO, NO SHORTCUTS USING THE SIDE STREETS

Full details at : http://www.clacks.gov.uk/transport/roadorders/?order=1531

Proposed Housing Development - Dollar Community's Priorities for Section 75. (08/07/2021)

Dollar's Community Council and Development Trust have been working together to ensure the community's voice is included in the shaping of the proposed housing developments for Dollar South and Dollar East applications.

A Section 75 Agreement, sometimes known as a planning obligation, is a contract entered into between a landowner and the local Council, as part of the planning application process. The agreement may restrict use of the land and/ or regulate activities on the land being developed, and is sometimes used to offset adverse impacts of a project.

Please take two minutes to read through the details in the link below and indicate your preferences in the survey.

https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/DollarSection75

Message from Clackmannanshire Citizens Advice Bureau (20/06/2021)

We are taking part in the annual Scams Awareness campaign, which is running from 14 - 27 June. This campaign, which also includes Police Scotland, Trading Standards and a host of other agencies, aims to give people the skills and confidence to spot scams and report them.

We lead Citizens Advice Scotland’s Scams Action service alongside Stirling CAB which has been operating since September 2019. During this time, we have seen a wide range of scams, for example cases where people have transferred money to fake bank accounts, or builders taking money to do work and then disappearing. During the pandemic, we’ve seen the rise in online scams from text message delivery scams, fake Covid-19 vaccines to websites/texts pretending to be from HMRC offering self-employment grants. What is most pertinent to mention is that these scams are becoming more and more sophisticated.

We would appreciate your support in taking this opportunity during Scams Awareness Fortnight to remind people how to spot scams, and how to deal with them. The more aware we all are of scams, the less likely we are to be a victim of them.

CAB Advice on How to Spot a Scam

Here are some of the main warning signs of scams we are encouraging people to look out for:

  • It seems too good to be true – like an email saying you’ve won a competition you don’t remember entering
  • Someone you don’t know contacts you unexpectedly
  • You’re being urged to respond quickly so you don’t get time to think about it or talk to family and friends
  • You've been asked to pay for something urgently or in an unusual way – for example by bank transfer or gift vouchers<,/li>
  • You’ve been asked to give away personal information

Who people can contact

We are encouraging people to seek advice immediately if they think they’ve been scammed. There’s a number of ways they can do this:

  • Contact Clacks CAB (or their local CAB if not resident in Clacks)
  • Contact Citizens Advice Scotland’s Scams Action Helpline on 0808 250 5050 or the Web Chat service
  • Report scams or suspected scams to Police Scotland (dial 101)

Thank you in advance for your support. If you would like more information on this campaign, or indeed any other area of our work, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Yours sincerely, Jonny Miller Managing Director

Anti-Social Behaviour (10/06/2021)

At this time of year we experience elements of anti-social behaviour.  Perception appears to be that it is towards the end of term and teenagers are out partying and letting off "steam". Regrettable we seem have to  experienced this behaviour more often this year.  This has led to much concern and disapproval on Dollar social media and directly with Dollar Community Council.

The determine the reach of such behaviour the matter was raised at the recent Joint Community Council Forum where the new Police Area Commander for Clackmannanshire attended.  Chief Inspector Audrey Marsh introduced herself and explained some of the challenges her officers deal with currently, the main item being the pandemic.

The question of Anti-Social Behaviour was raised by Dollar Community Council, with other community councils confirming they also had similar issues.  She advised that they will respond to such issues as best they can but resources can be limited and advised that these matters should be reported on 101.  Through such reporting trends can be identified that can lead to a targeted approach and without reporting local police will not learn the true scale of the issue.

Dollar Community Council asks that members of the community,who are negatively impacted by such behaviour, phone 101 and report the matter. You can also inform DCC through Facebook, Twitter or via the website and community police officers will be informed when they attend DCC meetings.

Stephen Leitch

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Dollar Community Development Trust

Dollar Community Development Trust is a volunteer-led charity aimed at making Dollar a better place to live, work, study, and visit.

Check out their website for full details of activities, events and a listing a local businessess, clubs and societies in the local area.