Month: August 2013

Bridge Closed until Late October

In a recent letter from Elwyn Thomas, the Stirling Council Bridge Project Engineer, to Alan Booth, the Secretary of the Dunblane Community Council, the timeline for the repair to the Kinbuck Bridge was outlined.  The estimated completion date for the repair is now 28th October. From: Elwyn Thomas Sent: 27 August 2013 12:02 To: Alan Booth Subject: B8033 Kinbuck bridge update Dear Mr Booth, Further to your correspondence with my colleague Lorna Martin recently regarding the Allan Water bridge at Kinbuck, I just wanted to write and give you an update on the situation.  We’ve been working hard behind the scenes to get the repairs underway. We initially had to assess the damage and determine what work needed doing. As well as the obvious sections of damage, cracking was noted between the road and the base of parapet over much of the remaining length of the upstream parapet, indicating movement. Furthermore, inspecting the damaged areas closely we were concerned about the condition of the mortar within the parapets. Much of it appeared to be loose with no structural integrity and we believe this is likely to be widespread throughout both upstream and downstream parapets. We have made the decision to take down and completely rebuild both parapets rather than simply carry out a patch repair. We’ve been drafting the specifications and tender documents and getting access scaffolding designs done. We’ve managed...

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Temporary Interruption to Electricity Supply

I’m not sure how much of the village this applies to but… I have received a letter which states that SSE Power Distribution require to interrupt the power supply on Tuesday 20th August 08:30 – 17:30 to allow refurbishment works to be carried out to replace poles and overhead power lines in...

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