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What’s Happening

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  • We start the year with Chris Spray’s wildlife blog for January.   And we note that we’ve been campaigning for 13 years.
  • The official report on Stirling Council’s draft Local Development Plan has been released.   It gives complete support to the preservation of the Hill as green space.
  • Our recent open Board Meeting was held on 9th November 2017 in the Cathedral Halls.   We publish the agendas and minutes of meetings here.
  • We were at the Girl Guides Christmas Card Sale in the Victoria Hall on Saturday 4th November.
  • Spooks darkened the air above Holmehill on Sunday 29th October, when we held our Spooky Fun event, a perennial favourite with young families.   As usual it was in the Braeport Centre.   This was the fifth year that we’ve offered blood-curdling games, story-telling, and tea & cakes.   After lots of activities, eats and storytelling, a gaggle of excited children went up the path from Braeport to the parting of the ways at the top on a perfect night – dark (just in time) cool, crisp, clear with an amazing residual west light creating really sharp silhouettes on the horizon and lots of leaves to kick.   But all eyes were focused on the spooky subjects to be found closer to hand!   Sound effects courtesy of our resident Tawny Owl.   Thanks to all the spooky helpers.
  • Chris Spray continues his monthly wildlife blogs.
  • As usual we were at the Fling by the River.   On Saturday 27th May 2017 the Holmehill marquee welcomed old and new friends.
  • The hearing scheduled for 25th April in the Cathedral Halls was cancelled.   Allanwater Developments withdrew their Purchase Notice, lodged last year with Stirling Council
  • Allanwater Developments’ original appeals against Stirling Council’s planners were rejected on the 2nd of March.
  • We were at the Community Summit held on the 20th of February.
  • Now 12 years old: we held our first meeting on the 3rd of January 2005.
  • You can now follow @Holmehill on Twitter, and “Holmehill Community Buyout” on Facebook

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