The winning projects in Your Stirling: You Decide have been revealed by Stirling Council.

After months of planning, voting and verification, the top projects in each of the seven electoral wards have been announced.

The Council put forward £700,000 of investment spread evenly across each community as Participatory Budgeting was rolled out across the area for the first time.

The project is designed to improve community engagement in local democracy, and give residents a direct say over how government money is spent.

More than 760 verified ideas were submitted from across the local authority area after Your Stirling: You Decide was launched in March 2019.

These were whittled down to 193 projects that went through to the voting stage and anyone of high school age who lives in the area could take part.

More than 4,000 votes for winning projects

By the close of play on 23 June, the total number of verified votes tallied at 4,161, with a weighting system deployed by the Council to ensure smaller communities were given parity with areas with a larger population.

The winning projects range from the creation of cycle networks and park upgrades, to the installation of an outdoor gym and road improvements.

Council Leader, Cllr Scott Farmer said: “This has been a landmark project for Stirling Councilof, and I congratulate all the winners.

“I’m sure this is something everyone involved will also learn from as Participatory Budgeting becomes a more common part of how we deliver spending.

“Opening up a transparent method of dialogue between the Council and our communities has brought us closer together, improved our understanding of what matters most, and given people the chance to have a direct say over what we do as an organisation.

“I want to extend my thanks to every person who proposed an idea, shared the message, raised awareness and who took time to vote in Your Stirling: You Decide.

“Obviously not everyone can win but I believe the successful projects will benefit everyone in the community where they are delivered.”

Depute Leader, Cllr Danny Gibson said: “Improving community engagement and understanding of how capital and revenue is spent and invested at a Council level can only be of benefit in the long run.

“Each year, as Councillors, we must take difficult decisions that have a direct impact on our communities and by rolling out Participatory Budgeting, our communities will gain a better understanding of how that works.”

The winning ideas for each ward along with voting figures are as follows:

Ward 1 - Trossachs & Teith

Ref Title No of Votes
TT2

Create a Cycling Network from Stirling to Aberfoyle

966
TT17

Make Public Toilets Accessible in Aberfoyle

552


Ward 2 - Forth & Endrick

FE15

Install a Pedestrian Crossing and Speed Restrictions on Main Street, Buchlyvie

810

FE1

Arnprior Playpark Activity Pavilion

668

 

Ward 3 - Dunblane & Bridge of Allan

DBA1

Accessible Toilets in Dunblane

248

DBA19

Outdoor Gym in Dunblane

246

 

Ward 4 - Stirling North

SN11

Improve Cambuskenneth Play Park

508

SN14

Improve Roads and Pavements in Cambuskenneth

324

SN13

Improve Lovers Walk (known as Lovers Lane), Riverside

293

 

Ward 5 - Stirling West

SW16

Kings Park Toilets Upgraded

327

SW8

Improve Play Equipment at Beechwood Park

263

 

Ward 6 - Stirling East

SE2

Upgrade Play Park in Afton Court, Braehead

119

SE3

Improve the Play Park next to Crawford Hall

110

 

Ward 7 - Bannockburn

BB33

Improve Polmaise Play Park, Fallin

202

BB34

Upgrade Drypow Play Park/Top Park, Fallin

173

 

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