Residents leaflet to save their streets
October 31, 2010 by Lyndon
Companies offering digital printing around Falkirk or Stirling will have been busy in recent weeks as residents of nearby Bridge of Allan have gathered together to launch a campaign to “Save Our Street”. Printing and distributing leaflets far and wide, the organisers of “Save Our Street” have rallied the locals to campaign against plans to make alterations to a street following planning permission granted for the ground floor of the Walmer Hotel in the area to be changed into a supermarket.
Although the planning permission for change of use has already been granted, the new supermarket will require changes such as an extension to the building, and alterations to the road, which campaigners are urging the public to object to on the grounds that it will affect parking in the area, increase traffic in the village and be a danger to pedestrians, especially children.
Support for the campaign has been strong and their campaign is not just about raising awareness, using the printed leaflets, but by getting signatures on a petition, which already has over 400 names committed to objecting to the plans.
Aside from concerns over the road alterations and traffic in the area, there are also concerns that other businesses in the vicinity will be affected by the new supermarket and that support for the village and the services it offers the locals will be affected. Residents also feel that a supermarket, open at all hours, will attract youngsters and potentially affect crime levels.