A very big thank you…

The current Community Council stands down after our 4-year term at midnight on 12th December 2017. We would like to thank all the local community for its support over the last 4-years. Your support and contributions have been very much appreciated by the Community Council and have helped us represent the views of the community on a wide range of matters.

As previously notified, we were disappointed that there were insufficient nominations received by Falkirk Council to form a new Community Council. The good news is that the deadline for nominations has been extended to 18th December. We would continue to encourage anyone interested in getting involved to download a nomination form and submit it to Falkirk Council in advance of the deadline. The forms can be downloaded at: http://www.falkirk.gov.uk/services/people-communities/community-councils/election/

We have achieved a lot over our 4-year term and we hope that a new Community Council will be formed over the coming months to continue to serve our local community and represent your views.

This website will remain open in the interim but there will be no responses or action taken until a new Community Council is formed. Should you have any matters which you would like to raise, please contact Falkirk Council in the first instance.

Many thanks once again and very best wishes for the festive season and 2018.

Kind regards
Larbert, Stenhousemuir and Torwood Community Council.

Community Council Election update – deadline for nominations extended

Following our previous post, Falkirk Council has now extended the date for nominations for the Community Council to 18th December 2017. The nomination forms and the instructions for completion and submission can be downloaded at: http://www.falkirk.gov.uk/services/people-communities/community-councils/election/ 

We have also pulled together an additional quick fact sheet on what is involved in the Community Council for anyone who may be interested in finding out more: http://lstcommunitycouncil.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/Addition-Information-on-the-Community-Council.pdf

We hope that there will be sufficient interest and nominations to ensure that there continues to be a Community Council to represent the views of local residents within the Larbert, Stenhousemuir & Torwood area.

The Future of the Community Council…

Some very disappointing news…..

Falkirk Council only received 2 nominations for the 11 spaces available to form a new Community Council over the next 4 years within the Larbert, Stenhousemuir & Torwood area. This means that at this stage a new Community Council cannot be formed when the current one stands down in a few weeks time.

There is a meeting at Falkirk Council on Tuesday to agree next steps and it is likely if agreed that they will seek further nominations in the run up to Christmas. In advance of this, if you would like to find out more about what is involved, please get in touch by sending us an e-mail (lst-cc@virginmedia.com) or leave a comment on this post or come along to our last meeting on Monday 27th November at 715pm in the halls of Larbert Old Church.

We would urge anyone who may be interested in getting involved to put forward their nomination or express an interest as soon as possible. Without at least 2/3 of spaces being filled, there will not be a Community Council established for this area. This would be a great loss for the local area given the important role that the Community Council plays in representing the local community to Falkirk Council and other statutory bodies.

November Meeting – Monday 27th November 2017

It’s the final meeting of the current Community Council on Monday 27th November 2017 at 715pm in the halls of Larbert Old Church.

All are welcome to come along and participate in the meeting or to find out more about what the Community Council does.

The agenda for the meeting can be viewed by clicking here: LSTCC – November 2017.

The minutes from our October meeting can be viewed by clicking here: LSTCC Minutes – October 2017

October Meeting – Monday 30th October 2017

The October meeting of the Community Council will be held in the Rennie Lounge of Larbert Old Church on Monday 30th October at 7:15pm.

  • To view the agenda for the meeting, please click here.

As well as our standing monthly agenda items, we will hear updates from Police Scotland, Larbert High School and Falkirk Council’s Community Safety Team. We will also have an update on Todhill Windfarm Fund and the Micro-Grant Fund.

We will also be discussing planning applications including the recent application for housing on land adjacent to Stirling Road. The planning application can be viewed here.

All are welcome to attend and contribute to discussions or to raise any issues.

If you are unable to attend the meeting but have any matters you wish to raise with us, please e-mail us as soon as possible on lst-cc@virginmedia.com or post a comment on our Facebook page.

Following our October meeting, we expect to have one further meeting of the current Community Council on Monday 27th November 2017. Details of the forthcoming Community Council elections are below.

To view the minutes from our AGM and September Meeting which was held on Monday 25th September 2017, please click here.

An update on all the actions from our September meeting will be provided at our October meeting.

To view the reports from the AGM, please click on the following links:

COMMUNITY COUNCIL ELECTIONS

Nominations are now open for community councillors to represent each Community Council area.

To stand for election to the Community Council you must be:

– resident in the area you are applying to stand in
– listed on the electoral register
– over 18 years of age

Nominations close on Monday 13 November 2017 at 4pm.

The current Community Council will stand down at midnight on 12th December.

Full details about the process can be found at: http://www.falkirk.gov.uk/services/people-communities/community-councils/election/

Community Council AGM and Election Update

The AGM and September meeting of the Community Council will take place on Monday 25th September at 715pm in the halls of Larbert Old Church.

The Agenda can be viewed here: LSTCC – September 2017 – Agenda AGM.

As well as our AGM reports and monthly reports from Police Scotland, Larbert High and the Community Safety Team, we will also have an update from Virgin Media on their cable installation within Kinnaird.

The minutes from our August meeting can be viewed here: LSTCC Minutes – August 2017

The current Community Council’s 4-year term of office is due to end this year. We are awaiting confirmation from Falkirk Council on the election process for the new Community Council which we understand will commence in early October. The majority of the current Community do not intend to stand again for re-election.

If you are interested in becoming a Community Councillor or just want to find out more, please come along to our September meeting. All will be made very welcome.

August 2017 Community Council Meeting

Monthly Meeting – Monday 28th August 2017

The August meeting of the Community Council will be held in the Rennie Lounge of Larbert Old Church on Monday 28th August at 7:15pm.

All are welcome to attend and contribute to discussions or to raise any issues.

We will also have our monthly reports from Police Scotland, Larbert High School and Falkirk Council’s Community Safety Team.

If you are unable to attend the meeting but have any matters you wish to raise with us, please e-mail us as soon as possible on lst-cc@virginmedia.com or post a comment here.

June Community Council Meeting

Monthly Meeting – Monday 26th June 2017

The June meeting of the Community Council will be held in the Rennie Lounge of Larbert Old Church on Monday 26th June at 7:15pm.

All are welcome to attend and contribute to discussions or to raise any issues.

We will specifically be discussing:

  • Feedback from the Kinnaird Street Briefing being co-ordinated by Police Scotland on Friday 23rd June 2017
  • Litter with input from officers from Falkirk Council
  • The planning application for a drive-thru restaurant in the former McCowan’s factory in Tryst Road, Stenhousemuir – P/17/0319/MSC. The application can be viewed here
  • The Gladman Scotland consultation for proposed housing on land adjacent to Stirling Road – to view the consultation, please click here

We will also have our monthly reports from Police Scotland, Larbert High School and Falkirk Council’s Community Safety Team.

If you are unable to attend the meeting but have any matters you wish to raise with us, please e-mail us as soon as possible on lst-cc@virginmedia.com or post a comment here.

Proposed Residential Development – Stirling Road, Larbert – UPDATED PROPOSALS AND PUBLIC EXHIBITION

The Community Council has received a Proposal of Application from Gladman Scotland in relation to a forthcoming application for planning permission in principle for residential development, access, landscaping, open space and associated works, on land at Stirling Road, Larbert.

A Public Exhibition will be held by Gladman Scotland on Tuesday 13th June at Larbert Bowling Club, Pretoria Road, Larbert, FK5 4NB from 3.00pm until 7.00pm. A series of exhibition boards will be displayed providing the background to the proposals and identifying the factors which will influence the proposals.

Representatives from Gladman Scotland will attend to talk you through the updated proposals should you wish to attend.

Alternatively, Gladman Scotland has created a website which will be kept up to date as matters progress, see www.your-views.co.uk/larbert .

Comments can be submitted to Gladman Scotland up to 25th July 2017. Full details of how to comment are on the website.

Please note, any comments made at this stage do not replace the formal planning application consultation process, where representations should be made directly to Falkirk Council once a planning application has been submitted.