Monthly Archives: August 2014

Larbert Rail Bridge Update

We asked Network Rail for an update on the bridge completion. They advised that the expected road opening date remains the 19th December. The reason they have advised of additional road closures on the Foundry Loan junction with Main Street, from 20th into 21st and 21st into 22nd December is to facilitate the removal of the temporary pedestrian footbridge. This is the bridge that currently hosts the utilities and it cannot be removed prior to all utilities being re-instated to the new road bridge.

They also advised that they no longer require the road closure at the Foundry Loan junction with Main Street this weekend – 16th-18th August or the next again weekend on 23rd-25th August. They changed the methodology to try and get as much done over last weekend as possible so that they could minimise disruption, and have met this target.

New Woodland Activity Programme for people with early stage dementia

The Forestry Commission have provided us with information on a new pilot programme they are operating for people with early stage dementia. The programme will start at 11am on Thursday 21st August in Callendar House/Woods in Falkirk. For more information see the following links to the leaflet – Activity Programme page 2-3  and Activity Programme Page 1 & 4. To book a place, please call Gordon Harper at the Forestry Commission on 07798 668125.

Network Rail – Larbert Newsletter – Issue 3 – July 2014

Network Rail has recently distributed its latest Larbert newsletter to households to provide an update on the bridge works. Please click here: NR Larbert Newsletter Issue 3 July 2014 to view a copy of the newsletter.

The newsletter contains important information on forthcoming dates for night time working and dates for the closure of the junction of Foundry Loan and Main Street.

A9 Closure at Plean Primary School – 17th, 24th & 31st August 2014

There will be a road closure at Plean Primary School between 0700 & 2100 hours on Sunday 17, 24 & 31 August 2014.

On these dates, the First Service 38 will be unable to serve the Torwood area due to the closure. Stirling Council have arranged a free taxi service to meet the bus at Larbert Hospital Entrance. All journeys must be pre booked. No booking – no journey. Passengers will not pay a fare. To travel you must call Express Taxis on 01324 638000.

Please pass this information to anyone you know who uses this bus service on a Sunday in order that they can make advance arrangements.

If travelling by car on these dates, please allow extra time for diversions. The official diversion route suggested by Stirling Council from Larbert is the A88 (Bellsdyke Road), A905 (through Airth & Fallin), A91 and back on to the A9 at Bannockburn. For more information, see:…/traffic/00000083225/

Family Fun Day – Lido in Stenhousemuir Saturday 16th August

We are pleased to advise that we have just received confirmation that Falkirk Council and its partners are holding a family fun day at the Lido in Stenhousemuir. This event follows the recent terrible acts of vandalism in the park with the event aiming to raise community awareness of the park and in particular the wildlife, plants and trees.

The event will be held on Saturday 16 August from 12 noon – 4pm.

So far the following fantastic activities have been confirmed:

•Interactive workshops around the Lido pool
•Bike display by award winning 360 Bicycle Stunt Team
•Dr Bike Surgery – children and adults can bring their bikes along for a free safety check
•Bike map tours – tours from Stenhousemuir to the Kelpies
•Bouncy castles, bungee runs etc
•Birds of Prey

More activities are being organised for the day … We will continue to post information as we receive it.

Please help spread the word about this event.

With the Forestry Commission fun day taking place in the woods at FVRH on the 17th, this is going to be a super fun-filled weekend for all the local community.

Forestry Commission – Family Fun Day – FVRH 17th August

Sunday 17th August – The Forestry Commission is holding a free family Fun Day in the woods at FVRH from 11am – 3pm. There will be lots of exciting activities for the whole family, including Thai Chi sessions, falcon and wildlife displays, pond dipping, woodland walks and workouts and fruit drink tasting sessions.

The event will take place on the lawn next to Larbert House and car parking will be available in the staff car park opposite Accident & Emergency.

Please spread the word…

Here is the full press release and link to the event poster. 2014 Family Fun Day poster  Continue reading