Monthly Archives: March 2015

Foundry Loan Waiting Restrictions

Falkirk Council has advised the Community Council that the Falkirk Council (Restriction on Waiting and Parking Places)(Foundry Loan, Larbert)(Amendment No.9) Order 2014 – TRO-14-036 – to place double yellow lines on Foundry Loan from the junction with Main Street to just past Torlea Place has now been made.

The Order will come into operation on 7th May 2015.

To view the Order, please click here: TRO-14-036

Any person wishing to question the validity of the order or any of its provisions on the grounds that it is not within the powers of the relevant Act or that a requirement of any such enabling Act or of any relevant regulations made thereunder has not been complied with may, within 6 weeks from 26/3/2015, make application for the purpose to the Court of Session.


March 2015 Community Council Meeting

The March meeting of the Community Council will be held in the Rennie Lounge of Larbert Old Church on Monday 30th March 2015 at 7:15pm.

•To view the agenda for the meeting, please click here: LSTCC Agenda – 30 March 2015
•To view the minutes from previous meeting on 23rd February 2015, please click here: LSTCC Minutes – 23 February 2015

At the meeting, we will have our regular monthly updates from Police Scotland and Larbert High School.

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

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

Open Meetings – 27th & 31st March 2015

Attend one of our Open Meetings and have your voice heard. The Community Council is keen to gather as many views as possible from local residents on how we can maximise the impact of the Todhill Windfarm Community Benefit funding in order to make Larbert, Stenhousemuir and Torwood and better place to live, work and visit. We have arranged 2 open public meetings as part of this process and would like to invite you along to one of the events to hear your views. Full details of both dates are below.

We are delighted to announce that Larbert Village Primary School choir will be performing at the Friday event, and Stenhousemuir Primary School choir will be performing at the Tuesday event.

We look forward to seeing many of you at one of the events and would ask that you share this link with any of your friends, neighbours or colleagues who may also be interested in attending.

Open Public Meetings

Important Message from Police Scotland – Sneak In Thefts

The local Inspector from Police Scotland has been in touch with us asking is we could help spread the message that residents should be making sure they lock their house doors, even when they are at home. We would be grateful if you could share this message and ensure that any vulnerable neighbours or family members and friends are aware of the issues taking place locally.

There was a sneak in theft at a house near the entrance to The Inches estate a couple of days ago. The two occupiers left their home, each taking a car. Their teenage son was at home, but with the cars missing the property appeared unoccupied to someone looking from the main road. The son was at the rear of the house, with his ear phones on, when someone sneaked in through the front door and made his way into one of the bedrooms. They stole jewellery before leaving through the front door again. The teenager never heard a thing.

The Police have also had reports of persons hanging round houses who have newish and/or sporty, cars in the drive. People gaining access into houses, either by insecure doors or windows, or through breaking in (through patio doors mainly) has been something they’ve been seeing over the last year or so. The suspects then look for electrical items and car keys. On taking the car keys, they use them to steal the car. On one occasion, the householders car was stolen under these circumstances, but they didn’t realise the spare keys for their second car had also been taken. The perpetrators came back the next night and removed the second car, which was obviously very distressing for the family.

The Police have a good record in both detecting these crimes, and also in recovering stolen vehicles. They carry out pro-active patrols where they can, and they target nightshift road checks in key areas. Prevention is obvioulsy better than cure though, and they need everyone’s help to stop people becoming a victim of crime.

The key message is that residents should be looking to hide their vehicle keys where they won’t be easilly found by thieves. Some people are in the habit of leaving keys in view of windows and criminals are becoming practiced in ‘fishing’ keys through open windows or letter boxes.

Please be security conscious and help prevent future crimes of this nature by sharing this information.

Many thanks.

Stenhousemuir Charities Day – 25th April

This year’s Stenhousemuir Charities Day will be held in the precinct on Saturday the 25th of April from 10am to 4.00pm.

If any local charities or mothers & todder groups wish to hire a stall at this event or would like more information, please call contact Mary-Jane Armstrong for forms etc at This is a partnership event between Falkirk & District Town Centre Management and Vale of Carron Rotary.

This year’s event will also include a farmers market element to promote the Year of Food and Drink.


Proposals for Extension of Camelon Cemetery

Falkirk Council Bereavement Services is proposing to apply for planning permission to extend Camelon Cemetery to the field to the east of the existing site, and are seeking views on the proposal. Falkirk Council is undertaking a statutory consultation because the site is bigger than 2 hectares.

Full details of the proposal can be seen on the Proposal of Application Notice – Camelon Cemetery Extension and the Camelon Cemetery Extension Map.

As part of the pre-planning application consultation process, Falkirk Council will be holding a Public Meeting on Wednesday 22nd April between 4pm and 6pm in The Scotia Room of the Camelon Education Centre. All are welcome to attend.

If you have any comments you wish the Community Council to consider in relation to this proposal, please post a comment here or e-mail us on