Monthly Archives: January 2016

January Meeting

It is the January meeting of the Community Council on Monday 25th January at 7:15pm in the halls of Larbert Old Church.

As well as our standing agenda items and our monthly Police, Community Safety Team and Youth Reports, we will also receive updates on the following:

  • The #59 bus service – Chris Cox, Falkirk Council
  • Parking and the travel plan at Forth Valley Royal Hospital – Mark Craske, NHS Forth Valley

All are welcome to attend. If you are unable to attend but have a matter you would like to raise, please let us know by leaving a comment here or by e-mailing us at

Please also remember that we have a special meeting of the Community Council on Tuesday 26th January at 7pm in the halls of Larbert Old to discuss Falkirk Council’s budget saving proposals. We have invited Mary Pitcaithly the Chief Executive of Falkirk Council to attend the meeting to provide an overview of the savings and to answer questions. All are welcome to attend.

Falkirk Council Budget Savings Presentation – Tuesday 26th January, 7pm in the halls of Larbert Old Church

Falkirk Council has to make a massive £51m of savings over the next 3 years. The Community Council has invited Mary Pitcaithly, Chief Executive of Falkirk Council and Bryan Smail, Chief Finance Officer to a special open public meeting to provide an overview of the options for the savings and to enable members of the local community to ask questions on the impact on local services and the local community.

We would like to invite all local residents, businesses, and organisations to come along and take this opportunity to hear about the savings from Falkirk Council’s Chief Executive and to raise any questions or concerns they have.

The meeting will take place on Tuesday 26th January at 7pm in the halls of Larbert Old Church.

The link to the savings proposals can be found at:

Margaret Cheyne

It is with extreme sadness that we have heard the news that our fellow Community Councillor Margaret Cheyne passed away this week. Margaret joined the Community Council in 2009 and served as both our Vice-Convener and acting Convener during that time. Margaret was well-known in the local community and brought a substantial range of both personal and professional experience and knowledge to the Community Council. We all have very fond memories of serving with Margaret on the Community Council and she will be greatly missed by all. We do not have any details of funeral arrangements but will advise once obtained. R.I.P. Margaret x

2016 Community Council Meeting Dates

Please see list below of all our meeting dates in 2016.

Our meetings are normally held on the last Monday of the month in the Halls of Larbert Old Church and start at 7:15pm. We do not hold meetings in July and December.

All are welcome to attend our meetings and to raise any matters. If you are unable to attend, please e-mail us with any matters you would like to raise at or post a here on our website or via our Facebook page.

Agendas and minutes of our meetings can be found in the meetings section of our website. You can also subscribe to our mailing list via the website.

Our 2016 meeting dates are as follows:

  • Monday 25th January
  • Monday 29th February
  • Monday 28th March
  • Monday 25th April
  • Monday 30th May
  • Monday 27th June
  • No meeting in July
  • Monday 29th August
  • Monday 26th September
  • Monday 31st October
  • Monday 28th November
  • No meeting in December