Monthly Archives: March 2016

March 2016 Meeting Notification

The March meeting of the Community Council will be held in the Rennie Lounge of Larbert Old Church on Monday 28th March 2016 at 7:15pm.

•To view the agenda for the meeting and minutes from our February meeting, please go to: http://lstcommunitycouncil.org.uk/meetings/

As well as our standing agenda items and our monthly Police, Community Safety Team and Youth Reports, we will also specifically be discussing:

• The West Carron landfill site planning application

• The 2 planning applications for the redevelopment of the former McCowan’s factory in Stenhousemuir

• The Todhill Windfarm Community Council Micro-Grant Fund Scheme

All are welcome to attend the meeting and to 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 here.

Bus Service Provision – The Inches/Kinnaird Village

Falkirk Council’s Transport Planning Unit has received a number of requests to review the route of Service 59 between Letham and Falkirk. Some passengers have expressed concern about the journey time and reliability of the current route, which operates via The Inches/Kinnaird and Forth Valley Royal Hospital. All subsidised bus services are due to be retendered in 2016 and as part of this process, Falkirk Council will be considering a number of options for the future of Service 59.

Falkirk Council is now consulting with local residents to help them to provide the most appropriate service for residents of The Inches and Kinnaird Village if Service 59 is diverted to operate via a more direct route.

In order to assist with this consultation process a questionnaire has been designed to gather comments from local residents. The questionnaire can be accessed by clicking here: The Inches Questionnaire.

Please return this form to Falkirk Council, Development Services, Abbotsford House, Davids Loan, Falkirk, FK2 7YZ or email a scanned copy to transportplanning@falkirk.gov.uk

Responses should be received by 15 April 2016.

 

 

Wind Farm Fund – Extension to Deadline

Todhill (Larbert, Stenhousemuir & Torwood) Wind Farm Fund

**CLOSING DATE EXTENDED TO 30th MARCH **

This new fund to support community projects in the Larbert, Stenhousemuir & Torwood Community Council area is provided by Falkirk Todhill Wind Ltd, the company which owns and operates the wind farm.

Grants of £250 – £5000 can support a range of community activity including equipment costs, staff or sessional worker costs, consultations, maintenance or refurbishment of community facilities.

Recommendations about grants and how the money is used are made by a Panel made up of local people.

Guidance notes and application forms are available from: https://www.foundationscotland.org.uk/programmes/todhill/ or by clicking the following links: Todhill Guidelines and Todhill Application Form.

For further information or to be sent an application form, please contact Rosalind Becroft at:

  • Foundation Scotland, 22 Calton Rd, Edinburgh, EH8 8DP
  • T: 0131 524 0300 E: rosalind@foundationscotland.org.uk

Please share this information with any groups or organisations you think may be interested in applying for funding.

Falkirk Open Space Strategy Consultation

Falkirk Council is consulting on their draft Open Space Strategy. The Open Space Strategy sets out the vision for the future of the parks and open spaces in our area.

The draft strategy can be viewed at: http://www.falkirk.gov.uk/services/council-democracy/consultations-surveys/consultation.aspx?aid=3731

The consultation has been extended to 7th March 2016 and the link to the survey can be found at: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/falkirkopenspace2015

Given the importance of open space and parks within the Larbert, Stenhousemuir & Torwood area, we invited Falkirk Council along to our meeting on Monday 29th February to give us an overview of the draft strategy and to answer any questions residents may have on the plans.

A copy of the presentation can be found by clicking here: LSTCC Open Space Strategy Presentation – Feb 2016.

We would encourage all residents to complete the survey and if there are any specific points you would like the Community Council to consider within our response, to let us know as soon as possible by posting a comment here or e-mailing us at lst-cc@virginmedia.com in advance of Monday 7th March.