About

What is the Community Council?

The Community Council is an elected body which represents the communities of Larbert, Stenhousemuir and Torwood, in the Falkirk area.

The Community Council is made up of unpaid volunteers who live in the local area.

The Community Council’s role is to ascertain in an active way the views of our community (Larbert, Stenhousemuir & Torwood) in terms of local issues, needs and wishes and to convey those views to Falkirk Council and other public bodies.

The Community Council always act in a non-political and non-sectarian manner.

The Community Council is consulted on planning and licensing applications affecting the local area. It is also sent a wide range of consultative documents from the Council and other bodies and respond to represent the views of the community.

Constitution

The Community Council’s Constitution which was formally adopted on 27 January 2014, can be found here: LST Community Council Constitution.

Code of Conduct for Community Councillors

As elected representatives of the local community, Community Councillors must follow and comply with the Code of Conduct for Community Councillors. The Code of Conduct is based on the following 9 principles:

  • Service to the Community (Public Service)
  • Selflessness
  • Integrity
  • Objectivity
  • Accountability and Stewardship
  • Openness
  • Honesty
  • Leadership
  • Respect

Further Information

For further general information on the role of Community Councils and other local Community Councils, please click on this link to Falkirk Council’s website.

2 thoughts on “About

  1. Claire

    Hi.

    Can you advise what I can do to see if the speed restriction can be reduced to 30 on bellsdyke road like it is on stirling road, especially around the kinnaird and inches areas. I see kids, especially coming from the inches area end up having to dart across the road to make their way to larbert high school. There is a lights crossing near the kinnaird roundabout but nothing at the inches roundabout. I fear that someone will get knocked down. As a resident on bellsdyke road I see cars driving by more than 40mph. The traffic is more busy now since the bridge work started.

    Kind regards
    Claire

    Reply
    1. Admin Post author

      Hi Claire
      Many thanks for being the first comment submitted on our new webpage! We discussed the Inches roundabout and the lack of crossing briefly at our meeting last night. We agreed that given the number of roads queries and issues arising locally, we are going to invite the roads section from Falkirk Council to our June meeting. If there are speeding concerns on the road, these should be raised via the Police by phoning 101 who can arrange for the speed to be monitored (usually strips or handheld radar). In addition, roads at Falkirk Council should also be contacted. It is the roads section that make assessments for the reduction of speed limits on roads. Contact details for roads can be found at: http://www.falkirk.gov.uk/services/development/roads/roads_services.aspx In the meantime, many thanks for raising this with us and we will discuss the issues you have raised at our March meeting.
      Many thanks again for getting in touch!
      Yvonne (Secretary)

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