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A whole busload of changes for First Scotland East

First Scotland East is holding a customer consultation event between noon and 5pm at Falkirk’s Howgate Centre – in the unit next to Superdrug – on Wednesday, June 27 regarding proposed service changes to its Falkirk network.

You can find out more on The Falkirk Herald website:

Planning Notice

Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005
Application for Variation (Major)
Premises – Lodge Carron No 139, 234 Main Street, Stenhousemuir, Falkirk,
Type – On Sales

An application for variation of the Premises Licence in respect of the above
premises has been received for consideration by the Licensing Board. The Board is
obliged to notify you of this application.

If you wish to make any objections or representations, please do so in writing
stating the grounds by Thursday 12 July 2018.

You may wish to consider using the objection/representation pro forma (preferred)
available on the Board’s website at

You can also contact the Community Council for further information or to voice your objection by email –

Stenhousemuir Bowling Club licence changes – your views

Your Community Council is keen to hear your views on a recent application
to amend Stenhousemuir Bowling Club’s licence.

The current licence allows the Club to open from 10am to midnight (MondayThursday
and Sunday) and 10am to 1am (Friday and Saturday). In addition it
has an off-sales licence Monday to Sunday 10am to 10pm. During its
opening hours the Club can sell alcohol, bar meals, run functions, hold club
meetings, provide facilities for dancing, organise indoor and outdoor sports
and show televised sports.

The Club has now asked for an alteration to this licence to hold additional
activities within the Club and in the area outside of the building. These
additional activities are:
• restaurant facilities,
• conference facilities,
• outdoor drinking in the seated areas to the north and south of the Bowling
• charity nights and children’s parties.
• recorded music, live performance and televised sport before opening
hours (no alcohol will be sold at these).
The Club also wants to increase access for children and young people until
1030pm or until the end of a function. They would have access to the Club
Room and outside drinking area. The current opening hours apply to these
additional activities as well. This would include Club members and people
attending functions.

We are gathering views from people so we can advise the Licencing Board of
your views. We have to make comments by 15 May so time is short. If you
have any views please let us know through any of the options below:


Larbert, Stenhousemuir and Torwood Community Council

Launch of new pathway through Larbert Woods

Forest Enterprise Scotland invites you to the formal launch of our new pathway through Larbert Woods.


Thursday 24th May 2018


Meet at Maggie’s Centre Reception

1330hrs – 1500hrs

We would like to invite you to join us at a celebration opening and guided walk of this newly improved walkway.

Refreshments will be available from 1315hrs in Maggie’s Reception. 

You are advised to dress appropriately for the weather!

 Please R.S.V.P to confirm your attendance.

Electrification of the Line – Greenhill Junction, Polmont Junction and Grangemouth Junction up to Larbert Junction

As part of the Scottish Government’s on-going strategic transport investment, Network Rail is continuing to deliver work to electrify the railway across central Scotland.

Following the electrification of the main line between Edinburgh and Glasgow (via Falkirk High) in the autumn of 2017, the current phase of works extends from Grangemouth and Falkirk, through Stirling to Alloa and Dunblane under the SDA electrification programme.

The section of the route between Greenhill JunctionPolmont Junction and Grangemouth Junction up to Larbert Junction is the latest to be electrified. Network Rail is advising lineside communities that the overhead lines will be LIVE and DANGEROUS.

Electrification of the railway will means increased capacity on routes by improving the infrastructure to enable longer, faster and greener modern electric trains to run.

You can see the Safety Notice here – SDA Energisation Leaflet

Wheely Wednesday

Wheely Wednesday at FVRH is back tomorrow – Wednesday 25th April!

Here is their flyer – Wheely Wed April Version

Wheely Wednesday is a great opportunity to talk to our friendly and knowledgeable colleagues from the Falkirk and Stirling Active Travel Hubs about walking opportunities, cycling opportunities and anything related to active travel.

  • If you’d like a safer cycling route then the staff will be happy to help you with this.
  • Want to know of local led rides you can join with?  Ask the team on Wednesday.
  • Why not try an e-bike?  People who have tried them LOVE them.
  • There will be 2 led cycle rides at 12pm and 1.00pm – each one will last 15 minutes and take you around the beautiful woods at FVRH.  What better way to start your afternoon back at work, having enjoyed this short cycle ride?

From 8am until 2pm Dr Bike will be there to carry out FREE basic cycle “MOTs” on your bike(s) – you’ll find them at the Staff Entrance to the rear of FVRH. Just leave your bike(s) with them and collect by 2pm at the latest.

For staff / members of the public who live in Larbert / Stenhousemuir – the Cycling Bus is back:

Meet at:


Time In
St Bernadette’s Primary School Tryst Road Roundabout Larbert Train Station FVRH Main Entrance FVRH Staff Entrance
6.00am 6.05am 6.15am 6.20am 6.25am
7.00am 7.05am 7.15am 7.20am 7.25am
8.00am 8.05am 8.15am 8.20am 8.25am

Time Out

FVRH Main Entrance FVRH Main Entrance Larbert Train Station Tryst Road Roundabout St Bernadette’s Primary School
5.05pm 5.10pm 5.15pm 5.25pm 5.30pm
6.05pm 6.10pm 6.15pm 6.25pm 6.30pm