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October 2016 – Community Council Meeting

The October meeting of the Community Council will take place on Monday 31st October 2016 at 715pm in the halls of Larbert Old Church.

All are welcome to attend and contribute.

To view the papers for the meeting, please click on the following links:

If you are unable to attend but have a matter you would like to raise, please post a comment here or e-mail us on lst-cc@virginmedia.com

Annual General Meeting – Monday 26th September 2016

Annual General Meeting – Monday 26th September 2016

The Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Community Council will be held in the Rennie Lounge of Larbert Old Church on Monday 26th September 2016 at 7:15pm.

To view the agenda for our AGM, please click here: http://lstcommunitycouncil.org.uk/…/LSTCC-Agenda-AGM-26-Sep…

To view the minutes from our last meeting which was held on Monday 29th August 2016, please click here: http://lstcommunitycouncil.org.uk/…/LSTCC-Minutes-29-August…

As well as standing agenda items including our monthly Police and Larbert High School reports, we will report back on the activities of the Community Council over the last 12 months. We will also be electing our office bearers for the next 12 months.

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 or on our Facebook page.

August 2016 Community Council Meeting

The August meeting of the Community Council will take place on Monday 29th August 2016 at 715pm in the halls of Larbert Old Church.

All are welcome to attend and contribute.

Just before the meeting at 7pm, there will be an opportunity to see and try to the new Cycling Without Age trishaws in the car park. For more information on this exciting new project, see: https://www.facebook.com/CWAFalkirk/

As well as our standing items, we will have a Police update from PC Alex Clarke. We also have speakers on the following topics:

Full agenda and links to papers to follow.

If you cannot attend but have anything you would like to raise, please post a message here or e-mail lst-cc@virginmedia.com

Todhill (Larbert, Stenhousemuir & Torwood) Wind Farm Fund – ROUND 2

The Todhill (Larbert, Stenhousemuir & Torwood) Wind Farm fund has opened for Round 2 of applications. Applications are being accepted by the Fund up to 5th September 2016

The Fund was established for constituted groups within the Larbert, Stenhousemuir and Torwood Community Council area. Grants of £250 to £5,000 will be considered. Grants of over £5,000 will only be considered in exceptional circumstances.

Full details of the Fund and how to apply for funding can be found at: https://www.foundationscotland.org.uk/programmes/todhill/

The Fund’s priorities are to support activity that will benefit people within the Larbert, Stenhousemuir & Torwood area and that:

• Improves the physical appearance of the community (including the town centre) and makes better use of our public spaces;
• Develops community services, events and facilities to better meet the diverse needs of local people;
• Preserves and enhances the natural environment for the benefit of those who live in the area;
• Builds the skills, capacity and sustainability of community organisations serving the area.

Please note that the deadline for submitting application is 5th September 2016.

Applications must be from groups which have a constitution and are set up on a not-for-profit basis.

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

The Community Council has established a microfund for applications for grants up to £250. Further details of this Fund can be found on the micro-grant section of this website.

June Community Council Meeting – 27.6.2016

The June meeting of the Community Council will be held in the Rennie Lounge of Larbert Old Church on Monday 27th June 2016 at 7:15pm.

•To view the agenda for the meeting, please click here: LSTCC – Agenda – 27June 2016

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

•Increases in Anti-Social Behaviour with Sergeant Ally Goldie from Police Scotland

•Parking at Forth Valley Royal Hospital with Mark Craske from NHS Forth Valley

•Update on Developments at ASDA in Stenhousemuir including proposed filling station with Alan Jones, Senior Communications Manager, ASDA.

We will also have feedback from our meeting today with Gladman Scotland about the proposed residential development and associated landscaping on the land at Stirling Road, and feedback from the public consultation meeting on Thursday to discuss plans for the restoration of the derelict Torwood quarry, removal of soil heaps and the erection of a dwelling house and office.

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 on our Facebook page.

To view the minutes from our last meeting which was held on Monday 30th May 2016, please click here: LSTCC Minutes – 30 May 2016

Community Council Micro-Grant Fund – Open for Applications

As part of the monies received from the Todhill Windfarm, the Community Council has been awarded £1,500 per annum to operate a micro-grant scheme through the Todhill (Larbert, Stenhousemuir & Torwood) Community Fund.

Through the Micro-Grant Fund, individuals and un-constituted groups can apply for up to £250.

Applications for micro-grants can be made at any time during the year while funds remain available. Decisions on funding will be made at monthly Community Council meetings and will be final.

In order for applications to be considered at a monthly meeting, a fully completed application form must be submitted no less than 10 days before the meeting. Forthcoming deadlines for submission for the next 2 Community Council meetings are as follows:

  • Friday 20th May 2016 (to be considered on Monday 30th May)
  • Friday 17th June 2016 (to be considered on Monday 27th June)

Applications must be for projects or activities which will benefit local residents in Larbert, Stenhousemuir or Torwood and meet one or more of themes which emerged from the Larbert, Stenhousemuir and Torwood Community Plan. The Community Plan can be viewed at: LST Community Plan

Hard copies of the rules and application forms will also be available in the Library and One Stop Shop in Stenhousemuir.

Should you have any queries about the Micro-Grant Fund, please e-mail: lst-cc@virginmedia.com

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.

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.

February 2016 Community Council Meeting

The February meeting of the Community Council will be held in the Rennie Lounge of Larbert Old Church on Monday 29th February 2016 at 7:15pm.

  • To view the agenda for the meeting, please click here.
  • To view the minutes from our February meeting, please click here.

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:

  • Local Playing Field Facilities – Paul Finnie, Falkirk Community Trust
  • Falkirk Open Space Strategy Consultation – Danny Thallon, Falkirk Council
    • To view the Consultation, please click here
    • To complete the Open Space Strategy consultation survey (deadline 29th February), please click here
  • Dorrator Bridge Memorial Project – Derek Milne, Falkirk Council
  • Todhill Windfarm Fund Update (for more information, please see post below)

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 or on our Facebook page.

THE TODHILL WIND FARM FUND IS OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS

Following the recent community consultation, a fund using the Todhill Windfarm community funds has been established for constituted groups within the Larbert, Stenhousemuir and Torwood Community Council area.

Grants of £250 to £5,000 will be considered. Grants of over £5,000 will only be considered in exceptional circumstances.

Full details of the Fund and how to apply for funding can be found at: https://www.foundationscotland.org.uk/programmes/todhill/

The Fund’s priorities are to support activity that will benefit people within the Larbert, Stenhousemuir & Torwood area and that:

• Improves the physical appearance of the community (including the town centre) and makes better use of our public spaces;
• Develops community services, events and facilities to better meet the diverse needs of local people;
• Preserves and enhances the natural environment for the benefit of those who live in the area;
• Builds the skills, capacity and sustainability of community organisations serving the area.

Please note that the deadline for submitting application is 7th March 2016.

Applications must be from groups which have a constitution and are set up on a not-for-profit basis.

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

The Community Council is establishing a microfund for applications for grants up to £250. Further details of this will follow in the next few weeks.