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May 2017 Community Council Meeting

The next Community Council meeting is due to take place on Monday 29th May at 7:15pm in the halls of Larbert Old Church.
 
All are welcome to attend and contribute.
 
If you can’t make it along, but have a matter you would like to raise, please post a comment here or e-mail us at lst-cc@virginmedia.com

February 2017 – Community Council Meeting

The February meeting of the Community Council will take place on Monday 27th February 2017 at 715pm in the halls of Larbert Old Church.

All are welcome to attend and contribute to discussions. We will also have our monthly reports from Police Scotland, Larbert High School and Falkirk Council’s Community Safety Team.

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

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

Stirling Road, Larbert – Proposed Residential Development, Access, Landscaping and Associated Works on Land at Stirling Road.

The Community Council has received a proposal of application notice relating to a proposed residential development on land at Stirling Road in Larbert.

Following the 12-week consultation period, the developers intend to seek planning permission in principle for the development.

A site location plan is attached below to this post showing the application site boundary in red. The developer has advised that not all of the land would be proposed for development, and that substantial areas would be retained and enhanced as open public space.

The developers are keen to hear the views of local residents and as part of the 12-week public consultation period, they will be holding a formal public exhibition of the proposals at Larbert Bowling Club on Tuesday 28th June 2016 between 3pm and 7pm. All are welcome to attend.

Stirling Road Larbert

Local Groups celebrate windfall!

 

Torwood Community Woodland is just one of six groups who are celebrating a windfall thanks to a grant from the first round of the Todhill (Larbert, Stenhousemuir and Torwood) Wind Farm Fund.

 

Torwood Community Woodland received £3,150 to help improve and upgrade sections of core paths through woodlands, remove some windblown trees close to trees and develop interpretative signage to mark the paths and inform people about the wildlife and history of the area.

 

Joanna Stevenson Chair, Torwood Community Woodland said:  “Torwood Community Woodland Group is very happy to have been awarded a grant from the Todhill Fund. We will use the funding to make repairs to key pathways which have been badly damaged in recent wet weather. These repairs will enable safer access into the woodland in and around the Iron Age broch, known as the Tappoch, and allow more people to enjoy this special woodland.”

 

Other beneficiaries included Stenhousemuir Football Club, Larbert Old Playgroup, Tryst Community Sport Club, 89th Stenhousemuir Scout Groups and Communities Along the Carron Association.

 

A Fund Panel Member commented: “It was great to see community groups responding to the opportunity for support from this new local fund. The Community Action Planning work that was done last year helped set the criteria and priorities for the Fund which we want to be sure will preserve and develop the area of Larbert, Stenhousemuir & Torwood as a great, friendly place to live.”

The fund has re-opened and groups have until the 5th September 2016 to submit their application, with decisions due in October.

 

For more information about the fund please visit https://www.foundationscotland.org.uk/programmes/todhill/ or telephone 0131 524 0300

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.

Open Meetings – 27th & 31st March 2015

Attend one of our Open Meetings and have your voice heard. The Community Council is keen to gather as many views as possible from local residents on how we can maximise the impact of the Todhill Windfarm Community Benefit funding in order to make Larbert, Stenhousemuir and Torwood and better place to live, work and visit. We have arranged 2 open public meetings as part of this process and would like to invite you along to one of the events to hear your views. Full details of both dates are below.

We are delighted to announce that Larbert Village Primary School choir will be performing at the Friday event, and Stenhousemuir Primary School choir will be performing at the Tuesday event.

We look forward to seeing many of you at one of the events and would ask that you share this link with any of your friends, neighbours or colleagues who may also be interested in attending.

Open Public Meetings

Proposals for Extension of Camelon Cemetery

Falkirk Council Bereavement Services is proposing to apply for planning permission to extend Camelon Cemetery to the field to the east of the existing site, and are seeking views on the proposal. Falkirk Council is undertaking a statutory consultation because the site is bigger than 2 hectares.

Full details of the proposal can be seen on the Proposal of Application Notice – Camelon Cemetery Extension and the Camelon Cemetery Extension Map.

As part of the pre-planning application consultation process, Falkirk Council will be holding a Public Meeting on Wednesday 22nd April between 4pm and 6pm in The Scotia Room of the Camelon Education Centre. All are welcome to attend.

If you have any comments you wish the Community Council to consider in relation to this proposal, please post a comment here or e-mail us on lst-cc@virginmedia.com