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18 thoughts on “Contact Us

  1. Colin Rennie

    Fields in Trust (the operating name for the National Playing Fields Association) offering free events boxes for any event held on FIT protected playing fields/parks and that includes:

    Crownest Park
    Carronvale Road Park
    McClaren Park
    St George’s Playing Field
    Stenhouse Road Park
    All event organisers are required to do is register the event on our ‘Have a Field Day’ link on our website: http://www.fieldsintrust.org or email me.

    Events can include:

    Sports event
    Gala
    Fun day
    Play day
    Park/garden clean-up
    Flower planting
    Bar b Que etc

    Each event registered will qualify for a box.

    I shall be grateful if you would forward this to event organisers.

    Kind regards,

    Colin Rennie
    Manager, Scotland

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    1. Secretary Post author

      Hi Colin

      Many thanks for providing us with this information. We have posted it in our news section of the website and also posted details on our Facebook and Twitter pages. Please keep us posted of any other activities that Fields in Trust are operating.

      Kind regards

      Yvonne Weir
      Secretary
      Larbert, Stenhousemuir & Torwood Community Council

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    2. Helen Bell

      Hi!
      Glenbervie Kindergarden at Carron Grange House has just re-opened again after a £1.5m refit. We are having an open day on Sat 31st January between 11am and 2pm everyone is more than welcome to come along.
      It’s been a tough 2 years but it has been worth it as the historic house has been fully restored.

      Your web site and Facebook is great! Keep up the good work.

      Take care

      Helen Bell

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  2. Richard Whitfield

    RAILWAY CARPARK FOUNDRY LOAN

    As a resident of Larbert I am somewhat dismayed with the state of the main railway station carpark on Foundry Loan. Falkirk council are failing to maintain the external boundaries, there is weed growth through the block pavious and at the bus stop the grass is about 2ft tall.

    Please advise if pressure can be put on the council to maintain this area.

    Many Thanks

    Reply
    1. Secretary Post author

      Hi Richard

      Many thanks for raising these concerns with us. Our next meeting is not until 25th August but in the interim I will contact the other Community Councillors during the break with a view to writing to Falkirk Council.

      Kind regards

      Yvonne Weir
      Secretary
      Larbert, Stenhousemuir & Torwood Community Council

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      1. Secretary Post author

        Hi Richard
        We wrote to Falkirk Council who today have advised that they have arranged for Foundry Loan East Car Park to be treated for weeds as soon as a team becomes available. They have also arranged for the litter issue to be addressed. They advised that the ramp and steps to the station are not areas that come within Falkirk Councils responsibility. These areas are the responsibility of Network Rail. As a result, we have now written to our local Network Rail contact asking them to forward our concerns to the relevant section. Falkirk Council also advised that through their monthly safety inspection surveys at the car park, the Inspector recorded during the last survey that there was significant weed growth. So hopefully, there will be an improvement soon in relation to the weeds and litter at the car park. We will keep you advised of Network Rail’s response. Many thanks once again for raising.
        Kind regards
        Yvonne
        Secretary
        Larbert, Stenhousemuir & Torwood Community Council

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  3. william paterson

    Can you let me know how the community council views the news that the Scottish G’ment have taken the granting of shale gas recovery licences AWAY from Falkirk Council and kept the powers solely for their own use.

    Reply
    1. Secretary Post author

      Hi William
      Apologies for length of time to reply. I had thought we had already done so. The Community Council has been keeping a very close watching brief on developments with both CBM and shale gas. As you may be aware, the Community Council objected to the recent Dart Energy planning applications (P/12/0521/FUL and P/14/0038/​FUL) and participated in the recent public inquiry for which we are now awaiting the outcome. It is our understanding that whilst the granting of the Petroleum Exploration and Development Licences (PEDL) sits with the UK Government through DECC, that organisations who may wish to drill for shale gas in the future will still continue to require to seek planning permission from Falkirk Council and also to apply for relevant licenses from SEPA within Scotland.
      Many thanks
      Yvonne Weir (Secretary)

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  4. Peter

    FAO Eric Appelbe chairman of Larbert, Stenhousemuir and Torwood Community Council
    I read with interest and even horror in the Falkirk Herald you saying no one has complained about the wind farm at Torwood this I find rather hard to believe after all even Falkirk planning department said no to it but they went by them the Scottish parliament i.e. someone who does not have to look at these things all day
    So if that statement is to be believed then here is your first complaint I can see these ugly things from as far away as Denny primary school they are too big and in to build up an area and should be removed if possible and most certainly not added to

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    1. Secretary Post author

      Dear Peter

      Many thanks for your observations. In terms of background to windfarm development, we would like to assure you that the Community Council has actively discussed the proposal for the turbines over a number of years.

      The Community Council invited the original developer along to Community Council meetings including June 2010 and May 2011 to discuss the proposals with us prior to the submission of the planning application.

      There were also formal community consultation events carried out by the original developers in the Rotary Hall in Larbert on 4th April 2011 and in the Denny Bowling Club on 5th April 2011. Representatives from the Community Council attended the Larbert event. These events ran from 9:30am to 7:30pm.

      The Community Council undertook considerable discussion regarding the proposal at the time including undertaking a site visit to an existing windfarm. Following our deliberations, the Community Council submitted an initial objection to Falkirk Council on 30 June 2011 and following further discussion, a final objection on 28 September 2011. The Community Council formally objected to the planning application on the following 3 grounds:
      1. The proposal was contrary to the local plan
      2. The visual impact and the close proximity of the turbines to an urban area and houses.
      3. The impact of the development on the natural environment.

      The planning application was eventually appealed by the developer and was ultimately approved by the Scottish Government’s Reporter within the Department for Planning and Environmental Appeals (DPEA). The Community Council attended and made further representation at the site visit during the Appeal. During the planning process, the Community Council consistently opposed the windfarm but at the end of the day the Reporter granted planning permission.

      As a Community Council, we can only represent what we have from the community and while we can express personal views, we cannot express what we do not have. Since the turbines have been erected, we have not received a substantial number of negative comments from the local community. We received no negative comments from residents at our September meeting and have had very few negative comments on our Facebook or web page. The majority of comments from residents on our Facebook page have indeed been in favour of the turbines – for example, see likes (45) and comments on photos of the turbines at: https://www.facebook.com/LSTCommunityCouncil/posts/951169064900349

      Please be assured that if there is any suggestion of further windfarms within the local area, we would have to seek the views of the local community, and express them accordingly.

      In the meantime, we are working with Foundation Scotland to ensure that the impact is maximised of the £24K per annum that will be available as a result of the turbines to support local community projects within the Larbert, Stenhousemuir & Torwood area. A similar fund is being established in the Denny area.

      Hope this goes someway to answering your concerns.

      Yours sincerely
      Yvonne Weir
      Secretary
      Larbert, Stenhousemuir & Torwood Community Council

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  5. Elaine Martin

    Beauty is in the eye of the Community Council !
    So, Camelon to the South of Larbert has them, Plean to the North has them, even the Glenbervie GC/House junction has one, but Larbert? We don’t. Ours are a pale reflection, a series of miserable merrygorounds, symbols of stagnation.
    It’s surely in your power to bring Larbert up to scratch! Hanging baskets or natural meadows? A mixture of stone and well chosen shrubs? Even a boat on some, sculptures on others. in Larbert, block paving or a little piece of grass. Great. Come on, use that Windfarm windfall to welcome our visitors and show Larbert in its best light at the key gateways…….our roundabouts!
    Elaine

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  6. Lesley

    Can you please advise what plans there are for the vacant lots at Kinnaird shops beside Sainsburys? These have been lying vacant, with the promise of some additional local services on the cards since the houses were built. Lost income for the council, lost services for the community and lost business for a local trader – surely?!

    Reply
    1. Secretary Post author

      Hi Lesley
      It has been some time since we last heard from the owners of the vacant units. We will seek an update.
      Kind regards
      Yvonne (Secretary)

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        1. Secretary Post author

          Hi Lesley
          I e-mailed our contact on 5th December and have not yet received a response. I will chase up in advance of our meeting at the end of January.
          Kind regards
          Yvonne

          Yvonne Weir
          Secretary
          Larbert, Stenhousemuir & Torwood community Council

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          1. Lesley

            Hi Yvonne, Is there a contact that I can approach directly on the vacant shops? This relates to your topic on anti-social behaviour as the shopping precinct is starting to look unkept, with food waste and rubbish lying on the ground, with vacant lots, after 5 years. How can we escalate?

            Lesley

  7. PAUL KITCHEN

    EGG THROWING INCIDENTS – AGAIN

    18/10/2017 17.00 FOUR YOUTHS (AGED ABOUT 14-16) WERE WALKING IN MCLAREN PARK, PARALLEL WITH ROEBUCK PARK AND THREW RAW EGGS AT THE BACK WALL AND WINDOWS OF OUR HOUSE. THE WINDOW IS A VERY VERY LARGE ONE (15- 20 FT X 6FT) AND A VERY EXPENSIVE ONE. WE DID NOT KNOW THESE PEOPLE.
    ON 8/10/2017 A SIMILAR INCIDENT HAPPENED AT APPROX 16.00 WHEN THE LARGE WINDOW WAS TARGETED. INITITALLY WE THOUGHT THIS WAS A ONE OFF INCIDENT BUT THE ABOVE REPEATED ACTIVITY INDICATES THAT THIS IS NOT THE CASE. I BELIEVE SIMILAR INCIDENTS HAVE OCCURRED REGULARLY ON THE OTHER SIDE OF MCLAREN PARK ON CHURCH STREET.

    Reply
    1. Secretary Post author

      Hi Paul
      Have you reported the issue to the Police? Will raise at our meeting on Monday too.
      Many thanks
      Yvonne
      Secretary

      Reply

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