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Bus Service Provision – The Inches/Kinnaird Village

Falkirk Council’s Transport Planning Unit has received a number of requests to review the route of Service 59 between Letham and Falkirk. Some passengers have expressed concern about the journey time and reliability of the current route, which operates via The Inches/Kinnaird and Forth Valley Royal Hospital. All subsidised bus services are due to be retendered in 2016 and as part of this process, Falkirk Council will be considering a number of options for the future of Service 59.

Falkirk Council is now consulting with local residents to help them to provide the most appropriate service for residents of The Inches and Kinnaird Village if Service 59 is diverted to operate via a more direct route.

In order to assist with this consultation process a questionnaire has been designed to gather comments from local residents. The questionnaire can be accessed by clicking here: The Inches Questionnaire.

Please return this form to Falkirk Council, Development Services, Abbotsford House, Davids Loan, Falkirk, FK2 7YZ or email a scanned copy to transportplanning@falkirk.gov.uk

Responses should be received by 15 April 2016.



January Meeting

It is the January meeting of the Community Council on Monday 25th January at 7:15pm in the halls of Larbert Old Church.

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:

  • The #59 bus service – Chris Cox, Falkirk Council
  • Parking and the travel plan at Forth Valley Royal Hospital – Mark Craske, NHS Forth Valley

All are welcome to attend. If you are unable to attend but have a matter you would like to raise, please let us know by leaving a comment here or by e-mailing us at lst-cc@virginmedia.com

Please also remember that we have a special meeting of the Community Council on Tuesday 26th January at 7pm in the halls of Larbert Old to discuss Falkirk Council’s budget saving proposals. We have invited Mary Pitcaithly the Chief Executive of Falkirk Council to attend the meeting to provide an overview of the savings and to answer questions. All are welcome to attend.

Forth Valley Royal Hospital – 2013 Travel and Parking Survey

We have received the undernoted link to the “Travel and Parking Characteristics – 2013 Survey Report” undertaken on behalf of NHS Forth Valley.

The surveys took place between 1st & 3rd October 2013, and provides data on car use, bus use, walking, cycling, on-site parking and off-site parking in surrounding streets.

We are still reviewing the contents of the report and would welcome any views or comments on it. Please post a comment here or e-mail us: lst-cc@virginmedia.com

To view the report, please click here.


No 59 Bus – New Timetable & Route Announced

With effect from tomorrow, First Group are putting in place a new timetable and route for the No 59 Bus.

The overall route runs from Callander – Stirling – Falkirk. Locally it runs via Carron Dams, Muirhall Road, Burns Avenue in the Inches and Forth Valley Royal Hospital. Please note that the route no longer includes Falkirk Community Hospital.

To view the new timetable, click here.