Some very disappointing news…..
Falkirk Council only received 2 nominations for the 11 spaces available to form a new Community Council over the next 4 years within the Larbert, Stenhousemuir & Torwood area. This means that at this stage a new Community Council cannot be formed when the current one stands down in a few weeks time.
There is a meeting at Falkirk Council on Tuesday to agree next steps and it is likely if agreed that they will seek further nominations in the run up to Christmas. In advance of this, if you would like to find out more about what is involved, please get in touch by sending us an e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) or leave a comment on this post or come along to our last meeting on Monday 27th November at 715pm in the halls of Larbert Old Church.
We would urge anyone who may be interested in getting involved to put forward their nomination or express an interest as soon as possible. Without at least 2/3 of spaces being filled, there will not be a Community Council established for this area. This would be a great loss for the local area given the important role that the Community Council plays in representing the local community to Falkirk Council and other statutory bodies.
Monthly Meeting – Monday 26th June 2017
The June meeting of the Community Council will be held in the Rennie Lounge of Larbert Old Church on Monday 26th June at 7:15pm.
All are welcome to attend and contribute to discussions or to raise any issues.
We will specifically be discussing:
- Feedback from the Kinnaird Street Briefing being co-ordinated by Police Scotland on Friday 23rd June 2017
- Litter with input from officers from Falkirk Council
- The planning application for a drive-thru restaurant in the former McCowan’s factory in Tryst Road, Stenhousemuir – P/17/0319/MSC. The application can be viewed here
- The Gladman Scotland consultation for proposed housing on land adjacent to Stirling Road – to view the consultation, please click here
We will also have our monthly reports from Police Scotland, Larbert High School and Falkirk Council’s Community Safety Team.
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 email@example.com or post a comment here.
The Community Council has received a Proposal of Application from Gladman Scotland in relation to a forthcoming application for planning permission in principle for residential development, access, landscaping, open space and associated works, on land at Stirling Road, Larbert.
A Public Exhibition will be held by Gladman Scotland on Tuesday 13th June at Larbert Bowling Club, Pretoria Road, Larbert, FK5 4NB from 3.00pm until 7.00pm. A series of exhibition boards will be displayed providing the background to the proposals and identifying the factors which will influence the proposals.
Representatives from Gladman Scotland will attend to talk you through the updated proposals should you wish to attend.
Alternatively, Gladman Scotland has created a website which will be kept up to date as matters progress, see www.your-views.co.uk/larbert .
Comments can be submitted to Gladman Scotland up to 25th July 2017. Full details of how to comment are on the website.
Please note, any comments made at this stage do not replace the formal planning application consultation process, where representations should be made directly to Falkirk Council once a planning application has been submitted.
Many thanks to all those who voted for the new logo for the Tod Hill Windfarm Fund. The voting is now closed. All of the logos attracted a substantial number of votes but the clear winner was logo number three created by Lee Grogan & Aiden Beveridge – picture below. Well done to all who participated.
Edinburgh Airport is asking for your views on the potential impact of altering flight paths above Edinburgh that maximise operational benefits and minimise community impact. One of the proposed arrival routes would go over the Larbert, Stenhousemuir and Torwood area 76 days per year with planes at a height of 4000-7000ft.
The consultation is open until 12 September 2016. More information and details of how to comment on the consultation, can be found at letsgofurther.com