Tag Archives: Cycling

Larbert Legacy Cycle Project – Official Community Opening – Saturday 29th August 2015

The official community opening of the Larbert Legacy Cycle Project will take place on Saturday 29th August 2015 from 10am to 1pm.

The official opening will be undertaken by Jamie Hepburn MSP and cycling stars.

There will be lots of activities taking place (helmets are compulsory) including free coaching sessions, bikeability, bike checks, professional demos and much more.

For full information on the opening and for a map of the finished project, please click here to view the event flyer: Larbert Legacy Cycle Project – Community Opening

[Please note that there will be no parking on the LHS campus on the day. Alternative car parking arrangements can be found on the event flyer.]

Local Flooding Remediation Update

We have received the following update from Falkirk Council on 3 areas which are prone to flooding across our Community Council area and for which we have been liaising with Falkirk Council. They 3 areas are Tryst Road, Broomage Avenue (Spar shop) and cycle lanes on Bellsdyke Road.

TRYST ROAD – A scheme has been designed to improve the surface water drainage system in Tryst Road.  The work requires access to Tryst Golf Club land to reach underground drainage pipes and manholes and Falkirk Council is currently negotiating with the Golf Club for access.  As soon as this is received the scheme will progress.  Funding is available this financial year so the work should be complete prior to the end of March 2015.

BROOMAGE AVENUE (NEAR SPAR SHOP) With regard to recurrent flooding of Broomage Avenue adjacent to the Spar shop, again Falkirk Council has been progressing the matter.  The problem here appears to be a capacity problem with the Chapel Burn culvert which the road gully outfalls are connected to.  The pipe work associated with the gullies is clear.  This is a matter that roads maintenance is in the process of forwarding to the Council’s Engineering Design Unit. They have discussed the matter with them and been advised that the culvert has been camera surveyed recently and not been found to have any obvious obstructions that could restrict its capacity. However they understand that standing water adjacent to the shop is a hazard and the matter will be looked at for a solution again.

BELLSDYKE ROAD (incl CYCLE LANES) – 3 main areas of flooding have been identified and these are shown on the below plans.  Falkirk Council intends to deploy a high pressure jetting unit to these locations to clear gully tails and prove clear connections to the carrier pipe system.  This will be done as soon as they can arrange it.   If this isn’t successful in clearing piped systems, Falkirk Council will undertake camera surveys and get to the root of any problems.

A88 Bellsdyke Road, Larbert – Flooding and A88 Bellsdyke Road, Larbert – Flooding 2

Dr. Bike sessions with Recyke-a-Bike at Forth Valley Royal Hospital

NHS Forth Valley has asked if we can publicise the dates for the 2014 Dr Bike sessions they have organised with Recycke-a-bike. Anyone from the local community can pop around with their bikes to get them checked out. The majority of the sessions will be located at the rear of the hospital close to the staff entrance and bike parking. The two sessions during Bike Week will be at the front of the Hospital.

· Wed 30th April – 8am to 2pm;
· Wed 14th May – 8am to 2pm;
· Wed 28th May – 8am to 2pm;
· Tue 17th and Wed 18th June (Bike Week) – 8am to 2pm on both days:
· Wed 2nd July 8am to 2pm;
· Wed 16th July 8am to 2pm;
· Wed 30th July 8am to 2pm;
· Wed 20th August 8am to 2pm;
· Wed 3rd September 8am to 2pm;
· Wed 17th September 8am to 2pm;

We will schedule some reminders each month!