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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

Flooding on Tryst Road

After some preliminary drainage works at Tryst Road, Falkirk Council has advised us that it has found a solution to the flooding issue.

In order for Roads Services to effect a repair, Tryst Road will be required to be closed. This closure will be effective from Tuesday 17th February 0930hrs until Friday 20th February 1530hrs. This notice will be advertised online and in the local press this week. Please note that we have clarified with Falkirk Council that the closure will be from Tuesday to Friday.

Pedestrian access will be maintained at all times during these works.

To view the full extent of the works and the road closure order, please see: Tryst Road – TTRO668
We are continuing to liaise with Falkirk Council over the ongoing flooding issues outside the Spar Shop on Broomage Avenue and on Bellsdyke Road.


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