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New Housing Development Consultation – Stirling Road, Larbert

Gladman Scotland held a Public exhibition today (28th June 2016) to consult with the local community on its plans for houses on existing farm land adjacent to Stirling Road in Larbert.

The plans being proposed include:
• Around 90 new homes.
• Mix of housing types – from terraced to detached properties (limited to 2 storeys).
• 25% affordable homes.
• New junction and access road from Stirling Road.
• Footpath links between Stirling Road and Larbert Loch.
• Area of parkland to the west between the development and Larbert Loch.

If you missed today’s exhibition, you can view the exhibition boards by clicking here: http://www.your-views.co.uk/uploads/images/Larbert/160627_Larbert-June%20Consultation%20Board.pdf

You can provide feedback and respond to the consultation up to 22nd July 2016 by filling out the online questionnaire which can be found by clicking here: http://www.your-views.co.uk/larbert-comment/

Following the consultation period, it is intended that an application for Planning Permission in Principle would be submitted in due course to Falkirk Council by Gladmand Scotland which would include a Pre-Application Consultation (PAC) report. This PAC report will include details of how comments and suggestions have been taken on board.

Please share this information with any residents you know who may be interested in responding to this consultation.

[If you have any comments you would also like the Community Council to consider in relation to this proposal, please leave a comment here or e-mail us at lst-cc@virginmedia.com]

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.

City Car Club – Forth Valley Royal Hospital

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A smarter way to travel – Self Service Hourly car rental with City Car Club

Forth Valley Royal Hospital are running a 2 year pilot project with City Car Club to provide a car club service for the hospital and the surrounding community.

City Car Club provides cost effective, short-term, self-service car rental to members for periods from half an hour to several days, 24 hours per day, 7 days a week, without the need to go to a central rental location to pick up a car and you only pay for the hours you use and the miles you do.

There are 2 new Toyota Yaris parked in designated parking bays in front of the Forth Valley Royal Hospital. The cars are block booked to NHS Forth Valley during the working week but are available to the surrounding community in the evenings, weekends and public holidays.

As part of the pilot project NHS Forth Valley have agreed with City Car Club a reduced annual membership fee of just £1.00, normally £60.00.

As a City Car Club member, you are not limited to using the cars just in Larbert and are given full access, 24/7/365, to hundreds of other cars located in 18 other cities around the UK including Edinburgh and Glasgow.

All you have to do to take advantage of this fantastic offer is complete the Join Now form, on their website www.citycarclub.co.uk, using the promotional code CORP001 and City Car Club will give you a call to check your driving license and send a membership pack with your membership number and pin number allowing you to book the cars and a membership card which will give you access to the cars.

If you would like any further information please do not hesitate to contact Keith Stark on 07973 186974 or keith@citycarclub.co.uk .


Scottish Government review of Primary Care (GP) Out of Hours Services.

We have received a letter from the Scottish Health Council, who are looking for members of the public to attend a discussion group  on 2nd July regarding out of hours services in primary care. This session is part of a Scottish Government visit to NHS Forth Valley and anyone with personal experience or views in this would be warmly welcomed.

The local discussion group is taking place in FVRH on 2nd July. If you are interested in taking part, please click on this link to the letter for further details on how to express an interest in participating: Scottish Health Council Letter

For more information on the Scottish Government review of Primary Care (GP) Out of Hours Services, please click here.


Hospital Travel and Parking Update

We have received the Forth Valley Royal Hospital – Travel and Parking Characteristics – 2014 Survey Report.

To view the document, please click here: FVRH 2014 Travel Survey Report_final

We will discuss the findings at our meeting on Monday 24 November (7:15pm in the halls of Larbert Old Church). If you have any views or comments you would like the Community Council to consider, please come along to the meeting, post a comment here or e-mail us on lst-cc@virginmedia.com

Forestry Commission – Family Fun Day – FVRH 17th August

Sunday 17th August – The Forestry Commission is holding a free family Fun Day in the woods at FVRH from 11am – 3pm. There will be lots of exciting activities for the whole family, including Thai Chi sessions, falcon and wildlife displays, pond dipping, woodland walks and workouts and fruit drink tasting sessions.

The event will take place on the lawn next to Larbert House and car parking will be available in the staff car park opposite Accident & Emergency.

Please spread the word…

Here is the full press release and link to the event poster. 2014 Family Fun Day poster  Continue reading

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!


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.