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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.

Kinnaird Village – Proposals for prohibition of parking on McIntyre Avenue around Kinnaird Primary School

Falkirk Council proposes to make an Order to prohibit waiting at any time on McIntyre Avenue in the vicinity of Kinnaird Primary School. The Order is to be made in the interests of road safety and to ensure the free passage of traffic is maintained and improve visibility for drivers and pedestrians crossing the road.

To view the Order and a map showing the area where parking/waiting will be prohibited, please click here: TRO-15-014

Anyone wishing to comment or object to the Order should do so in writing to Falkirk Council by 16th July 2015. This can be done by e-mail to adteam3.ds@falkirk.gov.uk or post to Head of Roads and Design, Abbotsford House, David’s Loan, Falkirk FK2 7YZ

Foundry Loan Waiting Restrictions

Falkirk Council has advised the Community Council that the Falkirk Council (Restriction on Waiting and Parking Places)(Foundry Loan, Larbert)(Amendment No.9) Order 2014 – TRO-14-036 – to place double yellow lines on Foundry Loan from the junction with Main Street to just past Torlea Place has now been made.

The Order will come into operation on 7th May 2015.

To view the Order, please click here: TRO-14-036

Any person wishing to question the validity of the order or any of its provisions on the grounds that it is not within the powers of the relevant Act or that a requirement of any such enabling Act or of any relevant regulations made thereunder has not been complied with may, within 6 weeks from 26/3/2015, make application for the purpose to the Court of Session.

 

Foundry Loan – Waiting Restrictions

Many thanks for all the comments we have received in relation to Falkirk Council’s proposals for double yellow lines on Foundry Loan.

We have submitted the following response to Falkirk Council:

“Dear Sirs

THE FALKIRK COUNCIL (RESTRICTION ON WAITING AND PARKING PLACES) (FOUNDRY LOAN, LARBERT) (AMENDMENT NO.9) (TRO 14/036) ORDER 2014

We write in relation to the above Order which seeks to address the parking and safety issues on Foundry Loan.

The Community Council has received a considerable volume of representation from local residents on this. The majority of residents who have contacted us are in favour of the double yellow lines and welcome them, as does the Community Council.

There are a few observations that have been made by residents to us in relation to the Order. One of the main observations made by some residents is that the double yellow lines may force parking into the surrounding side streets/estates with the potential result that similar inconsiderate parking occurs. We are also aware of proposals for parking charges at the station which if implemented may also exacerbate the on-street parking situation. We have received comments over the requirement to increase capacity at the main Foundry Loan car park. Some suggestions have been made to the Community Council that a second floor of parking could be considered as a solution or that the under-utilised bus turning circle could be turned into additional parking.

In conclusion, however, we are in favour of the proposed waiting restrictions being put in place in the interests of road safety.

Should you have any queries in relation to this response, please let us know.

Yours faithfully Etc.”

Foundry Loan – Waiting Restrictions Proposals

Falkirk Council has now published its proposed order to prohibit waiting and parking at all times on Foundry Loan in Larbert. The proposals extend from the junction with Main Street to just past the junction with Torlea Place on Broomage Avenue. The proposals are for double yellow lines on both sides of Foundry Loan.

The reason for the Order is to control parking, prevent obstruction by parked vehicles thereby improving road safety, to facilitate access to properties, and to provide more appropriate restrictions to parking in the Larbert and Stenhousemuir area.

The Order is entitled: THE FALKIRK COUNCIL (RESTRICTION ON WAITING AND PARKING PLACES) (FOUNDRY LOAN, LARBERT) (AMENDMENT NO.9) (TRO 14/036) ORDER 2014

Full details may be inspected at Abbotsford House, David’s Loan, Falkirk and One-Stop Shop, Callendar Sq, Falkirk, Mon-Fri between 9.30am – 4.30pm, between 29/01/15 – 19/02/15 and by clicking here: Foundry Loan – TRO-14-036.

Please note that objectors to the Order, must state their grounds for objection in writing, to Falkirk Council by 19/02/15. Objections should be addressed to: Head of Roads and Design, Abbotsford House, David’s Loan, Falkirk, FK2 7YZ. Alternatively, objectors can e-mail objections to adteam3.ds@falkirk.gov.uk.

Should you have any comments you wish the Community Council to consider in relation to the proposed order, please post a comment here or contact us on lst-cc@virginmedia.com

Foundry Loan – Speed Cushions & Parking

For some time, we have been seeking a long-term solution with Falkirk Council to the concerns that have been raised by local residents in relation to the speed cushions and parking on Foundry Loan.

Falkirk Council has advised us that it is now their intention to retain the existing speed cushions. They also intend to pursue a traffic regulation order which will seek to put in place extensive double yellow line waiting restrictions to ensure large vehicles can straddle the cushions which they advise should minimise the disruption experienced in neighbouring residential properties.

The process of initiating the double yellow lines will be subject to a statutory legal consultation process with the local community. We will post more detailed information when this process commences.

If you have any comments on this in advance of the formal consultation period that you would like the Community Council to consider, please let us know by posting a comment here or e-mailing us at lst-cc@virginmedia.com

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

Queen’s Baton Relay – Parking/Waiting Restrictions on Muirhall Road and Carrongrange Avenue

As previously advised the Queen’s Baton Relay is travelling though the Larbert & Stenhousemuir area on Tuesday 24th June 2014.

Falkirk Council has issued a temporary traffic regulation order to prohibit the waiting for any vehicles (except emergency vehicles or those that are part of the convoy for the baton) on both Muirhall Road and Carrongrange Avenue – plus a series of other roads across the wider Falkirk Council area.

  • For Muirhall Road this will be from the point it meets the Inches Roundabout to where it meets Main Street on both sides of the road.
  • For Carrongrange Avenue this will be from its junction with Main Street to where it meets Carrongrange Gardens.

The Order comes into force at 00:01 on 24th June until 21:00 on 24th June. We asked the Roads section at Falkirk Council if waiting will be prohibited for the full length of time of the Order. They have advised that the temporary traffic regulation order is written to cover the period that the baton is in the Falkirk area.  Similar to the Olympic Torch Relay, the restrictions will be ‘rolling’ as and when the baton is in the area and will cease once it has passed. They also advised that from information they have been provided with, it appears that the Baton should leave the Larbert area by 12 noon and the temporary restrictions should not apply from that point.

To view the full Order, please click here: TTRO548 Baton Relay

Old Bellsdyke Road – Parking Restrictions

Falkirk Council has now made the order to put parking restrictions (no waiting at any time) in place on Old Bellsdyke Road on the north side near to the junction with Stirling Road for a distance of 47 metres. The order will take effect on 17 July 2014.

For full details of the order and the exact location of the proposed restrictions, please see: TRO-14-008

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.