Tag Archives: Parks

Stewartfield, Larbert

 

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The Community Council is doing a quick consultation to gather views on initial ideas to develop the playing fields at Stewartfield in Larbert. This is the area of ground behind the flats on Main Street and on Victoria Road.

When RSNH closed, the community lost the playing fields that were there. At the time, the NHS gave £100,000 to Falkirk Council to help develop alternative community playing fields in the local area. Approximately £25K of this has been spent making improvements to the playing fields opposite Falkirk Golf Club leaving £75K. As a result there is funding in place to carry out works to improve other local playing fields.

Falkirk Community Trust on behalf of Falkirk Council is now looking at options for the remaining £75K.

Stewartfield at present needs to be re-turfed and new goals supplied. It has been proposed that it could change from 11 a side pitch to two 7 a side pitches with the possible option of adding a 4 a side pitch at a later date for younger children. The pitches would not be bookable and would be available to the public.

Falkirk Community Trust wish to know what the community would like to see take place. We are aware that there is a lack of good quality, safe playing fields and open space in the area for young people and would like to hear your views on proposals for Stewartfield.

Please leave comments here or e-mail us at lst-cc@virginmedia.com

Please share with anyone you know who may have an interest in this.

Falkirk Open Space Strategy Consultation

Falkirk Council is consulting on their draft Open Space Strategy. The Open Space Strategy sets out the vision for the future of the parks and open spaces in our area.

The draft strategy can be viewed at: http://www.falkirk.gov.uk/services/council-democracy/consultations-surveys/consultation.aspx?aid=3731

The consultation has been extended to 7th March 2016 and the link to the survey can be found at: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/falkirkopenspace2015

Given the importance of open space and parks within the Larbert, Stenhousemuir & Torwood area, we invited Falkirk Council along to our meeting on Monday 29th February to give us an overview of the draft strategy and to answer any questions residents may have on the plans.

A copy of the presentation can be found by clicking here: LSTCC Open Space Strategy Presentation – Feb 2016.

We would encourage all residents to complete the survey and if there are any specific points you would like the Community Council to consider within our response, to let us know as soon as possible by posting a comment here or e-mailing us at lst-cc@virginmedia.com in advance of Monday 7th March.

Family Fun Day – Lido in Stenhousemuir Saturday 16th August

We are pleased to advise that we have just received confirmation that Falkirk Council and its partners are holding a family fun day at the Lido in Stenhousemuir. This event follows the recent terrible acts of vandalism in the park with the event aiming to raise community awareness of the park and in particular the wildlife, plants and trees.

The event will be held on Saturday 16 August from 12 noon – 4pm.

So far the following fantastic activities have been confirmed:

•Interactive workshops around the Lido pool
•Bike display by award winning 360 Bicycle Stunt Team
•Dr Bike Surgery – children and adults can bring their bikes along for a free safety check
•Bike map tours – tours from Stenhousemuir to the Kelpies
•Face-painting
•Bouncy castles, bungee runs etc
•Birds of Prey

More activities are being organised for the day … We will continue to post information as we receive it.

Please help spread the word about this event.

With the Forestry Commission fun day taking place in the woods at FVRH on the 17th, this is going to be a super fun-filled weekend for all the local community.

Support for Events on Local Playing Fields/Parks

Fields in Trust (the operating name for the National Playing Fields Association) is offering free events boxes for any event held on FIT protected playing fields/parks which in our area include:

  • Crownest Park
  • Carronvale Road Park
  • McClaren Park
  • St George’s Playing Field
  • Stenhouse Road Park

All event organisers are required to do is register the event on our ‘Have a Field Day’ link on our website: http://www.fieldsintrust.org or Colin Rennie on colin.rennie@fieldsintrust.org

Events can include:

  • Sports event
  • Gala
  • Fun day
  • Play day
  • Park/garden clean-up
  • Flower planting
  • BBQ etc

Each event registered will qualify for a box.