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March Community Council Meeting – 27th March 2017

The March meeting of the Community Council will be held in the Rennie Lounge of Larbert Old Church on Monday 27th March at 7:15pm.

To view the agenda for the meeting, please click here: http://lstcommunitycouncil.org.uk/…/LSTCC-March-2017-Agenda…

To view the minutes from our February meeting, please click here: http://lstcommunitycouncil.org.uk/…/LSTCC-Minutes-February-…

All are welcome to attend and contribute to discussions or to raise any issues.

We will specifically be discussing the Todhill Wind Farm Fund, Falkirk Council Open Space Strategy, a series of consultations (see more details below) and planning applications including the current Ineos planning application in Grangemouth.

We will also have our monthly reports from Police Scotland, Larbert High School and Falkirk Council’s Community Safety Team.

If you are unable to attend the meeting but have any matters you wish to raise with us, please e-mail us as soon as possible on lst-cc@virginmedia.com or post a comment here on our Facebook page.

Consultations

There are a large number of consultations requiring consideration which we would like to bring to your attention.

We will be discussing these at our March meeting. Residents can also respond directly to all of these consultations.

If there are any matters you would wish to raise with the Community Council to help inform our response, please let us know by either attending our meeting on Monday 27th March 2017 or e-mailing us at lst-cc@virginmedia.com

The consultations are as follows:

2018 Review of UK Parliament Constituencies in Scotland (End Date: 27th March) – This can be viewed at: https://www.bcs2018.org.uk/

Scottish Government – Future of the Planning System (End Date: 4th April) – This can be viewed at: https://consult.scotland.gov.uk/…/a-consultation-on-the-fu…/

Policing 2026 Consultation (End Date: 8th May) – This can be viewed at: https://consult.scotland.police.uk/consultation/2026/

Falkirk Council Local Development Plan 2 – Main Issues Report (End Date: 5th May) – This can be viewed at: http://www.falkirk.gov.uk/…/local-development-plan/plan-two/

Scottish Government – Talking “Fracking” – A Consultation on Unconventional Oil and Gas (End Date: 31st May) – This can be viewed at: http://www.talkingfracking.scot/

Todhill Wind Farm Fund – Celebration Event

There’s going to be a Celebration Event for the Todhill (Larbert, Stenhousemuir & Torwood) Wind Farm Fund. All are welcome to attend and find out more about the projects that have been funded and plans for 2017. The event will be held at 7-8pm on Wednesday 22nd March in the Dobbie Hall. More info on the event is on the attached poster.

To register a place, please click here.   

 

January 2017 – Community Council Meeting

The January meeting of the Community Council will take place on Monday 30th January 2017 at 715pm in the halls of Larbert Old Church.

All are welcome to attend and contribute to discussions.

As well as our standing agenda items and monthly reports from Police Scotland, the Community Safety Team and Larbert High School, we will be discussing ongoing anti-social behaviour issues in the Kinnaird Village area and receiving an update on the activities of the Tryst Community Sports Club.

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

Todhill (Larbert, Stenhousemuir & Torwood) Windfarm Fund Update

Please see attached the poster for details of the successful grant awards from Round 2 of the Fund. Congratulations to all the groups supported. The main Fund can support constituted organsations with grants of up to £5K. Full details of the Fund can be found at: www.foundationscotland.org.uk/todhill Details of the deadlines for 2017 will be announced in January.

In addition to the main Fund, the Community Council can provide grants of up to £250 to individuals and unconstituted groups through our microgrant fund. Applications can be made to the microgrant fund at any time. Full details can be found at: http://lstcommunitycouncil.org.uk/micro-grant-fund/

The poster can be viewed by clicking here: Round 2 Announcement Poster
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Todhill Wind Farm Fund – Vote for your favourite logo

The Tod Hill Wind Farm Community Panel is delighted to have shortlisted four submissions for a logo for the Fund which distributes £24,000 per year to community projects.

The submissions have come from Larbert High School and the Panel really appreciate the efforts of both pupils and teachers who have been involved in this initiative.

But now it’s your turn…..you have 2 weeks to vote for the one you think should represent the Fund and which will then be used on all future Fund material.

To vote, please click on the link below which will take you to a Survey Monkey quiz with one question. Please click to choose one logo and then click “done” at the bottom.

https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/P5JYYRJ

Thanks for voting!

Todhill (Larbert, Stenhousemuir & Torwood) Wind Farm Fund – ROUND 2

The Todhill (Larbert, Stenhousemuir & Torwood) Wind Farm fund has opened for Round 2 of applications. Applications are being accepted by the Fund up to 5th September 2016

The Fund was established for constituted groups within the Larbert, Stenhousemuir and Torwood Community Council area. Grants of £250 to £5,000 will be considered. Grants of over £5,000 will only be considered in exceptional circumstances.

Full details of the Fund and how to apply for funding can be found at: https://www.foundationscotland.org.uk/programmes/todhill/

The Fund’s priorities are to support activity that will benefit people within the Larbert, Stenhousemuir & Torwood area and that:

• Improves the physical appearance of the community (including the town centre) and makes better use of our public spaces;
• Develops community services, events and facilities to better meet the diverse needs of local people;
• Preserves and enhances the natural environment for the benefit of those who live in the area;
• Builds the skills, capacity and sustainability of community organisations serving the area.

Please note that the deadline for submitting application is 5th September 2016.

Applications must be from groups which have a constitution and are set up on a not-for-profit basis.

Please share this information with any groups or organisations you think may be interested in applying for funding.

The Community Council has established a microfund for applications for grants up to £250. Further details of this Fund can be found on the micro-grant section of this website.

Community Council Micro-Grant Fund – Open for Applications

As part of the monies received from the Todhill Windfarm, the Community Council has been awarded £1,500 per annum to operate a micro-grant scheme through the Todhill (Larbert, Stenhousemuir & Torwood) Community Fund.

Through the Micro-Grant Fund, individuals and un-constituted groups can apply for up to £250.

Applications for micro-grants can be made at any time during the year while funds remain available. Decisions on funding will be made at monthly Community Council meetings and will be final.

In order for applications to be considered at a monthly meeting, a fully completed application form must be submitted no less than 10 days before the meeting. Forthcoming deadlines for submission for the next 2 Community Council meetings are as follows:

  • Friday 20th May 2016 (to be considered on Monday 30th May)
  • Friday 17th June 2016 (to be considered on Monday 27th June)

Applications must be for projects or activities which will benefit local residents in Larbert, Stenhousemuir or Torwood and meet one or more of themes which emerged from the Larbert, Stenhousemuir and Torwood Community Plan. The Community Plan can be viewed at: LST Community Plan

Hard copies of the rules and application forms will also be available in the Library and One Stop Shop in Stenhousemuir.

Should you have any queries about the Micro-Grant Fund, please e-mail: lst-cc@virginmedia.com

March 2016 Meeting Notification

The March meeting of the Community Council will be held in the Rennie Lounge of Larbert Old Church on Monday 28th March 2016 at 7:15pm.

•To view the agenda for the meeting and minutes from our February meeting, please go to: http://lstcommunitycouncil.org.uk/meetings/

As well as our standing agenda items and our monthly Police, Community Safety Team and Youth Reports, we will also specifically be discussing:

• The West Carron landfill site planning application

• The 2 planning applications for the redevelopment of the former McCowan’s factory in Stenhousemuir

• The Todhill Windfarm Community Council Micro-Grant Fund Scheme

All are welcome to attend the meeting and to contribute to discussions or to raise any issues.

If you are unable to attend the meeting but have any matters you wish to raise with us, please e-mail us as soon as possible on lst-cc@virginmedia.com or post a comment here.

Wind Farm Fund – Extension to Deadline

Todhill (Larbert, Stenhousemuir & Torwood) Wind Farm Fund

**CLOSING DATE EXTENDED TO 30th MARCH **

This new fund to support community projects in the Larbert, Stenhousemuir & Torwood Community Council area is provided by Falkirk Todhill Wind Ltd, the company which owns and operates the wind farm.

Grants of £250 – £5000 can support a range of community activity including equipment costs, staff or sessional worker costs, consultations, maintenance or refurbishment of community facilities.

Recommendations about grants and how the money is used are made by a Panel made up of local people.

Guidance notes and application forms are available from: https://www.foundationscotland.org.uk/programmes/todhill/ or by clicking the following links: Todhill Guidelines and Todhill Application Form.

For further information or to be sent an application form, please contact Rosalind Becroft at:

  • Foundation Scotland, 22 Calton Rd, Edinburgh, EH8 8DP
  • T: 0131 524 0300 E: rosalind@foundationscotland.org.uk

Please share this information with any groups or organisations you think may be interested in applying for funding.