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Welcome to Menstrie

Menstrie Post Office to be transformed - Feedback requested

Post Office Limited have offered what they describe as "an exciting programme of investment and transformation" at Menstrie Post Office in the Scotmid Co-op.

The branch would be open for longer: Mon-Sun 07:00-22:00.
(Current opening times are: Mon, Tue, Thu & Fri 09:00-12:30 & 13:00-17:30, Wed & Sat 09:00-13:00)

We'd still be able to get most of the Post Office products and services we're used to but for a small number of services we may need to go on-line, telephone the customer helpline, or visit another Post Office, such as:
- Tullibody Post Office, 11 Stirling Road, Tullibody, Alloa, FK10 2QD

The proposed changes at Menstrie are:

An electronic (PDF) version of their full statement is available on-line. The document includes a list of 'Frequently Asked Questions' (FAQ) and answers.

Post Office Limited want to know what's important to us and would like to hear what we think. A consultation starts on 15/12/2015 and ends on 12/01/2016 and we can use the following methods:

Message from the Chair, November 2015

Chair Stan Paterson, in the November edition of Menstrie Matters, looks forward to Christmas with our annual Carol-singing celebration and the Tree. Next spring should see a display of tulips and daffodils in the Community Garden and, with the help of a new intake of Gala Committee members, planning has begun for the 2016 Fete and Gala.

Link to Stan's report

Message from Councillor Les Sharp

In the latest edition of Menstrie Matters, Les takes an optimistic view of the prospect of Clacks Council having to provide Education and Social Work services without Stirling Council's partnership.

On more seasonal matters, he encourages us to help set up the Christmas Tree and attend the Carol Singing. Meanwhile, remember to look out for older or infirm neighbours in the coming cold weather.

But soon it'll be time to be preparing the ground for the wild flower plot at the west end of the village and get ready for spring...

Link to Les' report

Recycling: The Right Stuff

recyclingarrows |d| Clacks Council ask us all to help save tens of thousands of pounds a year by putting the right stuff in the right recycling container:

 ‡ Stuff that's been put in the blue bin but is not clean (such as packaging contaminated with food residues or plastic film) is not recyclable.

† Stuff that's been put in the green bin but that could be recycled should not go to landfill.

If the wrong stuff is in the wrong bin, the bin may be tagged to let you know and if it is not uplifted you will have to sort it out.

Council workers are putting out leaflets with more information and explanation. In the meanwhile, here's a link with more about Getting Recycling Right on the ClacksWeb site.

Police appeal for information

Share the way No motor vehicles Local adults and young persons have been riding motorbikes on paths meant for pedestrians, prams, pedal cycles and pet owners. Routes include the path to Cambus and the Community Woodland as well as similar places across the Wee County.

This is an ongoing issue and the police ask members of the community for information which might help identify the riders.

Please phone 101 with any information you can provide about these bikes such as colour, size and where they are stored. Registration number (if any !) would be useful, too.

Hospital bus services H1, H2

GO sign, image Crown copyright |d| Bus sign, image Crown copyright The H1 and H2 bus services are safe and will continue to run until March 2018. From 3rd January 2015 it will be serviced by the company to win the current tendering process. The same timetable, route and type of bus will be used. It is hoped that by March 2018 a new service will have been created in conjunction with NHS Forth Valley, Clackmannanshire Council, the private and voluntary sectors. The group's local and rural service will link with the service provided by NHS Scotland from Shillinghill in Alloa.

Help prevent crime

Crimestoppers  tel: 0800 555 111 |d|

To provide information in confidence, visit the Crimestoppers web site where you may fill in a special form on-line. Crimestoppers guarantee complete anonymity: No-one can find out who gives information about crime by this method.
Or, contact Crimestoppers Scotland on 0800 555 111.

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To find out what concerns Menstrie-dwellers, and what's happening about it, take a look at the minutes of the Community Council.

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