Welcome to Menstrie
In his springtime message, Les Sharp praises the Community Garden, calls for our support for the coming Gala Day and gives his thoughts for springtime in Menstrie. His message is available at this link.
Menstrie Post Office transformed
Post Office Limited offer 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:
- Express & contract parcels:
- replaced by Express 24 & 48
- Parcelforce Worldwide International parcels:
- visit Tullibody PO
- Bill payments by Transcash without a barcode:
- visit Tullibody PO
- Payment by cheque:
- visit Tullibody PO
An electronic (PDF) version of their full statement is available on-line. The document includes a list of 'Frequently Asked Questions' (FAQ) and answers.
Recycling: The Right Stuff
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:
- clean‡ plastic, paper, cardboard and metal in the blue bin
- small electrical items, batteries and unbroken glass in the blue box
- food waste in the grey caddy
- garden cuttings, clippings & fallen leaves in the brown bin
- non-recyclables† in the green bin (this is what costs in Landfill Tax)
‡ 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
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
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
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.
More minutes in Menstrie
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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