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The Community Council has received a request to publish the following message:

Improving Our Communities
Hillfoots young people services - stakeholder consultation

The EDF Burnfoot Hill Community Fund, a charitable Fund set up by EDF, the developer of the Burnfoot Hill, Burnfoot North Wind and Rhodders Wind Farms, has commenced a children and young persons consultation. The Fund has made grants for community activities in Menstrie, Alva, Tillicoultry and Dollar since 2011. The panel has noted that very few of the grants made since 2011 have reached projects or organisations that work with young people aged 10 -18 years and as a result the Panel wishes to better understand the needs and aspirations of young people in relation to their home communities.

As part of our consultation we are keen to find out what voluntary sector or privately run services are currently on offer for young people in the Hillfoots area and to gather feedback from stakeholder organisations. What services do you offer? What do you think is good about local provision and what could be improved? What are your views on needs, barriers and opportunities for children and young people in the Hillfoots?

It would be really helpful if you could complete the short survey at Survey Monkey, number C2S6RN8.

Many thanks for your help.

Shona Ulrichsen,
EDF Burnfoot Hill Community Fund

Councillor's message

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.

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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