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Welcome to Menstrie

Agenda for Community Council meeting
to be held on Tuesday 10th March 2015 at 7.00 pm

  1. Apologies, appointments, resignations
  2. Approval of minutes for 10th February 2015
  3. Matters arising from minutes
  4. Treasurer's report
  5. Community policing report
  6. Councillors' reports
  7. Menstrie Matters
  8. Correspondence
  9. Community Woodland
  10. Community Garden
  11. School Community Sports project
  12. Gala and Fete update
  13. Funding applications
  14. Any other business
  15. Date and time of next meeting: 7.00 pm Tuesday 14th April 2015

Regulating traffic in Menstrie

Clacks Council has proposed the following traffic regulation orders:

One-way traffic, various streets

This would affect Castle Road, Menstrie Place and Elmbank for a period of twelve months as an experiment to determine the effect of one-way traffic operation in reducing traffic congestion within the area.
ref: OW007GW 5-6-1088

Bus prohibition, various streets

This would affect Brook Street, Millbrook Place, Castle Road and Elmbank for a period of twelve months as an experiment for the purposes of road safety and would prohibit local buses and vehicles for more than eight passengers. It would not prohibit motor vehicles for up to sixteen passengers, specially adapted for the transport of people with disabilities.
ref: BR002GW 5-6-1089

20 mph Speed limit, Hillfoots Road

This would apply to Hillfoots Road from its junction with Long Row for a distance of 170 metres past Damsburn, Loaning bank, and Broomhall Lodge.
ref: SL090GW 5-6-1090

Objectors must state their reasons in writing to Gillian White, Strategy and Customer Services, Kilncraigs, Alloa, FK10 1EB by 26 March 2015, stating the respective order reference shown above.

Basic computer skills

friendly computer The classes, lasting 8 sessions, will teach some basic computer skills including using a keyboard, sending an email, searching the internet and using a Word document. The classes will run on Thursdays, 26th March - 14th May at 1.45 - 3.45 pm in Menstrie's Dumyat Centre.

To book, phone 01259 769439.

Primary School news

Galaxy Tabs offer

Menstrie Primary School is working to take up an offer by Tesco Stores and Stork Margarine in which 50 tokens can be exchanged for one Samsung Galaxy Tab. The school has bought 50 tubs, and Mr Pennie is arranging a "Bake-off" where, throughout the period of the offer, parents can get a tub from the school and in return bake some goodies which will then be sold to cover the cost of the margarine. One of these events has now taken place and the profits were shared with "Red Nose Day".

If you have any "Tablet Tokens" at home, please hand them in to the school where they will be much appreciated.

Postage stamps to help the RDA

The school collects postage stamps for charity. Any used stamps can be torn off old envelopes and handed in to the School Office. The stamps are used to support a local Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA) group. Presently they are raising funds to develop a sensory field for young people with learning difficulties and recently obtained a pony which allows youngsters to take part in hippotherapy. Some of our youngsters have benefitted from the work of the RDA and the school would like very much to help to support them.

Adapted from Menstrie Matters, December 2014

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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