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Menstrie Community Council

Message from the Chair, September 2013

Although it has recently been the holiday season, a number of developments should be mentioned. Further consultation is ongoing regarding the traffic situation around Menstrie Place and all relevant residents have been informed of any further proposals. Hopefully the situation will be resolved in the near future.

A viewing platform has been erected adjacent to the Scout Hall at the old bridge. With some trees being cut and shrubbery cleared and the planting of wildflowers still to take place, this area will be considerably enhanced.

The verge on the stretch of road towards Blairlogie should, hopefully, be planted up to make that place more attractive. An exercise to kill a lot of the weeds on that area took place recently.

Regarding the Community Garden at the rear of the Parish Church, most of the equipment required is now in place; Poly tunnels, raised beds, compost etc. Although the project has fallen behind slightly, it is hoped that work can resume (weather permitting) in due course. Assistance has been offered by Clackmannanshire Council C.P.O Dept. as and when required.

The Community Council and Gala Committee meetings have resumed this month at the Dumyat Community Centre on the 2nd Tuesday of every month at 7pm. As always, please try and come along to discuss any issues, especially those regarding the events such as the Fete Week and Gala day.

It should be noted that Menstrie House has recently been awarded 'Excellent' and 'Very Good' grades as a result of a Care Inspectorate visit. These grades cover all areas of service from Quality of Care and Support to Quality of Leadership and Management. Congratulations therefore are due to all those involved in the operation of Menstrie House in attaining those high standards.

Stan Paterson, Chairman
Menstrie Community Council

September 2013

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