Muckhart Village from Seamab

Queens Jubilee lunch

Transport questionnaire

Dollar and Muckhart Community Councils want to establish the transport needs of our residents. By completing this survey, you will assist in identifying the need for public transport services. We would therefore be grateful if you could spare some time and fill in this questionnaire and drop it off at the collection box at Mona’s or through the letter-box at the Coronation Hall. You can also download from the Muckhart website and also the Facebook page. Please send the completed survey to sec.muckhartcc@gmail.com.

2.1. Transport needs Questionnaire v.2

Thank you

Light up Muckhart!

The lights were switched-on on December 5th by Mrs Sutherland.  For once they came on without multiple attempts!  Members of the community were encouraged to come out and enjoy the switch on with mulled wine, community carols and sweet Christmas treats.  The response was fantastic with the car park full of local residents of all ages enjoying the event. The LUM team received multiple comments during December from residents as to how good the lights looked, on the tree and the hall.  Parents of children walking or cycling to school really enjoyed the magical feel around the hall.  Walking groups, local clubs and societies that were using the hall also appreciated them and recognised the significant upgrade from our previous years “home-spun” lights.

Given that many indoor Christmas activities involving large numbers had been restrained due to Covid restrictions it was lovely to have a community gathering in the car park with some winter sparkle in our village in December.

The switch on event and afternoon click and collect raised £1,200 which we split between Homestart Clackmannanshire and the Gate Foodbank in Alloa.

MUCKHART NATURE TRAIL UPDATE        February 2022

The Nature Trail volunteer team has now completed the plan for the first stage of the improvement programme for the Nature Trail along the footpath between School Road and Muckhart School. At this stage we have focussed on choosing the tree and shrub species most suitable for enhancing the path and on proposing their position along the path. In the next week or two we will be purchasing the trees and hoping to complete the planting before spring arrives. A guiding principle has been that only Scottish Native species will be considered.

Not only is this a status update note, it is also an invitation to everyone to review our choice and positioning of these new trees and to respond with any suggestions for improvement (contact details below). The list of trees is presented in the following table together with the respective Marker Numbers. Height ranges for each species are shown; it can be noted we chose to site only low growing shrubs/trees at the northern School Road end of the path. Short wooden pegs, marked with the appropriate number, have been hammered into the ground on both sides of the path at the approximate, intended location of the individual trees. The number on each peg refers to the Marker Number in the table below.

Marker No. Latin Name Common Name Mature Height Range (m)
1 Vibernum opulus Guelder rose 2-5
2 Prunus spinosa Blackthorn 2-5
3 Euonymus europaeus Spindle 2-5
4 Ilex aquifolium Holly 2-5
5 Sambucus nigra Elder 2-5
6 Corylus avellana Hazel 5-15
7 Populusnigra subsp betulifolia Black poplar 20-30
8 Malus sylvestris Crab apple 5-10
9 Salix caprea Goat willow 5-10
10 Alnus glutinosa Alder 10-15
11 Prunus avium Gean 15-20
12 Carpinus betulis Hornbeam 15-20
13 Betula pubescens Hairy birch 5-15
14 Ulmus glabra Wych elm 20-30
15 Populus tremula Aspen 20-30
16 Prunus padus Bird-cherry 5-15
17 Taxus baccata Yew 10-15
18 Acer campestre Field maple 5-10
19 Tilia cordata Small leaved lime 20-30
20 Betula pendula Silver birch 15-20

The opportunity has also been taken to similarly indicate the positioning of three other proposed enhancement features along the path:-

Marker No. Area Description Approx Area Required (m)
21 Group discussion area  – circle of log stools within hedge of mixed native shrubs 5  minimum diameter
22 Picnic Area:- table + benches within hedge of mixed native shrubs 5×5 min
23 Dead Hedge 0.75×10

Please send any comments to peterwyatt@aol.com or text to 07717 322085. Thank you.

Plant a tree for the Jubilee

Thank you to everyone who have been in touch to request to plant a tree for the Queens Jubilee. Please find a link for anyone else who wish more information or wish to get involved.

Plant a Tree for the Jubilee – Woodland Trust

 

MCC Infrastructure Working Group

The new Infrastructure Working Group will soon have its kick off meeting to review actions and priorities. Should you wish to join and contribute to the working group, and be invited to the first meeting, please get in touch with Jonathan Bacon on jonathan.bacon21@googlemail.com.

 

Vehicle theft – Upper Yetts

On Sunday 15th August a vehicle was stolen around 4:20pm from Upper Yetts, departing with the rear boot open and at high speed. The police are aware of the incident, and are investigating, but it is clear that opportunistic thieves are operating in the area. Please be vigilant and careful, reporting anything suspicious to Police Scotland.

Muckhart Open Gardens

Once again, Muckhart are having a village open gardens on 29 & 30th May organised by Scottish Gardens Schemes and the Village Amenity Society. Watch this space for more details!

Muckhart Flood Group

A new flood group has been formed in Muckhart that looks into local flooding concerns. The group would like to hear from you. Please see our main page which can be found here.

MCC Meeting – Wednesday 15th July

Next MCC Meeting (wednesday 15th July) will be held online for all to attend. The Microsoft Teams meeting invite link will be posted here shortly. Please get in touch if you have any problems or questions.