Muckhart Village from Seamab

Going on a Christmas night out?

Keep your body hydrated, drink plenty of water. If you are pregnant or might be? Zero alcohol is the safest option. Have something to eat before and during your night out.

Worried about Alcohol or Drugs? Contact Signpost Recovery – 0845 673 1774 or email

For support with someone else’s substance use contact Forth Valley Family Support – 08080 10 10 11 or email helpline@sfad.org.uk

www.nhs.uk/Livewell/alcohol

Business Support Survey

Clackmannanshire and Stirling’s Employer Engagement Forum have launched a survey to help identify support needs and skill gaps for local businesses operating in the Stirling and Clackmannanshire area. This will help direct people to the support they need, and identify where the support needs are, so that support organisations can better meet those needs.

The survey should only take about 5 minutes to complete and is appropriate for all sizes of business, including sole traders.

The following link will take you to the survey:

https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/Y6HYJCG

 

 

 

Residents aim to protect Red Squirrels

Local residents along Golf Course Road are planning to display ‘Slow Down’ roads signs in an attempt to make the area safer for the local red squirrel population. Should you be driving along this road, MCC and our community would be grateful if you would take heed of these signs and slow down to help protect our red squirrels.

Many thanks, in advance !!

 

MCC Meeting Dates 2019

Following agreement at the recent Muckhart Community Council (MCC) Annual General Meeting, I am pleased to advise that the MCC Meeting dates for 2019 are now confirmed.

You can view the Meeting dates on the following page:

MCC Meeting Dates 2019

All meetings will take place at 7:30pm, on the dates indicated, in the Coronation Hall, Pool of Muckhart and are open to all members of our community.

Please put these dates in your diary now – we look forward to seeing you there !!

Mike Wilson

Secretary Muckhart Community Council

Email:                   sec.muckhartcc@gmail.com

Tel:                        01259 781546

Muckhart Community Plan Update

The first Muckhart Community Plan Annual Review took place on 29th August.

Further to this meeting, John Anderson, MCC Chair, has prepared the MCP Annual Progress Report (September 2018) which was discussed and approved, unanimously, by all members, at the MCC Meeting that took place on 5th September.

The Report has been appended to the Approved Draft Minutes from the meeting and is available to all members of the community. It can be accessed via the following link to the MCP web page:

Muckhart Community Plan

Driving Smarter Energy Event

Date and time: Wednesday 19th September 2018, 7pm with presentations beginning from 7.45

Location: Muckhart Coronation Hall, Muckhart,  FK14 7JF 

Recent advancements in technology make switching to an electric vehicle or a renewable energy source more achievable and affordable than ever, so join Home Energy Scotland as we help to put you in the driving seat for a cleaner future! This evening event will provide you with an informal introduction to home renewables, electric vehicles (EVs), solar PV charging systems, and electric battery storage.

Book your place via the TicketSource link: https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/whats-on/dollar/muckhart-village-hall/driving-smarter-energy

Bringing together a range of specialists to highlight how recent advances can help you make smart energy choices at home and on the road, this event is suitable for anyone who is considering investing in home renewables and/or an EV.

With test drives from a luxury electric vehicle manufacturer, an hour of informative presentations, and the opportunity to chat to experts over refreshments, this free technology showcase event is sure to help you make decisions that are both sustainable and economical for your home. There will be refreshments available! 

If you plan to test drive, please do not forget to bring your driving licence with you, and also obtain a licence check from DVLA at: https://www.gov.uk/view-driving-licence

If you don’t have the time to obtain a license check, don’t worry – we can do it on the day. You will need to have your National Insurance number to hand in addition to your driving licence. If you don’t know your National Insurance number, or leave your driving licence at home, you will not be able to test drive.

Interested but can’t make it?

Call 0808 808 2282 for free expert advice.

Jon Jordan

MCP Sustainability & Environment Lead

Bus 23 re-routing during Rumbling Bridge A823 road closure

The A823, at Rumbling Bridge, will be closed from 20th August (7.30-16.30 hrs, Mon-Fri, for two weeks).

The number 23 bus service will be re-routed on Mondays-Fridays via Balado and the B918. It will continue to serve Muckhart but not Crook of Devon during the two weeks.  The Saturday bus will follow its normal route, as the Rumbling Bridge road section is due to be open as usual over the
weekend.

Should you require further information, please contact Perth & Kinross on 01738 476 476 or Transport Services number on 0345 30 111 30.

Thanks to Alison MacDonald for passing on the information !!

 

Notice of Road Works on A823 and an Information Event

Further to various representations to Scottish Water, including by MCC, regarding the earlier planned full road closure of the A823, required to complete works to water pipes, it has been now confirmed that only a single lane closure will be required – good news !!

Scottish Water have advised that the work will start on Monday 2nd July and will last approximately two weeks. Temporary traffic lights will be positioned on the A823, in the area adjacent to the Water Treatment Works.

Also, an Information Event is being held in Glendevon Church Hall on Thursday 21st June, from 4:00pm until 7:00pm, when the plans can be viewed and any questions asked. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Latest: A823 to / from Glendevon Road Closure

Further to the recent cancelled A823 Road Closure, Scottish Water will be working with PKC to identify an alternative date for the work required on the A823 to / from Glendevon to take place. A Public Meeting to discuss these works has been arranged for Monday 12 March 2018 @ 7:00pm. The meeting will take place in:

Glendevon Church Hall

Glendevon

Dollar

FK14 7JY

Should you be unable to attend the meeting, you can contact Scottish Water directly with your feedback on 0800 0778 778, quoting reference ‘Glendevon Network investigations’

Update: Road Closure Notice: A823 to Glendevon

MCC has been advised today that the planned closure of the A823, to / from Glendevon, will no longer be going ahead on Monday 5th March.

We can only assume that this decision is due to the large volume of negative local feedback received since the original announcement.

Scottish Water is now planning to hold a ‘local information event’ though, according to the latest information, they still believe that “the closure of the road is likely to be unavoidable”.

MCC will keep you updated, as best we can.