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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.

Volunteers Required !!

Muckhart Community Plan (MCP)

Housing Working Group

The recently established Housing Working Group is looking for members of our community, who may have an interest in shaping future housing developments within the Muckhart area, to join the group to help determine a set of principles which Muckhart Community Council (MCC) will work with, moving forward.

The following describes the role currently defined for the Working Group:

  1. To review and understand the existing policies of Clackmannanshire Council and the Scottish Government which influence housing development in Muckhart, such as:
  • The policies in the current Local Development Plan (LDP) on areas such as: affordable housing; layout and design principles; energy efficiency and low carbon development; and development in the countryside
  • Relevant Supplementary Guidance on, for example, affordable housing
  • National Planning Policy on, for example, rural development
  1. To review the principles, as currently detailed in the MCP, taking cognisance of Council policies, National Planning Policies, etc.
  2. To prepare a finalised draft of a set of principles for consultation with the Muckhart community
  3. MCC to agree a finalised set of principles against which planning applications can be assessed and responses made, for example, to the Main Issues Report (MIR), in relation to housing, the draft LDP, National Planning Policies, future consultations on planning legislation, etc.

If you would like to join this Working Group, or to find out more information, then please contact Stuart Dean, MCC Planning Convenor:

spdean@lineone.net

 

Safer Internet

Safer Internet Day

Safer Internet Day 2018 will be celebrated globally on Tuesday 6th February with the slogan ‘Create, Connect and Share Respect: a better internet starts with you.’

Coordinated in the UK by the UK Safer Internet Centre the celebration sees hundreds of organisations get involved to help promote the safe, responsible and positive use of digital technology for children and young people.

The UK Safer Internet Centre – a partnership of three leading charities; Childnet, the South West Grid for Learning and the Internet Watch Foundation – provide resources for children, schools and families, and tools for getting involved at www.saferinternet.org.uk.

Reminder: Budget Consultation Close Date

This is a reminder that the Council’s Budget Consultation closes this week, on Friday 2nd February, if you haven’t already submitted a response.

Further information can be found in the Accounts Commission Report – see below:

Accounts Commission

Reporting on Clackmannanshire Council: serious concerns raised

Clackmannanshire Council must take urgent and decisive action to sort out its financial problems, says the Accounts Commission.

In a new Report, the local authority watchdog highlights serious concerns about the council’s financial position. Read the report, via the following link, for an independent view of Council performance:

http://www.audit-scotland.gov.uk/uploads/docs/report/2018/bv_180125_clackmannanshire.pdf

CTSi Council Budget – Public Meetings

Details of the CTSi Public Meetings arranged to allow public discussion of the proposed Council budget.

MCC would also encourage you to participate in the consultation on the proposed budget (see below):

2018-19 Budget Consultation http://www.clacks.gov.uk/council/budget1819/

Proposals put forward by officers for budget savings are now on the Council’s website.  https://clackmannanshire.citizenspace.com/communications-department/budget-consultation-2018-19/user_uploads/budget-booklet-2017e.pdf