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Possible Traffic Delays on A823 – Glendevon: Burnfoot East Wind Farm

MCC has been made aware of possible delays to traffic on the A823 – Glendevon, next Tuesday 9th June, due to a trial delivery of turbine ‘parts’ to the Burnfoot East Wind Farm.

Please plan any journeys accordingly.

See the letter below for further details:

Burnfoot East Wind Farm- Trial Turbine Delivery 09.06

Lunch Club at Home

The Lunch Club at Home community project kicks off this Friday 5th June. We are looking forward to providing lunch and home-baking to senior members of the community in Dollar and Muckhart who are shielding, isolating or socially distancing at home.

The Playpen Cafe is delighted to be delivering this initiative with the support of Clackmannanshire Third Sector Interface and Dollar Community Development Trust.

If you or someone you know in the Muckhart community would like to join the club, please get in touch. This is a funded project with the aim of keeping the community connected through food.

Contact Alexandra on:
Tel: 07818 638778 or Email: alexandra@theplaypencafe.co.uk
Facebook: @ThePlaypenCafe

 

Further Details & Contact Information

 

 

Forthbank Waste and Recycling Centre Re-opening

MCC has been advised that the Forthbank Waste and Recycling Centre is to re-open on Monday.

Access to the site will ONLY be available via a pre-booked slot – this is to ensure the safety of both staff and residents.

https://www.clacks.gov.uk/environment/forthbankreopening/

The booking system is on the Council website (see the link above). There are a few other changes as well which are all explained on the website.

If you have any questions about the changes or the service in general please email: waste@clacks.gov.uk

 

Time and space service for people emotionally affected by Covid-19

 

 

Time and Space – is a confidential response service for people struggling emotionally in response to the coronavirus and its impact on them and their families, and who would like to talk with someone about their anxieties and concerns, now and post Covid-19.

We especially want to reach out to people for whom the threat or experience of the coronavirus has affected their mental health in ways they could not have possibly imagined or experienced.

Whether it is about how you can better manage the current restrictions of lockdown and close confinement of your own home conditions, restricted or loss of physical contact with family and friends, worries about money and benefits because of threat of redundancy and loss of income – we can offer listening support and information about additional support services for you and your family.

Time and Space is for anyone 16 years and over living in Stirling and Clackmannanshire. We welcome self-referrals. All it takes is an email or telephone call to Action in Mind, as follows:

Email: info@actioninmind.org.uk                       Mobile: 07387205441

Muckhart Bread Co-op

A local resident has linked up with Wild Hearth Bakery, based in Comrie, in an initiative to enable great bread and pastries to be supplied to Muckhart residents without a delivery charge and at a reduced individual minimum order value. Wild Hearth offer direct-to-customer retail, giving us the opportunity to have delivery convenience and access to a great product.

The link below will take you to a document that explains the background to this initiative and how it will work.

Jo Wills has volunteered to act as the Co-op Leader for Muckhart and, once orders start to come through in number, the Coronation Hall will act as a central point for delivery and collection (with appropriate hygiene and social distancing measures in place). In the early stages, Wild Hearth will continue to deliver direct to door but at the reduced minimum coop member order value of £8.

Co-op deliveries to Muckhart will take place on a Tuesday and product and pricing information can be found below.

Please feel free to contact Jo for further information:

Tel:  01259 781318

Email: j.wills2@btinternet.com

Wild Hearth Bakery Community Bread Cooperative

 

Wild Hearth Bakery Product List Winter 2019

 

Update: H49 Planning Appeal

This post is to provide a brief update on the latest information regarding the H49 appeal process which is now well underway. Further documentation has been submitted onto the DPEA web-site and a Government Reporter has now been appointed.

Residents who submitted comments, previously, during the Planning Application process, will now have received a second letter from the Council. This letter advises that the Council, in their first letter, provided an incorrect email address, to be used to make further representations to the DPEA, as part of the appeal process. The correct email address has now been supplied and the ‘cut-off’ date for further representations to be made, consequently, has been extended to 11th May.

Those members of our community who have received this letter are free to submit further comments, as part of appeal process. However, what is not really clear, from both letters, is that any comments to be submitted should only cover new points or issues to be raised and should not repeat previous comments made, as these have already been submitted to the Reporter.

The advice on appeals (Planning Circular 4/2013) states the following:

  1. As representations previously made and lodged with the planning authority by interested parties will be taken into account before a decision is reached on the appeal, there is no need or expectation for the same matters to be raised again with Scottish Ministers.  Nevertheless, regulation 5(4) allows that interested parties may make further representations to Scottish Ministers in respect of the appeal within 14 days beginning with the date notice is given of the appeal. 

Finally, MCC is coordinating and preparing a further submission, on behalf of our community, based on key issues and points raised in Springfield’s ‘Grounds for Appeal’ document which we will be countering.

H49 Planning Appeal by Springfield

This post is just to keep everyone in our community aware of the current status of the formal Planning Appeal, submitted by Springfield, relating to site H49.

Further to the submission by Springfield of a formal appeal, multiple documents have now been uploaded onto the Planning and Environment Appeals Division (DPEA) website. However, currently, the case is indicated as ‘ Not yet ready for allocation to reporter’, although this is likely to change, moving forward. The case number is: PPA-150-2008 (Planning Permission Appeal).

MCC has concerns about what has, and what has not, been posted, to date, and is seeking clarification, on a number of matters, with the parties involved.

It is still early days in the overall appeal process, in particular, given the current situation regarding COVID-19. However, we anticipate more information on the next steps will come forward, once a Reporter has been appointed.

You can access and view the documents and communications submitted regarding the Appeal, on the DPEA website, via the following link: https://www.dpea.scotland.gov.uk/CaseDetails.aspx?ID=120984

MCC will issue a further update, once we have been advised of the next steps in the process.

 

Mike Wilson

Secretary

Muckhart Community Council 

Emergency Road Closure – Dollar

Please be aware, if you’re planning to travel to Dollar over the next few days, for essential shopping or to collect a prescription, that an Emergency Road Closure is in place to carry out Scottish Water repairs.

MCNABB STREET, DOLLAR

NOTICE OF EMERGENCY PROHIBITION OF DRIVING,

PARKING AND LOADING ORDER 2020

Clackmannanshire Council

Kilncraigs

Greenside Street

Alloa, FK10 1EB SCHEDULE
List of Roads Section of road over which an emergency prohibition of driving, parking and loading is applicable from 0800 hours on Monday 6 April 2020 until 1900 hours on Thursday 9 April 2020.
McNabb Street, Dollar From its junction with A91 Bridge Street northwards for a distance of 20 metres or thereby.
Diversion Local diversions in place, resident access where possible.

COVID-19 Virus: Community Support

With the ongoing escalation of the COVID-19 virus, and the undoubted impact it will have on our community, MCC is looking at ways in which we can help to support local initiatives focussed on helping the more vulnerable residents within our community.

We hope soon to be providing a ‘registration facility’ on the MCC web-site where local volunteers can sign-up to offer their support on-line and plan to co-ordinate these efforts with other groups and initiatives within the community. We are also considering providing an on-line ‘help request’ facility, to be used by any residents who may require support, and how best to co-ordinate any support requests that may come in.

In the meantime, the CTSi has provided a community health guide (please see below) of services and organisations who might be able to provide some sort of assistance  within the constraints of the Government and NHS guidelines.

Community Health Guide – Final (1)

Fed up of Dog Fouling in CLACKMANNAN?

We’ve launched our latest solution to tackle Dog Fouling!

‘DO IT FOR YOUR DOG’

This weekend 11 million viewers watched the 2020 Crufts Best in Show wire-haired Dachshund  ‘Maisie’ do what dogs do and take a toilet break on her victory lap of the NEC arena.

Her owner Kim McCalmon came well prepared and immediately scooped up the mess with a bag. If only all dog owners would follow in Kim’s footsteps and act so responsibly! But sadly we know all too well that this isn’t the case.

Our latest research into Dog Fouling found that 15% of dog owners admit to letting their dog poop in a public place without picking up, leading to 76% of adults stepping in dog poop in their lifetime.

This is why we’ve launched our latest campaign to tackle this noxious problem. The campaign features dogs as the messenger, appealing directly to dog lovers and leveraging the levers of both pride and shame to remind owners to pick-up their poop because it’s what their dog would want them to do.

Get in touch with our Network team today to find out more about how the campaign can help tackle Dog Fouling in CLACKMANNAN and make sure more dog owners know to Bag it & Bin it for their dogs!

Please send any enquiries to:
n
etwork.enquiries@keepbritaintidy.org

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