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Food Waste Collection

In case that you are unaware, from this week (commencing Monday 22nd June), the system of tying a liner around your food caddy handle, as a way to receive a new supply of liners, has stopped.

When your supply of liners is running low, you can request a new batch by e-mailing: forthbank@clacks.gov.uk or by telephoning: 01259 450000

The Council is advising that any plastic or paper bag can be used to contain any food waste until your new liners are delivered.

Please see the following link for more information:

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

 

Mike Wilson

Secretary

Muckhart Community Council

Update: TRO – A91 Dollar to Muckhart

Further to the recent post regarding the Temporary Prohibition of Driving, Parking and Loading along the A91 Dollar to Muckhart, and further to a query raised by MCC, we have since been advised that the A91 will not be subject to a full road closure during the period of the re-surfacing works. Traffic shall be allowed to run along the A91, without having to be diverted, and local access will be maintained.

Please note, however, that traffic travelling from Glendevon will be diverted along the A823, onto the A977, and then onto the B913 to Dollar.

The Council has stated that it hopes to complete the works earlier than the proposed 10 day period, which is very much weather dependant, and that they will be carried out whilst complying with the latest Government guidelines regarding social distancing.

 

Mike Wilson

Secretary

Muckhart Community Council

Drumburn Road: Path Improvement

This post is to advise all members of our community of the recently completed improvements undertaken to the path along Drumburn Road heading towards Muckhart Golf Club.

On behalf of the Community Plan Infrastructure Working Group, MCC and all of our community, I would take this opportunity to offer our sincere thanks to Tim and Kim Allan for all of the time and effort that has been put in to upgrading and improving the path.

The result is very much appreciated and MCC knows that these improvements will be very much welcomed by all of our community, as well as visitors, who walk and cycle within the area. Many of you will be aware that improving the path was one of several key objectives raised by our community and identified in the Muckhart Community Plan.

The new and improved Drumburn Road path, combined with the recently completed path upgrade that has taken place along the A91, from Upper Hillfoot Road towards Muckhart, will greatly improve access to, and from, areas, and places of interest, for all path users within Muckhart and beyond.

Please see Tim’s recent post on the ‘Muckhart Gets Together’ Facebook page for more information.

 

Mike Wilson

Secretary

Muckhart Community Council

 

TRO: A91 Dollar to Muckhart – Temporary Prohibition of Driving, Parking and Loading

The effect of this Traffic Regulation Order is that there will be no driving, parking or loading at any time during the period from 0800 hours on Monday 6th July 2020 until 1700 hours on Friday 17th July 2020, on the A91 Dollar to Muckhart.

The temporary prohibition of driving, parking and loading is necessary to allow for resurfacing works.

Full details can be found on the Traffic Regulation Order section of the Council web-site:

https://www.clacks.gov.uk/transport/roadorders/?order=1408

 

The Gate Foodbank at The Gate Charity, Ludgate, Alloa

As you may know, The Gate is a local Charity, set up in 2011, by Alloa Ludgate Church (Church of Scotland) to prevent or relieve poverty and improve the conditions of life of people who are marginalised, facing exclusion, vulnerable or homeless in the Clackmannanshire area.

One of their projects was to create a foodbank and many organisations and individuals have been contributing to this over the years, including Dollar, Glendevon and Muckhart Churches.

Prior to lockdown due to Covid-19, donations were handed in to Muckhart Church. However, whilst the Church remains closed, anyone wishing to make a donation can hand these in to Danny and Greer Conroy at 6 Cairns Place, MuckhartTel. 781330.

These donations will be delivered, every Thursday morning, to The Gate.

Items required are pasta, breakfast cereal, tinned – fruit, vegetables, soup, meat and fish, packets of dried foodstuffs, etc. and personal hygiene/toiletries.

Thank you.

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