Muckhart Village from Seamab

Marilyn Childs Duncan – live in Muckhart

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

New Bistro opening at the Golf Club!

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

MCC Notice of meeting and AGM

The AGM of Muckhart Community Council will be held on Wednesday 5th September 2018, in the Coronation Hall

(It will follow on from the MCC meeting which starts at 7:30pm)

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 !!

 

UK Footgolf Scottish Open 29th July 2018

In connection with the forthcoming UK Footgolf Scottish Open at Muckhart Golf Club, a marquee is being erected to the front of the club house. Those passing through will be directed behind the club house during these works. The Golf Club apologise for any inconvenience.

Livestock worrying

We have been alerted by local farmers that livestock worrying is becoming a concern within the Muckhart area.

The guidance below has been prepared by the Scottish Partnership Against Rural Crime, in partnership with Police Scotland, Scottish Natural Heritage, NFUS, Scottish Land and Estates and the Kennel Club, to raise awareness amongst dog owners.

Inspector Jane Donaldson, Police Scotland’s Rural Crime Co-ordinator, said: “The worrying of livestock can have devastating consequences for farm animals and has an obvious financial and emotional impact on farmers and their businesses. The vast majority of livestock worrying incidents involve sheep and can occur when a dog attacks, chases or in the case of sheep, is at large (not on a lead or otherwise under close control) in a field where livestock is kept. The devastating effects of a dog attack are evident and cannot be overstated but significant damage can also be caused by a dog simply being present in a field.”

The advice to dog owners who live in rural areas or anyone walking and exercising their dogs in the countryside is to ensure they are under control at all times and avoid going into fields where livestock is grazing. The Scottish Outdoor Access Code says dogs shouldn’t be taken into fields where there are lambs or other young farm animals.

Farmers and those who use the countryside are urged to report all incidents of livestock worrying to police on 101 or 999 in an emergency.  For more information on outdoor access rights and responsibilities, see www.outdooraccess-scotland.com

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.

Soft Rock – Live band at Muckhart Golf Club