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Energy and Water Efficiency Event


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Coronation Hall, Muckhart

Wednesday 18 September 2019

Experts from Home Energy Scotland, the Home Efficiency Programme Scotland (HEEPS), Clackmannanshire Council, Scottish Water and the Wise Group will be on hand to outline ways in which your household can save energy, water and money.

There will be discussions about ways in which energy efficiency can be improved in your home. Home Energy Scotland are working in partnership with Scottish Water to deliver a number of exciting environmental and energy saving projects across Scotland.

The latest initiative is to distribute a range of FREE water saving gadgets to householders in Clackmannanshire to help them use water more wisely and to reduce the cost of hot water use in their homes.

We are also hoping to have some electric bikes for those who are interested.

There will be formal presentations and the opportunity for individual consultations and the evening will end with cheese and wine.

The timetable is:

6.30     Displays and opportunities for individual consultations (no

appointment needed.)

8.00     Presentations from Experts

9.00     Cheese and wine


If you any questions please contact Jon Jordan on 01259 781404 0r

Muckhart Community Plan Update

Further to the recent Muckhart Community Plan (MCP) Annual Review meeting, John Anderson, MCC Chair, has prepared and released the latest MCP Annual Progress Report (September 2019) which was discussed and approved, unanimously, at the MCC AGM that took place on 4th September 2019.

The latest Progress Report is available to the community and can be accessed via the following link:

Looking for funding?

Helpful advice for completing a funding application

A good starting point is to contact the Clackmannanshire Third Sector interface (CTSI)

Contact C.T.S.I.  web page
tel                   01259 213 840

address         Connect Centre, Burgh Mews, Alloa, FK10 1HS

Contact person is Julie McGrath


– CTSI have a huge knowledge & expertise in capturing current funding
CTSI will look through draft applications and offer advice
– CTSI can provide access to the Trust Funding web site
(Trust Funding is an excellent web site which can match funders to your particular
initiative, and guests can access this website using a terminal in CTSI Alloa office)

 What key information should you have to apply for funding?

When completing a funding application try to include the following information;

  • Provide Objectives and clear outcomes (include a succinct description)
  • If possible, link your objectives to the funders’ aims and objectives
  • Demonstrate community involvement ownership and support
  • If a large project, have a steering group set up to manage it (properly convened)
  • Contact Details of Project contact person (lead person)
  • Link if possible to a local authority/community based development plan / action plan.

What else can you do to help your application be successful?

  • Study the funders web site and understand their aims and objectives
  • If possible demonstrate a track record on successfully delivering projects
  • Have information on your initiative/project on your own web site & Facebook
  • If possible ensure your initiative/ project is known about within the community!
  • Don’t complete an application if the information is not available
  • Ask others who have experience in seeking funding to look through your application
  • Make sure application is well written, ensure someone checks grammar & spelling

Note: A poor and badly written application can dis-credit an organisation!




Submission of Comments relating to proposed Housing Development, Pool of Muckhart

Further to agreement at the recent MCC Special Meeting, held to discuss the proposed housing development on site H49, MCC would encourage you to submit your comments, regarding this Planning Application, via the Clacksweb site:

To do so, you will be required, simply, to register a valid email address, together with a password. You will then be able to submit your comments on-line.

Should you prefer, you can send your comments, in writing, to the Council, at the following address:

Grant Baxter, Principal Planner
Development Quality
Clackmannanshire Council
FK10 1EB

PLEASE NOTE: all comments, either on-line or in writing, must be received by the Council no later than Friday 9th August 2019

New TRO’s for Muckhart, Tillicoultry and Tullibody

Clackmannanshire Council have posted the below TRO’s which may effect your movements around the area. Please follow the below links for more information.

5-6-1778 The Clackmannanshire Council, A823 Muckhart (Temporary Prohibition of Driving, Parking and Loading) Order 2019

5-6-1781 The Clackmannanshire Council, St Serf’s Road Tillicoultry (Temporary Prohibition of Driving, Parking and Loading) Order 2019

5-6-1782 The Clackmannanshire Council, School Road, Tullibody (Temporary Prohibition of Driving, Parking and Loading) Order 2019

Notice of MCC Special Meeting re Response to H49 Planning Application

A Planning Application – 19/00148/FULL has been submitted to the Council’s Planning Department by Springfield Properties Plc for site H49 (the fields behind the bowling green).

MCC has arranged a Special Meeting to allow members to consider and prepare a formal response to the Planning Application.

The MCC Special Meeting will take place at the Coronation Hall on Wednesday 24th July at 7:30pm

Members of the community are welcome to attend this meeting

Prior to the meeting, MCC would be grateful if you would share with us any comments that you submit to the Council and/or advise us of any issues that you would wish to see raised at the Special Meeting, via the following email address:


Home Energy Scotland Support

Please find below some information about how Home Energy Scotland can help reduce your energy bills and make your home warmer:

Home Energy Scotland – helping families save energy, save money and keep warm and well

Funded by Scottish Government and managed by Energy Saving Trust, Home Energy Scotland is the free, impartial energy advice and information service that is an integral part of Scottish Government’s approach to tackling fuel poverty in Scotland.

Our service aims to help householders, irrespective of affluence or tenure, reduce their energy bills and make their homes warmer, not least as the link between cold, damp homes and health and wellbeing is well documented.

Free and impartial – we do not cold call

Whilst the service we provide is in part delivered by telephone, I would like to stress that Home Energy Scotland is not a call centre. Advisors provide free, impartial energy advice designed to help householders make informed decisions. Home Energy Scotland has no connection with any energy supplier, and does not cold call.

Support we offer includes information about funding and grants available for new boilers, insulation and heating systems to help make homes more efficient. Advisors can see if people are eligible for financial support, benefits and incentives, and advise on shopping around for cheaper energy deals.

Smart Ways To Save Energy June 2019

Simple Changes, Smart Savings June 2019

Understanding Your Boiler

Home Insulation Leaflet June 2019



Beautiful Scotland Funding

Luke Graham MP – June Surgeries

Luke Graham MP will be holding a Resident’s Surgery in the Civic Centre, in Dollar, on Saturday 29th June at 10:00am.

Muckhart Nature Trail Project

You may be aware that Peter, and a team of community volunteers, are currently working to support the Muckhart Community Plan objective to improve the attractiveness of Muckhart in preparation for an entry into the “Beautiful Scotland” competition… and they need your help !!

To fund the proposed Muckhart Nature Trail project, which will engage our school children and improve the biodiversity, natural and wildlife habitats along the path from Muckhart to the primary school, we need to gain as many votes as we can for this project via the Calor Rural Community Fund website.

All you need to do is click on the following link which will take you to the Calor Rural Community Fund web page. Then type Muckhart in the Search Box and click Go. Scroll down a bit and click View project and vote (you’ll need to register your email address before voting).

And please excuse the reference to ‘Stirlingshire’ – Clackmannanshire doesn’t exist on the Calor list !!

Every vote counts, so, once you’ve voted, please share this with your family, friends, neighbours, organisations and groups, work colleagues, indeed, anyone you know !!

Many thanks, indeed, in advance, for your support.