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Muckhart Primary School: Request for Gardening Volunteers

Further to our recent meeting, on behalf of our school, MCC is reaching out to our community to request your help.

Following the long period of closure, and with the school re-opening on 11th August, the school gardens are in need of some care and attention. The gardens, other than the greenhouse and vegetable patch, need weeding and strimming and, generally, tidied up, as they are very overgrown.

Mrs McGlinchie will be opening the school for volunteer gardeners to help tidy up the gardens on Tuesday (4th August) and Thursday (6th August) next week. The toilets will also be available and please take along your own tools.

On behalf of the school, the Parent Council and MCC, many thanks, in advance, for those who can assist.

Mike Wilson

Secretary – MCC

 

Stagecoach Bus Service Number 23 – Service Withdrawal Consultation

Further to discussions at the last MCC Meeting, regarding the number 23 bus service, MCC has been advised of a consultation being run by Stagecoach re its proposal to withdraw this bus service, and others, completely from Monday 28th September.

According to the Stagecoach web-site: “We’re proposing to withdraw this service as it was under-performing prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, and increasing costs mean that this service operates at a significant loss, resulting in us no longer being able to commercially run the service.”

On behalf of those members of our community, who regularly use and rely upon this service, MCC would encourage you please to take some time to respond to this consultation (close date: 7th August) which is available via the link below:

https://www.stagecoachbus.com/promos-and-offers/east-scotland/service-change-consultation#

(Note: should you wish to be added to the MCC mailing list to be kept appraised of this, and other matters, then please contact MCC, via the details below)

Mike Wilson

Secretary – MCC

Email: sec.muckhartcc@gmail.com

 

Muckhart Lend a Hand Shielding Flyer

Please find below a link to the latest Muckhart Lend a Hand flyer which contains information for those residents who may be shielding due to Covid-19. This flyer was distributed earlier by the Council to all residents within the Muckhart area who are currently listed as shielding.

Please forward this link to anyone whom you believe would benefit from the support offered:

Community Shield flyers_muckhart

Free telephone befriending service

Re-engage, the older people’s charity, has launched a new UK-wide telephone befriending service, Call Companions.  You may know someone who could benefit from a regular chat.

This is a free service for any older person who may be socially isolated and lonely and would enjoy a regular friendly chat over the phone. Re-engage currently has volunteer call companions ready to be matched with potential referrals.

Re-engage (formerly Contact the Elderly) has been providing social contact for this age group for over 50 years. It has set up Call Companions in response to the current COVID-19 crisis, as along with other services and organisations, it was forced to suspend its regular social gatherings. It is planning to run both services after the crisis is over.

If you would like to refer anyone to Call Companions, you are welcome to refer online (with their permission, of course) or simply pass on the freephone number: 0800 716543. It has staff who can go through the application form with them over the phone.

The attached a leaflet has more details or, if you have any further questions, you can get in touch on the number below:

CC LEaflet

Jennifer Kaney

Development Officer  Monday – Thursday
Telephone: 01786 235034

 

 

Traffic Regulation Order: Various Streets, Clackmannanshire – Experimental 20mph & 40 mph Speed Limits

This post is to make you aware that, this week, Clackmannanshire Council has made two Orders to designate sections of roads, throughout Clackmannanshire, as a 20mph and 40mph speed limit, for a period of up to 18 months, to reduce traffic speed on roads that have experienced increased pedestrian and cycling use since the implementation of the COVID-19 Lockdown and is in the interests of road safety.

Further information is available on the TROs web page:

http://176.32.230.19/muckhart.org.uk/traffic-regulation-orders-tros-in-your-area/

MCC Meeting – Wednesday 15th July

Next MCC Meeting (wednesday 15th July) will be held online for all to attend. The Microsoft Teams meeting invite link will be posted here shortly. Please get in touch if you have any problems or questions.

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 from Dollar to Muckhart, 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