Muckhart Village from Seamab

Volunteers Required !!

Muckhart Community Plan (MCP)

Housing Working Group

The recently established Housing Working Group is looking for members of our community, who may have an interest in shaping future housing developments within the Muckhart area, to join the group to help determine a set of principles which Muckhart Community Council (MCC) will work with, moving forward.

The following describes the role currently defined for the Working Group:

  1. To review and understand the existing policies of Clackmannanshire Council and the Scottish Government which influence housing development in Muckhart, such as:
  • The policies in the current Local Development Plan (LDP) on areas such as: affordable housing; layout and design principles; energy efficiency and low carbon development; and development in the countryside
  • Relevant Supplementary Guidance on, for example, affordable housing
  • National Planning Policy on, for example, rural development
  1. To review the principles, as currently detailed in the MCP, taking cognisance of Council policies, National Planning Policies, etc.
  2. To prepare a finalised draft of a set of principles for consultation with the Muckhart community
  3. MCC to agree a finalised set of principles against which planning applications can be assessed and responses made, for example, to the Main Issues Report (MIR), in relation to housing, the draft LDP, National Planning Policies, future consultations on planning legislation, etc.

If you would like to join this Working Group, or to find out more information, then please contact Stuart Dean, MCC Planning Convenor:

spdean@lineone.net

 

Safer Internet

Safer Internet Day

Safer Internet Day 2018 will be celebrated globally on Tuesday 6th February with the slogan ‘Create, Connect and Share Respect: a better internet starts with you.’

Coordinated in the UK by the UK Safer Internet Centre the celebration sees hundreds of organisations get involved to help promote the safe, responsible and positive use of digital technology for children and young people.

The UK Safer Internet Centre – a partnership of three leading charities; Childnet, the South West Grid for Learning and the Internet Watch Foundation – provide resources for children, schools and families, and tools for getting involved at www.saferinternet.org.uk.

Reminder: Budget Consultation Close Date

This is a reminder that the Council’s Budget Consultation closes this week, on Friday 2nd February, if you haven’t already submitted a response.

Further information can be found in the Accounts Commission Report – see below:

Accounts Commission

Reporting on Clackmannanshire Council: serious concerns raised

Clackmannanshire Council must take urgent and decisive action to sort out its financial problems, says the Accounts Commission.

In a new Report, the local authority watchdog highlights serious concerns about the council’s financial position. Read the report, via the following link, for an independent view of Council performance:

http://www.audit-scotland.gov.uk/uploads/docs/report/2018/bv_180125_clackmannanshire.pdf

Scottish Water community event

Reusable bags for sale

Muckhart Primary School are selling reusable cloth bags decorated with pictures of all the kids! For your bag please contact Val Whyte on 07595120391

 

Muckhart Primary School Enrolment

Clackmannanshire Council ‘Report it’

If you have anything that you wish to be actioned by Clackmannanshire Council, then you should use the ‘Report it’ online portal. This could include road and pavement faults, street lighting faults, missed waste collection, breach of planning permission, fly tipping or overgrown core footpaths that need maintenance. It is unlikely that any faults are repaired unless they are reported through this portal. http://www.clacks.gov.uk/council/reportit/

CTSi Council Budget – Public Meetings

Details of the CTSi Public Meetings arranged to allow public discussion of the proposed Council budget.

MCC would also encourage you to participate in the consultation on the proposed budget (see below):

2018-19 Budget Consultation http://www.clacks.gov.uk/council/budget1819/

Proposals put forward by officers for budget savings are now on the Council’s website.  https://clackmannanshire.citizenspace.com/communications-department/budget-consultation-2018-19/user_uploads/budget-booklet-2017e.pdf

 

 

Contact the Elderly

A new ‘Time for Tea’ service for the elderly will be starting in Muckhart in January.

Do you, or someone you know, live alone and find it difficult to get out and about?

If so, please contact FRAN McNICOLL, Muckhart Parish Church via email: fmcnicoll2014@hotmail.co.uk or via mobile number: 07732232694 for more information.

Local crime alert

You may already be aware of a break-in that occurred at a property, in Cairns Place, in Pool of Muckhart, sometime yesterday.
Whilst the back door to the property was damaged, thankfully, nothing appears to have been taken. The Police were informed and have attended the property. This shows that opportunistic crime can take place at any time, anywhere. So, please ensure that you lock all of your doors and windows, when away from your property, and keep an eye out for any suspicious looking vehicles, or individuals, that may be present in the area.
 Finally, please report anything, that you consider to be out of the ordinary, to the Police.