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A91 – Tillicoultry – Temporary Road Closure

The period from 0915 hours until 1630 hours from Monday 23rd October 2017 until Thursday 26th October 2017 or until works are completed whichever is soonest, on the section described in Schedule. The temporary closure is necessary for friction surfacing of the carriageway. More details can be found on the MCC TRO page. http://176.32.230.19/muckhart.org.uk/traffic-regulation-orders-tros-in-your-area/

Proposed MCC meeting dates have now been published!

Check out http://176.32.230.19/muckhart.org.uk/muckhart-community-council/community-council-meeting-dates/ for up to date calendar.

Launch of the new Muckhart Community Plan 2017 !!

Last night, the new Muckhart Community Plan 2017 was launched at a packed meeting held in the Coronation Hall !!

Those attending the Launch Event were given a printed copy of the new Plan and were able to discuss different aspects of the Plan, with MCC members. Those present were also able to register their interest in particular elements of the Plan and to ‘sign-up’ to participate in new groups which will be working to help deliver some of the Action Plans.

 

Over the next few weeks, copies of the new Muckhart Community Plan 2017 will be distributed to every household within the Muckhart area.

In the meantime, you can view, and download, a copy of the new Plan on the Muckhart Community Plan page http://176.32.230.19/muckhart.org.uk/muckhart-community-plan/

MCC Notice of Meeting

 The AGM of Muckhart Community Council will be held

on Wednesday 6th September 2017, in the Coronation Hall

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

 

AGM Agenda

  1. Apologies for Absence / Introductions
  2.  Minutes of previous AGM on 7th September 2016
  3.  Matters Arising
  4. Chairman’s Report
  5.  Treasurer’s Report
  6. Election of Office Bearers
  7. MCC Meeting Dates for 2018
  8. AOCB

Upload of MCC minutes

The approved draft minutes for the Community Council meeting held on the 31st May 2017 have now been uploaded!

Climate Challenge Fund open for applications


 

Community-led organisations from across Scotland are invited to apply to the Scottish Government’s Climate Challenge Fund (CCF) for funding to run local projects that tackle climate change.

As well as including further information in the email text below, I’m also pleased to attach a leaflet that includes case studies.

About the Climate Challenge Fund

To date, the CCF has awarded grants totalling £85.8 million – supporting a range of successful projects, including:

  • energy efficiency improvements to community-owned buildings
  • home energy efficiency advice
  • lower carbon travel options
  • community growing initiatives
  • schemes that help reduce waste and move Scotland further towards a more circular economy

CCF grants of up to £150,000 per organisation, per year, are available for projects taking place between 1 April 2018 and 31 March 2020*. The deadline to submit an Expression of Interest, the first stage of the application process for a CCF Grant, is 17:00 on 28 August 2017.

CCF Development Grants of up to £1,500 are available until further notice to help community-led organisations identify and scope out potential climate action projects – with the aim of enabling the organisation to apply for a CCF grant or to another funder. Applications for Development Grants are invited monthly.

Apply Now

Keep Scotland Beautiful manages the CCF on behalf of the Scottish Government and has staff that support applicants and those awarded grants.

Potential applicants are encouraged to visit the CCF website to find out if their organisation and project idea is eligible for funding.

Keep Scotland Beautiful advise all potential applicants to submit an Expression of Interest as soon as possible, (deadline is 17:00 on 28 August 2017), to allow as much time as possible to develop their application.

www.keepscotlandbeautiful.org/ccf

*Funding available in 2018/19 will also include a contribution from the European Regional Development Fund. For 2018-2019 some CCF Grant Recipients (with projects involving waste and circular economy activities, or installation of energy efficient measures in community-owned buildings) will be match funded through the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). The ERDF comes from the European Structural and Investment Fund.

With best wishes

Tim

Tim Mullens Marketing and Community Action Support Programme Officer Keep Scotland Beautiful – Climate Challenge Fund
t: 01786 468245 m: 07808 039980 e: tim.mullens@keepscotlandbeautiful.org w: www.keepscotlandbeautiful.org/ccf

The Great Muckhart Get Together

The sun shone over Muckhart Play Park on Saturday for The Great Muckhart Get Together held in memory of Jo Cox, the MP who was murdered a year ago, and the village came out in force to support the local effort.  Muckhart was decorated with bunting, and there were scarecrows peeping out of gardens and over walls to help with the festive air.  The Get Together started with a fancy dress parade through the village, led by Andrew Ferguson a pupil at Dollar Academy, playing the bagpipes and Dave Chapman in a vintage 1958 MGA.  Inside the Park tents and a marquee had been erected round a central sports arena, where there were games, races and entertainments for everybody, as well as refreshments including strawberries, cream and delicious elder-flower cordial.  Tombola, clay modelling, raffles and a lucky dip all proved popular.

Prizes for the Fancy Dress competition were presented by Mrs Betty Watson.  Prizes for the scarecrow competition were presented by Mrs Daphne Tullis.

Grateful thanks are due to all our sponsors, and everyone who donated prizes, time and effort which helped to make the day such an enormous success.    Any profits from the day will be divided between Muckhart Village Hall and Muckhart School.

Pictures thanks to Teresa Geissler

Pictures thanks to Jan Van Der Merwe

 

Muckhart Primary School BBQ

2017-05-16 - School BBQ

The Great Muckhart Get Together

Great Muckhart get Together

Mark your calendars for what’s sure to be a great day out in true Muckhart style.