Alva Glen Work Day 05/03/2017

Mike Snell at Alva Glen Heritage Trust has asked us to remind people that this Sunday is a work day up at the glen.

Hello volunteers,

Just to remind you that the March workday is taking place this Sunday.
Plenty of tidying to do and more saplings to be removed. Gyn will also be organising work to be done on the new planting areas adjacent to the car park. We could also start removing vegetation obscuring the southern route of the Lade.

Feel free to come up along with your own ideas too!

Mike

Road Closures and Parking Suspensions

Clackmannanshire council have asked us to highlight some of the closures and restrictions that are upcoming in the near future. Please click each one for details.

5-6-1451 The Clackmannanshire Council, Queen Street, Alva (Temporary Road Closure) Order 2017

5-6-1452 The Clackmannanshire Council, Bedford Road, Alloa (Temporary Parking Suspension) Order 2017

5-6-1452 The Clackmannanshire Council, High Street and Mill Street (Temporary Road Closure) Order 2017

Scottish Planning System Survey

Keith Brown MSP is inviting us to take part in a Scottish Government consultation on the future of the Scottish Planning system: ‘Places, people and planning’.

This consultation has been launched by Kevin Stewart MSP, the Minister for Local Government and Housing, and will run until the 4th of April. The Scottish Government is seeking the views of individuals and interest groups on proposals to make improvements to our planning system that give people a stronger say in the future of their communities, whilst also supporting the delivery of the development Scotland needs.

Please follow the link provided below to access the consultation and support the consultation by providing valuable feedback and sharing the consultation across your community.

https://consult.scotland.gov.uk/planning-architecture/a- consultation-on- the-future-of- planning/

Community Matters – The Results

Many thanks to the 4 Alva Groups who applied for a share of the £9000 Community Matters funding that was available for Alva and also to the 100’s of people who attended the Decision Event on 21 January to participate and cast their votes. We are delighted to announce the result.
Congratulations to Alva Scout Group who have been awarded £715 for an Adventure Outdoor Challenge Day and Alva Glen Heritage Trust who have been awarded £2075 to spring clean our glen, maintain paths, renew walls, repair vandalism damage, etc.
Unfortunately Alva Toddler Group and Alva Golf Club will not be awarded any of the cash – read on if you want to know why.
The £9000 was divided into Capital projects (69% or £6210) and Revenue projects (31% or £2790). None of the Alva applicants applied for funding for a capital project therefore that £6210 is likely to be allocated to the Clackmannanshire-wide applicants. The 4 Alva Groups were effectively in competition for the £2790 available for revenue projects. The people attending the event voted Alva Scouts into 1st place so they have been allocated 100% of the funds they asked for i.e. £715. Alva Glen Heritage Trust were voted into 2nd place. Their application was for £2975 but have been allocated the remainder of the revenue i.e. £2075.

This was a pilot project and is likely to be repeated in due course so watch this space if you are an individual or group providing a service to the Alva community.