Cats Protection £5 snip & chip campaign in FK Post Code Area

Cats Protection have just launched £5 snip & chip campaign across the FK post code area? It allows eligible cat owners to get their cats snipped/spayed from only £5.

If you live in the FK post code and are on a low income, benefits, pensioner or student you can get your cats snipped/spayed & chipped from only £5!

Neutered cats live happier & healthier lives. Eligibility is on benefits, low income, pensioners and students. It can cost over £100. All of the details are at


Scottish Water is asking customers to use water wisely in their daily activities to help maintain supplies during the current period of hot summer weather.

Following a sustained dry period without any significant rainfall, customer usage has increased significantly. With the current weather conditions forecast to continue, Scottish Water is encouraging people to take simple but important steps to conserve our public water supplies.

In some areas there has been a 30% increase in demand for water during the summer so far and an additional 140 million litres are currently being produced and pushed through the system every day to meet current customer usage.

Scottish Water has been monitoring the situation closely and managing supplies across the country, including deploying additional resources to move water between distribution areas and tankering water to supplement local networks.

Some water treatment works and distribution networks are working at near capacity to meet demand.

Average reservoir levels are generally normal for this time of year but the current level of usage and continuing dry weather means stocks of stored water available for use are reducing.

Customers are being asked to reduce usage wherever possible. Businesses are also being asked to consider their usage and how they can use water more efficiently. Simple, practical steps which we encourage include:

  • Taking shorter showers
  • Using a watering can rather than a hose to water plants
  • Using a bucket rather than a hose to wash vehicles; only washing windscreens/lights instead of the whole vehicle
  • Turning off taps in the home whenever possible
  • Using washing machines and dishwashers fully loaded

Peter Farrer, Scottish Water’s Chief Operating Officer, said: “Water usage levels during the current hot summer weather, particularly during peak times such as morning and early evening, mean we are working around the clock to get water around the system quickly enough.

“Scotland’s public water supply is the lifeblood of the country, for household and business customers. We usually supply more than 1.3 billion litres a day to customers.

“We have a strong and resilient distribution network to keep our customers supplied but we’re asking everyone to play their part in helping us as Scotland enjoys its hottest and driest summer in many years.

“By encouraging simple but important changes to how people use water over the coming days and weeks of dry, warm weather, this will make a big difference to the flow of water around the network and protect supplies.”


Environment Secretary Roseanna Cunningham said: “Much of Scotland has been enjoying a period of warm and dry weather and, with this forecast to continue, now is a good time for all of us to take action where we can to ensure that we maintain the network’s stocks of water.

“Scottish Water is managing current levels of water usage closely, and I encourage people everywhere, whether using water at home, or in their business, to work with Scottish Water and follow their helpful advice and suggestions to use water wisely. This will allow the network to operate as normal, supporting all our water needs everywhere.”

To help customers use water wisely, advice is available on our website

or call our Customer Helpline on 0800 0778778.

Businesses should speak to their licensed provider for advice

For further information please contact the Scottish Water press office on 01383 848236 or Keith Sinclair, Media Manager, on 0141 414 7186 or at

Alva CAP Relocation Drop-in Sessions

As you may be aware Alva Community Access Point (Library) is being relocated to Alva Primary School  Work is scheduled to start early July.
There are 2 drop-in sessions at the school on Monday 25 June at 3 to 4pm then 5 to 7pm so pop along if you are interested to see what the new CAP will look like.

Grants for Remembrance Day Installations – Taking Part

Applications are now open for micro-grants of up to £500 for installations to support their Remembrance Day activities for the centenary of the First World War.

This programme will allow communities to remember and commemorate by accessing our silhouettes for benches and chairs free of charge thanks to the support of the Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust.

These silhouettes can be placed within community halls, places of worship and places of education, bringing to mind those who went to war and did not return. You can apply for an award to purchase up to 10 silhouettes.

As part of the award, your organisation will need to hold a self-funded event to bring your local community together.

Applications are open until the 30th June 2018.

Who can apply for an award?

Your organisation will need to be one of the following:

* A charity
* A Community Interest Company (CIC)
* A school
* A place of worship
* An Armed Forces base
* A chapel or other place of worship, or multi-faith facility within a hospital or Armed Forces base, where people would not otherwise be able to engage in remembrance and engagement activity without financial resources
* A community organisation with a constitution and a community space (Including Parish Councils)

You can find out more information and apply here.

Please note that these grants are for the bench and chair silhouettes only and does not cover the 6ft or 10″ Tommy figures.


Proposal for Clackmannanshire Council & Police Scotland to share office space

Clacks Project

Clackmannanshire Council and Police Scotland are exploring the possibility of co-locating police operations in Clackmannanshire at Kilncraigs, Alloa.

In particular, both organisations would like to know the views of tenants, local residents and Community Councils.

We invite you to read our frequently asked questions and provide your thoughts on our online survey. The consultation runs from Friday 1st June to Tuesday 31st July 2018.

OR Ask for paper copies at your local Library.

Updated Planning Permission For Alva House Gardens

Part of the May 2018 Alva planning applications that were published on this site a few days ago was missing.
Below is the missing details
Full details can be viewed here –>

Reference 18/00087/FULL
Application Received Thu 19 Apr 2018
Application Validated Tue 08 May 2018
Address Alva House Gardens Alva Clackmannanshire FK12 5HU
Proposal Erection Of Shed For The Storage Of Mechanical Equipment And Vehicles
Status Awaiting decision
Appeal Status Unknown

Validated Planning Applications For Alva – May 2018

Links to validated Planning Applications For Alva during May 2018

Alterations And Single Storey Extensions To Front And Rear Of House | 20 Cleuch Drive Alva Clackmannanshire FK12 5NY

Erection Of 104 No. Houses With Associated Infrastructure And Landscaping | Land To South East Stirling Street Alva Clackmannanshire

Removal of Restrictive Occupancy Condition 02 of Planning Permission No C/92/172/01 | Alva House Gardens Alva Clackmannanshire FK12 5HU