Alva Glen Workday 03/07/2016

Next Sunday sees another Alva Glen workday and all volunteers are welcome. As it’s the start of the holiday season there may be smaller numbers than usual so all the more reason to come along if you can.
There will be the usual litter picking and tidying of cut down branches into wildlife friendly stacks. In addition there’s still a little planting left to do and some work reinforcing the burn in the upper glen. Finally, there’s plenty of railings still to be painted!
Meet in the car park at 11am.

Fun Day Help Wanted

Your community needs you! We need willing volunteers to help out at the fun day on Saturday 11 June.
Helpers of all abilities will be welcome but in particular we need help to put up the two marquees and ‘gatekeepers’ to direct folks to the parking at Parklands.
Any one who can help, please contact phone 07979 476 466

Microgrants for Community Projects

Are you involved in a project that is intended to benefit your local community? If so then Alva Community Council may be able to help with funds.

Funded and supported by EDF Energy Renewables and Foundation Scotland we are in a position to provide community projects with grants of up to £250.

In order to apply for a grant you can download, print and complete the application form below, or you can visit our online application form where you can read the guidance notes before completing the form.

Download the guidance notes here.

Download the application form here.


Alva Glen Work Day – 01/05/2016

Another Alva Glen work day is being organised for this Sunday at 11am. Tasks to be done include:

– clearing the moss from the circular paving near the ‘garden area’
– pruning the wild roses by the bridge
– fixing the container door which has dropped again.
– finding stones to replace the one’s that have gone missing from the drystone walls.
– repairing the monoblock edging at the pergola.
– making sure the newly planted fruit trees are growing well
All volunteers welcome.

Christmas Lights Fund – Thanks for your support

We would like to thank the community of Alva for supporting us with our Christmas Lights fund. The collection tins were emptied on Tuesday 19/04/2016 and £99 was banked. Over all since March 2014 we have collected £1260 from the tins which goes a long way toward helping brighten up the town once the evenings are not as light as they are just now.

Thank you.

Report It

Clackmannanshire council are keen to promote their “Report It” service. Residents are encouraged to report to the council any issues that they believe the council can deal with such as street light faults, road and path faults, fly tipping, waste collection issues etc. Please visit the Report It website to report issues or call 01259 450000.

YOU could be a Community Councillor

In October 2016 across Clackmannanshire all existing Community Councillors will step down from their roles and a new Community Council will be elected in each area as announced on Clacksweb. Some of the existing Community Councillors will be standing for re-election while others may decide not to continue on.

This is an opportunity for all Clackmannanshire residents to get involved in local democracy and serve their local communities.

For more information on what it means to be a Community Councillor please see Introduction to Community Councils. If you wish to contact your local Community Council then please see the Community Councils contacts page on Clacksweb.

Alva currently have 9 Community Councillors out of a maximum of 14 so even if all existing members wish to stand again there is room for 5 new Community Councillors.

If you are a Clackmannanshire resident then please consider if joining your local Community Council would be an appropriate way to serve your local community. Nomination packs are available from Clackmannanshire Council and form must be returned by 15th September 2016.