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April Community Breakfast

Social Corporate Responsibility & Fair Work

This month CTSI will be launching a range of new enterprise activities that we hope will benefit the whole Clacks community – and to help us do that we are taking over part of the dearly-loved Liberal Club on Mar Street, Alloa  just next to our CTSI Connect Centre.

Community Breakfasts – 9.30-11am

Thursday 26th April

Liberal Club on Mar Street, Alloa

We want local businesses to continue to build relationships and partnerships with the third sector and through joint-working develop good reasons to visit, live and help grow the local economy in Clacks. Come along and find out more about this.

Book via Eventbrite https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/business-community-breakfasts-tickets-44831542350

Kind regards,

Zoe Adair

Events and Membership Assistant

Alva Outdoor Gym, Official Opening, Saturday 14 April 2018

Alva now has an Outdoor Gym in the town’s Cochrane Park where you will have a beautiful view of the Ochil Hills and can listen to birds singing while using the new equipment including an Air Walker, Ski Stepper, Rower, Twister, Sit Up Bench and The Pendulum which are all fixed on rubber grass matting.

Sandra Rees, Alva Community Council introduced Alva’s very own Kenny Cook to the crowd of approx. 50 people who turned up for the official opening of the facility.  After saying a few words about the benefits of physical exercise and the outdoor gym in particular, Kenny ‘cut the ribbon’ at the ceremony.  Kenny who is now the Active Community Officer, Clackmannanshire Council, is a well known athlete who won the Hill Race at Alva Games in 1986, completing the Senior race in 19 minutes 30 seconds having been placed 4th, 3rd and 2nd in previous years and prior to that he won the Junior Hill Race in 1981 and 1982.

Nominations Now Open – Volunteer Awards 2018

 

Volunteers’ Week is fast approaching us, and we are accepting nominations for this years’ Awards Ceremony from Monday 12th March.  It has been another incredible year of volunteering locally, and with The Year of Young People in full swing, we are keen to have a focus on our young people throughout the year, and beyond!

As the saying goes “You make a living by what you get.  You make a life by what you give”.  In Clackmannanshire, we can certainly see evidence of this giving in our communities, and the benefits that giving can reap to those who dedicate their time to others.  Volunteers, and Volunteer Involving Organisations enhance our communities, local services, their lives, and touch the lives of others.  So once again we are coming together this Volunteers’ Week to celebrate this life and energy in our communities.

This year, our ceremony will be held on Friday 1st June, from 6:30pm at Alloa Town Hall.  It is sure to be an evening of entertainment and celebration for those invited.  We have eleven different categories that volunteers/groups can be nominated and receive recognition for.  To ensure the Ceremony is a success, we are reliant upon you making nominations using the attached form.

The categories are:
–       General contribution
–       Newcomer of the year 2018
–       Long Service Award 2018
–       Young Volunteer of the Year 2018
–       Sandy’s Choice 2018
–       Trustee of the Year 2018
–       Health and Wellbeing Volunteer of 2018
–       Fundraising Group of 2018
–       Community Impact Award 2018
–       Outstanding Team of the year 2018
–       Enterprise of the Year 2018

For more information on each category please see the nomination form here.

Please complete this form and return to louise.orr@ctsi.org.uk by Friday 27th April.  If you have any questions relating to nominations, please contact Louise on 01259 213 840.

Report Litter and Dog Fouling

 

For many people litter and dog fouling are the big environmental issues that affect their quality of life.

Clackmannanshire Council has a statutory duty under the Environmental Protection Act 1990 to ‘keep publicly managed areas clear of litter and refuse so far as practicable’.

The approach involves:

  • Cleaning our communities, with each area having their own cleaning schedule to ensure cleanliness standards are maintained. These are undertaken by our grounds maintenance and street care teams.
  • Monitoring litter trends using the Local Environment Audit Management System (LEAMS). This is used to target resources, and to identify emerging problems.
  • Supporting communities on litter related issues. We can help by supplying litter pickers, bags and gloves. For more information visit our Organising a Litter Clear up page.

Report litter & dog fouling

To report litter & dog fouling, please use the secure online form.

£80 fixed penalty notices can be issued by Council officers to anyone dropping litter in the street.

Any unpaid fixed penalties will be pursued through the Court.

Source of information http://www.clacks.gov.uk/environment/litterinclackmannanshire/

Repost: Scottish Fire and Rescue Community Asset Register (CAR)

Due to the Red weather alert, we thought it would be appropriate to repost this.

Back in October 2017 the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service launched the Community Asset Register (CAR).

Essentially this is a register of volunteers who have a particular asset or skill which they feel could be used to support emergency services and responders at an incident.

Examples include someone with a boat who could be called in times of flooding to assist evacuate people from houses to a place of safety.  Similarly someone with a 4X4 may be used in times of severe snow to transport vulnerable people to a community hall.

Further information about the CAR can be found on the link below:

http://www.firescotland.gov.uk/news-campaigns/news/2017/10/sfrs-launches-community-asset-register-(1).aspx

Unfortunately, it is impossible to gauge how often a volunteer will be requested.

Mobilisations can be determined by severe weather, a specific type of asset/skill required for the incident, the emergency services availability and resources in the area and the location of the volunteer.

It must be stressed that even when someone has registered, they are under no obligation to mobilise when they are called by the Operations Control centre.

For anyone to register an interest and request a form they would be required to email: SFRS.CommunityAssetRegister@firescotland.gov.uk and a registration form will be sent to be completed along with guidelines on how to complete the registration process.

Alva Glen Workday: Sunday March 4th from 11:00am till 1:00pm.

Hi All,
Hopefully any snow will have gone by Sunday as the main task for this month is plant 40 Dog-rose and 10 Guelder rose plants. Some areas will need digging etc before they can be planted.
There will also be the usual litter picking and step sweeping to be done.
If there is time the roses in the car park and Rose-bridge area also need pruning plus we need to plant some ivy on the burn slopes to prevent erosion and allow other plants to grow.
Hope to see you then.
Cheers Glyn.

Scottish Fire and Rescue Community Asset Register (CAR)

Back in October 2017 the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service launched the Community Asset Register (CAR).

Essentially this is a register of volunteers who have a particular asset or skill which they feel could be used to support emergency services and responders at an incident.

Examples include someone with a boat who could be called in times of flooding to assist evacuate people from houses to a place of safety.  Similarly someone with a 4X4 may be used in times of severe snow to transport vulnerable people to a community hall.

Further information about the CAR can be found on the link below:

http://www.firescotland.gov.uk/news-campaigns/news/2017/10/sfrs-launches-community-asset-register-(1).aspx

Unfortunately, it is impossible to gauge how often a volunteer will be requested.

Mobilisations can be determined by severe weather, a specific type of asset/skill required for the incident, the emergency services availability and resources in the area and the location of the volunteer.

It must be stressed that even when someone has registered, they are under no obligation to mobilise when they are called by the Operations Control centre.

For anyone to register an interest and request a form they would be required to email: SFRS.CommunityAssetRegister@firescotland.gov.uk and a registration form will be sent to be completed along with guidelines on how to complete the registration process.