Planning Application To Build 104 East Stirling Street, Alva – Have Your Say!!

Though the date for comments has passed, Clacks Council have kindly given Alva Community Council and the Community 7 more days to make comments on the planning application to build 104 houses in East Stirling Street, Alva.

You will need to register with Clacks Web to submit any comments

Click here to view the application

Forth Valley Third Sector Conference Workshop Preference

Forth Valley Third Sector Conference

Save the Date
Wednesday 13th February
Alva Academy

                                                                      Reminder – have your say

                         Dear Member

CCTSI, SVE and Falkirk CVS are in the process of organising our second Forth Valley Third Sector conference, to be held in February next year and would like your help to decide what workshops should be offered at the event

To ensure we have another successful conference, could you please spare a couple of minutes to complete the survey below by this Friday please

Thank you

Traffic Regulation Order for Clackmannanshire ( 3 for Alva)

Please click on the weblink below to access the new Traffic Regulation Orders for Clackmannanshire.

5-6-1667 The Clackmannanshire Council, A91 Stirling Road, Alva (Temporary Prohibition of Parking and Loading) Order 2018

5-6-1668 The Clackmannanshire Council, Copland Place, Alva (Temporary Road Closure) Order 2018

5-6-1669 The Clackmannanshire Council, Various Streets, Alva (Temporary Revocation of One Way) Order 2018

5-6-1663 The Clackmannanshire Council, Back Road, Dollar (Temporary Road Closure) Order 2018


First Bus have made changes to the local bus timetable which came into effect today

Replaces service 54/54A between Stirling and Cowie replaces service 62/63 between Stirling and Hillfoots.
New cross city links from Cowie, Whins of Milton and Braehead to Causewayhead, Tullibody and Alloa.

Frequency reduced to every 30 minutes on each route.

New service 51 route – Cowie – Bannockburn – Whins of Milton – Broomridge – Braehead – Stirling – Causewayhead Corner – Tullibody – Alloa.

New service 52 route – Stirling Bus Station – Causewayhead Corner – Wallace Monument – Stirling University (rear entrance) – Menstrie – Alva – Tillicoultry – Coalsnaughton – Fishcross – Sauchie – Alloa.

Click here for the 51 52 timetable


Stirling Network Changes
From Monday 10th September Stirling and Clackmannanshire Service Changes will come into effect. Please note that the changes to our UniLink service comes into effect from Saturday September 8th.  We want to make sure you're prepared for these changes before travelling with us so their  page will be updated with all the information.

Click on the the link below for more information and new timetables -

CTSI Funder’s Fayre

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CTSI Funder’s Fayre is approaching
As well as a funder fayre this event will be featuring year of young people and we will have local and national organisations who offer advice, support and activities to young people.

The fayre is free to attend so please book your place via

We look forward to seeing you there

Kind Regards

Zoe Adair
Events and Membership Assistant

RAF Air Cadets Open Night

Clackmannanshire RAF Air Cadets are having an open night on Friday 31st August 2018 from 7:30pm to 9:00pm in The John Wynne Cadet Centre, Whins Road, Alloa. FK10 3SB.

This is for any young person who is interested in completing their Duke of Edinburgh award and many other activities such as Flying & Gliding, Flight Simulator, Community and Fundraising, First Aid, Shooting, Fieldcraft, Camps and many more.

Everyone is welcome to come along.

THREE vacancies on Alva Community Council (ACC)

There are currently THREE vacancies on Alva Community Council (ACC),  and applications from willing volunteers are invited from Alva residents.

The Community Council meets on the second Monday of each month during September to June at 7.30 pm in the hall at the rear of Alva Baptist Church.  However, in due course ACC will be moving to the community meeting space in Alva Community Access Point (CAP) when it relocates to Alva Primary School.

Current planning applications, local issues, town maintenance, etc, are discussed, so that the views of the Alva Community can be properly represented to Clackmannanshire Council and other public bodies.
There are also various sub-groups including the Events Group who organise the annual Fun Day and Christmas Fayre.

This is an opportunity for public spirited individuals to step forward and help to make a difference.

Past minutes are available on our website, which will give an idea of the range of issues and activities involved

Application Forms and Guidance Notes are available from:

Completed applications, addressed to The Secretary of Alva Community Council, should be returned by Monday 27 August 2018 to any of the above or the postal address on the guidance notes.

For Further Information: contact the Secretary at or call into Higglety Pigglety where Community Councillor, Lynn Cameron may be able to help.

Selection Process

The decision on filling these vacancies will be made at the Community Council meeting on Mon 10 Sept 2018 which the public are welcome to attend as observers.

If the number of volunteer applications does not exceed the three vacancies all will be co-opted on to the Community Council provided Eligibility Criteria is met, this is explained on the guidance notes. 

In the event that there are more eligible applications than vacancies an open vote will be taken by current elected Community Councillors.


Application Form

To apply for a vacancy on Alva Community Council, you are required to lodge the enclosed Application Form with the Secretary of the Community Council by the date and time shown at the foot of the form.

Eligibility Criteria:

To be eligible you must:-

  • Be at least 16 years of age;
  • Appear on the electoral roll;

If you are aged between 16 and 18, you need to have your details added to the 16 – 18 year olds electoral roll, please contact the Election Office, telephone 01259 452112 for information or check on the website: councils.

  • Be resident in the Alva Community Council area.
  • Not be subject to any legal incapacity (further details available on request).

You can check that you are on the electoral roll by contacting Governance Services, Kilncraigs, Alloa, Tel. 01259 452266 or email:

Note: Council employees who intend to submit an application form: If you are an employee of Clackmannanshire Council, you will be eligible, providing you have not been refused permission or had permission withdrawn.

Personal Statements:

Applicants are invited to consider submitting a Personal Statement in support of their application. These will be made available to the members of the Community Council to help them make informed choices if the number of applicants exceeds the number of vacancies.

For Example, you could explain in your statement why you want to join the Community Council, what skills and experience you have or what your main interests are.

Note: You do not have to provide a personal statement if you do not want to. Please note however that personal statements cannot be submitted after the closing date for applications.

The Community Council is entitled to refuse to consider any personal statement that is:-

  • In excess of 250 words.
  • Considered at its sole discretion to be illegible or contain material that is defamatory, obscene or unlawfully discriminatory.

Returning your Form

Please ensure your Application Form has been completed correctly following the above instructions and return to the following address before                                    7 pm on Monday 27 August 2018

The Secretary
Alva Community Council
10 George Street
FK12 5AS

Alternatively, hand into Alva Community Access Point (CAP) or  Higglety Pigglety shop in Alva where Community Councillor, Lynn Cameron may be able to answer any questions you may have.

Before returning your form, please check that you have completed all the relevant parts and that you have signed the form. Incomplete forms may have to be returned and may mean you miss the deadline for submission.

General Information

Alva Community Council is required to adhere to requirements as laid down in Clackmannanshire Council’s ‘Scheme for the Establishment of Community Councils’.

Alva Community Councillors must adhere to the community council’s policies and procedures.  These are available to view or download from this website

























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