The minutes of our April 2014 meeting are now available on our Minutes page.
It’s nice to have music playing on occasions like our fun day to help people have a good time. However funds are tight and we did not want to have to buy a PRS or PPL license in order to be able to play the copyrighted tunes that you hear on the radio every day. Fortunately there are some excellent resources on-line where you can get free tunes that can be used without having to pay a license fee. In the “sharing is caring” spirit in which these lovely people have provided music for us to enjoy we would like to give credit to the artists who allowed us to use their work by sharing it using Creative Commons licenses, as well as the local artists who explicitly gave us permission to play their songs on the day.
|Aaron Smith||City Lights||https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8jYOh5rrzec|
Lost in Space
The Owl Named Orion
|HASH||World is Going Down||http://freemusicarchive.org|
Mon Village Western
I Remember The Day
One More Night
|Josh Woodward||Josie has The Upper Hand||http://freemusicarchive.org|
Just a quick note to thank the people of Alva and beyond for making our Fun Day worth while. We were exhausted, but happy by the end of the day having seen so many of you joining in with us. We’ll probably have more to say about the event later on, but for now, thank you to everyone who made it a really enjoyable event for all involved.
The baton will arrive in Alva on June 25th at 15.55pm and will be at the Cochrane Park at 16.11pm. It will leave the park at 17.09 and travel along the A91 towards Menstrie. The public are advised to view the baton from the nearside side of the road (south side of the main street) and in the Cochrane Park. Half an hour prior to the baton arriving in the park Tam Dean Burns will entertain with stories etc.
Our friends at Alva Glen Heritage trust have asked us to let you know that the fabulous Alva Glen Illuminations are planned for September 13th 2014. As well as a superb light show there will be face painting, glow-in-the-dark merchandise, hot food, and ice cream on sale.
However, if it is to be a success then we need volunteers to help make it happen.
Starting with our pompom hanging on Sunday May 18th and culminating with the Fun Day and Ceilidh on Saturday 24th Alva Activity Week is almost upon us. Here is the full timetable for the week. All activities are also listed on our calendar.
ALVA ACTIVITY WEEK
MONDAY 19TH – SATURDAY 23rd MAY 2014
ALL ACTIVITIES ARE FREE ENTRY UNLESS OTHERWISE STATED
At 10am on Tuesday 13th May 2014 there will be a meeting in the Ben Cleuch Centre in Tillicoultry. The Reporter to the Scottish Government will be meeting with parties interested in the Compulsory Purchase Order of the Alva Glen Hotel. Members of the public are welcome to attend, but please note that it is for listening purposes only. Members of the public will not be able to contribute to the meeting.
With less than two weeks to go, Alva Community council would like to remind you of Alva’s Pompom Fest at the end of May. The Community Council are organising a week of events culminating in a Fun Day in Cochrane Park, 12 – 4pm on Saturday 24th May followed by a Family Ceilidh 7.30-10.30pm in the Cochrane Hall. Local band Freereelin will provide the music and there will be a hot Scottish Fayre buffet. Ceilidh tickets are £8 for an adult, £4 for a child and a family ticket £20, which includes 2 adults and up to 3 children. Tickets will soon be available from Higglety Pigglety.
There will be free entry to the Fun Day where you can try your hand in the competition tent. There are 4 categories to take part in, adult cake competition, youth cupcakes, children’s cupcakes and children’s vegetable characters. Prizes are £20 plus winners cup for first, £10 for second and £5 for third. Also at the Fun Day there will be a climbing wall, assault course, bouncy castle, mascots, fire engine, face painting, balloon modelling, refreshment tent and various side stalls.
To apply for a competition or to have a side stall at the Fun Day you can download application forms below, pick up a copy at the library or Higglety Pigglety to where completed applications should be returned.
We want the community to be involved beforehand by making lots of Pompoms to decorate and brighten up the town. From the youngest at the nursery to the slightly more mature Alva groups – everyone can make a pompom or two that we can use to make our Pompom Fest! Make them from wool, old cloth, poly bags, anything. Have some fun.
We are meeting at the Cochrane Hall on Sunday 18th May at 2pm to hang pompoms in the town. Please drop your pompoms in to Higglety Pigglety, and come along on May 18th to help us hang them.
During the week there will be things that everyone can participate in to try something new, including t-shirt painting, flower arranging, etc.
There will be a diary of the weeks events on the Community Council website and posters in shop windows. Watch out for them.
If you wish to have a stall at the fun day then please download this form, print, fill out and place it in the “Community Fun Day” box at Higglety Pigglety.
If you wish to enter any of the competitions then please download this form, print, fill out and place it in the “Community Fun Day” box at Higglety Pigglety.
As part of the celebration there will be a Commonwealth Village in Cochrane park featuring a Samba band, dancers, songs from Alva Primary School, and “Taste of the Commonwealth” tables provided by a number of community groups. Keep your eye on our website, facebook, twitter and local press for more information as we receive it.
Ceilidh tickets are now available for booking via email. Please email email@example.com. The Ceilidh is on May 24th.