Planters – Volunteer Groups Required

We would like to thank the people of Alva for the lovely feedback we have had this year regarding the planters installed on Stirling Street. In order to be able to keep them going year on year we are seeking volunteers to agree to tend to a planter each. If your shop, club, community group etc are interested in taking responsibility for a planter then please email or pop into Higglety Pigglety for a chat.

Alva Glen Work Day – 5/10/2014

Message from our friends at Alva Glen Heritage Trust

It’s time for another workday in the Glen.
We have a few more bulbs to plant, the sensory garden to tidy, roses to prune and leaves to be swept from paths. In addition we’ve noticed that some of the railings and posts in the Glen are in a poor state. It will be useful to do a quick survey in order to identify what needs doing so that, together with the Council, we can improve them over time.

Hope to see you this coming Sunday between 11am and 1pm.

Alva Glen Illuminations 2014

Ten years of lighting up the glen!

It’s 10 years since the tradition of Alva Illuminations was revived. The Alva Illuminations 2014 will take place on Sat. 13th September from 7 – 9pm
Entry is free but donations are welcome. There will be the usual face painting, tombola, glow in the dark merchandise and traditional musicians as well as ice cream van and hot food van.

As always we are looking for volunteers to help either for an hour on the night selling glow in the dark merchandise or shaking a donation bucket and or during the afternoon to set up gazebos. If anyone is able to help please contact Sandra on or Claire at

You can also keep up to date with Alva Glen Heritage Trust by visiting their website and following them on twitter.

Photo by Patrick MacRitchie used with kind permission. Original photo available on flickr.

Annual General Meeting – Your Community Needs You!

Monday 8th September at 7pm in Alva Baptist Church, Alva Community Council will be holding our annual general meeting. All Alva residents are warmly invited to join us. In particular we would welcome those with ideas to help maintain and improve our town, and those with willing hands to help us out with our various activities over the coming year.


Bikeability at Ochil Leisure Centre

For one week only Ochil Leisure Centre will be offering Bikeability classes in the mornings starting on Monday 21st July 2014.

Bikeability is the updated course that some may remember as “Cycle Proficiency” and is intended to teach the skills necessary for safe riding. The course is open to anyone over the age of nine (with no upper limit, in case any more mature cyclists wish to hone their skills). The course will be run by your friendly local community council web/IT guy (I’m a bit of a bike nut if you had not guessed already) and will take place, rain or shine, in the OLC car park. We have room for 8 on the course. Please get in touch with Alida Achermann at OLC (Tel: 01259 763831) if you are interested.