Herald Society Awards

Herald Society AwardAt the Herald Society Awards on Wednesday November 20th 2013 Ochil Leisure Centre won the “Campaigners of the Year” award for saving Alva Pool. The volunteers also received a commendation in the “Unsung Heroes” award category. Some of us on the Community Council have had some involvement with OLE, or have family members who have been tirelessly involved from the start. We are delighted to offer them our congratulations and our heart felt thanks for providing Alva, and the wider hillfoot’s community with this out-standing resource, and wish OLE all the very best for the future, and much success in taking the centre forward.

More information on the awards can be found at the awards website, and should be reported in The Herald on Friday 22nd November 2013.

Doll’s New Home

dollAt the October Community Council meeting on Monday 14th the doll’s birthday was revealed. The date is November 17th which was chosen by Irene McConnachie. £134.45 was raised for the Community Council. We wish the doll a long and happy life in Irene’s care.

Alva in the 1940s

alva-35Gary D’Arcy of Rhymemaker Productions found some old footage of Alva from the 1940s. He has uploaded them to youtube and kindly agreed to let us post them here. Gary tells me he is trying to find out who made the footage. If he finds out we’ll let you know. Perhaps you may know yourself? Email, or head over to our facebook page and post a comment if you think you can help trace the film maker, or can provide information on some of the people in the videos. Enjoy.





Alva Roadworks in October

roadworksClackmannanshire Council have advised us of roadworks beginning on October 7th for 3 weeks. This will affect Craighorn Road, The Nebit, St. Serfs Walk, Parkgate, Caroline Crescent, Dalmore Drive, and Nethergate.

The roads are to be resurfaced. Closures will be kept to a minimum and only sections of road under repair will be closed at any given time.

Please see for more details, although none are available at the time of writing this post.

Annual General Meeting and Celebration

birthday_partiesMonday September 9th is our Annual General Meeting. Come to Ochil Leisure Centre at 7pm to hear about what has happened over the past year and what will be happening going forward.

The Community Council also have two vacancies to fill, so if you’re interested in becoming a community councillor please come on the night. If you can’t be there but are still interested please email

Here’s the poster with full details –

Download (PDF, 689KB)

After the formal meeting there will be refreshments and live music to help get into the celebratory spirit.

Party anyone?

Road Works, July and August

We have been advised of the following upcoming road works.

Temporary Traffic Lights

Stirling – Albert Place at junction with Queens Road on Wednesday 7 August

Blanefield – between Public house & Kirkhouse Road until Friday 23 August


Road Closure Stirling – Junction 10 Craigforth to Junction 9 Bannockburn from Monday 29 July until Wednesday 31 July. This is a late night closure with local diversion.


Coalsnaughton Closure. The road works in Coalsnaughton were originally due to take 3 weeks, unfortunately they require a further week to complete all works. The closure will now continue until Thursday 8 August 2013.

Holiday Club at Alva Baptist Church

Fun at Alva Baptist
Fun at Alva Baptist

Bring your children to Alva Baptist for fun filled mornings at their Holiday Club. The club is open Monday 8th to Friday 12th July 10am-Noon for Primary School aged children.

There will be drama, art, games, music, competitions for the children and a couple of hours of precious peace for the parents.

There is also a community BBQ to round off the event on Sunday 14th.

See for more details.