The minutes of our may 2014 meeting are on the Minutes page. We have not received a Police report for May, but the officer who attended our June meeting gave us a report for two months. This report will accompany our June minutes if we receive it.
Looking for some fun and excitement for the children (and a couple of hours peace for yourself)? Alva Baptist Church are hosting the “Fit for a King” children’s holiday club from Monday 14th July to Friday 18th July at 10am to 12pm every morning that week for all children who have just finished P1-P7. Bring your kids along for songs, stories, games, crafts and loads of fun.
On Wednesday June 25th 2014 the Queen’s Baton arrived in Alva to be carried to Cochrane Park by a relay of 6 local people. There it was greeted by pipes and drum, dancers from Alva Academy, singers from Alva Primary School, Highland dancers, and a warm welcome from the people of Alva. We’d like to thank everyone who helped to organise and set up for “B in the Park”, and to the people of Alva who helped to make this a memorable occasion. I managed to get some video footage of the baton making its way through Alva and the festivities in the park. Thanks to Patricia Ward for the photos and Graham Burt for the “arriving at the park” video footage.
Baton bearers are:
- Jenny Paterson
- John Glencross
- Barry Munro
- Fiona Lee
- Chelsea Murphy
- Lesley Dawson
Just in case anyone is interested in knowing how it is possible to race the baton up the main street and get in front of most of the runners to get video footage, here’s a video of my wee adventure.
On June 25th the Queen’s Baton Relay will be passing through Clackmannanshire, and The One Show will be following it around. We have 60 free tickets for The One Show live at Lornshill Academy. If you can get there for 6pm and would like to be in the audience of the show please email your name and address plus the number of tickets you require to email@example.com and we will do our best to allocate them fairly.
UPDATE: We have heard that this is not a live broadcast from Lornshill, but the show are hoping to do a link up. Existing ticket holders have already been informed.
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.