Reminder to have your say on the Scheme of Establishment for Community Councils within Clackmannanshire Council.

This is a reminder to advise everyone that the above closes on Friday 8th September 2017 at midnight. It is available on Clacksweb under C for Community Councils, then select the Scheme of Establishment link which will then take you to the appropriate page. There are five questions/statements for completion and when completed hit the submit button at the end.

It is chance for ALL residents of Alva to input your ideas/suggestions on how the Scheme of Establishment can made simpler and/or more effective.

There will be 15 paper copies in Alva CAP/Library from Wednesday 6th September 2017 for those who prefer a paper copy. Hand it back to the CAP/Library staff and they will return it to Lesley Baillie.

Therefore, if you wish to have your say, please do so by 4:20pm latest on Friday of this week. The more people who respond the better for the community council(s).

Thank you

Mary Dalrymple

Alva Community Councillor

Traffic Regulation Orders for Clackmannanshire

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

5-6-1521 The Clackmannanshire Council, Ochil Street, Tullibody (Temporary Road Closure) Order 2017

5-6-1524  The Clackmannanshire Council, Southcroft, Alva (Temporary Road Closure) Order 2017

5-6-1525  The Clackmannanshire Council, Southcroft, Alva (Temporary No Parking) Order 2017

5-6-1530  The Clackmannanshire Council, Various Streets, Alva (Temporary Road Closure) Order 2017

Consultation on the role of the Scottish Health Council

Consultation on the role of the Scottish Health Council: Strengthening people’s voices in health and social care

The Scottish Health Council is a key part of Healthcare Improvement Scotland and plays a leading role in ensuring that NHS Scotland listens to the views of people and communities, and that it acts on those views.

It is well-recognised that services can only improve when they are informed and shaped by people who use those services, their families and carers, and local communities.  Whilst there has been progress made in engaging people, we believe there is more that can be done to improve people’s experience of engagement, whether at individual, community or national level, and to demonstrate more clearly the difference that their engagement has made.

Download from the website:

If you have any queries relating to the consultation, please contact us via – paper copies of the consultation document and the questionnaire can also be requested via this email address.

The closing date for responses to the consultation is Friday 20 October 2017.  We look forward to hearing from you.

Alva Glen Illuminations

Alva Glen Illuminations
16 September at 19:30–21:00

Lots of new lighting effects will show off and highlight the natural beauty of the glen. Stalls with glow merchandise, food & refreshments. Live traditional music from the Stirling Riverside Ceilidh Band. Entry by voluntary donation.

Consultation on the Scheme for the Establishment of Community Councils (second stage)

The Consultation on the Scheme for the Establishment of Community Councils has reached it’s second
The public can have it’s say by means of an online questionnaire at..

Why We Are Consulting

Clackmannanshire’s community councils work within a framework governing how residents establish  community councils in the first place and certain aspects of how those community councils then operate. The governing framework, called the Scheme for the Establishment of Community Councils,  sets out common parameters within which they should operate to ensure they maintain standards of democracy in keeping with their function.

Although at a local level residents already have scope to determine much of how their community council goes about its business on a day-to-day basis, we feel the current framework could be amended to better suit modern attitudes to community representation and to reinforce the scope for self-determination.

We are asking people to comment on the document containing these broader aspects of how community councils operate which all community councils should have in common.


CTSI Health and Social Care News – Summer 2017


Clackmannanshire and Stirling Health and Social Care Forum

Meets Tuesday, August 29
10:00 – 12:00
Mayfield Centre, St Ninians, Stirling

The Health and Social Care Forum is a key way for CTSI and Stirlingshire Voluntary Enterprise (SVE) to engage with local organisations in Clackmannanshire and Stirling to ensure that their concerns around health and community care are relayed to decision makers and that peoples’ views are heard.

At the August meeting MECOPP will be talking about their Rights, Respect, Responsibility project that helps people assert their rights under Self Directed Support legislation.

CTSI Health and Social Care Forum May notes

For further details please contact Liz Rowlett at CTSI

Wee Cycle Festival

The Wee Cycle Festival is coming to Sterling Mills, Tillicoultry this weekend.

This year we’ll have:

  • The Bike Track people with their pump track and skills course.
  • The Clan with their incredible stunt show and a chance for fans to meet the riders.
  • Balance bike lessons for little ones.
  • Led rides for the family.
  • Central FM providing the soundtrack for the weekend with lots of competitions and give-aways!

The festival is on from 10am to 6pm on Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th July 2017 with Clan displays at 12:00, 1:30 and 3:00 each day.