FREE bike service

Scott Bamford to Alva Community Council

Hi Folks,

I am working the the Clackmannan Development Trust and we are able to offer a FREE bike service to those who live in Clackmannanshire.

Postcode is important for funding.
Please e-mail me on to arrange a service.

You must be able to drop off and collect from Clackmannan Main street, this can be done can be bike secure and COVID safe way.

Scott Bamford

Scottish Child Payment Information

This new benefit will open on Monday 15 February 2021.
It’s a payment for families on certain benefits or tax credits.
Eligible families will get £40 every four weeks for each child
under six.

Find out more at
or call us on 0800 182 2222.

Fact Sheet

What is Scottish Child Payment?
It’s a new payment for families on certain benefits or tax credits to help towards the costs of looking after a child. It’s £40 paid every four weeks for each child under six.
It opens on Monday 15 February 2021 but we are taking applications now to help us
manage demand.
Who can get it?
People can apply for Scottish Child Payment whether in work or not.
People may be eligible if they, or their partner, are the parent or full-time carer of a child who will be aged under six on 15 February 2021 and if they get certain benefits or tax credits.*
*Child Tax Credit, Income Support, Pension Credit, Working Tax Credit, Universal
Credit, Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA), income-related Employment and
Support Allowance (ESA).

How many children can qualify for Scottish Child Payment per household?
Every child under six in a qualifying family will get a payment.

How do people apply?
We take applications via our freephone helpline on 0800 182 2222, by post or online at

Why are you asking people to apply now?
We are expecting a huge demand for this new payment. Encouraging people to apply now means we can check that we have all the information and evidence we need to make a decision once the benefit starts on Monday 15 February.

What evidence will be required?
We need evidence that the person applying is responsible for a child under six, usually through the child being named on a benefits claim. If more than one person applies for the same child we have a process for deciding who gets the payment, prioritising the person who the child lives with for the majority of the time.
Kinship carers can demonstrate responsibility for a child with a legal order or letter of support from a local authority.

Proposed Alva West Development – Online Public Consultation Event

From Agent’s website.

The Public Consultation Event between 4 – 6pm on Thursday 7th January will be conducted as a “Teams Live Event”, and can be accessed by clicking on a link which will be published here tomorrow morning. Clicking on this link will take you straight to the event.

There will be a brief introduction to introduce panellists at 4pm, however it will be possible to join the event at anytime between 4 and 6pm. Please submit your questions to the panellists by clicking “ask a question” then type in your question.

We would ask you to include your name, and please note that the event will be recorded. This will allow the applicant and panellists to review all questions raised and address these following the event. Details will not be used for any other purpose, nor passed onto any third parties, other than to inform Planning of the matters raised.

Once you ask a question, this will be answered by a member of the panel, either verbally or by a typed response. In the latter case, further discussions can take place between yourself and the panel member. All questions, and subsequent written responses from the panel, will be private and not visible to other attendees unless it is deemed to be a public benefit.

It may be that it is not possible to answer your question during the event, in which case we will ask for contact details, allowing us to respond after the event. If you are unable to attend the Live Event, you can still submit comments by email anytime until the 17th January 2021.

Finally, we would ask you to appreciate that this is not the traditional way of conducting Public events, but under the guidance relating to the current Pandemic physical attendance is not permitted and hence the need for online events. As such, we would ask you to bear with us.

Proposed Alva West Development Update

Documents regarding the proposed Alva West Development are available to view and download here…

Feedback Form:…/Consultation…

On the last page of the presentation it says…
Whilst during the design development and planning process further opportunities to engage with the community will arise it is hoped that this initial presentation will provide food for thought and encourage individuals and groups to communicate their early views. These views will be valuable in the liaison between the design team, Council and other statutory bodies and are therefore an essential part of the evolution of the design process.

As a stakeholder in this process your comments are welcome and these can be recorded either via the consultation feedback form provided, by e‐mail to Gavin.Lloyd@bracewell‐ or telephone 01259 750301

Festive Bus Times (First Midland)

Info about First Midland Festive Bus Times From Article in the Alloa Advertiser
Article Link:

BUS operators First Midland have issued festive guidance for customers in the Wee County.

Services will operate on a reduced frequency over the Christmas and New Year period with people advised to plan journeys in advance.

Passengers are also urged to check the latest Scottish Government guidance before travelling.

Those looking to travel are also asked to refer to the First Midland website in the first instance.

Saturday timetables will be in place on December 24 as well as between December 28 and 31.

It will be the same on Monday, January 4.

The last journeys on the days of December 24 and December 31 have also been published.

For service 51, the last bus from Cowie to Alloa will be at 8.22pm.

The last service from Alloa to Cowie will be at 8.25pm while people will be able to travel from Alloa to Manor Powis at 9.25pm.

For service 52, the last service from Alloa to Stirling will depart at 8.16pm and in the opposite direction it will be at 8.36pm.

Service H2 will convey passengers from Dollar to Forth Valley Royal Hospital for the last time on the above dates at 7.33pm and in the opposite direction the last journey will depart at 8.34pm.

No services will operate on Friday, December 25 and the following day, December 26.

Nor will there be any buses on January 1 and 2.

Normal service will resume on Tuesday, January 5.

Graeme Macfarlan, commercial director at First Midland, said: “We want to make it as easy as possible for people who need to make essential journeys to get around and get to their destinations safely during these unprecedented times.

“We have left no stone uncovered to continue to make sure services have been available when passengers need right throughout the pandemic and we have introduced enhanced cleaning regimes and industry leading social distancing measures to keep everyone safe whilst travelling.”

He added: “We wish our customers a very happy and safe festive period, and thank you for your understanding, patience and support over the past year whilst we have continued to deliver essential journeys.”

Passengers can visit for further information.

Traffic Regulation Order


List of Roads Side and section of road where vehicles are prohibited. Hillfoots Road, Menstrie to Alva

From a point 6 metres east of the access road to Mairtoun Hill Steading in an easterly direction to a point 160 metres west of the vehicular access to Myretoun Cottage a distance of 320 metres or thereby. Full details here

Update on proposed development North and South of A91 at West end of Alva.

Email received from Allanwater Homes re proposed development North and South of A91 at West end of Alva.

Subject: Ref: 20/00235/PAN – Public Consultation details

I’m writing to notify you of the public consultation details related to the above referenced PAN for the land north and south of the A91, Alva. The Public Notices Advert will be in the Alloa Advertiser on Wednesday 16th December (both the print and digital editions) and is set out in the text below.

The public online event will be Thursday 7th January 2021 between 4-6pm where there is the opportunity for interactive discussion, there will then be a 10 day period for the submission of comments to the 17th January 2021.

TOWN AND COUNTRY PLANNING (DEVELOPMENT MANAGEMENT PROCEDURE) (SCOTLAND) REGULATIONS 2008 Notice under regulation 7(2)(b) Pre-application consultation by the prospective applicant. Proposed residential development and infrastructure including roads, footpaths, landscaping, drainage, open space and associated works, at land north and south of A91 to the west of Alva.

A public online event will commence on 18th December 2020, with information available on a the website

This website provides information on the proposals and how to comment on them, and comments can be submitted via the website, or by emailing Gavin Lloyd, Bracewell Stirling Consulting at e:, or by writing to him at Bracewell Stirling Consulting, 38 Walker Terrace, Tillicoultry, FK13 6EF.

Comments will be accepted until 17th January 2021. A live and interactive web-based consultation will also be held on 7th January 2021, which will take place from 4pm to 6pm, and during which time there will be a live question and answer session via the website.

Further information can also be obtained from Nicola McCowan Hill, Allanwater Homes, 24b Kenilworth Road, Bridge of Allan, FK9 4DU
m: 07845 014 541.

This notice does not relate to a Planning Application. Comments should not be made to Clackmannanshire Council. Any comments made to the prospective applicant are not representations to the Planning Authority.

If a Planning Application is subsequently submitted to Clackmannanshire Council, normal neighbour notification and publicity will be undertaken at that time and you will have the opportunity to make formal representations regarding the proposal at that time. The plans presented at the above event may change before the proposals are submitted as a Planning Application to the Council.

Any queries on the above please don’t hesitate to contact me or Gavin Lloyd from Bracewell Stirling Consulting.

Kind regards,

Nicola McCowan Hill
Planning Manager Allan Water Developments Ltd

Alva Christmas Display Tour 2020

‘Twas the week before December, when all through Alva not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse. Let’s create a magical tour of Alva this Christmas!

If you are creating a Christmas display, visible from the pavement, add your address to the Alva Christmas Display Tour 2020.There are no prizes, there’s no judging, there’s no competition and there’s no checking if you’ve been naughty or nice. If it’s large or small, or if it’s Ho Ho Ho or He He He, we will love them all.

Register your address to add your location to the tour and encourage the festive season to be fabulous and fun in Alva in 2020. Last booking of addresses at 7pm on 23 December.