Wee County Crafters Workshop will reopen on Monday 24th January

The Wee County Crafters Workshop will reopen on Monday 24th January. Please remember that masks will be worn inside and that Lateral Flow Test should be done with negative result before coming in.
Address: Cobden St, Alva FK12 5EZ (Enter via red ash area opposite the Turnpike Inn)
Open Times
Monday 09:30-12:30
Tuesday 09:30-12:30
Wednesday 09:30-12:30 & 19:00-21:30
Friday 09:30-12:30
We look forward to seeing all our members return and anyone who would like to visit.

Changes to First Bus Routes after Clacks Backlash

Further to the revised 52 revised timetable First Bus says “We can also confirm that most of our Bannockburn depot based routes will revert back to pre-festive frequencies with effect from Monday, January 24.

Full Story in Alloa Advertiser https://www.alloaadvertiser.com/news/19855178.changes-first-bus-routes-backlash-clacks/?fbclid=IwAR1AYy4-JGc_8zxuO5osXqvMeAO-NvAwr-P9j0uia3rWpGYzfhcXo0iYl5k

Early Learning Childcare (ELC) enrollment is now open

Clackmannanshire Education Services

Early Learning Childcare (ELC) enrollment is now open. We look forward to receiving all new applications for session August 2022 – June 2023. Please contact your first choice of ELC provider for an application form. Closing date is 28th February.

Further information, including eligible birth dates can be found via this link: https://orlo.uk/Yc9Tu

Enrolment for our new Primary 1s for August 2022 is open

Clackmannanshire Education Services

Enrollment for our new Primary 1’s for August 2022 is open until Friday 28th January 2022
You must complete the enrollment form for your catchment area by 28th January 2022. If your school is not listed please contact them direct or email education@clacks.gov.uk. (Alva is not listed)

Follow this link for details: https://orlo.uk/XpMyv

Temporary First Bus Timetable – Sunday Service

Due to reduced staff levels due to Covid, Firstbus will be running a Sunday Service Timetable from Monday 10th January until further notice.
See statement here: https://www.facebook.com/FirstScotlandEast/posts/1357013811394928

Here is the link to the 52 service timetable (Stirling to Alloa/Alloa to Stirling via Hillfoots)
https://www.firstbus.co.uk/uploads/node_images/52%20timetable%2010%20Jan%202022%20Mon-Sun.pdf?fbclid=IwAR2wyAvHF549xDGyewfLDOzjZlyJMp5_Momo5mvXKYYa0cCOKNkJangPmJQ

For other services visit the First Bus website Plan A Journey Page
https://www.firstbus.co.uk/south-east-and-central-scotland/?fbclid=IwAR0TkHYM9-FwRq32ESzrrU_O0wazBagAz37EtW-eGqwUojblpuIZAP6k77I

Clackmannanshire Council – Fitness Classes

Our weekly fitness classes start back up w/c 10th January with all classes free for the first week.
Monday Lower Limbs classes start back up on 17th January (first week free).
Choose from Zone 60, badminton, circuit, Zumba, OTAGO, Kettlercise, Chi Kung, Yoga, table tennis amongst others.

Click on this link for days, times and prices: https://orlo.uk/2FthM

Clackmannanshire Education Services

Public Meeting Jan 10th 2022 – ZOOM

The next public meeting will be on Monday January 10th, 2022, 7.30pm via Zoom.

To keep everyone safe due to the ongoing pandemic Alva Community Council (Alva CC) are returning to online meetings using zoom until further notice.

Members of the Alva community are most welcome at all meetings and can request to join a meeting by emailing info@alvacommunitycouncil.org.uk

Please make your request to join the meeting TWO clear days prior to the meeting date.
If you would like an item, put on an agenda, please email info@alvacommunitycouncil.org.uk

Elected Clackmannanshire Councillors, Police Representatives & subgroups will be sent a link by email, to Alva CC meetings automatically.

Waste Collection Over The Festive Period

Changes to waste collection over the festive period

Bin collections
There are no changes to the usual bin collection schedule over Christmas and New Year.

Forthbank Recycling Centre
We expect Forthbank to be extremely busy between Tuesday 28th December and Friday 31st December. Some Covid-19 restrictions remain in place and there may be lengthy waiting times.

Depending on demand, times for last entry may be brought forward on any of the days listed below.

Christmas trees can be taken to Forthbank.

Please don’t save your cardboard until after the holidays if you can dispose of it early. Remove all polystyrene and other packaging from the cardboard and pack it flat before disposal.

Remember that shiny wrapping paper cannot be recycled and can only go to landfill.

Opening hours
Friday 24 December
8.30am – 2.00pm (last entry 1.45pm)

Saturday, Sunday and Monday, 25, 26 and 27 December
Closed

Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 28, 29 and 30 December
8.30am – 6.00pm (last entry 5.45pm)

Friday 31 December
8.30am – 2.00pm (last entry 1.45pm)

Saturday, Sunday, Monday and Tuesday – 1, 2, 3 and 4 January 2022
Closed

The Famous Alva Games Bingo Night

Last night, on a night when the outside temperature was plummeting towards Zero, we had 71 people come along for the last Prize Bingo of 2021. Hot mince pies, tea, coffee and biscuits all helped to warm the atmosphere in the Hall, especially the winners of the prizes including the Festive Hamper and the bottles of Chivas Regal and Dimple, all of which were generously donated.
All of this meant that a record sum of £642 was collected on the night and this certainly raised the spirits of the Committee members in attendance. Well done to all concerned.
Best Wishes to all for Christmas and the New Year. The next Bingo evening will be on Wednesday 26th January in perfect time for some Burns themed treats. — at Cochrane Hall Alva



Alva Bear Hunt

🐻 𝕊𝕒𝕥𝕦𝕣𝕕𝕒𝕪 𝟚𝟟𝕥𝕙 ℕ𝕠𝕧𝕖𝕞𝕓𝕖𝕣 🐻
🐾 𝟙𝟚𝕡𝕞 – 𝟚𝕡𝕞 🐾
Where there’s Bees, there’s honey and where there’s honey, there’s Bears!
This Saturday, 30 tiny Wooden Bees will be hiding around the lower half of Alva Glen.
Once you find your Bee, come up to the car park where I’ll be there handing out Sweetie Cones and Alva Bear Hunt Stickers as prizes🍭🍬
There’s also new Christmas themed Paws going up to get everyone excited for Santa coming!
I’m so looking forward to meeting all the little Bear Hunters (You might also meet mine, if he doesn’t get fed up🤭)
🐻🐾
*Subject to availability, once they’re gone – they’re gone.
*All cones have Allergen Information Stickers.
*One Bee per child.
*All prizes will be handed out between 12pm – 2pm – Any Bees found after will not be valid for a prize.