Volunteers Wanted

There are currently Seven vacancies on Alva Community Council (Alva CC), and applications from willing volunteers are invited from Alva residents.

The Community Council are currently meeting on zoom because of the pandemic.

Current planning applications, local issues, town maintenance, etc, are discussed, so that the views of the Alva Community can be accurately represented to Clackmannanshire Council and other public bodies. There are also various sub-groups including the Events Group who organise the annual Fun Day and Christmas Fayre and the Alva Community Resilience Team.

This is an opportunity for public spirited individuals to step forward and help to make a difference.

Past minutes are available on our website, which will give an idea of the range of issues and activities involved www.alvacommunitycouncil.org.uk.

Application Forms and Guidance Notes are available from:

Completed applications, addressed to The Secretary of Alva CC, should be returned by Monday 21st December 2020

For Further Information: contact the Secretary at info@alvacommunitycouncil.org.uk

Selection Process

The decision on filling these vacancies will be made at the Community Council meeting on Zoom on Monday January 11th, 2021 which the public are welcome to attend as observers.

If the number of volunteer applications does not exceed the seven vacancies all will be co-opted on to the Community Council provided Eligibility Criteria is met, this is explained on the guidance notes.

If there are more eligible applications than vacancies an open vote will be taken by current elected Community Councillors.

Major Development Proposal

After discussion at last night’s online public meeting (Mon 9th Nov), we agreed that it was in the interest of the Community to make you aware of a major development proposal submitted to the Council. The proposal was made on behalf of Allan Water Homes Ltd for development of land at the West end of Alva.

Although it says on the proposal that we were notified on 28th October, that is incorrect. No such notice has been received and we only discovered this recently.

Except for the most Southerly plot (South of the new cycle path), this area is part of the Local Development Plan.

20/00235/PAN | Proposed Residential Development And Infrastructure Including Roads, Footpaths, Landscaping, Drainage, Open Space And Associated Works | Land North And South Of A91 To The West Of Alva, Clackmannanshire

Planning Application Documents are available here…


Halloween competition for the kids (up to Primary 7)

Neil Gault of Gault Electrical Solutions Ltd. asked if we could help him with a Halloween Competition for the kids and we are only too happy to oblige

Starting from Thursday 22nd and finishing at 5pm Sunday 25th October, we’re going to do a little Halloween competition for the kids. This will be open to kids up to Primary 7.

We are going to hide Halloween themed painted stones throughout the shire…. Menstrie, Alva, Tillicoultry, Dollar, Alloa, Sauchie, Clackmannan and Tullibody. 2-4 stones in each area.

The kids that find the stones can post them on our Facebook page and we will drop off a trick or treat goodie bag to the lucky winners on the 31st October.

On the lead up to the competition starting, we will post pics of the stones for the kids to find.

Reason we will be doing it a week early is to help give the kids something to do over the October holidays


Traffic Regulation Order details

Brook Street, Alva – Restricted Parking Zone (ref: 5-6-1796)

Proposed on Thursday 16th July 2020

Made on Friday 16th October 2020


Clackmannanshire Council has made the above named Order under Sections 1(1) and (2), 2(1) to (3) and 4(2), 32(1) 45, 46 49, 53 and Part IV of Schedule 9 of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 (as amended) and all other enabling powers and after consultation with the Chief Officer of Police in accordance with Part III of Schedule 9 to the said Act on 16 October  2020. 

The Order is as advertised in the Alloa Advertiser on 22 July 2020 which will  create a ‘School Street’ outside the main entrance to Alva Primary School thereby creating safer pedestrian environment and encouraging active travel to school.  A copy of the Order, together with a copy of the relative plan, is available below.

Any person wishing to question the validity of the Order or of any provision contained therein on the grounds that it is not within the powers conferred by the aforesaid Act or that any requirement therein has not been complied with, may, within six weeks from 16 October 2020 apply to the Court of Session for this purpose.

Pete Leonard

List of Roads in AlvaSide and section of road on which waiting, loading and unloading is prohibited at any time.
Brook StreetBoth Sides: From a point 13 metres or thereby south of its junction with Henry Street, for a distance of 120 metres or thereby.

Full details of this order can be obtained by downloading the documents listed below in the section marked ‘Documents for this Order’.

A copy of the order, together with a copy of the relative plan may also be examined during normal office hours, free of charge at:

Documents for this Order

Adobe Acrobat file 5-6-1796 Brook Street, Alva – Restricted Parking Zone – Download PDF file (1.03 Mb)

For Further Information Contact

Resources and Governance – Legal Services
Kilncraigs, Greenside Street, Alloa, FK10 1EB
Tel: 01259 450000
Email: customerservice@clacks.gov.uk

Or use the on-line contact form

CTSI October Funding Bulletin

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

In line with the governments guidelines the CTSI team are all working remotely. 

You can also find updates, information, advice and resources on our dedicated covid-19 web page. Please get in touch with the team if you need any more information. 

For any support and guidance on funding or your financial situation please email julie.haslam@ctsi.org.uk 

To Keep up to date with New Funding Opportunities follow me on Twitter @JulieCTS

Click on this link to read the full bulletin

Traffic Regulation Order details

Back Road, Menstrie-Alva – Emergency Temporary Prohibition of Driving, Parking and Loading (ref: 5-6-1923)

Proposed on Thursday 15th October 2020

Made on Thursday 15th October 2020


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that, in terms of Section 14 of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 (as amended), the section of road described in the Schedule attached hereto, will be closed to traffic from 0800 hours on Monday 2 November 2020 until 1600 hours on Friday 13 November 2020.  The emergency closure is to allow for the installation of passing places, urgent drainage works and vegetation clearance works.  No weekend works should be necessary.

List of Roads Section of road over which an emergency prohibition of driving, parking and loading is applicable from 0800 hours on Monday 2nd November 2020 until 1600 hours on Friday 13th November 2020.
Back Road Menstrie to AlvaFrom Damsburn eastwards until Balquharn Farm, a distance of 1330 metres or thereby.
Full details of this order can be obtained by downloading the documents listed below in the section marked ‘Documents for this Order’.
A copy of the order, together with a copy of the relative plan may also be examined during normal office hours, free of charge at:
Council Headquarters, Kilncraigs, Alloa, FK10 1EB 
Council Access Points
Documents for this Order
Adobe Acrobat file Back Road, Menstrie-Alva – Emergency Temporary Prohibition of Driving, Parking and Loading – Download PDF file (1.83 Mb)

Scottish Government consultation on National Planning Framework 4 – local roadshow event

Please see below for details of a consultation roadshow the Scottish Government are running to engage in the production of National Planning Framework 4.

National Planning Framework 4 – Get involved
The Scottish Government are preparing a new National Planning Framework 4 (NPF4) and want to engage with the public, community, voluntary and private sectors, as well as academics, experts and professional bodies.

They are hosting a NPF4 Scotplan 2050 Roadshow which offers general drop in sessions, where you can go along to speak to the NPF team as well as facilitated workshops where you can discuss key issues with other stakeholders.

Our local workshop session is being held on 28th February 2020 at The Barracks, Forthside Way, Stirling, FK8 1QZ, with a workshop between 10:00-12:00 and a drop in session from 12:00-14:00. Should you wish to attend the workshop session, please sign up through this link – Workshop

To start the early engagement stage, the Scottish Government have opened their Call for Ideas which runs until the 31 March. During this period, as well as inviting all individuals and stakeholders to participate in their roadshow, they are inviting written comments. Should you wish to provide written comments, please send them to scotplan@gov.scot along with a completed Respondent Information Form.

They want your ideas for what Scotland will be like in 2050 and the changes needed to get there. Whilst any ideas can be submitted, they are particularly interested to hear your thoughts on the following issues:
1. What development will we need to address climate change?
2. How can planning best support our quality of life, health and wellbeing in the future?
3. What does planning need to do to enable development & investment in our economy to benefit everyone?
4. How can planning improve, protect and strengthen the special character of our places?
5. What infrastructure do we need to plan and build to realise our long term aspirations?

To aid consideration and discussion of the above issues, the Scottish Government have prepared background information notes on the policy topics that will need to be addressed when preparing draft NPF4.

These notes set out their existing planning policies; what has changed since they were introduced; and some of the key issues that they want to discuss with individuals and stakeholders.
The questions and background information are set out in the leaflet Have your say on the NPF4.

Resources page has a range of materials to help you to input to the Call for ideas. You will find a leaflet on how to have your say, details of a community grant fund, a self read presentation, doodle maps, postcards and a suggested workshop format to help you discuss NPF4 with your community or colleagues.



MONDAY 14th OCTOBER 2019 at Alva Library, Alva Primary School, Brook Street Alva FK12 5AN


Alternatively if you have any item you wish to have discussed you can email info@alvacommunitycouncil.org.uk or contact us via Alva Library.

Also you can keep up to date by visiting the ACC website:  https://www.alvacommunitycouncil.org.uk  or with Alva Community Council on Facebook & Twitter @AlvaCommCouncil

New Alva Community Councillors Wanted

Alva Community Council (ACC) are currently seeking 7 new members to join the existing 7 to address issues that affect Alva.
In the last 5 years ACC’s activities include;
• Statutory Consultees for Planning & Licencing Applications
• Annual Fun Day
• Annual Christmas Fayre & Christmas Lights
• Hanging Baskets and Planters in town centre
• Facilitated the Outdoor Gym.
• Helped to organise recent clean-up of Alva Parks
• Alva Community Action Plan (CAPLan) Report produced in 2015 following a survey of all households.

• CAPLan Group consists of Community Councillors and members of the public. The group are consulted on Clacks Council plans for Alva and meet regularly with Officers e.g. Alva Town Centre Regeneration plans for 2020.

• Alva Development Trust (ADT) was originally developed from the CAPLan Group (ADT are now separate from ACC and have a 3 year lease of Cochrane Hall).

For further info about ACC email info@alvacommunitycouncil.org.uk or see www.alvacommunitycouncil.org.uk

Click on the Clacks Council link to see how to get a nomination form and further information on the Interim Election process. Closing date for applications is Wednesday 2 October 2019.