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NEW ALVA POST OFFICE INFORMATION

Overview
Following the temporary closure of Alva Post Office, we introduced a temporary Mobile Service whilst we found a permanent solution. We are now delighted to let you know that we will be re-opening the branch on Tuesday 22 March 2022 at 13:00. This will be in a new location – Budgens, 52-54 East Stirling Street, Alva, Stirling, FK12 5HA. The current temporary Mobile Service which is located at Alva stop, 102 Stirling Street, Alva, FK12 5EH will therefore cease service on Friday 18 March 2022 at 14:00.

Your new Post Office branch
Customers would access Post Office services at a low-screened, open-plan, modern serving point that’s part of the retail counter. Working with the postmaster, we’d adapt the current store layout, fixtures and fittings to accommodate the Post Office till if needed.
The branch will offer a range of Post Office products and services over longer opening hours, so customers can access their Post Office when it’s convenient. Customer satisfaction with local style branches is high, and many local branch customers visit outside traditional opening hours.

We have provided posters for display in the new location to let customers know the good news.
We are keen to restore services to this community as soon as possible so we are now progressing with these plans. However, we would welcome suggestions about specific aspects of the change that might benefit customers, particularly on access into the premises and its internal layout.

Why your views matter
Whilst the decision has already been made to reopen this branch, we would still like your views on access at the new location. We welcome feedback that can help inform our plans and the questionnaire below asks for comments on the following areas:
Access into the new premises (Question 4)
Access inside the new premises (Question 5)
Any further feedback on our plans (Question 6)

GIVE US YOUR VIEWS PLEASE
https://www.postofficeviews.co.uk/national-consultation-team/alva-fk12-5eh-103868-1/consultation/intro/

NEXT ORDINARY MEETING: MONDAY FEBRUARY 14th 2022 7.30 PM

To keep everyone safe due to the ongoing pandemic Alva Community Council (Alva CC) are meeting online using zoom until further notice. Meetings will start at 7.30pm.

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 Alva Community Council meeting agenda, please email info@alvacommunitycouncil.org.uk

Monthly updates will be announced by newspaper, public notice, Alva CC Website and Alva CC social media.
You can keep up to date & see our meeting minutes by visiting the Alva CC Website.

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