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Welcome to Menstrie

Senior Citizens Lunch Club

The Lunch Club resumed at the beginning of September and continues to expand. We still have capacity for more to attend, and anybody over the age of 60 would be most welcome. We meet every second Thursday from 12:30 until 2:30; a two-course meal with tea or coffee, and biscuits costs £3.

It has become a good social occasion to come and interact with others in a warm and friendly atmosphere. We will also be going to the Pantomime on December 9th, transport provided, and we still have a few places left. If you come along to the Lunch Club you will be able to join us on that occasion and its free for members of the Lunch Club.

If you would like to start coming along, please get in touch with Caroline on 761573 or Stan on 761570.


Menstrie Matters to us all

The November edition of "Menstrie Matters", (delivered to all houses in Menstrie) contains much that's new and forthcoming in the village, incuding the report from the Community Council Chair, an account of the recent sponsored "Tartan Walk" from the Fox boy to Sheriffmuir Inn and back, which raised almost £2,500 for village projects, and mention of the Community Carol Singing in the Parish Church Halls on Thursday 15th December at 7 pm.


Funding for community projects - Community Matters in Clackmannanshire

Community Matters, an innovative new project which will put power and money into the hands of communities, has been launched in Clackmannanshire.

The project will make £100,000 available for community-based activities of which a minimum of £20,000 will be available to Menstrie's Ward (Menstrie and Tullibody).

Community Matters aims to let local people decide which projects they feel will benefit their area and gives them the power to allocate funds to those projects. A Decision Event will be held in each Ward in Clackmannanshire where all eligible projects for that Ward will be presented to local people for their consideration at the Decision Event.

Look out for your chance to be involved in making the decisions on how funding is allocated to activities which address the priorities of this area in January! Meantime, the grant application stage is open until the 31st December. Applications should be community-based activities and projects which address community priorities under two categories:

There is no idea which is too simple or too small for this funding! If you have an idea, then put your application in. An application form and more information are available from Menstrie Community Council and from ClacksWeb.

Community Matters is funded by Clackmannanshire Council and the Scottish Government's Community Choices Fund.


Recycling: The Right Stuff

recyclingarrows |d| Clacks Council ask us all to help save tens of thousands of pounds a year by putting the right stuff into the right recycling container:

 ‡ Stuff that's been put in the blue bin but is not clean (such as packaging contaminated with food residues or plastic film) is not recyclable.

† Stuff that's been put in the green bin but that could be recycled should not go to landfill.

If the wrong stuff is in the wrong bin, the bin may be tagged to let you know and if it is not uplifted you will have to sort it out.

Council workers are putting out leaflets with updated collection schedules, information and explanation. Here's a link with more about Getting Recycling Right on the ClacksWeb site.


Police appeal for information

Share the way No motor vehicles Local adults and young persons have been riding motorbikes on paths meant for pedestrians, prams, pedal cycles and pet owners. Routes include the path to Cambus and the Community Woodland as well as similar places across the Wee County.

This is an ongoing issue and the police ask members of the community for information which might help identify the riders.

Please phone 101 with any information you can provide about these bikes such as colour, size and where they are stored. Registration number (if any !) would be useful, too.


Hospital bus services H1, H2

GO sign, image Crown copyright |d| Bus sign, image Crown copyright The H1 and H2 bus services are safe and will continue to run until March 2018. From 3rd January 2015 it will be serviced by the company to win the current tendering process. The same timetable, route and type of bus will be used. It is hoped that by March 2018 a new service will have been created in conjunction with NHS Forth Valley, Clackmannanshire Council, the private and voluntary sectors. The group's local and rural service will link with the service provided by NHS Scotland from Shillinghill in Alloa.


Help prevent crime

Crimestoppers  tel: 0800 555 111 |d|

To provide information in confidence, visit the Crimestoppers web site where you may fill in a special form on-line. Crimestoppers guarantee complete anonymity: No-one can find out who gives information about crime by this method.
Or, contact Crimestoppers Scotland on 0800 555 111.


More minutes in Menstrie

To find out what concerns Menstrie-dwellers, and what's happening about it, take a look at the minutes of the Community Council.


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