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.
If you would like to start coming along, please get in touch with one of the
• Caroline on 761573
• 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.
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:
- reducing inequality for those at greater disadvantage
- community environmental and social projects
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.
Police appeal for information
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
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
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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