Muckhart Village from Seamab

MPS – Christmas trees

Glebe field willow weaving

We are now looking for keen volunteers to help us deliver a series of measures to help the long-
term success of this project and ensure it continues to benefit the community and the wildlife in
the area.
We will need volunteers on Saturday 18 th November, from 10am to 3pm, to help with willow
spiling*, clearing sediment build-up from the leaky dams and deflectors, seeding, planting of
wildflower plugs, and possibly some tree planting. These are aimed to help increase the
biodiversity of the area and ensure that the measures implemented continue to work and slow the
flow in the event of a flood.
*Willow spiling is a traditional technique that consists of alive willow rods being woven between
fixed stakes on the ground to create a barrier that slows the water flow.
If you, or someone you know may be interested in helping us with the delivery of this project,
please, sign up to our mailing list below or email/phone our Project Officer Mario Palomo at:

EDF Burnfoot Hill Community Fund: Muckhart Micro-Grant and Event Fund reminder

There is still time to apply to MCC for a microgrant or grant to run a community event worth up to £500. Further information is available from and the closing date for applications is 16th October 2023.

MCC meeting dates

This years meeting dates are:
25th October 2023

6th December 2023

24th January 2024

20th March 2024

22nd May 2024

4th September 2024

Lighting and Footway resurfacing works in Cairns Place and Kirkhill.

We are pleased to announce that work is due to begin on completing improved street lighting on Cairns Place and Kirkhill on Saturday 23rd September.

Essential footway resurfacing works is also due to begin on Monday 25th September 2023 over a 2 week period, weather permitting on both streets. All residents have been previously notified.

A footway closure and parking restrictions will be in place from 0800 to 1700 and residents have been asked to not park vehicles on the street and cut back any overgrown vegetation in line with the rear of the footway.

Muckhart Community Council Elections

Make a difference – join our community council!

Muckhart Community Council is looking for new members, so why not take
part and help improve our neighbourhood.
Being a Community Council member is a great way to support our local
community, learn new skills & gain an insight into local democracy, as well as
being a great way to learn more about our community.
We currently have 4 vacancies and nominations open on Wednesday 13th
September and close at 4pm on Thursday 28th September 2023.

For further information or to obtain a nomination pack, please contact
Clackmannanshire Council’s elections office on 01259 452266, email or see our website:

Wildflower Talk and Wetland Seed Planting event with Forth Rivers Trust

Tuesday 23rd May              2pm – 3.30pm                    Muckhart Parish Church

Join staff from Forth Rivers Trust to learn about the wild flowers in the wetland seed mix and help scatter seeds directly into the new scraps and pools in Glebe field.  There will also be an opportunity to plant seeds in pots and bring them on as plugs to be planted in the Autumn.

Let us know if you can make it by emailing





Erection of 1 No. Non Illuminated Single Stack Sign and Installation of 7 No. Flagpoles

Town and Country Planning (Scotland) Act 1997
Erection of 1 No. Non Illuminated Single Stack Sign and Installation of 7 No.
Flagpoles at Former Bowling Green, Green Loan, Pool Of Muckhart,

I refer to your letter regarding the above. Your comments were considered fully before
the decision was made to APPROVE the application.
The application was approved subject to the following conditions:
1. Notwithstanding any legislation or Regulations, the display of advertisement
hereby granted consent shall cease before 28 March 2028, or on the date of the
completion of the last dwellinghouse at the site whichever is the sooner, and the land
returned to its original condition, unless the planning authority has granted written
consent for the further display of the advertisement.

In response to your representations, the Service assessed the proposals and drew the
following conclusions:
The proposed display of advertisement would be detrimental to road safety. Comment:- It
is noted that Roads and Transportation do not consider that the proposal would
constitute a road safety hazard. Comments from Roads and Transportation are
addressed in Section 2 of this report.
The proposal would be detrimental to the amenity of the village.
Comment:- It is not considered that the proposed display of advertisement would have a
significant impact on the amenity of the Pool of Muckhart village. It is appropriate that
residential development has appropriate directional signage. The proposed
advertisement would be modest in scale and display would be time limited.
The application is submitted retrospectively and should be rejected.
Comment:- It is noted that the application is submitted retrospectively. However, there is
no significant detriment to the amenity of the village or road safety to justify the planning

authority to seek the cessation of the display of advertisements during the consideration
of the application.
The proposed display of advertisements does accord with the relevant policies of the
development Plan.
Assessment of relevant Development Plan policies is detailed in section 8 of this report.

A copy of the officer’s report is available to view on the Council’s website.
Yours faithfully


Natural Flood Prevention Measures – Information and Engagement Evening

Forth River Trust – Information & Engagement evening

Muckhart Community Project – Natural Flood Prevention Measures in the Glebe Field & Seamab

Thursday 13th April at 7pm in Muckhart Church

Mr Jonathan Louis, Interim Director of Forth River Trust will be
giving a talk on Natural Flood Management, describing the
proposed measures being undertaken within the Glebe Field,
and upstream on Seamab.

Jonathan will explain how this will contribute to reducing flood
risk within Muckhart, whilst brining benefits to nature and

Opportunities for community involvement will also be explored.

Refreshments will be provided

All Welcome

Muckhart PTA soup and sweet

Save the date for the Muckhart Primary School Soup and Sweet! 12-2pm, Coronation Hall. I’m sure it needs no introduction, please come along and support your local primary school with delicious home made soup and sweet treats!