Dunmore diary

Tea on the Green: Sun Aug 20

Tea on the Green is back for 2023! Join us on the village green on Sunday 20th August from 2pm-4pm for tea, cake, games and live music from Harvest Moon.

Tea on the Green is a great way to get to know your neighbours, while raising funds for the upkeep of the green. Donations are very welcome, bring your spare change for the games!

Christmas Carols: Sun Dec 10

After cancelling in 2022 due to the very cold weather, we’re looking forward to getting back together and singing in the season. We’ll be joined once again by the Clackmannan District Brass Band and will be collecting for charity.

Christmas Carols on 10/12/23

Christmas Carols: Sun Dec 17, 4pm

After having to cancel in 2022 due to the very cold weather, we’re looking forward to getting back together and singing in the season. We’ll be joined once again by the Clackmannanshire District Brass Band and will be collecting for charity.

Come for the carols and stay for the Christmas treats and hot drinks afterwards!

A terrific afternoon on the Green

Tea on the Green was a great success. We enjoyed fabulous home baking, live music and good chat under the sun… and some of us got quite competitive over the games. 😄

Huge thanks to everyone who came along, baked and donated and to musician Iain Guthrie. We raised over £700 for the village maintenance fund!

Well done to the Village committee for organising.

Small improvements

A mixture of elbow grease and persistence from Dunmore Village Association has resulted in some small improvements to village amenities.

DVA’s Colin sanded and repainted the flaky bench at the well and villagers have been keeping the beds planted earlier this year weed free while the plants get established – it needs more work than you’d think!

The Association has also compiled a list of of issues with public spaces and have been contacting Falkirk Council. The bus shelter has finally been cleaned for the first time in several years and the swings at the play park are in the process of being treated for painting. Hopefully they’ll be finished in time for Tea on the Green next week!

A soggy hoedown!

The heavens opened just as the hoedown began last night, but we made good progress – check out the before and after path pic below.

Still more to do, so helping hands are much appreciated. If you’ve five mins to spare, pull some weeds!

Huge thanks to those who braved the elements.

Sam Scissorhands to the rescue!

We’re thrilled to welcome Sam Scissorhands garden maintenance to Dunmore.

The Village Association has engaged Sam to cut the grass in village public spaces between Falkirk Council’s infrequent visits. Sam is also picking up cuttings, which means playing and sitting on the village green is a much more pleasant experience!

Say hello! and cheer her on if you see her hard at work.

Visit Sam’s Facebook page

Focus group on coastal management

Residents have been invited to a study about green/nature-based solutions in coastal management.

CoOpt is an interdisciplinary project exploring how to support the transition from hard “grey” defences to softer “green” solutions in coastal flood protection management. They also look at the acceptability of flood protection schemes in the UK.

Airth is one of four case study sites where CoOpt recently conducted a postal survey. There will now be focus group discussions to hear the opinion of local residents about:

  • green/nature-based solutions in coastal management
  • preferred solutions for the coastline near Airth
  • related issues such as climate change and long-term planning for coastal management.

There are two focus group sessions on Monday, 12 June 2023 at Airth Community Centre.

  • Session 1 – 16:00-17:00
  • Session 2 – 18:30-19:30

Registration is welcome, but not mandatory – you can drop in for one of these sessions.

‘Co-Opt’ is funded by the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) and the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). This study has been approved by the Ethical Review Committee in the School of Geography and Sustainable Development, University of St Andrews.