Scottish Government has announced that, from Saturday 5th June, Falkirk will enter Level 1 of the COVID-19 protection tiers. However, many of the surrounding areas (including Stirling and Clackmannanshire) will remain in Level 2 due to their higher number of confirmed cases. Glasgow will also enter Level 2.
We are delighted to confirm the winners of Falkirk’s 2021 Volunteer Awards, who were announced at last night’s digital ceremony. (The ceremony is available to watch via YouTube at any time.)
– Volunteer of the Year: Lynne Boslem, Tamfourhill Community Hub
– Young Volunteer of the Year: Caitlyn Ross, Forth Valley Girlguiding (Carron Division)
– Innovative Volunteer Award: the Code Red group at Denny High School
– COVID Volunteer Award: Lesley Smith, Royal Voluntary Service (Forth Valley)
– Panel’s Choice: Laura Stewart, Forth Valley Sensory Centre
The Saltire Awards are Scottish Government-recognised certificates for young volunteers aged 12 – 25 years old to celebrate their contribution to volunteering, including informal volunteering and “helping out”. Helping neighbours and family members with errands such as shopping, getting their newspaper, walking their dog, taking their bins out, and gritting icy paths are examples of informal volunteering. If you know a young person who has volunteered in this way, please get in touch with our team so we can verify the hours for their Saltire Awards, before Tuesday 8th June.
The Grangemouth Major Incident Control Committee (MICC) will test the Community Warning System at 7pm on Wednesday 2nd June. The system transmits warning tones and verbal instructions. This will be a test transmission and members of the local community are not required to take action unless informed otherwise (which will be clearly indicated through the transmission).
As part of Mental Health Awareness Week (which runs until Sunday 16th May this year), our team at CVS Falkirk have gathered a list of resources and information available online, and within current COVID-19 guidance. This year’s theme is Nature, with organisers the Mental Health Foundation publishing a blog on the reasoning behind this year’s…
Scottish Government has announced that, from Monday 17th May, the majority of mainland Scotland will enter Level 2 of the COVID-19 protection tiers. This includes Falkirk and the wider Forth Valley area.
The next Scottish Youth Parliament (SYP) elections take place Tuesday 9th November – Sunday 21st November, and young people across Scotland are encouraged to get involved. Young people aged 14 – 25 years old can stand as candidates and become elected Members of the SYP (MSYP), helping create positive change in their communities. The deadline for expressions of interest in standing as a MSYP is Wednesday 30th June.
We’re heartened to see many of our local third sector groups and organisations returning to their valued services and activities, and many local halls and community centres reopening to the public. CVS Falkirk can offer support with all aspects of your volunteering programme, including (but not limited to) helping with recruitment of new volunteers, and promoting your volunteer opportunities, or creating new volunteer opportunities.
We are THRILLED to announce that The Cotton House in Longcroft has also sponsored one of this year’s Volunteer Awards prizes! Along with Sanam and Mango, these local businesses have provided fantastic prizes for local volunteers to have a special treat, as part of our Volunteers’ Week 2021 celebrations. All nominations and certificate requests must be received by 11:59pm THIS SUNDAY 9th May.
In recognition of the challenging times we have weathered together over the last year, and the unprecedented impact volunteers have had in our local Falkirk communities, for this year’s Volunteer’s Week we’ve decided to do something extra special! CVS Falkirk would like to celebrate the wonderful volunteers and community members, who do so much for Falkirk, with a brand new digital Volunteer Awards Ceremony for 2021, and our Celebrating Volunteering Certificates.