Alloa town centre has been overun by naughty Elf's who are all hiding in the shop windows and causing all sorts of mischief. We are asking all the children in Alloa town centre to hunt them down and let us know what shop windows they are hiding in.
Competition sheets can be downloaded from http://alloafirst.co.uk/ or collected from any participating shops in Alloa town centre. Completed sheets must be delivered to the Christmas post box beside the Christmas Tree in the High street by Monday the 21st of December for the chance to win a family hamper full of goodies as well as 2 runners up prizes. Good luck to all you Elf hunters.......a wee hint....IKL Care are having a problem with some elf's and a broken down car !!
Why noy head down to St Mungos Parish Church in Alloa to see the beautiful decorated tress in this years festival of lights. Many local people, businesses and organisations have donated to the Church funds by sponoring a tree and decorating it to their own taste. 2020 has not been the best of years so why no cheer yourself up and take a trip down to see the trees all lit up. Remember, take care of yourself and others by social distancing, wearing face coverings and using the hand sanitisers in place at the Church.
The Church also has its own community cafe which has been set up by award winning local retired chef Billy Campbell, offering gorgeous tasting food made fresh every day. the cafe has been running since October and is proving big hit with the locals, so much so that you can now book your table to avoid dissapointment.
Pleae note that from Monday 21st September ALL VISITORS to our office will require to wear a face mask befoe entering the building. If you are in any doubt as to wearing a face covering then please call ahead for advice. the office number is 01259 404027. In the coming weeks we will also be introducing tmeperature checks for all visitors. This will be carried out using a non contact temperature gun.
a massive well done to the AlloaFirst Town center BID for supplying PPE, social distance floor, pavement and wall stickers, hand sanitiser and practical advice to all BID levy paying businesses in the town centre. This will hopefully install some confidence in the local shoppers and ecncourage them to return to the local shops. Remember Shop Local Folks.
Alloa Town Centre BID has been operating for the last 10 years, and in October 2018 the new business plan for the next 5 years was voted in for a third term. The new BID directors have been voted in and will take up their positions under the new name of AlloaFirst. A new an exciting time for Alloa town centre.
Tel: 01259 404027
Office opening hours for the festive period:
Please see our home page for office operating times for the festive period.
AlloaFirst: find the naughty Elf competiton:
Alloa town Centre are having an issue with naughty elfs appearing in shop windows. We need all you children in Alloa to hunt down all the elfs in the shop windows. Full details of how you can download a competition form are on our News Page......and a wee hint to where one of the Elfs might be
Festival of lights:
IKL Care will again this year be supporting St Mungos Parish Church Alloa's festival of lights. The event takes place from 27th November where you can pop into the Church and see all the lovelly sponsored trees all lit up and make use of the Churches excellant community cafe.
Following guideance from the authorities, all social service support workers will be encouraged to take up the offer of free Flu vaccinations this year. We have issued all our support workers with letters of proof of their employment as a front line worker allowing them access to the free vaccination.
Now that the cold weather has set in, please spare a thought for anyone who is living alone. If possible, have a check in or catch up with a neighbour, friend or relative who might be living alone. Make sure their ok even if its just a wee chat to let them know they are not alone, especially during this difficult time.
Winter working protocol:
Unfortunately its that time of year again where the weather is turning colder as we slip into Winter. All our service users have been reissued with our Winter working policy outlining what happens in cases of extreme or prolonged periods of bad weather.
Wearing of face masks:
Please note that as of Monday 21.09.2020 we will be reinstating that ALL VISITORS to the office will be required to wear a face covering. If you are in any doubt as to wearing a face covering then please call ahead and we will advise
Please note that there will be no access to the office on Friday 28.08.2020 from 1pm till 3pm due to outside reapir work and new sngage being fitted..
Restricted office access:
Please note that from Monday 10th Aug till Friday 14th Aug there will be restricted access to the office due to internal repairs. If you require a visit to the office please phone ahead and arrange.
Duty of candour annual report:
Our annual report is now available via the Duty of candour page.
Alloa local shops and businesses getting ready for re-opening:
Shops and businesses in Alloa town centre are geraing up for re-opening once lockdown restrictions are eased in the coming weeks. Shops are looking at how they can open effectively whilst protecting both the customers and staff with effective use of PPE, distancing and cashless ayments.
Diageo donates hand sanitiser:
Global drinks manufacturer Diageo has pleged to donate over 8 million bottles of hand sanitiser to front line health and care worker.