25/5/16 - April minutes posted;
Welcome to the Lenzie Community Council website. The aim of this site is to provide an information channel between the Council and the community. The event calendar will tell you of upcoming events (highlighted in grey) including monthly meetings. The agenda for each meeting will be posted on the respective event page, just before the meeting. You can find agreed Council Minutes under ‘Council Business’. Topics of special or current interest are covered in individual posts as they arise. The Links page takes you to external websites where there are items of interest. You can send us comments using the ‘contact us’ form. And, finally, go to the ‘archive’ (under Event Calendar) to check older items that have been displaced by newer posts.
Lenzie Tennis Club’s open day is on Saturday 23rd April from 11 am.
Coach will be in attendance from 11 am to 1 pm. All welcome. For further details contact Club Coach Allwyn Crawford at 07869 033345 or Crawford_Allwyn@yahoo.co.uk.
More about Lenzie Tennis Club at www.lenzietennis.org.uk.
Scott Prentice from Scotrail came to the March meeting to provide information on the Queen Street tunnel diversions which will be in place from now until August.
If you didn’t make it to the meeting, there is more information on http://www.scotrail.co.uk/queenstreettunnel and toolkit. When you select timetables, trains between Lenzie, Queen St. and Stirling-Alloa etc are shown on the Central Belt list. For journeys to Edinburgh from Croy, consult the Glasgow-Edinburgh via Falkirk High timetable. In both cases be sure to select the ‘From 20th March’ versions.
E-books not your thing? If you are not able to visit your library , the library may be able to come to you. This service is free and will deliver books and music to your home if you are eligible; ie if you can’t leave your home, have a short or long term illness or manage vision/hearing loss. It’s really easy. Once you are “in the system” the library (Lenzie Library if you live locally) will contact you to discuss your reading preferences. If you would like to listen to music or watch DVDs this will also be noted. Thereafter you will receive visits about once a month from a local volunteer who will deliver your selection. All library materials can be borrowed: fiction and non-fiction books, large print, hardback, paperback, audio CDs and Playaway (a small device which plays a pre-recorded book); DVDs; and even books and DVDs in languages other than English (if available). Interested? Call Outreach and Access at the East Dunbartonshire Home Library Service (part of East Dunbartonshire Leisure and Culture) on 0141 777 3143 or ask a friend or neighbour to pop into the local library to collect a form for you. Happy reading!
Every Community Council in East Dunbartonshire Council area has recently been issued with an official map of its area and you can view the Lenzie CC map on a bigger scale by clicking Lenzie CC 2015map. The boundaries of adjacent Community Councils can be found on the EDC website under ‘Maps – Planning’ and by ticking the ‘Community Council Areas’ box.
You may be surprised to find that the Lenzie area does not include any part of the new Woodilee Village. Lenzie CC has for some time been discussing this with neighbouring Waterside CC and East Dunbartonshire Council. What has been agreed is that Lenzie CC will represent residents in the area of the former Hospital, pending revision of Community Council areas by East Dunbartonshire Council before the next Community Council elections in 2017.
The agreement is based on the following alterations to the Lenzie CC map – starting at the Garngaber/Initiative Road traffic lights; the Waterside/Kirkintilloch boundary is followed north-east to its intersection with Calfmuir Road; then Calfmuir Road is followed southwards to its intersection with the current boundary shown on the Lenzie map. This alteration is consistent with access routes and school catchment areas.