14/6/2013 – see below for Lenzie Primary Schools consultation (closing date 26th June) – April minutes added
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.
East Dunbartonshire Council is carrying out a consultation exercise in connection with its Primary Schools Improvement Programme. More details about this Programme can be found on the Council’s website by following this link1:
The proposal that is under consideration for Lenzie is to close Lenzie Moss Primary, Lenzie Primary and Lenzie Primary Nursery and to build a new school on the Lenzie Moss Primary site. The proposal is now at the statutory consultation stage and the closing date for this is Wednesday 26th June 2013.
Again, all the consultation documents relating to Lenzie can be found on East Dunbartonshire Council’s website and this is the link 2:
The statutory process requires that various stakeholders are invited to participate in the consultation process and have their views reflected in the local authority’s report to the Scottish Government. If you belong to any of the designated categories, you should have received the documents and a response form. If not, please contact East Dunbartonshire Council. Lenzie Community Council is one of the statutory consultees and our function is to represent “wider issues” for the community. Should you wish to pass comments to the Community Council to assist us in representing the residents of Lenzie, please go to the ‘Contact Us’ section of this website.
Lenzie Community Council would like to thank all those involved in the Gala on Saturday 1st June. True the weather let us down a bit during the last half hour but despite this, many of you came along with your families as usual: to see the entertainment, browse the many stalls and sample the home baking. And feedback from stallholders suggests you spent quite a bit of money as well! We would like to thank everyone – individuals, charities, businesses, churches and other organisations – who all contributed to make this a fun filled and memorable day for us all to enjoy. For the first time this year we organised a raffle and were delighted at the generosity of local shops and businesses who donated a total of twenty prizes. Very special thanks also to the Lenzie Rugby Club and the Scouts without whom the Gala simply would not be possible and to Andrew Meek who gave our Gala Queen Yasmin and her pageboy Kyle an unforgettable tour of Lenzie in his 100 year old vintage car. And finally, we are particularly grateful again this year to the Woodilee Housebuilders Consortium for their financial support.
The campaign to retain a Post Office near the the centre of Lenzie is gathering momentum. We have just been notified that the consultation period has been extended so that that the closing date is now 11th June, which gives some more leeway to respond. Flyers explaining the process and how you can respond are widely available in local shops, churches and Lenzie Library. You will need the Branch Code which is 213855.
There are several ways to respond:
1. Complete and send the on-line questionnaire at questionnnaire
2. If you don’t have internet, pick up a hardcopy version of the questionnaire at Day-today Express, Andrew King, or Gillespies Garage and Freepost it to the address on the flyer
3. Compose your own response and email it to the Post Office at firstname.lastname@example.org
Information on all these opportunities to make your views known to the Post Office is on flyers available in eight different businesses in Lenzie. The Post Office has drawn up its own comparison between the services available currently and those proposed for the PO counter at Scotmid, Gallowhill Road (see services) and you may wish to look at these before responding.
Your Community Council has already submitted a 2-page response making the case for retention of a Post Office counter near to the centre of Lenzie and has now received an acknowledgement. As always, we would be happy to hear your views via the ‘Contact Us’ option on this website.
The Lenzie Fair Trade Group (supported by Lenzie Community Council) is delighted to announce that Lenzie has been awarded Fairtrade Town status in the year that Scotland achieved Fair Trade Nation status, and at the same time as East Dunbartonshire renewed its Fairtrade Zone status.
While the preparation of the submission for application for Fairtrade Town status was a huge undertaking for a relatively small group, we were enormously encouraged by the support and enthusiasm displayed by the schools, businesses, churches and community groups who became involved.
See Fairtrade page for more information