20/2/17 - Fairtrade Event, Approved Jauary minutes posted
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We have received a letter from the Royal Mail today, which says that they are “working to resume Post Office services at Lenzie”. You can see the full text of the letter here POletter1.
Fairtrade Fortnight this year is about the food and drink you choose for your Breaks. Fairtrade tea and coffee are well established at Break time, but what about cakes, biscuits and sweets made with Fairtrade ingredients? And then, there’s fairly traded fruit from countries where farmers struggle to provide life’s necessities for their families.
To give you some ideas, Lenzie Fairtrade Group is putting on a coffee morning on the theme of putting Fairtrade into our Breaks. There will be a range of coffee blends to taste, plenty of home-baked Fairtrade Break items to try, as well as the ever-popular ‘Smoothie Bike’.
There will also be lots of fun activities for children to help them understand Fairtrade in an enjoyable way. And of course, the usual array of stalls to browse, where you can buy Fair Trade products and crafts.
Don’t miss it – 10-12 on Saturday 11th March in Lenzie Union Parish Church New Hall, Moncrieff Avenue. Admission charge £2 per adult and £1 per school age child.
What are your favourite paths in and around Lenzie?
Lenzie Community Council, U3A and Strathkelvin Ramblers have combined forces to ask you – what are your favourite walking, cycling or horse riding routes around Lenzie?
This information will help us to prioritise routes for development and possibly produce a guide to find new places to explore locally. Particularly, we are keen to get news on paths that are suitable for wheelchair users, buggy pushers, cyclists and horse riders. We are thinking especially of paths where you don’t need to get in a car first but can step out of your back door and set off.
Please fill in the questionnaire form and if you have several ‘favourites’, feel free to fill in more than one form. Then send it as an attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org.
In recent discussions with First Bus, we have learned that, under the new timetable which comes into force on 23rd October 2016, there will be an hourly X87 service from Waterside through Lenzie to Glasgow. This gives two buses every hour on a Sunday.
Here is the full 1stbustimetable and a 1stbusmap of the full routes which also shows the locations of bus stops. On other days bus times are unchanged.
There is also a McGill’s 72 bus service which comes from Kirkintilloch via Initiative Road and Garngaber Avenue to Lenzie Station – see Busroutes and mcgills72.
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.