10/5/2013 – Lenzie achieves Fairtrade Town status – read below and the Fairtrade pages for further details – March 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.
With only four weeks to go, preparations are now well in hand for the Lenzie Community Gala which takes place on Saturday 1st June in the Lenzie Rugby Club, starting at 12.30. Our Gala Queen and her Maids of Honour have been chosen, the shows and rides are all booked and the entertainers are already rehearsing! New to the Gala this year, there will be a raffle with prizes donated by businesses in our community. Tickets will be on sale during the event only, with the winning tickets drawn at the end of the Gala. There are still some pitches left for any charities or local businesses wanting to participate. Cost is from £10 for the afternoon – just leave a message on this site and we will contact you with further details.
We are very grateful to the Woodilee Housebuilders Consortium for their generous sponsonship of our Gala again this year.
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 email@example.com
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