20/8/16 - June minutes posted; Fairtrade announcement
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The Lenzie Fairtrade Group is delighted to announce that Lenzie has received the runner-up award for the Most Creative Fairtrade Breakfast held during Fairtrade Fortnight 2016. This Award is given to a group that has created an integrated, well-planned and innovative campaign that reaches lots of people in a new and exciting way, encouraging them to remember and choose Fairtrade. This dates back to the fantastic art exhibition held in Lenzie Union Church in March and the splendid artworks created by nurseries and primary schools which were displayed in the Regent Centre Mall during Fairtrade Fortnight and again at the East Dunbartonshire Council’s Commonwealth Day celebrations in March.
Once again Lenzie has shown how we punch above our weight in the Fairtrade community. However, this award is not really for the Fairtrade Group but for all those who demonstrated superb creativity before, during and after the event. They made this award possible and we thank them all for their efforts.
May and June meetings of Lenzie Community Council spent some time on three long and complex Planning Applications of public interest – a proposal for a pub/restaurant at the former Larkfield Centre, nine houses in the same area (see picture) and a proposal for 44 detached houses and 24 flats on the former Lenzie Hospital site.
In these cases the reports prepared by LCC’s Planning Convener are invaluable, as they extract the main points of the applications and highlight the issues that may be contentious in a Planning context. At its June meeting, LCC agreed to make these reports available on this website. Click as necessary for the Larkfield Centre Report, the Woodilee Road Report3 and the Lenzie Hospital Site Report.
The first two reports have in common a proposal to make an access off Woodilee Road and objections have been submitted by LCC in respect of this aspect (see Woodileerdaccess).
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.