Great Lenzie Fairtrade Bake-Off

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By admin, October 7, 2017 8:46 am

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Imagine a time in the not-too-distant future when Bake-Off is finished.  How will you handle the inevitable withdrawal symptoms?  By having a go yourself and entering the Great Lenzie Bake-Off.

10 – 12 hrs Saturday 18th November in Lenzie Union Parish Church Hall.

Use as many Fairtrade products as you can and you’ll be helping farmers and producers in developing countries to earn a fair amount for the goods they produce. This in turn will help them to provide good health care and education in their communities.

The first Fairtrade Bake-Off in Lenzie in 2014 was a huge success, as the photo shows.  Help to make this one even better by entering.  The full rules and regs for the event can be found here Rules&Regs and an entry form here Reg form.  Or pick one up in Billington’s.

South Claddens Planning Application

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By admin, July 27, 2017 7:39 pm

scladdensCala Homes have now submitted a formal Planning Application to build in the field to the south of Blacklands Place.  This proposal was the one presented recently in Lenzie Tennis Club.  The full application can be read on the East Dunbartonshire website under the title TP/ED/17/0517.

If you are thinking that wading your way through 35 documents is not to your taste, help is at hand in the form of the report prepared by Lenzie Community Council Planning Convener to assist members in their consideration of the proposal.  Click to read Blacklands Place Planning Application Report.

Free Wifi at Stations

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By admin, July 4, 2017 6:41 pm

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Look out for the sign! (This one is at Haymarket).

The Scotrail Alliance has announced that free Wifi is now available at Lenzie and Bishopbriggs Stations.  Wifi is available at around 50 stations, apparently and 90% of rolling stock are expected to be connected by autumn 2018.

Installation work is currently underway on the trains which serve Glasgow suburban routes, Lanarkshire and Inverclyde and this will add to the current provision on the main inter-city routes.

Retirement Housing in Lenzie

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By admin, April 19, 2017 12:33 pm

This public meeting has been arranged at short notice to discuss retirement housing in Lenzie.  Councillors and candidate Councillors for the election have been invited and asked to provide a statement to be read out at the meeting if they are unable to attend.  (Note:  date in Kirkintilloch Herald is incorrect)  All welcome.

Monday, 24th April, 2017at 19.30hrs

in Lenzie Union Parish Church, New Hall [Moncrieff Avenue]

Lenzie Street Design Project

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By admin, March 10, 2017 4:17 pm

SDLEN_public space_resizedThe latest proposals, developed after extensive local engagement and feedback from the March public event, will be showcased at Lenzie Old Parish Church Hall on 13th July between 3 pm and 7 pm.  Members of the project team will be on hand to discuss the ideas and you can leave feedback.

Revised plans will also be available to view from 6th July on the project website https://lenzieproposals.commonplace.is/.

The adapted plans will still improve access to the Station and shops for people on foot or on cycles, but also account for local concerns about managing traffic movements.

Look out for neighbours

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By admin, February 25, 2017 12:26 pm

bogus-callerThe Community Police report at the May Community Council meeting noted theft from a house in Lenzie involving bogus Water Board workmen.

Dont’ think you wouldn’t be caught out by these characters.  According to PC Ross Blain, they are very clever in terms of what they do.  These thefts are often targeted.  Best thing is to lock the door and check with the Police.

He emphasised the need for householders to look out for elderly or vulnerable neighbours and notify police if anything untoward is seen.  Police would rather check out a false alarm than be faced with a robbery or bogus work incident with the perpetrator long gone.

Lenzie Post Office temporary closure

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By admin, February 23, 2017 10:02 am

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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 Breaktime

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By admin, February 10, 2017 8:41 pm

Breakspic2107Fairtrade 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.

2017 New Year Jog

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By admin, December 14, 2016 2:18 pm

jog2017startGood weather generated a record entry of 542 finishers in the 2017 Lenzie New Year Jog on Monday 2nd January. Overall winner of the 9k distance was Robert Simpson (486) in 28 minutes 3 secs, with Nick Hardy (365) in 28 minutes 42 secs in second place. Both of these runners are at the front in the pic of the mass start here. Other results can be found on the Kirkintilloch Olympians website and have a look at the Facebook link also.

Many thanks to all those who made this possible – marshals, time-keepers, first aiders and soup makers.

Lenzie Street Design 2nd Event

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By admin, November 19, 2016 1:48 pm

IMG_3627Help develop design proposals to re-imagine the area along Kirkintilloch Road and Lenzie Station.  This event is indoors! Wednesday 30th November – afternoon and evening sessions.

Afternoon session drop in anytime between 3:30 – 5:00 pm – view feedback from 1st event and website comments

Evening session 6:45 – 9:00 pm Design Workshop to pull together and develop design ideas, using model kits.  Prompt 7 pm start.

Location – Lenzie Old Parish Church Hall – All welcome – Refreshments provided.

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