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.

Field of Dreams Update

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By admin, November 7, 2016 3:21 pm

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Are you interested in helping out at local community events such as the New Year Jog, the Gala Day and the Christmas Lights Switch-on?

Come along to our AGM to hear about these events and the many other activities we are involved with.

This year our speaker is Drena O’Malley MBE, from Deafblind Scotland, who will be giving us the latest update on the progress of their new Learning and Development Centre at Initiative Road, as their Field of Dreams starts to become a reality.

When and Where?  – 7:00 pm on Wednesday 16th November at Lenzie Public Hall

Lenzie Paths Survey

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By admin, October 23, 2016 12:37 pm

dog walk and buggyWhat 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 tom.gray@myphone.coop.

Why Development Trusts?

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By admin, October 10, 2016 2:09 pm

LenzieprimJDcropDevelopment Trusts are springing up all over Scotland – locally in Milngavie and Auchinloch.  They do all sorts of things – build, sell and rent out HOUSING, Create COMMUNITY CENTRES, Manage WIND FARMS and run COMMUNITY TRANSPORT schemes.  The potential for Community Development Trusts in Lenzie was highlighted at the meeting in August related to the aspirations for the Lenzie Primary site and the need to develop retirement housing in Lenzie.

Come and hear Catherine Dougan from the Development Trusts Association Scotland, who will describe how to set up, fund and maintain Trusts for the benefit of the community.

Monday 24th October at 7:30 pm in Lenzie Union Church New Hall.

Sunday buses

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By admin, October 10, 2016 1:46 pm

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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.

Lenzie Street Design Project

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By admin, September 20, 2016 8:26 am

Lenzieimp1This Lenzie project had its first consultation event on Tuesday 27th September and it was a big success.  Lots of people turned up and gave their views to the team on how to improve the centre of the village and transport links for rail and bus passengers, pedestrians and cyclists.

It’s not over.  You can join in by going to the Commonplace site, to see what opinions have been captured so far and to agree with any of the views expressed.  You can also add to the comments by registering and selecting the ‘have your say+’ button.  100 comments to date and still rising.

Musical Treat for Fairtrade

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By admin, August 24, 2016 1:19 pm

possible Cathedral strings picTo celebrate our renewed Fairtrade Town status, Lenzie Fairtrade Group is organising a concert to be hosted by Lenzie’s very own Donald Macleod of Lenzie Union Church – himself a noted musician and formerly of the RSNO.   Donald will guide us through some of his (and our) favourite classical pieces to be played by Cathedral Strings and will introduce recorder group Arcara.  They were extremely well received at the Campsie Mayfest and bring a whole new perspective to recorder music.

So if you’ve ever felt a bit flat on a Monday evening, join us in Lenzie Union Church on Monday 19 September at 7pm and give yourself a real treat. There will be stalls to browse before the concert and during the interval when refreshments will be served.  You will also have the opportunity to hear the latest news from the Coach House in Balmore, from John Riches the founding Director there.  This is a first for Lenzie so make sure you don’t miss it!

There will be an admission charge of £5 per adult and entrance for school age children will be free.

Lenzie Fairtrade Town status renewal

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By admin, August 3, 2016 10:24 am

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The Lenzie Fairtrade Group is delighted to announce that it has successfully renewed Lenzie’s Fairtrade Town status for another two years.  The Fairtrade Foundation awards Fairtrade Town status and ensures that standards are maintained over time. It was particularly impressed with how Lenzie as a community has embraced and supported Fairtrade values.  So much so, that the Foundation is planning to use Lenzie as case study and an example of best practice to encourage other small towns in the UK to follow our example.

Good things, it seems, do indeed come in small packages and we are very proud and grateful to be part of such a caring community which considers the welfare of the producers of Fairtrade products.

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