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Out of Order – Success!

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By admin, January 6, 2018 2:14 pm

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Very glad to inform all potential users of the ATM at the former Royal Bank of Scotland Branch in Lenzie that, as of yesterday, (17th January) the ATM appears to be working once more.

We don’t know which of the many buttons that were pressed had the desired effect, but we hope that fault rectification is now permanent.

A Hotel for Lenzie

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By admin, December 24, 2017 9:40 pm

garn1The latest Planning proposal for the piece of ground alongside Woodilee Road at the foot of Garngaber Avenue is for a 28-bedroom hotel. You may remember that the previous proposal was for 8/9 houses and this was turned down on appeal to the Reporter, mostly on the grounds of possible damage to the health of protected trees.
A complicating factor was that the developer had jumped the gun somewhat and cut down a large number of not-protected trees which you can see on the right of the adjacent picture. Because these trees were removed without obtaining a licence, the Forestry Commission has imposed a requirement on the developer that these trees be replaced, albeit not in the same positions as original.
If you have views on this Proposal, you may be interested in the objections which Lenzie Community Council have now submitted with respect to this application.  Click on Hotel Application TP_ED_17_0885

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.

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.

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

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