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By admin, March 22, 2018 7:30 pm

22/03/2018 – February minutes posted;

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.


Station Orphaned

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By admin, March 22, 2018 3:45 pm

lenziestationpsAdopt-a-Station is a Scotrail scheme where a voluntary group such as Rotary or a Horticultural Society, local to a Station, agrees to plan and maintain a rotation of plants and flowers to brighten up the Station environment.  Scotrail provides the tubs and reimburses the costs.  Lenzie Community Council was asked to join the scheme nine years ago and has been maintaining plant tubs in the Station ever since.  These certainly have given passengers on trains and those waiting on the platforms something more interesting to look at as they wait.

Unfortunately, the rules have now changed and the Council are no longer eligible to participate under the terms originally agreed.  If there is such a voluntary group out there which would like to adopt Lenzie Station in this way, or if you know of some like-minded people who would be able to get together to do this, get in touch via the website ‘contact us’ link and we will put you in touch with the Scotrail person who is administering the scheme.

Lenzie parking strategy follow-up event snowed off

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By admin, February 28, 2018 10:55 am


We have word from East Dunbarton Council that the event scheduled for Lenzie Hall tonight (Wednesday 28th) is postponed due to the obvious adverse weather conditions – 15 cm snow forecast for Lenzie tonight.   The event will be re-scheduled in coming weeks – check on EDC website and social media.

Out of Order – Success!

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By admin, January 6, 2018 2:14 pm


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 letter to Jo Swinson MP from the RBS Chief Executive Officer, Personal and Business Banking states that he would like to reassure her that ‘we currently have no plans to remove the ATM from Lenzie’.

Incidentally, if you want to know where there are other ATMs that you can use, RBS or otherwise, click here.  The RBS Lenzie one is not on the map, but give it time!

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


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

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.

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