East Dunbartonshire Council is carrying out a consultation exercise in connection with its Primary Schools Improvement Programme. More details about this Programme can be found on the Council’s website by following this link1:
The proposal that is under consideration for Lenzie is to close Lenzie Moss Primary, Lenzie Primary and Lenzie Primary Nursery and to build a new school on the Lenzie Moss Primary site. The proposal is now at the statutory consultation stage and the closing date for this is Wednesday 26th June 2013.
Again, all the consultation documents relating to Lenzie can be found on East Dunbartonshire Council’s website and this is the link 2:
The statutory process requires that various stakeholders are invited to participate in the consultation process and have their views reflected in the local authority’s report to the Scottish Government. If you belong to any of the designated categories, you should have received the documents and a response form. If not, please contact East Dunbartonshire Council. Lenzie Community Council is one of the statutory consultees and our function is to represent “wider issues” for the community. Should you wish to pass comments to the Community Council to assist us in representing the residents of Lenzie, please go to the ‘Contact Us’ section of this website.
Saturday 23rd January
Help Friends of Lenzie Moss on one of their regular maintenance days – fixing paths, clearing birch and picking litter. Old clothes, wellies recommended but all tools provided.
Time: 10-12 am
Place: meet Station car park
THEN from 12-2 pm
Move on to Mama da Vinci’s and help yourself to Tasting of Fair Trade food products and warming soup.
Now is the opportunity to get ahead and buy your Christmas cards in plenty of time. Saturday 10th November is the date, 10:00 am to noon is the time and Lenzie Old Parish Church is the place.
A large number of charities have been invited to bring their latest card offerings and there will be other useful purchases you can make. Business done, you can relax with tea or coffee and some home baking. Admission free – coffee £2 adults and £1 for children. Easy!
Parade forming up
This year’s ‘Jubilee’ Gala featured a biting wind at times, but nothing could dampen the enthusiasm of those taking part. Gala Queen Ellie Cook was crowned by Heather Findlay, who was Gala Queen herself at the very first Gala, 33 years ago.
Heather rightly pointed out that the Gala hasn’t changed that much in all these years and that gives a sense of continuity in the community when everything else seems to be changing.
There was a record turnout this year and the Community Council thanks all our performers – Stewart’s Irish Dance School, JC Pompoms, Boys’ Brigade Pipe Band, Barulho Beat and the East Dunbartonshire Cycle Co-op. Thanks too to all our stallholders who braved the chilly weather to create their own warm welcome.
Next year’s Gala will be on Saturday 1st June, so get the date in your diary now so you don’t miss out. (See ‘More news and pictures’ for lost item handed in.)
The Lenzie Fair Trade Group (supported by Lenzie Community Council) is delighted to announce that Lenzie has been awarded Fairtrade Town status in the year that Scotland achieved Fair Trade Nation status, and at the same time as East Dunbartonshire renewed its Fairtrade Zone status.
While the preparation of the submission for application for Fairtrade Town status was a huge undertaking for a relatively small group, we were enormously encouraged by the support and enthusiasm displayed by the schools, businesses, churches and community groups who became involved.
See Fairtrade page for more information
|December 25, 2011|
At Lenzie Union Parish Church
Gala Queen Emily Bell will be switching on the Christmas lights at the centre of Lenzie at 5:30 pm on Saturday 3rd December. Father Christmas will arrive in good time for the switch-on.
Music this year will be provided by the Lenzie Academy Wind Septet and singers from Lenzie Christian Fellowship. Carols from 5:15 pm and more music and carols after the switch on.
Other new features this year include tea and coffee in Lenzie Old Parish Church Hall and Lenzie Primary PTA doing face-painting and glitter tattoos in the Coffee Lounge.
The 2012 New Year Jog in Lenzie broke all previous records for numbers taking part by about a third. There were 308 entrants split between the short route, the 4.5k route and the two-lap 9k run. The weather was judged to be a significant factor. It was certainly very cold and slightly damp at times, but there was no snow and ice. This was a welcome relief to the organisers, as 2010 Jog was cancelled due to ice on the track and 2011 only went ahead with a route curtailment and after sterling work with shovels and salt on part of it.
The event was, as always, a combined effort of Kirkintilloch Olympians running club and Lenzie Community Council. There were many more ‘teams’ this year from as far away as Kilmarnock among other places and Lenzie Rugby Club was also represented.
If you were a runner and want to know your time, look in the Kirkintilloch Herald next week.
Two of the participants in a recent Fair Trade event in Lenzie had an unexpected bonus when they won hampers of Fairtrade food gifted by local Co-ops. The evening was organised by Lenzie Community Council as an opportunity for people already involved in Fair Trade to strengthen connections and for more people to get to know about the Fair Trade movement. This was an important first step towards establishing Lenzie as a Fairtrade town and to helping Scotland meet its 2012 goal of becoming one of the world’s first Fair Trade Nations.
It was truly amazing to see how much interest there is already in Fair Trade – in the local schools, churches and youth organisations. Tracy Mitchell from Just Trading Scotland and the East Dunbartonshire Fair Trade Steering Group gave an introduction to the different facets of the Fair Trade movement – from investment opportunities to trading in foodstuffs, craft items and an increasing range of fairly traded goods. Lots of samples were available on stalls, manned by Lenzie Academy pupils and other enthusiasts. The next step is the formation of a Fairtrade Steering Group and a nucleus for this was established at the meeting. Anybody else who is keen on the Fairtrade idea and who would like to get involved – please contact via the Website.
If your building is in the Conservation Area and you are planning to carry out any repairs or improvements to the exterior, which “help retain or restore the original architectural and/or historic character and appearance of the building” – then read on.
East Dunbartonshire Council has allocated a sum of £30,000 for 2011/12 to a fund which can pay out up to 15% of the costs of such work, up to a maximum of £3,000 per address. Listed buildings and buildings in Townscape Protection Area are also eligible. A guidance leaflet and application form are available and you can contact Richard Callender on 578 8535 for more information.