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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.

Planning Questions

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By admin, June 16, 2016 6:56 am

garn1May and June meetings of Lenzie Community Council spent some time on three long and complex Planning Applications of public interest – a proposal for a pub/restaurant at the former Larkfield Centre, nine houses in the same area (see picture) and a proposal for 44 detached houses and 24 flats on the former Lenzie Hospital site.

In these cases the reports prepared by LCC’s Planning Convener are invaluable, as they extract the main points of the applications and highlight the issues that may be contentious in a Planning context.  At its June meeting, LCC agreed to make these reports available on this website.  Click as necessary for the Larkfield Centre Report, the Woodilee Road Report3 and the Lenzie Hospital Site Report.

The first two reports have in common a proposal to make an access off Woodilee Road and objections have been submitted by LCC in respect of this aspect (see Woodileerdaccess).

Happy reading!

Sun shines on Gala

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By admin, June 7, 2016 1:29 pm

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The Parade leaves Lenzie Station, led by the Boys’ Brigade Pipe Band and Andrew Meek’s veteran Darracq.

What a difference it makes if the sun shines!  This year’s Community Council Gala was the best for at least 4 years and some say, ‘the best ever’.   We certainly had the best ever support from local businesses and this made it possible to put a roof on the stage and do all the things needed for the twenty small trader/ charity stalls and the estimated 3,000 or so people of all ages who turned up at some point in the afternoon.

High quality youthful entertainment abounded with dance groups, gymnastics, jump rope specialists, bands and sports competitions, to name but a few.GQueen2106

It was a genuine community event and very special thanks go to all who worked to make it so – not least Lenzie Rugby Football Club who provided the all important venue.

Gala Queen was Sophie Stewart of Lenzie Primary School attended by Page Boy Viggo McLeod and Maids of Honour Catriona Maguire from Holy Family, Arden Murdoch from Lenzie Moss and Valencia Wright from Millersneuk Primary School.

Anyone for Tennis?

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By admin, March 23, 2016 4:48 pm

Tennis, Play Tennis, Dynamics, PowerfulLenzie Tennis Club’s open day is on Saturday 23rd April from 11 am.

Coach will be in attendance from 11 am to 1 pm.  All welcome.  For further details contact Club Coach Allwyn Crawford at or Crawford_Allwyn@yahoo.co.uk.

More about Lenzie Tennis Club at www.lenzietennis.org.uk.

Tunnel Diversions

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By admin, March 10, 2016 2:00 pm

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Scott Prentice from Scotrail came to the March meeting to provide information on the Queen Street tunnel diversions which will be in place from now until August.

If you didn’t make it to the meeting, there is more information on http://www.scotrail.co.uk/queenstreettunnel and toolkit. When you select timetables, trains between Lenzie, Queen St. and Stirling-Alloa etc are shown on the Central Belt list.  For journeys to Edinburgh from Croy, consult the Glasgow-Edinburgh via Falkirk High timetable.  In both cases be sure to select the ‘From 20th March’ versions.

2016 Biggest jog ever

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By admin, December 14, 2015 1:25 pm
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photo Robert Rogerson

The 2016 Lenzie Jog had 434 registered runners, which is the biggest number in recent years. The weather was probably ideal – no rain for once.   If you were running and want to know your times, look at the provisional results list.   

The Kirkintilloch Herald this week also has these results, plus a very good range of pictures, which you can also see at Jog pics.  The picture is of two local runners nearing the finish.  One of them was a first-timer.  A challenge for next year.

Thanks to all who helped and, in particular, Kirkintilloch Olympians.

Walk Lenzie

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By admin, November 9, 2015 3:20 pm

gadlochpathLenzie Community Council’s AGM on Thursday 18th November will be followed by a discussion on routes for walking, jogging and cycling around Lenzie.

The main focus for the AGM will be an overview from the Convener of the many activities and actions of the Community Council over the past year. All residents are welcome to attend at 7:00 pm in Upper Hall of Lenzie Hall on Kirkintilloch Road. Questions and comments on issues for Lenzie will be welcome and will be taken forward for consideration in the new session.

The AGM will be followed by a forum of interest to anyone looking to find interesting places to walk around Lenzie and perhaps further afield in the district. Several representatives of groups interested in walks of all kinds have agreed to be present to share their knowledge of where to go and what to see on the way.  It has been suggested to the Community Council that a Guide to routes around Lenzie would be of interest to the many newcomers to the area and this could be a first step to that idea.

Love reading but can’t get to the library?

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By admin, October 1, 2015 4:30 pm

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E-books not your thing?  If you are not able to visit your library , the library may be able to come to you.  This service is free and will deliver books and music to your home if you are eligible; ie if you can’t leave your home, have a short or long term illness or manage vision/hearing loss.  It’s really easy. Once you are “in the system” the library (Lenzie Library if you live locally) will contact you to discuss your reading preferences.  If you would like to listen to music or watch DVDs this will also be noted.  Thereafter you will receive visits about once a month from a local volunteer who will deliver your selection.  All library materials can be borrowed: fiction and non-fiction books, large print, hardback, paperback, audio CDs and Playaway (a small device which plays a pre-recorded book); DVDs; and even books and DVDs in languages other than English (if available).  Interested?  Call Outreach and Access at the East Dunbartonshire Home Library Service (part of East Dunbartonshire Leisure and Culture) on 0141 777 3143 or ask a friend or neighbour to pop into the local library to collect a form for you.  Happy reading!

Tea for Two at Radisson Blu

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By admin, September 2, 2015 5:51 pm

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Looking for a fun way to spend a Sunday afternoon in September?  Why not treat yourself and a friend to tea for two at a very special tea party which Deafblind Scotland is organising as part of their ongoing fundraising for their “Field of Dreams” Learning and Development Centre right here in Lenzie.  The afternoon tea event – with live entertainment – will be held at the TaPaell’Ya Restaurant accessed from the side entrance of the Radisson Hotel in Robertson Street.  Time is 2 till 4pm on Sunday 20th September.  Tickets are only £15 per person and there will be stalls to browse, manicures and make-up demos as well as a silent auction.  Please support what will be a most enjoyable as well as very worthwhile event and call 0141 777 6111 to reserve your tickets now.

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