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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

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


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.

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


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

More about Lenzie Tennis Club at

Tunnel Diversions

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By admin, March 10, 2016 2:00 pm


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 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.

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