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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.

Free Wifi at Stations

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By admin, July 4, 2017 6:41 pm

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Look out for the sign! (This one is at Haymarket).

The Scotrail Alliance has announced that free Wifi is now available at Lenzie and Bishopbriggs Stations.  Wifi is available at around 50 stations, apparently and 90% of rolling stock are expected to be connected by autumn 2018.

Installation work is currently underway on the trains which serve Glasgow suburban routes, Lanarkshire and Inverclyde and this will add to the current provision on the main inter-city routes.

Retirement Housing in Lenzie

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By admin, April 19, 2017 12:33 pm

This public meeting has been arranged at short notice to discuss retirement housing in Lenzie.  Councillors and candidate Councillors for the election have been invited and asked to provide a statement to be read out at the meeting if they are unable to attend.  (Note:  date in Kirkintilloch Herald is incorrect)  All welcome.

Monday, 24th April, 2017at 19.30hrs

in Lenzie Union Parish Church, New Hall [Moncrieff Avenue]

Public meeting re Retirement Housing

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By admin, April 19, 2017 12:28 pm
April 24, 2017
7:30 pm

This meeting has been arranged at short notice to discuss retirement housing in Lenzie.  Councillors and candidate Councillors for the election have been invited and asked to provide a statement to be read out at the meeting if they are unable to attend.

In Lenzie Union Parish Church New Hall, Moncrieff Avenue.

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

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.

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