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Lenzie Street Design Project

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By admin, September 20, 2016 8:26 am

Lenzieimp1This Lenzie project had its first consultation event on Tuesday 27th September and it was a big success.  Lots of people turned up and gave their views to the team on how to improve the centre of the village and transport links for rail and bus passengers, pedestrians and cyclists.

It’s not over.  You can join in by going to the Commonplace site, to see what opinions have been captured so far and to agree with any of the views expressed.  You can also add to the comments by registering and selecting the ‘have your say+’ button.  100 comments to date and still rising.

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.

Big Fairtrade Breakfast & Art Show

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By admin, January 27, 2016 3:44 pm

FTartTo celebrate Fairtrade Fortnight, the Lenzie Fair Trade Group invites everyone to a Big Fair Trade Breakfast and Art Show in Lenzie Union Church New Hall at 9:30 am on Saturday 27th February.  Sample Fair Trade breakfast ideas, plus tea, coffee and home baking, with Fair Trade drinks from the Smoothie Bike.

For the Fair Trade Art Show we are asking children for paintings, drawings and collages with a Fair Trade theme.  These will be displayed at the event.  Continuing with the Art and Fair Trade themes, there will be hands-on arty/crafty activities for children and stalls for the adults to browse.  See the Competition Rules here and you can fill in this Registration Form and hand it in to register your Art entry.

There will be a charge of £2 for adults and £1 for school age children (pre-school free) to cover catering costs.

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.

Christmas Lights Switch-On

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By admin, November 21, 2015 6:13 pm

2010switchon1-22Despite the high winds and rain on Friday night, the event went ahead and there was an amazingly high turnout of parents and children.  The event was moved inside to the Hall of Lenzie Old Parish Church and this made sure that the Band, the Carol Singers and Father Christmas were not blown away – Father Christmas’s beard had a hard time all the same.

When the big switch-on time came along, the pavement at Queen’s Buildings was lined with expectant children and adults who had a grandstand view of the dazzling light up.  More photos on Facebook page.

Many thanks to all those who participated and who defied the weather to come along.

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