Category: News

No excuse

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By admin, April 25, 2011 9:30 pm

…. for missing your train.  The Queen’s Buildings clock is once again in action.  The original mechanical clock was installed by Ben McKay, who built Queen’s Buildings in 1897 and occupied a large licensed grocers business in the premises.  The clock was no longer going in 1985 when building repairs were being carried out and a funding drive for a new clock was initiated by one of the flat residents together with other local people.  They raised £600 and a new electric drive was installed.

clockHowever, the clock had stopped once again, more recently and the Community Council was asked to investigate.  The problem turned out to be due to a faulty power cable and donations from three of the present business proprietors and a Lenzie resident paid for repairs.  Several people have already remarked that it is nice to see the hands in place and showing the correct time.  A local watchmaker generously gave his time to clean the mechanism, repaint the hands and reinstall the drive.

New date for Farmers’ Market

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By admin, March 3, 2010 3:20 pm

Farmers MarketThe monthly Market at Union Street, formerly on Wednesdays, has now moved to the last Saturday in the month.  It has also grown larger, with all kinds of stalls.  If you miss the Saturday it’s on, you can also make the trip to the Bishopbriggs site at Huntershill Village, where you will find the market on the first Saturday in the month.

Lenzie Library – use it or lose it

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By admin, March 3, 2010 3:01 pm

Lenzie Library

The budget cuts proposed by East Dunbartonshire Council officials for 2010 included a recommendation to close Lenzie Library, together with three other small libraries.  An alternative, to “investigate possibility for transfer to community ownership” was also listed. However Councillors did not accept this recommendation but agreed on a cut in opening hours to save money. The opening hours at Lenzie Library are already restricted – it is not open on Saturdays, for example – so further reduction will undoubtedly reduce usage, making the case for closure next year even stronger.

Lenzie has a great wee library.  In addition to books, there are audio books, CDs and DVDs.  The library runs weekly rhymes and stories sessions for pre-school children and offers free internet access.  If you are looking for a particular book, perhaps for a school project, this can be ordered and collected from Lenzie.  You can also access the library catalogue online and order a book to collect from Lenzie.  Why not give your library a regular visit and try to maintain usage.  See ‘Links’ page for further information.  (Comments on this post have been enabled.)

New Members

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By admin, February 20, 2010 9:44 pm

Three new members have joined the Community Council since the AGM (see ‘About LCC/Who we are’).  They are Donald MacLeod, Elizabeth Ibbotson and John MacFadden.  We look forward to their contributions.  However, more members are always welcome, as it helps us to have contact over more of the Lenzie community and lightens the load for all of us.  So the last paragraph in the Who we are page is still relevant.

Gadloch flooding

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By admin, December 7, 2009 4:46 pm

pathfloodHeavy rain at the end of November caused the Gadloch to rise much above the fence next to the Auchinloch path.  This is the worst flooding known in recent times, according to a long-time Auchinloch resident.  The background to the Auchinloch path closure was given in an October post (see October archive).  (See also ‘More news and pictures’.)

The pictures below of the Robroyston flood attenuation works, upstream of Gadloch, show very little water in the accumulation pond, relative to the potential volume, which can be judged by the height of the bank opposite.  The outflow into the Standburn also looks much larger than the capability of the Gadloch outflow works to cope.  (These pictures were taken within an hour of the previous Gadloch picture.)  The obvious conclusion is that not much ‘flood attenuation’ is happening.

Blockage of the Gadloch outflow tunnel has previously been blamed for the flooding problem but the outflow from the tunnel into the Park Burn was recently observed to be pretty vigorous.  (Comments on this post have been ‘enabled’.)

flood attenuation pond

flood attenuation pond

outflow to Standburn

outflow to Standburn

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