Category: Community

2018 Lenzie New Year Fun Run (Prov results)

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By admin, December 20, 2017 12:10 pm

DSC05169Fears that the adverse weather would reduce the number of entries were unfounded.  There was a record turnout of 373 entrants, although not all finished. Last minute removal of a rotten tree meant that the route could go ahead as planned

Kirkintilloch Olympians worked their magic as usual in logging the times despite freezing fingers and the results were processed after the event.  To find out where you finished, click on Lenzie Jog 2018 prov results

Great Lenzie Fairtrade Bake-Off

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By admin, October 7, 2017 8:46 am


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.

South Claddens Planning Application

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By admin, July 27, 2017 7:39 pm

scladdensCala Homes have now submitted a formal Planning Application to build in the field to the south of Blacklands Place.  This proposal was the one presented recently in Lenzie Tennis Club.  The full application can be read on the East Dunbartonshire website under the title TP/ED/17/0517.

If you are thinking that wading your way through 35 documents is not to your taste, help is at hand in the form of the report prepared by Lenzie Community Council Planning Convener to assist members in their consideration of the proposal.  Click to read Blacklands Place Planning Application Report.

Free Wifi at Stations

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By admin, July 4, 2017 6:41 pm


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]

Lenzie Street Design Project

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By admin, March 10, 2017 4:17 pm

SDLEN_public space_resizedThe latest proposals, developed after extensive local engagement and feedback from the March public event, will be showcased at Lenzie Old Parish Church Hall on 13th July between 3 pm and 7 pm.  Members of the project team will be on hand to discuss the ideas and you can leave feedback.

Revised plans will also be available to view from 6th July on the project website

The adapted plans will still improve access to the Station and shops for people on foot or on cycles, but also account for local concerns about managing traffic movements.

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.

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.

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.

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