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.

Green Belt Feedback

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By admin, April 5, 2011 11:01 am

Disused Railway path at Meadowburn

East Dunbartonshire Council Policy Planner Richard Todd has summarised responses passed to the Reporter as a result of the Public Consultation on proposed development sites.  Claddens East attracted 160 responses and Meadowburn Avenue 62 responses together with a 292-signature petition.  Scottish Natural Heritage agreed with ED Council’s Strategic Environmental Assessments and suggested that the Claddens East site should become “wooded greeenspace”.  Strathclyde Passenger Transport responded on accessibility to public transport links.  Responses across all East Dunbartonshire proposals numbered 634.  MP Jo  Swinson, two MSPs and four Local Councillors also responded, together with four Community Councils, including Lenzie CC.  More details can be found here.

Monthly Meeting

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By admin, January 3, 2011 4:47 pm
April 20, 2011
7:00 pm

In Lenzie Public Hall Committee Room

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