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Lenzie Galafest Celebrates the Year of the Young Person!

Lenzie Galafest Celebrates the Year of the Young Person!

This year Lenzie Galafest will celebrate the Year of the Young Person which aims to inspire Scotland through its young people, celebrating their achievements, valuing their contribution to communities and creating new opportunities for them to shine locally and on a global-stage.

Galafest will see participation from Lenzie Academy, 1st Lenzie Anchor Boys, Lenzie Scouts, The Tower Nursery, Cedar Nursery, Lenzie Rugby Clubs junior members and many more local young persons groups and organisations. This years procession will be a “Through the Years” fancy dress theme so pick a decade, get dressed up and join us for the fun!

Year of Young People 2018 celebrates everything that makes Scotland’s young people incredible.

As a nation proud of our young people, the Year of Young People puts the spotlight on the contributions and achievements of 8 to 26 year olds, while giving them a stronger voice on issues that matter to them.
A line-up of activity is happening across the country for all ages to enjoy. From our very own GalaFest to music festivals and youth take-over days and young people having a greater say and challenging the status quo. A world-first initiative, it’s young people’s time to shine.

Join in via #YOYP2018 @YOYP2018 yoyp2018.scot

Lenzie Galafest 2018 is brought to you by Lenzie Community Council and headline Sponsor CODA Estates

 

 

Welcome

Welcome

10/06/2018 – Lenzie Street Design Showcase; Hotel application update; April minutes posted; Post Office decision; Parking Study outcome

Welcome to the Lenzie  Community Council website.  The aim of this site is to provide an information channel between the Council and the community.   News and current interest items are mostly found in Blog Posts under About LCC.  You can find ratified Council Minutes under ‘Council Business’.   The Links page takes you to external websites where there are items of interest.  You can send us comments using the ‘contact us’ form.

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Station Orphaned

Station Orphaned

lenziestationpsAdopt-a-Station is a Scotrail scheme where a voluntary group such as Rotary or a Horticultural Society, local to a Station, agrees to plan and maintain a rotation of plants and flowers to brighten up the Station environment.  Scotrail provides the tubs and reimburses the costs.  Lenzie Community Council was asked to join the scheme nine years ago and has been maintaining plant tubs in the Station ever since.  These certainly have given passengers on trains and those waiting on the platforms something more interesting to look at as they wait.

Unfortunately, the rules have now changed and the Council are no longer eligible to participate under the terms originally agreed.  If there is such a voluntary group out there which would like to adopt Lenzie Station in this way, or if you know of some like-minded people who would be able to get together to do this, get in touch via the website ‘contact us’ link and we will put you in touch with the Scotrail person who is administering the scheme.

Out of Order – Success!

Out of Order – Success!

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Very glad to inform all potential users of the ATM at the former Royal Bank of Scotland Branch in Lenzie that, as of yesterday, (17th January) the ATM appears to be working once more.

We don’t know which of the many buttons that were pressed had the desired effect, but we hope that fault rectification is now permanent.  A letter to Jo Swinson MP from the RBS Chief Executive Officer, Personal and Business Banking states that he would like to reassure her that ‘we currently have no plans to remove the ATM from Lenzie’.

Incidentally, if you want to know where there are other ATMs that you can use, RBS or otherwise, click here.  The RBS Lenzie one is not on the map, but give it time!

A Hotel for Lenzie

A Hotel for Lenzie

garn1The earlier Proposal to build a 28-bed hotel on a site at Woodilee Road was withdrawn and a new Proposal for a smaller 24-bed hotel has been lodged.  The architectural design of the new hotel now matches the Old Gatehouse restaurant and pub, addressing criticisms of the earlier design.  There is also a much closer relationship between the two establishments as the check-in desk will be in the Old Gatehouse and the available parking will be common to both. The details of the Proposal can be found on the East Dunbartonshire Council Planning website using the search term ‘Woodilee Road’ or the Proposal Application number TP/ED/18/0292. 

Lenzie Community Council decided to object to the application and their grounds for objection can be read using the link 24-bed Hotel Proposal.   These grounds include possible environmental impact on protected trees, access safety and the arrangements for parking.

South Claddens Planning Application

South Claddens Planning Application

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

Click to read Blacklands Place Planning Application Report. For later comments to the Planning Department see Blacklands Place Response

This proposal has now been accepted by EDC Planning Board and any conditions placed on the acceptance will be the subject of an update.

Station Hub showcase

Station Hub showcase

SDLEN_public space_resizedThe final plans for the Lenzie Street Design project will be showcased in Lenzie Hall on Wednesday 13th June between 3pm and 7pm.  These plans follow several public consultations and a period of more detailed design. 

East Dunbartonshire Council have already agreed to proceed with the final stages of the design, involving upgrading traffic signals, improving pedestrian crossings, introduction of short-term (2-hr) parking bays to improve access to local shops and footpath improvements with retained kerb heights and bus stop upgrade with real-time information.

Funding has been secured through Planning gain  from housebuilders in the Woodilee Village site, with additional support from Sustrans Scotland, SPT and Abellio Scotrail.

Look out for neighbours

Look out for neighbours

bogus-callerThe Community Police report at the May Community Council meeting noted theft from a house in Lenzie involving bogus Water Board workmen.

Dont’ think you wouldn’t be caught out by these characters.  According to PC Ross Blain, they are very clever in terms of what they do.  These thefts are often targeted.  Best thing is to lock the door and check with the Police.

He emphasised the need for householders to look out for elderly or vulnerable neighbours and notify police if anything untoward is seen.  Police would rather check out a false alarm than be faced with a robbery or bogus work incident with the perpetrator long gone.

May meeting

May meeting

7:00 pm in Lenzie Hall (Committee Room)

Lenzie Community Council welcomes local residents to attend  its meetings and listen to the discussions.  Residents do not normally take part in these discussions but can do so if invited by the Chair.  However, any resident who wishes to have a particular matter discussed by the Council may contact the Secretary via this  website at least five days prior to a meeting.