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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!

Lenzie Street Design Project

Lenzie Street Design Project

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 https://lenzieproposals.commonplace.is/.

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.

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.

Christmas Lights Switch-On

Christmas Lights Switch-On

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.

Walk Lenzie

Walk Lenzie

gadlochpathLenzie Community Council’s AGM on Thursday 18th November will be followed by a discussion on routes for walking, jogging and cycling around Lenzie.

The main focus for the AGM will be an overview from the Convener of the many activities and actions of the Community Council over the past year. All residents are welcome to attend at 7:00 pm in Upper Hall of Lenzie Hall on Kirkintilloch Road. Questions and comments on issues for Lenzie will be welcome and will be taken forward for consideration in the new session.

The AGM will be followed by a forum of interest to anyone looking to find interesting places to walk around Lenzie and perhaps further afield in the district. Several representatives of groups interested in walks of all kinds have agreed to be present to share their knowledge of where to go and what to see on the way.  It has been suggested to the Community Council that a Guide to routes around Lenzie would be of interest to the many newcomers to the area and this could be a first step to that idea.

Free Herbs for all!

Free Herbs for all!

Do you simply not bother buying a packet of herbs as you always end up throwing half of them away?  If so, check out the Lenzie Community Council herb garden on the bottom deck of the planter by the station car park.  There’s a real mixture of just about everything:

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parsley (flat leaf and curly), sage, thyme, mint, marjoram, lemon balm, rosemary and even a couple of curry plants.  With the exception of the nasturtiums (edible flowers not yet in evidence thanks to our poor summer) the plants are all ready and will benefit from being picked.  So please help yourselves and enjoy the additional flavour they bring to your cooking.

Plants kindly supplied by East Dunbartonshire Council.

Gala update – generous funding received from local businesses

Gala update – generous funding received from local businesses

Calling all stallholders poster 2015

The Lenzie Community Council has been delighted to receive offers of financial help from local businesses for this year’s Gala.  As well as a contribution from the East Dunbartonshire Community Grant fund to help with first aid and entertainment costs, the community council has received generous financial pledges to cover some of our ever increasing gala costs.  Coda Estates have pledged £600 to cover the cost of the PA system and the parade pipers, Fleming Builders are giving us £300 so we can put up the bunting as usual, Miller Beckett & Jackson Solicitors have pledged £100 which will be put towards printing costs and Taylor Wimpey Builders have given us £500 for entertainment band MacUmba, a mix of bagpipes and Brazilian Samba percussion (bring your dancing shoes!).  In addition, Memory Lane Flowers have offered to donate two bouquets for the Gala queen, one for her school crowning and a second for the big day itself.  Add to this the fact that local dentist Andrew Meek (now working at the Millersneuk Dental Practice in the Queen’s Buildings) will be driving the Gala Queen in his 101 year old vintage car (as he has done for so many years) and it is clear for all to see what a generous bunch of people make up the Lenzie business community.   There’s still time to get a stall at the Lenzie Community Gala.  Contact us via Facebook and we’ll be in touch.