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Welcome

Welcome

28/04/2018 – March minutes posted; Post Office consultation; near Station parking study

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 latest Planning proposal for the piece of ground alongside Woodilee Road at the foot of Garngaber Avenue is for a 28-bedroom hotel. You may remember that the previous proposal was for 8/9 houses and this was turned down on appeal to the Reporter, mostly on the grounds of possible damage to the health of protected trees.
A complicating factor was that the developer had jumped the gun somewhat and cut down a large number of not-protected trees which you can see on the right of the adjacent picture. Because these trees were removed without obtaining a licence, the Forestry Commission has imposed a requirement on the developer that these trees be replaced, albeit not in the same positions as original.
If you have views on this Proposal, you may be interested in the objections which Lenzie Community Council have now submitted with respect to this application.  Click on Hotel Application TP_ED_17_0885

As of 11/4/18 this proposal has been been withdrawn.  A revised proposal TP/ED/18/0292 has been submitted.

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.

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.

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.