Community News - April 6, 2011

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Thanks for everything

TRIBUTE has been paid to staff and volunteers at the former WRVS Stobhill Coffee Pot.

The popular cafe closed its doors on March 22 with the demise of the former Stobhill Hospital.

Manager Isobel Sweeney, from Kirkintilloch, said: “I would like to say farewell and thanks to all my staff and volunteers for their support and hard work at the WRVS Stobhill Coffee Pot.”

Food parcels

PRESIDENT David Parfitt and members of the Rotary Club of Kirkintilloch would like to thank all of Sainsbury’s customers who donated towards the food parcel collection in the store on February 19, 2011.

An excellent 80 food parcels were distributed within the local community.

This is an annual event and once again with your help, and Sainsbury’s, it has been successful.

Journey joy

Pupils from Gartconner Primary School, Kirkintilloch, were helped on an imaginary journey across the Scottish landscape recently.

The children headed into the wonderful world of sound, as part of a touring programme of science shows and workshops, delivered by the Edinburgh International Science Festival. Pupils are pictured on the right with their two ‘tour guides’.

Ladies night being held

A LADIES charity night is being held on Friday, April 8, at 7.30pm in Kirkintilloch Miners Welfare. It is being billed as a wonderful opportunity to catch up with family and friends, old and new, have a wee drink and – most of all – to have a great laugh.

Tickets are £8 – including comedian, mind reader, hypnosis, DJ, buffet and prize draw entry to win a meal for two with a bottle of wine at the Fortino Italian restaurant in Kirkintilloch. Any profit and raffle money will be donated to charity. For further details or tickets contact Gillian Macgregor on 07894 867646.

The event is also being supported by Curves.

Praise be at Harestanes

SUNDAY morning worship at 11am in Harestanes Primary will be conducted by John Lawson. Tuesday Friends meet at 2pm in Harestanes Community Centre and the Boys’ Brigade meet at 7pm in Harestanes Primary. The prayer and Bible study group meet at 7.15pm in the community centre.

Moss walk

PEOPLE are being urged to take part in a walk from Auchinloch to Boghead via Lenzie Moss today (Wednesday) from 11.20am.

You can get out and about, enjoy the fresh air and improve your health on this hour-long ranger led walk following mainly level, established paths. Return minibus transport is available between Lennoxtown and Auchinloch. Minibus transport is available from Lennoxtown at 11am or meet at the walk start at 11.20am.

The event is free, but booking is essential – call 0141 956 6586.

Events at the Clachan

A SPRING clean will take place at Campsie Glen, Clachan of Campsie next Monday – 10.45am-2.30pm.

You are invited to take part in the event, part of National Spring Clean 2011, and help clear the cans, lift the litter, bag the bottles and do your bit for local wildlife.

Turn up anytime and follow the signs to meet the countryside ranger in the glen. Everyone welcome.

The following day – Tuesday – an Adventure Afternoon will be held at Clachan of Campsie . . . no parents required! It takes place between 2pm and 4pm next Tuesday, April 12.

It is a free afternoon of adventure for active kids. It’s their chance to explore this popular wooded glen with East Dunbartonshire Countryside Ranger Service. Children must be eight years and over. Booking essential – call 0141 956 6586.

BB winners

THE Strathkelvin Battalion Boys Brigade recently held their Annual Bible and Collage Competitions at Torrance Church Halls.

Bible Competition: 1st place – 5th Kirkintilloch; 2nd place – 1st Lenzie.

Collage Competition: 1st place – 1st Condorrant; 2nd place – 1st Torrance.

These competitions were based on the story of Noah. Well done to all boys who took part.

Stepps AGM

THE Annual General Meeting and April meeting of Stepps and District Community Council will take place on Monday, April 11, at 7.30pm in Stepps Cultural Centre, Blenheim Avenue.