February 25, 2009
Advice service for unemployed
CUMBERNAULD and Kilsyth Unemployed Workers Centre (CKUWC) provides information, advice and support to the unwaged and those facing unemployment on matters of welfare rights and employment.
A drop-in service (no need to make an appointment) is now available from the Pivot Centre, Moodiesburn on Fridays between 10am-noon.
A spokesperson said: "We are able to offer advice on attendance allowance, retirement pensions, disability living allowance, housing benefit, child benefit and all other social security benefits.
"We can also provide representation at social security tribunals."
For further details about the service call 01236 729520.
Get on board for G66 Festival
TALENTED individuals and groups have been urged to play a part in this year's G66+ Live Community Festival.
Plans are already well underway for the popular annual arts and cultural festival, which will be held in and around Kirkintilloch and Lenzie, in June.
However, organisers are hopeful even more creative and artistic people will come forward and get involved.
G66+ Live committee chairperson Susan Murray said: "It doesn't matter if you are a successful amateur or successful local artist, we would like to hear from you.
"The 'Our Creative Community' exhibition in the East Dunbartonshire Campus of Further and Higher Education will feature arts, crafts, paintings, photography, poems and anything else which showcases local talent.
"We would be delighted if both individuals and groups who would like to contribute got in touch."
The festival organisers are also hoping to hear from anyone who is arranging an event between Sunday, June 14 and Sunday, June 21.
Susan added: "We can promote the event free of charge in the G66+ programme, which will go out to around 22,000 homes across East Dunbartonshire.
"We really want to promote all the good things which are happening in our area."
For more information call Susan Murray on 0141 776 2096.
Town hall music night
AN evening of swing music has been planned to support Kirkintilloch Town Hall Preservation Trust.
The event will take place in Smiths Hotel, Kirkintilloch, from 7.30pm on Saturday, February 28.
Included in the line-up will be Graeme Gass and Off the Cuff, Swing Guitars, Eric McCartney, flamenco guitarist Richard Moir, dancer Marta Moir and harpist Laura McLean.
A buffet will also be available. Tickets for the event can be bought from Walker's newsagents in Townhead, the Council for Voluntary Service, Stewart Bros, Sole Trading Company, the Park Centre or by calling 0141 578 3708.
The preservation trust hopes to restore the town hall building to its former glory.
Celebrate World Book Day
Libraries in East Dunbartonshire are holding special drop-in sessions for children on Thursday March 5 to mark World Book Day.
There will be activities based on popular children's books such as Winnie the Witch and Rainbow Magic, as well as the chance to try out fun websites on the library computers.
The activities are completely free and will be running all day for children and families.
Bowling club's cash boost for Erskine Hospital
Campsie Bowling Club members shattered their previous fundraising record by collecting a massive 1,100 for the Erskine Hospital.
The money was raised through various collections throughout the year and at the annual dance in aid of the charity.