Denny & Dunipace news from Thursday, April 17

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Credit Union

Savings are safe with Falkirk District Credit Union and low cost loans are available once regular savings established. Anyone who lives or works in the area within the boundary of Falkirk Council can join, junior savers welcome. For details on how to join please phone the main office in Grangemouth on (01324) 473695, visit www.falkirkcreditunion.co.uk or your local branch at Denny Community Flat, Bridge Crescent, which is open every Tuesday from 10 a.m.-noon and each Thursday from 6-7 p.m. There is also a collection at Denny WASP (Denny High School) every Wednesday from 10-11.30 a.m.

Buggy Group

The Denny and DuniPacers buggy group leaves the Home-Start offices tomorrow (Friday) at the new time of 10.30 a.m. All welcome. For more information contact the Home-start office on (01324) 829444 or e-mail stepforth@falkirkcommunitytrust.org.

Fundraising Sale

Denny Drop-in will hold a fundraising indoor car boot sale in the YMCA hall, Westboreland Road, Denny on Saturday, April 26 from 9 a.m. Anyone who wishes to book a space, please call 07745 205007 or (01324) 227682. This is to raise funds for the Drop-in that will open in May in the YMCA. The Drop-in will offer support to local people in the Denny area providing information on specialised support and what is happening in and around Denny. Part of this support will include food parcels to those who need them as well as passing on donations of clothes and small household items. Anyone who is interested in voluntary work at the Drop-in or would like more information, please call in or come along on the day.

Probus Club

President Colin Thomson welcomed 18 members to the meeting, thanking them for their attendance on such a nice day. As this was members day, Colin entertained the members by explaining his interest in golf and in particular creating golf clubs from their basic component parts. This hobby started as long ago as 1965 when it was possible to obtain the necessary components from a factory in Dunfermline. In later life he lived for some time in the USA where parts were more readily available. Colin explained how the various parts were assembled and some of the problems involved in creating a serviceable club, several examples of which he exhibited to the members. Regrettably in recent times it has become very difficult to get club heads as the big manufacturers have clamped down on the regulations that allowed these to be imported from abroad, principally from the Far East. During and after his talk there were considerable comments and questions from the members. The next meeting includes the AGM and takes place on April 28.

Denny Old

The Good Friday Walk of Witness will leave Denny Baptist Church at 10.30 a.m. The Good Friday Service will be held here in Denny Old at 7.30 p.m. If you could spare an hour or so to help prepare the Church for the Easter Service on Sunday please come along on Saturday at 2 p.m. The early Breakfast Service on Easter Sunday will be held in Macara Park (next to Denny Old) at 8.30 a.m. and then to Denny Baptist Church for breakfast. Family worship on Sunday is at 11 a.m. and will be led by Rev. John Murning. If you are able to bring along some flowers for the Floral Cross this will be much appreciated. There will be a joint Kirk Session and Congregational Board meeting on Wednesday at 7.30 p.m. in the hall. The annual Forth Bridge walk for Christian Aid takes place on Saturday, April 26. If you would like more information or to take part, please speak to Janet Rhodes.

Westpark Church

The Easter Sunday service begins at 10.30 a.m. and will be led by Rev. Phyllis Wilson. Kidzone takes part at the start of the service then move to the halls to enjoy their own activities. Creche facilities are also available. The Wednesday Welcome is open from 10 a.m. for fellowship over tea or coffee followed by a short service from 11.15 - 11.45 a.m. The Open Door is open again from 10.30 a.m. - 1 p.m. on Thursdays for tea, coffee and lunch. There is a choice of two soups, main course, sandwiches, sweet or fruit loaf at reasonable prices.

Masonic News

A regular meeting of Lodge St. Andrew (Denny & Loanhead) No. 176 will be held next Thursday at 7.30 p.m. when the business will include the Mark Degree. Tonight (Thursday) RWM Kevin McLean will head a deputation to Lodge Eastmuir to confer the first degree. The bus leaves Kirkslap at 7 p.m. Last week one candidate was raised to the third degree in a fine ceremony by the lodge office bearers. A moving tribute was given to mark the passing of PM Jack McIntosh. Tickets are going quickly for the Pat Cairns tribute night on May 3, featuring the songs of Neil Diamond and Kenny Rodgers. See Lesley at the bar or contact Helen on social media or lodge office bearers.

Baptist Church

The Holy week services continue with Dunipace Church at 7.30 p.m. tonight (Thursday) and Denny Old Church on Friday evening. The Easter Walk of Faith commences at 10.30 a.m. tomorrow (Friday) at Denny Baptist Church calling at all other churches in Denny and Dunipace before ending back at the Baptist Church for tea/coffee. The Sunrise Easter Day Service on Sunday will start at 8.30 a.m. in the park adjacent to Denny Old Church and be followed by breakfast at the Baptist Church in Herbertshire Street. The Baptist Church Easter services at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. will be led by Rev. Norman Graham. Visitors are always welcome. Believers Baptism will be held during the evening service when Carrie will be going through the waters of Baptism. Rainbow Hour for over-60s meet this Tuesday at 2 p.m. for the fortnightly informal meeting and afternoon tea. Visitors welcome to enjoy an afternoon with friends.

Community Gathering

A community gathering in Denny Community Centre will take place on Tuesday, April 29 to discuss inequality issues in Denny and surrounding areas and how we can tackle them. Come along from 7.30-9 p.m. Tea and coffee provided. Contact Claire on (01324) 610950 or claire.harvey@centralscotlandrec.org.uk.

Tennis club

Denny and District Tennis Club would like to thank the Denny Sainsbury and Co-op stores for their recent support of the club’s first ever Easter multi-sport camp which was run in conjunction with Falkirk Community Trust. Both stores provided Easter eggs for the Friday Easter Egg Hunt. The camp was hugely successful, attended by nearly 80 local kids and will definitely be something we repeat during the school summer holidays. Coaching classes catering for all skill levels and ages five to adult, have now resumed outdoor at the rear of Denny High School on Monday evenings. There are limited spaces available. Contact us on dennydistricttennisclub@yahoo.co.uk for more details.

Citizens Advice

The bureau is located above Clydesdale Bank at 24 Duke Street, Denny and is open today (Thursday) 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. and next Wednesday from 10.45 a.m.-2 p.m. A legal clinic is held every four weeks on Wednesdays by appointment only (4-5 p.m.). Outreach clinics are held at the Banknock Community Centre today (Thursday) from 10 a.m.-noon, at Bridge Crescent Community Flat on Tuesday from 9.30 a.m.-noon. and at Denny Parish Church Hall on Wednesday from 9.30 a.m.-11.30 a.m. Telephone service (Citizens Advice Direct) available Monday-Friday from 9 a.m.-8 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on (01324) 823118.

Puppy Training

Training classes for dogs aged five months and over start in Fankerton Hall, Fankerton, (near Denny) on Monday, May 12 from 8.10-9 p.m. Classes run for six weeks. Teach your dog good manners and basic commands using kind effective methods. Places are limited to six dogs per class. For further information please call Eleanor on (01324) 815896 or 07752526030.