Maddiston news from Thursday, April 24

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Community Council

Maddiston Community Council can now confirm that the War Memorial which is to be located on the corner of Vellore Road and Main Street, opposite the Salvation Army, will be unveiled on the morning of Saturday, June 21. Encouragingly, positive comments are already being received about the work on upgrading our footpaths whilst progress continues to identify the needs and provide additional playground equipment and benches. The badger watch to be held tomorrow (Friday) is fully booked, but our senior residents are more than welcome to attend the Friday lunch in the community centre.

Camera Club

Anyone with an interest in taking photographs, or photography generally, is invited to attend the above club when it meets every Wednesday in The Braes Children and Family Centre in Forgie Crescent from 7-8.30 p.m. The group, which has changed name to Braes Camera Club, has operated for some time at the site and the organisers would be happy to welcome new members.

Salvation Army

A warm welcome awaits you at Maddiston Salvation Army. Morning Worship is every Sunday at 10.30 a.m. in the Salvation Army Centre, Main Street, Maddiston. The weekly programme is as follows: Tuesday - Lunch Club, 12.30 p.m.; Ladies’ Meeting, 2 p.m.; Kids Club (5-12 year olds), 5.30 p.m. Thursday - Parent & Toddlers, 9.30 a.m.; Bible Study, 6 p.m. Friday - Parent & Toddlers, 9.30 a.m. All welcome. For further information contact (01324) 711973. The organisation is looking to develop our programme and is always looking for volunteers.

Golf Club

Wee Reekie’s Disco will provide the music at Polmont Golf Club on Saturday, May 3 from 8.30 p.m. - 12.30 a.m. Tickets, priced £3, are available from Tam Forsyth, Zander or from the bar. There is no entry without tickets on the night. A domino competition goes ahead every Sunday in the Manuelrigg premises at 4 p.m. All are welcome and winners can look forward to the first prize of a Coo Pie.

History Meeting

Maddiston & Rumford History Group will hold its next Thursday meeting today in Maddiston Education and Community Centre, Parkhall Drive, Maddiston, at 1 p.m. We are starting a Family History Group which will run on a Tuesday morning from 10 a.m.-noon from Tuesday, April 29. The first meeting will be an introduction to family history, how to gather information and build your own family tree, all welcome to both meetings.

Spring Fayre

The 93rd Braes Scouts is holding a spring fayre in Maddiston Primary School on May 24. If anyone is interested in having a stall at the fayre please contact Fiona Ballantyne on (01324) 612665 for more information.

Evangelical Church

The youth club will be back on tomorrow (Friday) at 7.30 p.m. in the community centre. All S1-S6 youth welcome. The family service at 11 a.m. will be taken by Gary Blair from Motherwell. Children and young teenagers can go into their own groups - Discovery Club Extra, creche and youth Bible group - at noon. The evening service at 6.30 p.m. will be taken by Martin Allen from Kilsyth. The parent and toddler group will meet on Monday at 9.30 a.m. and the prayer meeting will be held on Wednesday at 7.30 p.m.