Polmont news from Thursday, April 10

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Strollers News

If you are a new mum why not come along to our buggy group. The feedback from the group has been very good, as well as meeting other mums, by being out in the fresh air and getting fitter, mums share information. Your local health visitor is also on hand to deal with any questions or concerns you may have. The group meet every Monday 12.30 p.m. at the car park opposite the Greenbank centre. The walk takes about 40 minutes. After the walk mums go back to the church hall where there is a very well run baby group. For more information contact Barbara McConnell on (01324) 504568/556 stepforth@falkirkcommunitytrust.org.

Geenpark Centre

News from the community centre is that Polmont Community Council are looking for a volunteer to act as a minute secretary – please contact Rosemary Taylor; rosie.taylor69@hotmail.com or contact Greenpark Community Centre (01324) 506730 or GreenParkCommunityCentre@falkirk.gov.uk; Events and activities on at Greenpark Community Centre for today and the next week include; Today (Thursday) Palates 1.30 p.m., Art Club 2 p.m.; Friday MSP Angus McDonald will hold a surgery 12-2 p.m.; On Monday the Art Club meets 10 a.m.-noon, the Bridge group meets 1.30-3.30 p.m. and the Bowlers will play from 2-4 p.m.; on Tuesday beginners yoga is on at 10 a.m, Tai Chi 10.30 a.m., a tea dance will be held 1.30–3.30 p.m. and yoga will be on 7.30–9 p.m.; on Wednesday stretch and tone will be on at 10 a.m., a Probus meeting will be held at 9 a.m, poetry meeting at 2pm, Art club at 1.30 p,m. hobby craft at 1.30 p.m., bowlers at 2 p.m, Polmont hill walkers meet at 7p.m, Pilates at 6 p.m, the upholstery group meets at 7 p.m. and Zumba at 7.30 p.m; For any further information and opening times please call the centre on (01324) 506730.

Country Dancing

Get your body and mind in shape! The local RSCDS class meets in Polmont Old Church Hall from 7.45 to 9.15 p.m. on a Wednesday night. £3 per night. This is the Spring General Class, and is the only one running at the moment. Beginners please contact me for details of our free lessons in the Autumn. For further details ring Alison on (01324) 631363.

Probus

Forty-plus members and not one a smoker! That was the rather surprising revelation at last week’s meeting of Polmont Probus Club. It emerged following a question posed by the speaker, Marian Thomson, a fire saftey advocate with the Fire Service of Scotland. Although there are not so many smokers today as in in the past many households have introduced a potential fire hazard with the practice of tea lights (small candles) and other fragrant candles, all dangerous if left unattended. Under no circumstances, she advised, should heavy duty appliances be left on overnight as family members in bed could be overcome by smoke, which is silent and can be deadly. Fire alarms should be installed on all floors, one upstairs and one downstairs but not, incongruously, in kitchens where the house occupants ought to be up and about, thus leaving nothing unattended. She advised members that fire checks, by appointment, are free of charge. Following questions which were ably answered the speaker was thanked on the call of Bill Japp. President Bill Cartner was in the chair.

History Group

The Local History Group are holding a slide show in Maddiston Community Centre tomorrow (Friday) April 11 beginning at 7 p.m., this is our first slide show for quite some time so take the opportunity to see the parish as it was as the changes to the area are coming quick and fast. This is the chance for those who have just moved into the area to see how it used to be and for those who were born and brought up here to reminisce a little. There will be a break for tea/coffee and a blether at half time, all ages welcome. Will members please note there will be no meeting on Monday, April 14.

Old Parish

Last Sunday’s service had an interesting and thoughtful innovation with three Easter readings each followed by a meditation. Following the service the protocols were followed and a nomination committee was appointed. Another step in the process to appoint a new minister. Next Sunday, April 13, morning service conducted by our Locum Minster Reverend David Wandrum at 11 a.m. in Church. Choir practice at 9.45 a.m., Prayer Meeting in the Vestry at 10.30 a.m., No Youth Church. Creche in the Fellowship Room at 11 a.m. on duty are S Higgins & J Glen. On duty for Reading D Sheehan and Prayer D Park. The Ministers Open Vestry hour will take place in the Church Hall on Tuesday Nights from 7-8 p.m.. Anyone who needs the service of the minister please call into the Church Hall Office at this time. We now have a Facebook page. Please share our post to help us build up our online community. We will be using our Facebook page to share information on our church and community. Golf Outing: The Polmont Old Parish Church and Brightons Parish Church joint invitation golf outing will be held on Friday, May 16 over 12 holes at Gogarburn Golf Club.The total cost of the event will be £22 which will include Green Fees, Prizes and a two course lunch. Closing date to participate in the event will be Sunday, May 4. The total number who wish to play will be restricted to a total of 12 from each Church. Entry forms can be obtained from David Syson at Church or by post at 10 Millfield Drive Polmont. FK2 0PH. No late entries please! Lunch Bunch We will be on holiday Thursday, April 10 and 17. Look forward to seeing you all again on Thursday, April 24.

Braveheart Walks

Come along and enjoy an evening walk with our Polmont walkers. This walk leaves from Polmont Station (by the bowling club) at 7 p.m. Every Tuesday! Our walkers look forward to welcoming you into their Polmont group. For more information please call (01324) 673703.