Polmont news from Thursday, April 30

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RSCDS Classes

The local Royal Scottish Country Dancing Society class meets in Polmont Old Church Hall (parking to rear of Hall off Greenpark Drive). The last of the Summer Classes is on Wednesday, May 6 - this is a general class. The cost is £2.50 and runs 7.45 - 9.15 p.m. For further details ring Su on (01324) 711576. More information about us can be found on the website web.rscds-falkirk.org.uk

Buggy Group

There will be no walk on Monday, but they will resume on May 11 at 12.30 p.m. in the car park behind the church hall in Polmont. After the walk the group go back to the hall where there is a very well run mother and toddler group. All buggy walks are free. For more information speak to your health visitor or contact Stepforth@falkirkcommunitytrust.org or telephone (01324) 504556. We now have two new walk leaders for this group.

Braveheart Walks

The Tuesday night walk in Polmont is back. Meet at Polmont Station by the bowling club to start at 7 p.m. This hour long walk takes in the beautiful scenery of the Union Canal. Come along and enjoy some evening fresh air with our friendly walkers and walk leaders. For more information please call (01324) 673703.

Spring Fete

There is A Spring Fete on Saturday from 1–4 p.m. in St Margarets Care Home in aid of Namaste Care which is to create a sensory room. The Namaste Care Program is designed to provide meaningful activities through therapeutic touch, music and life review to care home residents with advanced Dementia. There will be a range of stalls, Linlithgow Reed Band, bouncy bastle and face painting. Tickets are £2 which includes a cup of tea or coffee and a cake. Children get free entry. The support that we have had at St Margaret’s has been amazing and thanks to everyone involved.

Litter Pick

Polmont Community Council would like to thank everyone who came last Saturday to help clean up Polmont. We collected 42 bags of rubbish which was very good. Thanks also to Polmont Old Parish catering team for providing snacks. Please keep our village beautiful and clean.

Women’s Rural

Polmont SWI (rural) - The meeting on Monday evening at the Milk Barn, Glen Village made a lovely change of venue and was enjoyed by all. After the usual business we were shown around the ice cream making facilities and enjoyed a taste of the vanilla flavour which we had seen being made and then finished with tea and cake. The bus for the Federation Meeting at Bridge of Allan will leave from Laurieston at 1 p.m. then shortly after at Polmont.

History Group

See Maddiston.

Probus Club

The autumn migratory flight of Bean Geese from Scandinavia to the Slamannan Plateau, where they stay until early Spring, was the subject of an interesting talk by Angus Maciver to members of Polmont Probus Club last week. The over-wintering flock, numbering around 230, arrives over a period of a few days in September and leaves again in February. Angus, who is a volunteer Bean Geese monitoring officer, answered questions ably and was thanked on the call of John Wilson. New president Hector MacKenzie was in the chair.

Old Parish

On Sunday the service will be conducted by Rev. Deborah van Welie at 11 a.m., choir practice is at 9.45 a.m., Prayer Meeting in the Vestry at 10.30 a.m., Youth Church meets at 11 a.m. in church and the Creche in the Fellowship Room at 11 a.m. On duty are C Lawson and M Turner. Duty for Reading will be E Syson and Prayer will be K MacDonald. Flower Distributor is vacant, Flower donation by S Chisholm. ACTs duty will be M Chisholm and S Chisholm. Polmont Old Parish Church and Brightons Parish Church joint invitation golf outing will be held on Friday, May 22 over nine holes at Dundas Parks Golf Club. The total cost of the event will be £24 which will include green fees, Prizes and a two-course lunch. All participants wishing to take part in the event should return their acceptance and remittance no later than Sunday, May 10 to David Syson at the church or by post to 10 Millfield Drive, Polmont, FK2 0PH. A huge ‘thank you’ to everyone who helped, donated and came along to the coffee morning last Saturday to raise funds for our Story Club. It raised £420 which is just fantastic and means we can continue to run this fantastic club at St Margaret’s School. Thank you again from all the Story Club Team.