Polmont news from Thursday, January 29

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RSCDS Classes

Scottish Country Dancing: Get your body and mind in shape! The local RSCDS class meets in Polmont Old Church Hall (parking to rear of Hall off Greenpark Drive) from 7.45 to 9.15 p.m. on a Wednesday night. This class is for more experienced dancers. Beginners please refer to our classes in the Laurieston section. For further details ring Alison on 01324-631363. More information about us can be found on the website web.rscds-falkirk.org.uk

Buggy Group

The group meets every Monday, at 12.30 p.m. at 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. I am looking for a mum or fit granny to help lead the walks. If you are interested and have an hour to spare give me a call on the number below. All buggy walks are free, for more information speak to your health visitor or contact Stepforth@falkirkcommunitytrust.org or (01324) 504556.

Rotary Club

President Norman Black was in the chair for the weekly meeting of Polmont Rotary Club. After dinner and some business, the speaker for the evening was John Spowart, a training officer for the elderly. He was accompanied by his wife Carol and introduced to the club by Mary Sneddon. John explained that his roles entails working with care staff and modern apprentices as moving and handling training officer for Falkirk Council. John outlined the aim of training, which is to balance needs, wishes and safety of the person and worker. It is designed to promote health and wellbeing, enabling clients to have a life of their own and to have positive relationships with others. John outlined his talk with PowerPoint slides and explained that everyone is involved in moving and handling, with the definition being reaching, pushing, pulling, throwing, lifting, lowering, holding and turning. The importance of training for staff is to prevent paid carers from damaging their back while assisting clients. Common injuries are to the lower back, neck, shoulders and knees, caused by bending and twisting from the waist. John then gave a practical demonstration of how it should be done, assisted by his wife Carol. After a very useful and informative presentation, John answered a good number of questions and the Vote of thanks was given by Rotarian Bob Mackay. Information on Polmont Rotary Club can be found at www.polmontrotary.org.

Parish Church

On Sunday, morning service will be conducted by Rev. David Wandrum at 11 a.m. This will be a Communion Service. Choir practice at 9.45 a.m. Prayer Meeting in the Vestry at 10.30 a.m. Youth Church meets at 11 a.m. in the church, Creche in the Fellowship Room at 11 a.m. On duty are J Lewis and A Andrews. Duty for Reading will be I McLean and Prayer will be K MacDonald. Flower Distributor is Eileen Brown, No ACTs. The 2nd Polmont Boys Brigade invite you to our Burns evening on Friday, February 6 at 7.30 p.m. at Greenpark Centre, Polmont, tickets £15 (available from any officer) and will include a two-course supper, refreshments and entertainment.

History Group

See Maddiston.