Polmont news from Thursday, June 11

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Braveheart

Meeting at Polmont station by the bowling club to start our walk for 7 p.m., this hour 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 call (01324) 673703.

Buggy Group

The group meets every Monday, 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. A volunteer or back leader is needed to help with this group. The walk is only one hour. Its a nice way to get new mums meeting other mums, getting a little fitter and discovering the local area. If you’re interested contact me on the number below. All buggy walks are free, for more information speak to your health visitor or contact Stepforth@falkirkcommunitytrust.org, (01324) 504556.

Woodlands Group

Polmont Woodlands Group will be having its AGM in the Greenpark Community Centre, Polmont tonight (Thursday) at 7 p.m. All Welcome.

Old Parish

On Sunday worship will be led by Rev. Deborah van Welie at 11 a.m. This will be the youth church prize giving service. Choir practice at 9.45 a.m. Prayer meeting in the vestry at 10.30 a.m. Youth church meets in the session house at 10.15 a.m. Creche in the fellowship room at 11 a.m. On duty are C Lawson and M Turner. Duty for reading will be S Gow and prayer will be J Morrison. Flower Distributor is A Brown, Flower Donation by M Slater, ACTs duty will be G Turner and M Turner. Car treasure hunt: This event will take place on Friday, June 19, leaving from the church hall car park between 6.30 p.m. and 7.30 p.m. Cost is £5, primary school children and younger free, and includes a light supper afterwards in the Hall. If you would like to take part, please speak to a member of the fundraising committee so that we can make catering arrangements. Polmont Old Parish Church Holiday Club from Monday to Friday, August 10-14 - We are looking for a number of helpers to run this very popular Summer Holiday Club. If you are interested in helping in any way please contact the minister or Lynda McKechnie on (01324) 715995or e-mail minister@polmontold.org.uk or Lynda.mckechnie2@hotmail.co.uk.

Probus Club

The trials, tribulations and triumphs of a general practitioner were outlined in a humorous manner to members of Polmont Probus Club at its meeting last week. That’s when Dr John Leonard, formerly in practice in Falkirk but now retired, regaled members with his experiences of his career in medicine. The vote of thanks was offered by Sandy Simpson. Earlier members stood in silence as a mark of respect for the life of the late Rev. Charles Heriot, an honorary member in recent times but years earlier President of the club. Next week’s meeting will not take place at its customary location at the Greenpark Centre. Instead members are encouraged to meet there only at 10 a.m. before sharing cars for the brief journey to the Grangemouth Heritage Centre for a 10.30 a.m. start there.

School AGM

St Margaret’s Primary School PTA is having its AGM at the school Polmont on Tuesday, September 1 at 7 p.m. – all Welcome.