Bonnybridge news from Thursday, May 22

Send us your Bonnybridge news and pictures by 1 p.m. Tuesday.

Community Council

The next meeting will be on Tuesday at 7 p.m. in Bonnybridge Community Centre. This meeting will be to discuss one issue only, the forthcoming referendum on independence. Speaking on behalf of the No campaign will be Karen Whitefield, Labour candidate in the next Westminster election for Falkirk West. Speaking on behalf of the Yes campaign will be Michael Matheson MSP. Doors will open at 7 p.m. for a 7.30 p.m. start. All welcome.

Parish Church

A warm invitation is extended to everyone to join the Sunday worship at 11 a.m. Prayer time takes place in the Vestry from 10.30 - 10.45 a.m. and is open to all. Elders are reminded to uplift their newsletters for distribution. An extra Soup Sunday, with proceeds going to Christian Aid, will be held in the church hall after the morning service on Sunday. There will also be a home baking table. Donations of baking should be wrapped, marked if they contain nuts, and priced. A good response will be much appreciated. Volunteers are required for the church clean on Thursday, May 29 at 7 p.m.

Scout Group

The 103rd AGM of the 27th Bonnybridge Scout Group was held on Wednesday, May 14. Chairman Russell Smith welcomed everyone to the meeting. All office-bearers were re-elected for another year. Group Scout Leader Margaret Plank invited anyone interested to come along and join the committee or offer some time to help at meeting nights or badge work. Beaver of the Year is shared by Andrew Wright and Emma Harvey. Cub of the Year is Owen Young; Scout of the Year shared by Thomas Rintoul and Charlie Gribbon. Beaver Bronze Chief Scouts Award were gained by Cameron Walford, Sam Bolton, Daniel Skinner, Katie McIlroy, Andrew Wright and Emma Harvey. Cub Chief Scouts awards were gained by Owen Young, Dylan Baxter, Niaomi Findlay and Rosalyn Rintoul. District commissioner Anne Gilchrist addressed the the company and congratulated all the leaders in running a very successful group. Certificates were presented to Cub Scout assistant Grant McArthur and Beaver assistant Eleanor Blyth. Training module certificates were presented to Beaver assistant leader Chloe Glass and Eleanor Blythe and Cub assistant leader Helen Smith. Wood Badge Certificates were presented to Cub leader Anne Clark and Explorer Scout assistant Heather Wright.

Braveheart Walk

Bonnybridge walkers leave from the Royal Hotel at 10.30 a.m. You have a choice of an hour walk or a shorter 30 minute walk. Come along and meet our walk leaders and some welcoming faces and enjoy a chat over tea and cake in the cafe afterwards. For more information please call (01324) 673703.

Credit Union

Savings are safe with Falkirk District Credit Union and low cost loans are available once regular savings established. Anyone who lives or works in the area within the boundary of Falkirk Council can join, junior savers welcome. For details on how to join please phone the main office in Grangemouth on (01324) 473695, visit our website or pop into your local branch at Bonnybridge Community Centre which is open every Monday from 10 a.m. until 12 p.m.

Citizens Advice

Denny & Dunipace Citizens Advice Bureau now provide an information and advice service at Bonnybridge Community Centre on a Wednesday between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. If you would like an appointment to speak to a CAB Adviser please contact Bonnybridge Community Centre on (01324) 503290.

Line dancing

Next class takes place on Tuesday in Bonnybridge St Helen’s church hall from noon-1.30 p.m. Beginners and improvers welcome.

Craft group

The Bonnybridge Craft Group will be at the coffee morning at St Helen’s Church, Bonnybridge on Saturday in aid of The Driving Force. All proceeds from goods sold will be donated to the Driving Force.