Bonnybridge news from Thursday, November 20

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Community Council

The next meeting of the community council will be held in Bonnybridge Community Centre on Tuesday at 7 p.m. All welcome.

Parish Church

A warm welcome is extended to everyone to join the morning service at Bonnybridge St Helen’s on Sunday at 11 a.m. Prayer time is open to all in the vestry at 10.30-10.45 a.m. Volunteers are requested for collation of the newsletter on Saturday at 10 a.m. in the church hall.

Charity Day

This takes place on Sunday in Bonnybridge Community Centre from 12-4 p.m. Entry is free, but charges appliy for grotto and rides. There is a grotto with the award winning calneva images taking the photos, and more than 40 craft stalls. A cafe will be run by Bonnybridge Guides, and a tombolla stall run by Bonnybridge Brownies. Guess the birthday to win a massive teddy, and guess the weight to win a cake from crafty cakes.

Citizens Advice

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

Social Club

Bonnybridge Social Club is holding its annual Christmas craft and gift fayre on Sunday, November 30 from 11 a.m.- 3 p.m. All welcome, free entry. Tables available for sellers at just £6.

Historical Society

Huge thanks to all who came out to support the launch of the latest issue of ‘Bonnyseen’ magazine which was dedicated to the commemoration of the outbreak of World War One. Ian Scot gave an insightful talk on the events surrounding the outbreak of war in the Falkirk district. This was followed by a wonderful musical interlude with his group Chapter 4. The songs were very poignant and reminded us of the sacrifices made by our forebears. Thanks also to Scotmid and the Community Centre Committee for their financial support and to the members of the audience who were very generous with their donations on the evening.

Copies are now available in the Jet Garage, Bonnybridge Library, Community Centre and the Health Centre. Online copies will soon be accessible at

Craft Group

Bonnybridge Craft Group wish to thank everyone who donated buttons and wool and purchased their handmade poppies will all proceeds to 2014 Poppy Appeal. The group will be at Carrongrange Christmas Fayre tomorrow (Friday) from 10 a.m.-noon where our handmade goods will be available to purchase with all proceeds going to Carrongrange School.

Bingo Fundraiser

There will be a prize bingo in Bonnybridge Social Club on Thursday, November 27, eyes down at 7.30 p.m. All proceeds again going to Rachel House. All welcome.

Buggy Group

The Bonny strollers buggy group meet every Friday 1.15 p.m. at Bonnybridge Health Centre, Larbert Road, Bonnybridge. All welcome. All walks are free.

For more information contact (01324) 504556 or email

Braveheart Walks

Bonnybridge walkers leave from the Royal Hotel at 10.30 a.m. Choose an hour walk or a slower 30 minute walk. Come along and meet our Walk Leaders and some welcoming faces, then enjoy a chat over tea and cake in the cafe afterwards. For more information please call 01324 673703.

Line Dancing

Next class takes place on Tuesday in St Helen’s church hall from noon-1 p.m. Beginners and improvers welcome.