Denny & Dunipace news from Thursday, February 19

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Denny Old

Worship on Sunday is at 11 a.m. and will be led by Sandra Mathers. There will be creche facilites and The Sunday Club meets at the same time. The Lunch Box is open from 11 a.m.-1.30 p.m. on Monday where you can choose from a variety of soup, sandwiches, home baking, tea and coffee. The Girls Brigade meets on Monday at 6.30 p.m. and open to all girls of school age. The Guild would like to thank everyone who helped to make Saturday’s coffee mornnig such a success. The final total raised was £480. The Guild meet on Tuesday for a talk on Tai Chi Healing. The speaker will be Grace Millet who will also give us a demonstration. This is an open evening and everyone will be made most welcome. Time out is at The Wheelhouse tomorrow (Friday) at 8 p.m. Anyone who requires a lift should contact Irene Rennie on (01324) 892226.

Westpark Church

The Rev. Raymond Thomson will lead worship at 10.30 a.m. Kidzone take part at the start of the service then move to the halls to enjoy their own activities. Creche facilities are also available. The Wednesday Welcome is open from 10 a.m. for fellowship over tea or coffee followed by a short service from 11.15 - 11.45 a.m. Please note that the Open Door is open from 10.30 a.m. to 1 p.m. today (Thursday). All welcome.

Masonic News

A regular meeting of Lodge St. Andrew (Denny & Loanhead) No. 176 was held last Thursday. The business included the second degree ceremonial which was worked by Lodge St. Andrew No. 199, Cumbernauld. There was a tribute to mark the passing of PM John Bell, lodge secretary for the past 13 years. A superb keyboard player, John is a great loss to masonry and music but most of all his family and the huge turnout at his funeral showed the high regard he was held in. Bro. Kevin McLean has been installed as RWM for his second term. Tickets for next month’s cabaret evenings can be reserved at the bar or via Helen. On Thursday, February 26 the master mason degree will be worked by 176 office bearers with visitors expected from Croydon.

Citizens Advice

The bureau is located above Clydesdale Bank at 24 Duke Street, Denny and is open today (Thursday), Friday, Monday and Wednesday from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. A legal clinic is held every four weeks on Wednesdays by appointment only, 4-5 p.m. Outreach clinics are held at the Community Education Wing at Bankier Primary School today (Thursday) from 10 a.m.-noon, at Bridge Crescent Community Flat on Tuesday from 9.30 a.m.-noon and Denny Parish Church hall on Wednesday from 9.30 a.m.-11.30 a.m. Telephone service (Citizens Advice Direct) available Monday-Friday from 9 a.m.-8 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on (01324) 823118.

Community Flat

Denny Community Flat holds its Annual General Meeting On Tuesday, March 17 at 1.30 p.m. If you have a few hours to spare and would like to help out please feel free to get in touch, or just come along on the day.

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 Denny Community Flat, Bridge Crescent, Denny which is open every Tuesday from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. and Thursday 6-7 p.m. There is also a collection at Denny Old Parish Church in Duke Street every Wednesday from 10-11.30 a.m.

W.A.S.P Classes

The Wider Access to School Project at Denny High is now offering Otago (mobility strength and balance exercises) classes aimed at anyone who is beginning to have trouble walking and may have lost their confidence. For more information contact Anne Campbell on (01324) 822895 or email or

Rotary Club

The Rotary Club of Vale of Carron met for their weekly meeting upstairs in the Plough Hotel, Stenhousemuir. President Jill Dewar welcomed members and guest Sarah Tough. Due to the absence through illness of the speaker we watched a DVD about Mary’s Meals, a charity which feeds schoolchildren across the world. On Friday the president and two Rotarians presented a cheque for £750 to Dr Bridget McCalister, founder of The Driving Force Denny and Bonnybridge. We are delighted to see visitors on Wednesdays. If you are interested in helping the community by joining Rotary, or want to learn more about us, contact Ken on 07786067606, visit or our club website. Please also follow us on Twitter @ValeofCarron and on Facebook.