Denny & Dunipace news from Thursday, January 29

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Denny Old

The time-out group meets tomorrow (Friday) in the Wheelhouse at 8 p.m. Anyone wishing transport should contact Irene Rennie. The Crafty Café meets this Saturday from 10 a.m.-noon. Come along and take part in the various crafts or just enjoy a tea or coffee and chat. There will also be a visit from Denny Library staff. Worship on Sunday is at 11 a.m., and will be led by Sandra Mathers. There will be crèche facilities and the Sunday Club meets at the same time. The Lunch Box will be open on Monday from 11 a.m.-1.30 p.m. serving soup, sandwiches, tea/coffee and home baking. All welcome. The Girls’ Brigade meets on Monday at 6.30 p.m. and is open to all girls of school age. The Guild is holding a coffee morning on Saturday, February 14 from 10 a.m.-noon. Tickets priced £2 for adults and 70p for children are now on sale from Guild members or come along and pay at the door. All welcome. All intimations for Sunday Service to be with Janet Rhodes by tonight (Thursday).

Westpark Church

The service on Sunday will be led by Arthur Stewart. Kidzone take part at the start of the service then move to the halls to enjoy their own activities. Creche facilities are also available. 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 today (Thursday) from 10.30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Baptist Church

A meeting for everyone involved in children and youth work will be held tomorrow (Friday) at 7 p.m. in the home of Paul and Lynn at Bonnybridge. The services on Sunday at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. will be led by Rev. Norman Graham. All welcome. The children and young people meet during the morning worship and a crèche is available during all services. The ladies Monday Mix meets this Monday at 7.30 p.m. with visiting speaker Mr Fitzcharles from Grangemouth. All other organisations have had to be cancelled from Tuesday-Friday next week as a new boiler is installed.

Community Council

The next meeting of the community council will take place on Monday at 6.30 p.m. in Denny Baptist Church. Town centre regeneration, recent planning applications and the gala day will be on the agenda. Please come along with any concerns, ideas or suggestions you have for your community. All welcome.

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 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.

Burns Club

Denny Cross Burns Club held its annual celebration in the Masonic Hall last Friday. President Stuart Assur welcomed a full turnout of members, friends and invited guests. After the toast to the Queen the haggis was piped in and addressed in fine form by club secretary Gordon Blair. The Selkirk Grace was given by Jim Lauder. Absent Friends were toasted by Bill Kirkpatrick. The Immortal Memory of Robert Burns was delivered by Danny McKirgan of the Mrtyle Inn in Callander. He gave a well researched history of the Bard’s life quoting in great depth from his works, finishing with the rousing toast. The Toast tae the Lassies was in the capable hands of Ross Nixon, head boy from Denny High School, who showed a great depth of knowledge of the fairer sex, however, his praise was short lived when Sarah McGrellis, house captain from the same school explained exactly what he should have said. Songs were given by J Reid, M McMenemy, P Shanks, L Assur, W Blair, T Scobbie, and recitations by J Burgess. Pipe selection was by Tom Adam with Norman Skinner on the accordion. The Host for the evening, Lodge St Andrew 176, was thanked by Issac Bateman and Joe Toner on behalf of the Lodge suitably replied. The chairman and artistes were given a hearty vote of thanks form Sylvia McMenemy. The next meeting will be on Friday, February 27 when Sweet Harmony will entertain, tickets are available from any committee member. Members are reminded any photographs for the March film show must be brought to this meeting. Vice-president Martin McMenemy thanks all who contributed to annual supper for the residents at Tygetsheugh where a grand night of songs, recitations and stories delighted the residents. All arrangements for the May drive are now finalised, the evening finishing at the Argyll Hotel in Inverary. A committee meeting will take place on Monday, February 9 at 8 p.m.

Development Group

Denny & District Development Group is holding a public meeting on Thursday, February 5 in Denny Old Parish Church at 7 p.m. Come along and hear the exciting news that will benefit the Denny area. For further information call 07941 892083. Refreshments will be provided.

Rotary Club

At the recent business meeting of the Rotary Club of Vale of Carron it was agreed to allocate funds raised from the club’s pre-Christmas collections as follows: £1500 to Strathcarron Hospice; £750 to Driving Force, Denny and £750 to Falkirk Foodbank. This would not have been possible without the generosity of local people so our grateful thanks go to all who contributed. If you are interested in helping the community by joining Rotary, or want to learn more about us, contact Ken on 07786 067606 or visit or our club website.

Probus Club

President Allan Hay presided over a very enjoyable Burns lunch which was held in Bonnybridge Golf Club. After an excellent meal of haggis, neeps and tatties traditional Burns entertainment was provided by club members and their spouses. The next meeting will be on February 9 in the Royal Oak Hotel, Denny, when the speaker will be Jack Bairner on his topic ‘Compostela De Santagio’. Visitors will be made most welcome.

Over-50s Forum

The local meeting of the Make It Happen Forum for the over-50s will be held in Bonnybridge Community Centre on Monday (February 2) from 10.30 a.m.-12.30 p.m. The forum is a great way for over-50s to meet new people, get involved and discuss ideas and concerns and to have a real voice in the community. This month we have speakers from First Bus and Falkirk Council who will be discussing transport and bus services in the local area. Please come along to hear what is happening. You’ll receive a warm welcome with tea/coffee provided.

Otago Classes

Denny WASP is now offering Otago (mobility strength and balance exercises) classes. They are 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 e-mail It’s not too late to register on some of our new classes that have been sponsored by Awards For All, visit the new website for further information, call (01324) 822895, membership fees and appropriate fees applicable.

Line Dancing

Next class takes place tomorrow (Friday) in the Broompark Centre in Denny from 1-2 p.m. Beginners and improvers welcome.