Denny & Dunipace news from Thursday, May 21

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Community Council

The AGM of Denny and District Community Council will take place on Monday, June 1 at 6.30 p.m. in Denny Baptist Church. This will be followed by the normal monthly council meeting when the Police Scotland local report, town centre regeneration and local planning applications will be on the agenda. All welcome.

Denny Old

Worship on Sunday is at 11 a.m. and will be led by Sandra Mathers. Creche facilities will be available, Sunday Club meets at the same time. The Lunch Box will be open on Monday where you will be made welcome to enjoy homemade soup, sandwiches and home baking. The Girls Brigade will be on at its usual time and welcome any girls of school age. The Walking Group has started again on Tuesday evenings, meeting at the church at 7 p.m. You are most welcome to come along and join the group. The walks are gentle and suitable for anyone to enjoy. If it is raining at 6.30 p.m. it will not take place. The next meeting of the Time Out group is tomorrow night (Friday) in the Wheelhouse at 8 p.m. The garden fete was a great success and to date the total made is £5658 with more still to come. A big thank you to all who made it happen especially all the people who came along to support us. All intimations for the Sunday service to be with Janet Rhodes by tonight (Thursday) at the latest.

Westpark Church

On Sunday the Rev. Ray 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. Open Door takes place from 10.30 a.m. to 1 p.m. today (Thursday). Come along and enjoy a snack. All welcome.

Dunipace Church

Sunday worship will be led by Arthur Stewart at 11 a.m. On Gala Day this Saturday teas will be served in the church hall from 1-3.30 p.m. Cost £2. Donations of home baking are very welcome. The Wedding Dress display is being held on Saturday, May 30 from 10 a.m.-noon and from 2-4 p.m. and on Sunday, May 31 from 2.30-4.30 p.m. Admission is £4 and includes a cream tea. Children must be accompanied by an adult. A church session meeting will be held on Wednesday at 7.30 p.m. All Elders are asked to attend.

Summer Fair

Head of Muir Primary School’s summer fair will take place on Thursday, June 4 from 6-7.30 p.m. There will be a range of stalls and games including homebaking, a bottle stall, toys/games, bouncy castles and so much more. Burgers, chips and hot dogs will also be on sale. Entry is 50p for adults and 20p for children. We hope to see you there.

Citizens Advice

The bureau is located above Clydesdale Bank at 24 Duke Street 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 Archibald Russell Centre (today) 10-noon, 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.

Masonic News

Thanks to all who attended last week’s informal meeting regarding the 225th anniversary rededication ceremony and dinner on August 22. Members of Lodge St. Andrew (Denny and Loanhead) No. 176 will have priority for available spaces at the dinner until June 7. To reserve a place the treasurer requires a £10 deposit which can be paid at the bar on Monday, Friday or Saturday evenings. Those brethren attending the dinner will be guaranteed a place at the rededication ceremony. Deposits are also required for brethren travelling to Croydon in November. The Lodge is also having a golf competition on August 2, the actual anniversary of the charter being granted. Members or other brethren in the province who like to play and have an official handicap should email their details to as soon as possible.

Pipe Band

Denny & Dunipace Gleneagles Pipe Band ventured to a very windy Dunbar on Saturday for their first competition of the pipe band season, where the Grade Four band lifted two prizes, second place in Grade 4 and first place in the MSR (march, Strathspey and reel). The Grade One band lifted a shield for second place in their competition. A great day was had by all. This Saturday the band is taking part in the parade at Denny Gala.

Volunteers Needed

Going to the Denny & Dunipace Gala this Saturday? Community Green Initiative will help with litter picking in the park. If you can spare a few minutes to help, equipment will be available at the Litter Strategy stall at the top Gala Park. There will be sweet treats for volunteers, courtesy of Greggs. CGI supports Keep Scotland Beautiful’s Clean Up Scotland and #2minutecleanup campaigns. Members of Denny High School eco group are organising community clean-ups from Monday until next Thursday. Volunteers from the local community are invited to join them. Litter picks will take place from 1.15 p.m. each day. Meet at the school gates at the entrance to the school where equipment will be provided.

WASP Classes

Wider Access to Schools Project offers Otago (mobility strength and balance exercises) classes for anyone who is beginning to have trouble with walking/balance and may have lost their confidence. For more information call Anne Campbell on (01324) 822895 or