Grangemouth news from Thursday, December 25

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Beancross Enrolment

Enrolment at Beancross Primary School for children starting school in August 2015 will take place at the school on Tuesday, January 14 between 9.30-11.30 a.m. or 1.30-3 p.m. Parents/carers can come on either day. Please remember to bring your child’s birth certificate and a document showing parents/carers proof of residency.

Grangemouth Rotary

Not even inclement weather could deter members of the Rotary Club of Grangemouth during their seasonal Santa Sleigh collection around the town which ended yesterday (Christmas Eve) with a short collection at Asda. Although the final figure raised is unknown at the time of writing, the club is more than grateful for the very generous response from townspeople and shoppers. Last Thursday President Jim Stirling welcomed members to the club’s annual charity lunch at Talbot House when the proceeds, amounting to more than £400, were donated equally between Vision Aid overseas and the Jaipur Limb Project in India. Cheese and biscuits for the charity lunch were generously provided by Asda. The club’s next meeting, back at the Leapark Hotel, will be on Thursday, January 8.

Zetland Church

Sunday’s Service was conducted by Reverend Alison Meikle. The Sunday School gave a great performance of their Nativity Play and thanks go to the children and their teachers for such a feel good start to Christmas week. Our Watchnight Service is at 11.15 p.m. on Christmas Eve and please bring a torch. Next Sunday’s Service of Readings and Carols is at the usual time of 11.15 a.m. and everyone is invited to bring a present you received at Christmas, and that includes adults. Merry Christmas from all at Zetland Parish Church.

Lodge Zetland 391

RWM Bro. Peter Neilson welcomed some 60 Members and Visitors into the Lodge on Tuesday, December 16 to the last meeting of 2014. After disposal of routine business, a First Degree took place which was delivered in a competent and dignified manner. The next ceremonial will take place on January 6, 2015 being a Second Degree, in the capable hands of the RWM and Office Bearers of Tay Union 273, Wormit, where a great deal of family involvement will be in evidence. After a reply on behalf of the visitors from the RWM of 273, the RWM of Lodge Zetland closed the Lodge, wishing everyone the compliments of the season which were reciprocated by the Senior Warden.

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 (01324) 473695, visit our website or pop into the main office at 4 Station Road, Grangemouth which is open Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and every Thursday 6.30-8 p.m. We also have a collection in Grangemouth One Stop Shop, York Lane which is open on Mondays and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Please check with office/collection for Christmas opening hours. If you are interested in volunteering at all please call or ask at collection. Annual general meeting is on Thursday, January 29 at 6.45 p.m. within Youth and Community Wing, Abbots Road, Grangemouth.

KHR Service

The service at Kirk of the Holy Rood on Sunday will be conducted by the minister at the usual time of 11 a.m. The KHR Women’s Association are on holiday on December 31.