Maddiston news from Thursday, August 7

Send us your Maddiston news and pictures by noon on Tuesday.

Community Council

Maddiston Community Council will meet tonight (Thursday) in the community centre at 7 p.m. All are welcome.

The main concerns of the village include the objections to the proposed wind turbine off California Road, the poor state of the village roads and pavements, the lack of progress in resolving the problem of the deep trench behind Glendevon Drive and the breaking news that Sepa has granted the owners of Craigend works to process human waste on the site without any consultation with local residents. A progress report on the Development Trust company will be submitted and news that additional funding has been found with the help of Falkirk Council to our local footpath network.

Camera Club

Anyone with an interest in taking photographs, or photography generally, is invited to attend the above club when it meets every Wednesday in The Braes Children and Family Centre in Forgie Crescent from 7 - 8.30 p.m. The group, which has changed name to Braes Camera Club, has operated for some time at the site and the organisers would be happy to welcome new members.

Sectarian Discussion

Open Community Discussion – Tackling Sectarianism in your area. Come along to discuss whether or not you believe this is an issue in your community with speaker Mark Adams at Maddiston Community Centre, Saturday, September 13 at 11.30 a.m. - 2 p.m. The meeting has been organised by Central Scotland Regional Equality Council. Tea and coffee will be provided.

History Meeting

The next meeting of Maddiston & Rumford Local History Group will be held on Monday, August 11 at 1 p.m. in Maddiston Community Centre, all welcome. The next meeting of the Family History Group will be on Tuesday at 10 a.m. in Maddiston Community Centre, if you are interested in finding out your family history then why not come along and join.

Muiravonside Church

Last Sunday, morning service was conducted by Mrs Amanda McQuarrie. During the Intimations a warm welcome was given to Ms Jacqueline Dignan who was our organist for the service. This Sunday, morning service will be held at the usual time of 11.30 a.m. This service will be conducted by the Minister, Rev. Louise McClements.

Salvation Army

A warm welcome awaits you at Maddiston Salvation Army. Morning Worship is every Sunday at 10.30 a.m. in the Salvation Army Centre, Main Street, Maddiston. The weekly programme is as follows: Tuesday - Lunch Club, 12.30 p.m.; Ladies’ Meeting, 2 p.m.; Kids Club (5 - 12 year olds), 5.30 p.m. Thursday - Parent & Toddlers, 9.30 a.m.; Bible Study, 6 p.m. Friday - Parent & Toddlers, 9.30 a.m. All welcome. For further information contact 01324 711973. The organisation is looking to develop our programme and is always looking for volunteers.

Golf Club

A domino competition continues every Sunday afternoon when a ‘Coo Pie’ can be won.