Maddiston news from Thursday, July 10

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

Evangelical Church

The family service on Sunday at 11.30 a.m. will be taken by Tom Stables from Bo’ness. His topic is entitled “What are we building our life on?” Luke 6, 46-49. Children can go into their own groups at noon. There will be a fellowship everning at 6.30 p.m. which will include a time of praise, a short introduction to a Bible character, a general knowledge quiz (including the ‘Name that Tune’ round) and of course plenty of time to talk and drink tea /coffee or Irn Bru. All are welcome and you should feel free to come and go as you please. The prayer meeting will be on Wednesday at 7.30 p.m.

Gala Event

The Haining Care Home’s Summer Fete - Gala Day event is taking place on Saturday, August 2 from noon - 4 p.m. which will have the feel of a proper Gala Day with a crowning of the King and Queen, Retinue (arriving in Limo), decorated float and arch and entertainment throughout the day from Bo’ness Unison Brass Band, a singer/guitarist, Mrs Clark’s Dancers, Maypole. Stalls include Tombola, Raffles, Tutu stall, home-baking hamper raffles, burgers/hot dogs, sweet stall, jewellery, nail polish stall, bouncy castle and lots more activities and stalls going on. Everyone welcome to join in the fun. Adults £1 entry & kids 50p (inc. drink). Please call Sandra at The Haining Care Home for further information on (01324) 716755.

Muiravonside Church

Last Sunday the Annual Joint Service was held this year in Shieldhill and Blackbraes Church. The service was conducted by Rev. Louise McClements and Mrs Amanda McQuarrie. This Sunday, Morning Service will be held in Muiravonside Church and will commence at the usual time of 11.30 a.m. There will be a cup of tea/coffee served after the Service. The next Haining Nursing Home Service takes place on Tuesday, July 22 at 2 p.m.

History Meeting

The next meeting of Maddiston & Rumford Local History Group will be held on Monday (July 14) in Maddiston Community Centre, Parkhall Drive Maddiston. The Roll of Honour for those who died in the the two world wars is now on display in the Community Centre for anyone interested. We would welcome anyone from the local villages (Maddiston, Rumford, Whitecross, Standburn, and Avonbridge) as well as anyone living in the area around the villages, as we are researching the history of the parish of Muiravonside. All welcome, new to the area or long-term resident.

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.

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.

Community Council

Maddiston Community council’s monthly meeting had another full agenda. Items included extending the footpath network, health care in the community, the growing area at Muiravonside Park and possible use of an apparently unused site in the village. Good news in that two benches have been installed in valley park and plans are afoot to install additional seating in appropriate locations around the village. Concern was raised at the re-submission of the application for an 80-metre tall wind turbine beside the golf course and California Road. The first application had been rejected by Falkirk Council, but it has been re-submitted and individuals who objected to the earlier application should again submit their objections to the plan by July 10.

Helix Walks

See Laurieston.