Polmont news from Thursday, April 2

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RSCDS Classes

Scottish Country Dancing (RSCDS) class meets in Polmont Old Church Hall, parking to rear of Hall off Greenpark Drive. The Summer classes start this week - this is a general class and the teacher will vary each week. The cost is £2.50 each session and runs 7.45 - 9.15pm. For further details ring Su on (01324) 711576. More information about us can be found on the website web.rscds-falkirk.org.uk

Braveheart Walks

Lovely Polmont night walk on Tuesdays are back with the lighter nights present! Meeting at Polmont station by the bowling club to start our walk for 7 p.m. this hour walk takes in the beautiful scenery of the Union Canal. Come along and enjoy some evening fresh air with our friendly walkers and Walk Leaders. For more information please call (01324) 673703.

Buggy Group

Buggy group is off over the Easter Holidays.

Parish Church

On Sunday (Easter Sunday), Morning Service will be conducted by Rev. Deborah van Welie at 11 a.m. Choir practice at 9.45 a.m. Prayer Meeting in the Vestry at 10.30 a.m. Youth Church meets at 11 a.m. in Church. Creche in the Fellowship Room at 11 a.m. On duty are N Rule and H Park. Duty for Reading will be M Laing and Prayer will be J Lewis. Flower Distributor is E Wood, Flower Donation by J Chalmers. ACTs duty will be G Turner and M Turner. Lunch Bunch will be on holiday Thursday, April 9 and 16. Look forward to seeing you all again on April 23. Meet & Greet Debbie Evening with Rev. Debbie van Welie on Friday, April 10 at 7.30 p.m. in Polmont Old Parish Church Hall. Tickets £5, which include refreshments and nibbles. Polmont Clean Up Day will be held on Saturday, April 25 at 10 a.m. in the Church Hall Main Street Polmont. Come along and help keep our village beautiful.

Probus Club

The devastation wrought in families by just one person’s addiction to drink or drugs was underlined for members of the Probus Club of Polmont last week.The speaker, former police sergeant Caird Forsyth, now employed by Falkirk Council to head up its alcohol and drug awareness programme, described how a liking, leading eventually to addiction, for either drink or drugs could lead to an individual so desperate to obtain funds to purchase more he or she would sell personal possessions then steal and, down the line, often find themselves penniless and homeless. Substance abuse was costing the National Health Service millions of pounds per year with binge drinking, especially at weekends, and heavy smoking, creating health-related conditions which impacted not only on an individual but that individual’s family. For his informative address the speaker was thanked on the call of Jim Nicol. President Bill Cartner was in the chair.