Polmont news from Thursday, March 19

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Brass Band Concert

A concert by Edinburgh Gorgie Salvation Army Brass Band will be held in Polmont Old Parish Church tomorrow (Friday) at 7.30 p.m. Admission £5 may be paid on the night.

Lunch Club

The Greenpark Lunch Club meet on a Wednesday and Friday in the Greenpark Centre in Polmont and has a few vacancies for new members. A two-course lunch is served followed by a cup of tea and plenty of chat. If you are an OAP and would like to join us please contact Lisa McCallum in the office on (01324) 506730 for more information.

Probus Club

Swinging cuts in public services hitherto taken for granted may be inevitable in the near future, members of Polmont Prpbus Club were warned at their last meeting. The warning was issued by local historian Ian Scott, chairman of Falkirk Community Trust, who related why services undertaken formerly by the local authority had been absorbed by the recently created Trust, including sport, leisure and culture facilities. Although the financial climate was uncertain, what was known was that of the Trust’s £12 million budget annual savings of £1 million would require to be made during each of the next three years. The vote of thanks was proposed by Tom Taylor.

Buggy Group

The group meets every Monday, 12.30 p.m. at the car park behind the church hall in Polmont. After the walk the group go back to the hall where there is a very well run mother and toddler group. All buggy walks are free, for more information speak to your health visitor or contact Stepforth@falkirkcommunitytrust.org, 01324 504556. We now have two new walk leaders for this group.


Lovely Polmont night walk on Tuesdays starts back on Tuesday, March 31, as the clocks change forward! 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.

Women’s Rural

Members had fun making glass pendants under the tuition of Shan Press, and can’t wait to see the finished results after Shan fires them in her kiln. Shan also had some of her lovely work on display and for sale. A vote of thanks was then given by Helen Brown. The next meeting on April 20 sees a change of venue as we will hold it at the Milk Barn, Glen Village so we hope for a good turnout on the evening. Competitions winners were as follows - Make: 1 Helen Brown, 2 Kate Shepherd, 3 Jean White. Take - 1 Ray Mathieson, 2 Margaret Andrew, 3 Shirley Gilmour.