Polmont news from Thursday, March 27

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Polmont Strollers

If you are a new mum why not come along to our buggy group. The feedback from the group has been very good, as well as meeting other mums, by being out in the fresh air and getting fitter, mums share information. Your local health visitor is also on hand to deal with any questions or concerns you may have. The group meet every Monday 12.30pm at the car park opposite the Greenbank centre. The walk takes about 40 minutes. After the walk mums go back to the church hall where there is a very well run baby group. For more information contact Barbara McConnell on (01324) 504568/556 stepforth@falkirkcommunitytrust.org

Braveheart Walks

Again with the lighter nights approaching why not enjoy an evening walk with our Polmont walkers. This walk leaves from Polmont Station (by the bowling club) at 7 p.m. every Tuesday. We look forward to seeing you there. For more information please call (01324) 673703.

Spring Fayre

The Cat Register and Rescue Annual Spring Fayre takes place on Saturday, April 5, from 10 a.m. till 1 p.m. in Greenpark Community Centre, Polmont. Entry is free. Come along and join us at Greenpark where there will be all the usual stalls: fancy goods, tombola, home baking,lucky dip, adoptacat and the ever popular cafe selling tea, coffee, hot snacks and home baking. You can find out more about the work the C.R. & R from the volunteers. We look forward to hearing from you. Bring a friend.

Old Parish

Last Sunday with the sun shining thus brightening the inside of our church, the congregation witnessed a baptism and celebrated the occasion with some splendid singing. Reverend David Wandrum our Locum Minister conducted the service and his sermon was centred on how we conduct ourselves once we are baptised and become part of God’s family. In notices the Minister advised that on Sunday, after the service, we will hold the church’s annual congregational meeting. On April 6, again after our service, we will be holding a meeting to appoint a nomination committee to find a new minister. Sunday morning’s service will be conducted by our Locum Minster Reverend David Wandrum at 11 a.m. in Church. Choir practice at 9.45 a.m., Prayer Meeting in the Vestry at 10.30 a.m., Youth Church meets in the church at 11 a.m., Creche in the Fellowship Room at 11 a.m. On duty are M Slater and D Dagger. On duty for Reading - Heather Park and Prayer Keith MacDonald. The Minister’s Open Vestry hour will take place in the Church Hall on Tuesday nights from 7 - 8 p.m. Anyone who needs the service of the minister please call into the Church Hall Office at this time. The Annual Congregational Meeting will take place on Sunday after the morning service in the church.

Church Sale

A ‘new to you’ kids clothing and toy sale is taking place in Polmont Church Hall, Main Street on Saturday, April 5 from 10 a.m. - noon. Adults - £1, children - free. Stalls will be selling good quality children’s goods e.g. toys, games, CDs, DVDs, clothes and baby equipment. A café will also be open serving tea/coffee.

Horticultural Society

Evelyn Young will be the speaker at the Sunday, March 30 at Polmont Horticultural Society’s meeting. Evelyn will be demonstrating flower arranging. All our talks begin at 7 p.m. and are in the Greenpark Centre. Our annual plant deliveries will be made on Sunday, May 11 and order forms can be obtained for committee members. The plant sale this year will be held in Brightons Church Hall on Friday, May 16.

Helix Walks

See Laurieston.

Probus Club

It’s all change at Polmont Probus Club following last week’s annual general meeting. Sandy Simpson stepped down following his year in office as president to be succeeded by Bill Cartner. Other appointments are: vice-president - Hector McKenzie; secretary - Bob McKay; treasurer - Derek Cant; committee - the foregoing plus past presidents Sandy Simpson and Tom Grieve; almoner - Graham Cowie; press secretary - Colin Mailer; auditor - Tom Grieve; catering rota officer - Tom Grieve. Following the handover, past president Sandy was congratulated on his term of office by the incoming president and the club accepted a proposal to hold succeeding annual business meetings in April rather than March as in the past.