Polmont news from Thursday, November 20.

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Country Dancing

Get your body and mind in shape! The local RSCDS class meets in Polmont Old Church Hall (parking to rear of Hall off Greenpark Drive) from 7.45 to 9.15 p.m. on a Wednesday night. This class is for more experienced dancers. Beginners please refer to our classes in the Laurieston section. For further details ring Alison on (01324) 631363. More information about us can be found on the website web.rscds-falkirk.org.uk

Horticultural Society

The AGM will be held on Sunday, November 23 at 7 p.m. in The Greenbank Centre. All interested members will be made most welcome. Our next meeting will be on Sunday, November 30 when the speaker will be Willie Campbell. His talk will be on the gardens at Gargunnock House.


President Norman Black was in the chair for the weekly meeting of Polmont Rotary Club. After dinner and some business, the speaker for the evening was, Ronnie Fitzcharles of Fitzcharles Coaches and he was introduced to the club by Rotarian Jim Dyer. Ronnie outlined the formation of the company as a bicycle shop in 1929 and then selling insurance. The business also charged and sold accumulator batteries for radio sets and then diversified into electrical sales and installing electricity in houses. Later they opened a garage, petrol station and started limousine hire, taxi and coach hire business. Ronnie then explained about the formation of the Coach business, currently running 16 vehicles and some of the busses they have had over the years. Ronnie then regaled the club with stories about their tours in the UK and abroad and the funny things that happened over the years. After a very amusing talk the Vote of thanks was given by Rotarian Alan Oliver. Information on Polmont Rotary Club can be found on our website at www.polmontrotary.org/

Buggy Group

The buggy group meets every Monday 12.30 p.m. in the car park at the back of the church hall. After the walk mums are invited back to the mother and toddler group for tea/coffee. This group is supported by your local health visitors. For more information contact your health visitor at Meadowbank

or contact Barbara McConnell on (01324) 504556 or stepforth@falkirkcommunitytrust.org We are also looking for a volunteer walk leader to assist this group, for one hour on a Monday. An active mum or granny would be ideal.

Coffee Afternoon

The 1st Reddingmuirhead Girls’ Brigade are holding their annual Coffee Afternoon on Sunday, November 23 in the Community Centre in Reddingmuirhead to raise funds for the company. Entry is £2 per person and all are welcome to join us. Come along and enjoy goods from the gift stall, freshly made crepes, face painting, bottle stall, etc. Any donations of baking, good as new gifts or bottles for the bottle stall will be gratefully received. For more information contact Allison on 07791310508.

Breakfast With Santa

This popular event returns this year and is being held on Saturday, December 6 from 10 a.m. to noon in the Methodist Church in Reddingmuirhead. This is to raise funds for the church. Tickets are £5 and adults will get two hot rolls, tea/coffee and mince pies and children receive one hot roll, juice, activities to do and a gift from Santa. This is a ticket only event so, to avoid disappointment, call Allison on 07791310508 to get your tickets.

Line Dancing

Classes for improvers and easy intermediates take place in Greenpark Community Centre on Thursdays from 10 to 11 a.m. Contact the centre for more information.

Boys’ Brigade

On November 7, 2nd Polmont Boys’ Brigade held a race night in aid of company funds and was a thoroughly enjoyable night attended by around 80 people from the company and the local community. The event raised around £800 for company funds which will now directly benefit the boys of the company.