Polmont news from Thursday, October 16

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Braveheart Walks

Come along and enjoy an evening walk while the sun still shines! This walk leaves from Polmont Station (by the bowling club) at 7 p.m. every Tuesday (stops when clocks change). Walkers look forward to seeing you there for a blether along the side of the canal. For more information please call (01324) 673703.

Polmont SWRI

Polmont S.W.R.I.’Rural’ - The next Rural meeting will take place on Monday, October 20 at 7.30 p.m. in Polmont Old Parish Church Hall where Jennifer Campbell will teach easy exercises for all ages. Christmas lunch has been arranged for 1 p.m. on Monday, December 15 at the Claremont Inn, Polmont. This will cost £10 for members and names and monies will be taken at this meeting or at the November meeting at the latest. Tickets for our charity concert on Monday, November 17, priced £5 including tea can be purchased from members or at the door. The entertainment is by the Sweet Harmony Barber’s Shop Chorus and our charity this year is Kidney Kids. New members will be made very welcome.

Christmas Fayre

St Margaret’s School PTA Christmas Fayre will be held on Saturday, November 22 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. in the school (Salmon Inn Road). There will be lots to do for both adults and children. A wide variety of gift stalls from local businesses will offer the opportunity to do some Christmas shopping while the kids are entertained with games, face painting, tattoos, crafting activities, Santa’s Grotto and more. Refreshments will be available throughout the day. Entry at the door £1 per adult and 50p per child.

Rotary Club

President Norman Black was in the chair for the weekly meeting of Polmont Rotary Club and gave members and visitors a warm welcome to the club. After dinner President Norman dealt with some business and asked George Kerr to introduce the speaker for the evening, Lesley Hetherington, Community Dietitian in Falkirk. Lesley outlined the work of the Health Improvement Team working in maternal, infant and early years nutrition develop resources, providing information and supporting a variety of staff to deliver key nutritional messages. They also work closely with healthcare staff, children’s services, community learning and development teams as well as community voluntary organisations. Lesley then took us through a light-hearted quiz from the British Heart Foundation relating to various food topics such as fat content and alcohol units. It was an interesting exercise and we were all surprised how little we knew. After a good number of questions the vote of thanks was given by President Elect Brian Glanville. President Norman closed the meeting with the Rotary Toast. Information on Polmont Rotary Club can be found on our website at www.polmontrotary.org.

Horticultural Society

The first of our meetings for this year will be held on Sunday, October 26. Our speaker will be John M. Marshall and the title of his talk is ‘Tatties Travel’. This should prove to be a very entertaining talk. All our talks are held in The Greenpark Centre and begin at 7 p.m.

Flu Clinics

Braesview Medical Group is holding flu clinics on Saturday, October 25. Surname A-M, please attend between 9-10 a.m. Surname N-Z, please attend between 10-11 a.m.