Polmont news from Thursday, September 25

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Bravheart 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). Our walkers look forward to seeing you there for a blether along the side of the canal. For more information please call (01324) 673703.

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

Flu Clinics

Polmont Park Medical Group Flu clinics will be held on Monday, October 6 and Wednesday, October 29 between 8.30 a.m. and 8 p.m. If you are over 65 or in an at risk group please contact the surgery to make an appointment.

Flu Vaccinations

See Grangemouth.

Child Vaccinations

See Grangemouth.

History Meeting

See Maddiston.

Old Parish

Last Sunday, with David Wandrum on a well deserved break, Rev. Neil Barclay led the service. He paid a noticeable compliment to our Choir leader and organist Alison Hastie as he congratulated the choir on the choice of music which he looked forward to on his visits to Polmont. Sadly it was announced that one of our stalwart members Jean Lock is leaving the district and we all wished her well. In the notices we were reminded that on Saturday we have the Macmillan Coffee Morning in the church hall at 10 a.m.-noon and all are welcome whilst on Sunday we have the Boys and Girls Brigade opening service. Sunday’s morning service conducted by Rev. David Wandrum is at 11 a.m. This will be the Boys’ and Girls’ Brigade opening service. Choir practice at 9.45 a.m. Prayer Meeting in the Vestry at 10.30 a.m., no Youth Church, Creche in the Fellowship Room at 11 a.m. On duty are M Slater and D Dagger. Duty for Readings Boys’ Brigade and Prayer Girls’ Brigade. Circle of Care Calendars: Orders for the 2015 Calendars (cost £4.50) are now being taken. A sample and order sheets is in the vestibule or please speak to Janet Anderson. Harvest Thanksgiving Service takes place on Sunday, October 19. This year, in considering the Falkirk Food Bank and the needs it is meeting within our community, we would like an offering to be taken up on that day of Food stuffs only. All of the food offered on the day will be collected by the Falkirk Food Bank after the service. In the nicest possible way, please may we ask that the food stuffs offered be within their ‘use by’ date or else the Food Bank will not be able to distribute them. There will be a Soup & Pudding Harvest Lunch in the Church Hall after the service. All welcome. We are looking for donations of lentil, leek & potato soup and any kind of pudding. If you can help please speak to Janet Anderson as soon as possible on (01324) 711882 or at bill.janet@virgin.net. MacMillan Coffee Morning this Saturday from 10 a.m.–noon, Church Halls, Main Street, Polmont. Together we can make much-needed funds. Come along and enjoy a coffee with friends and family. We earnestly request donations of home baking, gifts, your physical and financial support to raise funds for this excellent cause. Please contact Margaret Connor or Lynda McKechnie with donation or for further information.

Probus Club

Callendar House down through the ages - well 1000 years and more - was the subject which fascinated members of Polmont Probus Club at its last meeting when Geoff Bailey, well known as an archaeologist and local historian, traced its history from a large wooden hall, built around 981 AD, to its stone successor built in the late 14th century, and enlarged again several centuries later to become the building recognised today, home to the Forbes family for 200 years until recent times when it passed into the ownership of Falkirk Council and now Falkirk Community Trust. Willie Taylor proposed the vote of thanks.

Cat Register

See Falkirk.