Redding and Westquarter news from Thursday, June 5

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Credit Union

Savings are safe with Falkirk District Credit Union and low cost loans are available once regular savings established. Anyone who lives or works in the area within the boundary of Falkirk Council can join, junior savers welcome. For details on how to join please phone the main office in Grangemouth on (01324) 473695, visit our website or pop into your local branch at Westquarter Community Project, Westquarter Primary School which is open every Thursday from 10 a.m.-12 p.m.

Go Wild

A free nature event for all the family is being held in Westquarter Glen on Saturday, June 21 from 10.30 a.m. - 4 p.m. there will be an ice age mammal display, birds of prey demo, exotic animal handling, wild meadow planting, electro fishing, arts and crafts, bird ringing among a host of other activities. Events will be held in the glen and at the Wing at Westquarter Primary School. For more information contact Les Wallace at

Redding Church

At Sunday’s service the congregation welcomed baby Lucy Louise Comrie who was Baptised by Rev. Mary Henderson. Edin and Erin from the Sunday Club presented baby Lucy with a gift and flowers. The readings were given by Donna Gardener. Sermon and readings were on Prayer and Blessings. The Sacrament of Holy communion will be observed on June 15 and not June 8 as was previously intimated. The service on both days will be at the usual time of 11.30 a.m. Martha’s Café will be at 2 p.m. in the hall on June 10, cost £2.50. Christian Aid: the Sunday Club would like to thank everybody who contributed to this cause that raised the sum of £530.

Culture Night

The Unity Club in Redding Road is hosting a ‘culture night’ on Saturday starting at 7.30 p.m. Ally dunn is singing and RWPB will be playing too. £2 entry.

Dougie’s Retirement

Well known ice cream man Dougie has retired. The collection was made by Joy Zandbergan and Laura Irvine. Dougie was well pleased with his gifts of cash, Hannigan Hotel Vouchers and his wife Angela received a bouquet of flowers. With the small change, Dougie was told to get himself a mix-up.

Helix Walks

See Laurieston.