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Community Carols

festive tree more carollers

Sing Carols with Menstrie Community this Christmas on Thursday, December 18th at 7 pm in the Church Hall. Come and join in a cosy, warm and dry evening as we welcome Santa.

As usual, the church has invited us to join them afterwards for some Festive Cheer.


Primary School news

Galaxy Tabs offer

Menstrie Primary School is working to take up an offer by Tesco Stores and Stork Margarine in which 50 tokens can be exchanged for one Samsung Galaxy Tab. The school has bought 50 tubs, and Mr Pennie is arranging a "Bake-off" where, throughout the period of the offer, parents can get a tub from the school and in return bake some goodies which will then be sold to cover the cost of the margarine. One of these events has now taken place and the profits were shared with "Red Nose Day".

If you have any "Tablet Tokens" at home, please hand them in to the school where they will be much appreciated.

Postage stamps to help the RDA

The school collects postage stamps for charity. Any used stamps can be torn off old envelopes and handed in to the School Office. The stamps are used to support a local Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA) group. Presently they are raising funds to develop a sensory field for young people with learning difficulties and recently obtained a pony which allows youngsters to take part in hippotherapy. Some of our youngsters have benefitted from the work of the RDA and the school would like very much to help to support them.

Adapted from Menstrie Matters, December 2014


Message from the Chair, December 2014

After a busy and successful summer season here in Menstrie, the past couple of months have been relatively quiet. One noticeable exception, however, has been the completion of the Community Garden. At the end of September an informal open Day was held in the garden and it was well attended. The main purpose of this occasion was to inform everyone of our objectives for the garden and to encourage everyone wishing to make use of the facilities eg planting and looking after their own flowers and vegetables. The garden will be open for all to see and use during daylight hours. As the name suggests, it is intended to be a garden for everyone to enjoy.

The summer flowers in the containers on the bridge have been removed and spring bulbs have been planted. These should provide a nice bit of colour during springtime. It is hoped that the Wildflower Meadow at the west end of the village will be further extended, making the area even more attractive.

The annual Christmas Carol Singing will be held in the Parish Church Hall and as always this should be an enjoyable evening. With Santa visiting this should provide us with a nice start to the Festive Season.

Arrangements are being made for the delivery of a Christmas tree to the usual site in the Midtown Gardens. The usual round up of willing bodies will be called upon to help erect the tree - The more the merrier PLEASE!! Each year it seems harder work to us oldies but no doubt it will be alright on the day!

On behalf of Menstrie Community Council I would like to offer everyone the compliments of the Season and hope that next year is as successful as this year has been.

Stan Paterson
Chairman MCC

Councillor Les Sharp's Christmas message is available at this link - ed.


Hospital bus services H1, H2

GO sign, image Crown copyright |d| Bus sign, image Crown copyright The H1 and H2 bus services are safe and will continue to run until March 2018. From 3rd January 2015 it will be serviced by the company to win the current tendering process. The same timetable, route and type of bus will be used. It is hoped that by March 2018 a new service will have been created in conjunction with NHS Forth Valley, Clackmannanshire Council, the private and voluntary sectors. The group's local and rural service will link with the service provided by NHS Scotland from Shillinghill in Alloa.


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Or, contact Crimestoppers Scotland on 0800 555 111.


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