District News

Published date04 May 2022
Publication titleStirling Observer

COUNCILLORS' SURGERIES Councillor Alasdair MacPherson is re-instating online surgeries and home visits. These would be on an ad-hoc basis where the constituent would contact him via email or telephone to arrange. Contact him on - email macphersona@stirling.gov.uk or phone 01786 233 120 to arrange. Councillor Margaret Brisley is available for consultations by email, telephone or online using Zoom or Microsoft Teams. If you are experiencing a problem with a council service or are looking for advice, get in touch using email (brisleym@stirling.gov.uk) or by telephone 01786 233130.

LADYWELL CHURCH Tomorrow (Thursday), the coffee morning is from 10am till noon. All welcome to come along and enjoy coffee and cake. Rev Liz Robertson will lead the service on Sunday. Tea and coffee will be available in the small hall after the service. On Monday, May 9 at 1.30pm the Ladies Group will meet, anyone wishing to join will be made welcome.

ALLAN CHURCH Service on Sunday at 11.15am. All welcome to attend. Collections for the foodbank can be left in the church. Your support is vital especially in these times and much appreciated. Board and session meet on Wednesday, May 11 at 7pm. All members are encouraged to attend. ALLAN CHURCH TUESDAY COFFEE CLUB The club will run on the first and third Tuesday of each month due to reduced numbers of helpers. It will still be from 10-11.30am. If you would like to help out please come along and speak to a member of the team. Organisers are looking forward to seeing everyone again. If the banner is out, then the club is open, but please do a lateral flow test before attending.

MURRAYFIELD UF CHURCH Sunday's service will be led by Rev Gary Barclay in the church hall at10.30am and will also be available on YouTube at Murrayfield UF Online from 10.30am onwards. The Indoor Walking Group meets on Zoom at 4pm on Mondays and Fridays - details from Jean Hastings.


COUNCILLORS' SURGERIES During current COVID-19 restrictions, Councillors Jim Thomson and Susan McGill are unable to hold face-to-face surgeries. Please make contact by email or leaving a message by phone, if there is an issue they can help with. Councillor McGill 01786 233115 or mcgills@stirling.gov.uk and Councillor Thomson 01786 233132 or thomsonj03@stirling.gov.uk. Councillor Danny Gibson is available by email or for telephone and online consultations using Microsoft Teams or Zoom. If you are experiencing a problem with a council service, get in touch using email (gibsond@stirling.gov.uk) or mobile 07881 310929.


STIRLING NORTH PARISH CHURCH The Sunday service will take place at 10.30am and will be led by Rev

Scott McInnes. This service will also be livestreamed on the website www.stirlingnorth.org/whats-on/livestream. Future events: Saturday, May 28 - Rob Halligan Concert at 7.30pm, tickets cost £8. Sunday, June 12 - Messy Church at 3pm. All welcome.

COUNCILLORS SURGERIES Councillor Bryan Flannagan hosts an online surgery every week on a Tuesday and Thursday on either Zoom or Microsoft Teams. To book an appointment or to arrange a face to face meeting, please either email him at flannaganb@stirling.gov.uk or call 01786 233111 and leave your contact details and he will reply personally with all the details. Councillor Chris Kane is available for telephone consultations and for online surgeries using Zoom or Microsoft Teams. If you are experiencing a problem with a council service or have an idea to help improve the ward, get in touch using email (kanec@stirling.gov.uk) or telephone 01786 233127 to make an appointment. Chris is also contactable through Facebook at www.facebook.com/votechriskane BINGO Cash bingo every Wednesday at 7.30pm at the Crawford Hall.


The AGM will be held on Wednesday, May 18 at 9pm in the Crawford Hall following the bingo.


LECROPT KIRK Sunday worship is at 11.30am led by Rev Gary Caldwell with service livestreamed on the Dunblane St Blane's YouTube channel and via Lecropt's Facebook page at 10am from St Blane's, and available from Sunday afternoon via telephone 01786 641133 with options for whole or parts of the service. Next car boot sale is on Saturday, May 28 - to book contact Janet 07733 598830.

ROCK AND REEL The popular seated class has resumed In Bridge of Allan Parish Church Hall on Tuesdays from 1.45-2.30pm followed by coffee and a chat. Cost £5 per session. All welcome, suitable for wheelchair users. A few spaces still Available in the aerobics classes for the over 55s also in the church hall on Mondays from 2.45-3.30pm and Wednesdays 11-11.45am. Further details from Tricia Chillas 07740 676639. TEA'S COMPANY Held every Monday between 2pm and 4pm in the Honeyman Hall at Bridge of Allan Parish Church, Tea's Company is a community group for those who want a chat, make new friends, feeling lonely or isolated. Friendly atmosphere. Free cake and tea. Members play bingo, hold quizzes, singalongs and have theme days. BRIDGE OF ALLAN BOWLING CLUB On Saturday, Bridge of Allan played host to Spittalmyre in a friendly fixture which resulted in a win for Bridge of Allan by 59-37...

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