District News

Published date09 February 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 The service on Sunday is at the usual time of 11.15am. Before coming to church take a Lateral Flow Test if possible. Masks still need to be worn and names still need to be taken for track and trace purposes. If you have booked a place but are unable to come or if you have tested positive for

COVID please phone Anne Renton on 01786 813852.

ALLAN CHURCH Family Service on Sunday, February 13 at 11.15am will be led by Rev Peter Gill with Welcome Team 7 on duty. All welcome. There is a Valentine Soup and Sweet lunch after the service in the large hall. All welcome. Please take a Lateral Flow Test before coming to church. Church of Scotland mitigations are still in place. Allan Church is operating under Scottish Government guidelines and is organised with hand sanitisers and face masks (in case you forget your own). A one-way system is still the order of the day. Collections still being taken for the foodbank and any items can be left in the church. There is a board and session meeting tonight (Wednesday) at 7pm in the large hall. All members are encouraged to attend.

MURRAYFIELD UF CHURCH On Sunday, February 13 person worship resumes in the church hall at 10.30am. The Scottish Government advises that face-coverings should be worn and "strongly encourages people to take a lateral flow test before attending services or gatherings." Services will still be available on YouTube at Murrayfield UF Online. 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.

WI NEWS Next meeting will be held on Monday, February 14 in Menstrie Parish Church Halls at 7pm. John Nicholson will be giving a talk about the Duke of Edinburgh Awards. The competitions are three Valentine biscuits and a Valentine card.


STIRLING NORTH PARISH CHURCH The Sunday service will take place at 10.30am and will be led by Rev Scott McInnes. As places are limited due to COVID restrictions, please either tel: 01786 463376 or email: info@stirlingnorth.org to reserve your place. This service will also be livestreamed on the website www.stirlingnorth.org/livestream and an audio only version will be available from noon on 01786 641166.

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.


ST SAVIOUR'S EPISCOPAL CHURCH Quiet Eucharist at 11am today (Wednesday). Please wear a mask covering both your mouth and nose and sanitise your hands as you enter the church and also before you take communion. If you are able, please do a lateral flow test before you come and register your attendance with the Welcomers on duty. Please continue to maintain one metre distancing inside the church and try to avoid grouping too closely as you leave the church to chat outside - no coffee at the moment. Sunday at 10am is a Eucharistic service with choir. Nick Price will lead the service and Sue White will preach. The theme for the service is ''he world of the Beatitudes'. Coffee after this service has been resumed.

LECROPT KIRK Sunday worship at 11.30am led by Rev Gary Caldwell, all welcome. Service...

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