Community Council News and Minutes
This page contains minutes and other items of interest from the Dunkeld & Birnam Community Council, from January 2016 on. Click on any document title to see the full document.
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- Agenda for CC Meeting 12th June 2017
- Draft Minutes of Extraordinary Meeting 8th May 2017
- Draft Minutes of 2017 AGM 8th May 2017
- Draft Minutes of Ordinary Meeting 8th May 2017
- Agenda for 2017 AGM 8th May 2017
- Agenda for CC Meeting 8th May 2017
- Draft Minutes of Ordinary Meeting 10th April 2017
- Agenda for CC Meeting 10th October 2016
- Draft Minutes of Ordinary Meeting 12th September 2016
- Road, Access And Parking Review 2016 For Dunkeld & Birnam
- Contact details & meeting information for your Community Council
- Agenda for CC Meeting 12th September 2016
- Minutes of Ordinary Meeting on 8th August 2016
- Agenda for CC meeting 11th July 2016
- Draft Minutes of 13th June 2016
- Agenda for CC meeting on 13th June 2016.
- Minutes of EGM on 9th May
- Minutes of Ordinary Meeting on 9th May
- Local Community Planning in Perth & Kinross: public meeting at Breadalbane Community Campus, Aberfeldy on 25th May - click here for more information or here for a background document.
- Scam Email Warning (supposedly from Royal Mail)
- Draft Minutes 8th February
- Agenda for CC Meeting 14/3/16
- Draft Minutes from 11th January
- Letter to Stakeholders regarding Scottish Police Strategic Priorities
- Review of Scottish Police Strategic Priorities
- Scotland Bill - letter to community councils
- Scotland Bill - briefing note
- Playground Refurbishment (Church Road Birnam) - Consultation
- Public Meeting 8th Feb 2016 - Agenda
Last Updated on Wednesday, 13 September 2017 15:43
Girlguiding Dunkeld – Guides & Senior Section in Switzerland
A big THANK YOU to all who have contributed to the fundraising over the last year to make this trip possible!
While assembling 41 people at Edinburgh airport in the early hours of Saturday 1st of July, the thought crossed my mind that the busiest day of the travelling year may not have been the best day to start this venture – but precisely because we were such a big group, this was the only week that Kandersteg International Scout Centre (KISC) was able to accommodate us. After a little bit of nail-biting because something seemed to have gone wrong with the number of bags we were allowed to check in, everyone eventually made it to the boarding gate. We were on our way!
The less than perfect weather on arrival didn’t dampen spirits – there was enough to do to find dorms, settle on who was going to sleep in which bed, and generally get to know the centre and the surrounding area.
But by Sunday afternoon, a bit more action was needed – and what do you do with Scottish Guides when it’s too wet and chilly to do anything else? You take them to the open-air swimming pool!
The day ended with an impromptu campfire with the Torwood Scouts from Falkirk, ably (and loudly) run by our Senior Section. It was the Scouts first day, and after travelling all day, some of the boys didn’t quite know what had hit them!
On Monday the weather started to improve and it was the start of our organised activities. The Guides went rock-climbing, which gave everyone a sense of achievement – whether they got to the top, or simply managed to get a little bit higher than they would have expected.
For the Senior Section the cold waters of the Lütschine provided some great White Water Rafting, followed by a visit to the pretty town of Interlaken. The picture shows them having their lunch at the most scenic spot imaginable.
The International Evening at KISC concluded the day. Our display of all things Scottish was much appreciated (particularly as it included such local goodies as smoked salmon and a lot of homemade tablet), though we were by no means the only Scots there that week.
On Tuesday it was the Guides’ turn to go White Water Rafting on the slightly more sedate Simme river. While some girls (and leaders) had to overcome a bit of nerves, they all agreed afterwards that it had been brilliant fun. The Senior Section meanwhile went off to hike to a mountain hut to spend the night, followed by a climbing session the next day.
For the rest of the group, Tuesday night was taken up by the KISC Kander-Challenge, with everyone on site mixed up into teams and given a set of challenges to achieve through team-work. Due to the large size of the teams, some of our girls felt they didn’t have much in-put, but it certainly gave everyone a sense of being part of a big movement.
By Wednesday we were all ready for something a bit more sedate. At a culture-craft workshop, the girls could make leather woggles and dream catchers, and during a solar workshop they learnt ways to harness the sun’s power (KISC has a strong environmental ethos).
As it was a nice hot day, we also managed another visit to the swimming pool – this time in much more appropriate weather.
For the evening’s ‘Come Dine with Me’ session we had been paired with the Torwood scouts. Both groups being Scottish, there was less of a cultural aspect to this evening, but it was a nice chance to build on friendships struck during our earlier campfire session.
The next day, the Senior Section took themselves off on their own for a day at the ‘other’ special place in Switzerland. ‘Our Chalet’ is one of WAGGGS (World Association of Girl Guides and Girls Scouts) world centres, and happens to be just one valley over from Kandersteg. The girls enjoyed their independent day out and gained a bit more experience about the history and the global aspects of Girlguiding.
For the Guides, Thursday was Hike Day, which some girls anticipated with a bit of trepidation. The hardest hike was up to the Bunderspitz – at 2546m a proper mountain top, and only available to 14 year olds or older. Three of our girls chose to take on this challenge and acquitted themselves very well, drawing may be on reserves they didn’t know they had.
For the rest of the group, the choice was between the ‘Cheesery Hike’ and the ‘Gasterntal’. The first being an extremely steep walk up and down to an alp, to see how they make the cheese and to taste it as well, the second a longer but more gentle walk down a very scenic valley. It was a hot day for all, and my group (the Cheesery), were extremely pleased to have their lunch by a wonderful little waterfall – where not many clothes stayed dry!
That evening, after all groups had returned tired and happy, there was a palpable sense of achievement in our camp. What a wonderful environment for the girls to test how much they were capable of, with wall to wall sunshine to boot.
So Friday, our last full day at KISC, dawned with one of the biggest treats still to come. A trip in the cable car up to Oeschinensee, that most beautiful spot, where many girls had chosen to take their Guide promise. In fact, some of the Senior Section renewed theirs at the same spot where they took it originally in 2013. Before we got to the lake however, we stopped off at the sledge run, which soon echoed with the shrieks of exited girls. As it was another hot day, the girls went paddling in the lake the moment we arrived there (I find that they never need much excuse to get wet). Even without a promise ceremony, this would have been a memorable day, but for those girls who did take their promise, it will hopefully stay in their minds as something very special.
The day ended with the KISC International campfire, another special occasion, where all the people at the centre come together to celebrate the Scouting and Guiding movement. Our contribution was a performance of the Gay Gordons around the fire, which was soon taken up enthusiastically by many others – in fact they had to call a stop to more people joining in, as there simply wasn’t enough space.
And so our last morning arrived, with an early start to get our rooms cleared and cleaned, and to catch the bus into Kandersteg for the last time. It had been a great week, and the memories will hopefully last a long time.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 17 October 2017 21:07
Pitlochry and District U3A
U3A stands for University of the Third Age, a world-wide organisation for people who are no longer in full-time employment, with no lower age for membership. There are hundreds of U3As throughout the UK. Sometimes perhaps people are put off by the “U” part of U3A, thinking that there are formal classes; there are no classes, no teachers, and everything we learn or participate in is organised by ourselves. Don't be put off by the “3A” part; we are all older than we were but we have experience and skills that we’ve gained during our first and second ages, ready to share.
Our next Whole Group meeting will take place on Wednesday 18th October at 2.00 in the Atholl Centre, Pitlochry. Callum Christie will talk about his life as a District Officer in Barotseland in the 1950s at the end of Colonialism. Everyone is welcome, members or not.
For more information get in touch with Meg Ross at 01796 483281 or email@example.com
Last Updated on Saturday, 30 September 2017 17:18
The National Trust For Scotland - October Events
Autumn is now in full swing! Our NTS properties have transformed from being awash of bright greens to golds, oranges and reds as the leaves fall to the ground like confetti. Not only is this time of year amazing for scenery, it is also a great opportunity to spot different types wildlife! Join our Ranger events to make the most of this season:
We begin this month with something for anyone under the age of 5 years- our ‘Autumn Art’ session on 4th October (11am-12 noon) is a great chance to get crafty outdoors. We will make out own leaf crowns and pine cone creatures from materials found in the forest. There will even be time to search for the ‘Stickman’ who we will learn about during story time.
Our ‘Squirrel Scampers’ event on 10th October (10.30am-12.00 noon) to learn more about these amazing mammals, what they eat, where they live and how to find them. This is the perfect opportunity to catch a glimpse of squirrels at the Hermitage whilst they gather food for the winter months. You can even help them out by making your own squirrel feeder!
Later this month, we will guide you through the Fascinating world of Fungi on October 12th (10.30am to 12.30pm). You will be shown helpful hints and tricks to learn how to identify fungi into their different family groups and have a chance to do some picking of your own to see what you can find in the Hermitage woods.
Want something a little different? Then why not travel up to Killiecrankie on 18th October to learn all about the Battle of Killiecrankie. This afternoon session (2pm-4pm) will give you the chance to help re-enact the Battle, handle replica weapons and see key battle locations with gruesome tales. It is also the perfect excuse to see the amazing Autumn colours through the
At the end of the month, ghoulish happenings descend on the Hermitage as we invite you all to join our Halloween Trail on Saturday 28th October! If you solve the gruesome clues and grisly questions hidden around the woodland you will can rummage for a Trick or Treat from the lucky dip. But don’t forget to make a spell in the witch’s cauldron on your way! Drop in any time between 11am and 3pm to start your trail.
Last Updated on Saturday, 30 September 2017 17:20
Kings Seat Community Archaeology Project
This fascinating project is a new venture in partnership between Dunkeld and Birnam Historical Society, Perth and Kinross Heritage Trust and AOC Archaeology to find out more about 'The Fort of the Caledonians', a hillfort situated on a prominent hill located at a major bend in the River Tay by Dunkeld. It is a citizen-science project funded by Heritage Lottery, the Gannochy Trust, and Scottish & Southern Electric Community Fund. It is an exciting opportunity for professional archaeologists to work alongside volunteers and students to archaeologically excavate the hillfort in order to better understand the impact that vegetation is having and increase knowledge of this mysterious, unstudied site.
For two weeks in September, many volunteers were working on the site under the guidance of professional archaeologists and visitors to the site including pupils from the Royal School of Dunkeld and Breadalbane Academy have been able to watch this interesting project develop. There have been many interesting finds but at the time of writing this it is to early to say anything definitive as more research needs to be undertaken off site.
However finds include moulds that may once have been used in the creation of metal objects by skilled craftspeople and querns once used for grinding grain.
The items give weight to the belief that a powerful chieftain may once have ruled from the so-called Fort of the Caledonians.
They could also help archaeologists to accurately date the habitation of the fort and begin to piece together its lifespan for the first time.
The site is now being back filled and returned to its original form as it is a scheduled monument. The next stage of the dig will take place in September 2018.
If you want to know more about this project, the Bridge will feature articles and it is intended to use the March 2018 Historical Society meeting to have an update on the initial findings from David Strachan of the Perth and Kinross Heritage Trust. In addition you can go to their website and read a blog about the project https://kingseatarchaeology.tumblr.com
Image: David McDougall at Kings Seat with an important Find.
Last Updated on Saturday, 30 September 2017 17:17
Scottish Wildlife Trust Pitlochry & Highland Perthshire Group
The 2017-2018 programme starts on Monday October 9th in the Tryst Hall in Pitlochry at 7.30pm. The speaker will be David Williamson and the title of his talk is ‘Biodiversity in the Planning System’.
For more information contact: Richard Horobin firstname.lastname@example.org
Last Updated on Saturday, 30 September 2017 17:42
The Duchess Anne Youth Groups will be starting again soon. As in previous years we will be dividing into two age groups the younger group is for Primary 7 and 1st. year and the older group is for 2nd & 3rd. years.
Sept, 28th. Older Group – in the Chanonry
October 5th. Younger Group – in the Duchess Anne
October 12th. Older Group – in the Chanonry
October 19th. Younger Group – in the Duchess Anne
October 26th. Older Group – in the Chanonry
Each night we start at 7pm and finish at 9pm
Last Updated on Saturday, 30 September 2017 17:27
Blythswood Shoe Box Appeal 2017
Blythswood Shoebox Appeal 2017 - boxes need to be filled and returned by November 5th at the latest.
Last Updated on Saturday, 30 September 2017 17:47
Our local Café Scientifique will be holding the following meetings this autumn. Meetings start at 19:15 and all are welcome. Updates can be found at our website: www.tulliemet-perthshire.org.uk
Tuesday, 17th October (Royal Dunkeld Hotel)
Dr Martin Dominik, School of Physics and Astronomy, St Andrews.
‘The light’s for turning’ - Finding anything from black holes to planetary moons using the gravitational microlensing effect.
Tuesday, 21st November (Café Calluna, Pitlochry)
Dr Mark Claire, School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, St Andrews
‘The long-term co-evolution of Earth and Life’ - How Earth changed life and life changed Earth.
Tuesday, 12th December (Royal Dunkeld Hotel)
Prof. Philip Lightfoot, School of Chemistry, St Andrews
‘The Crystal Maze – discovering new materials through crystallography’. Finding useful new chemical compounds and improving old ones.
Last Updated on Saturday, 30 September 2017 17:35
Awards for Dunkeld and Birnam in Bloom
Dunkeld and Birnam in Bloom wish to announce our success in achieving two silver gilt awards : The first from Beautiful Scotland and the second from Take a Pride in Perth and Kinross.
Beautiful Scotland Awards celebrate Perth and Kinross successes.
The National awards ceremony recognises Perth and Kinross’ environmental efforts. Community groups, local authorities and businesses from all across Scotland, gathered in Dunfermline on Thursday 7 September to celebrate the annual Beautiful Scotland Awards, organised by environmental charity, Keep Scotland Beautiful. The ceremony, hosted by Fife Council, recognised the work undertaken in communities throughout Scotland to help deliver environmental improvements in their local area - including the efforts of seven Perth and Kinross groups.
The Perth and Kinross winners were:
● Beautiful Perth - Gold medal certificate, Large Town Category Award Winner ● Brig in Bloom - Gold ● Comrie in Colour - Gold ● Crichton Lang Court Residents Group - Silver ● Dunkeld and Birnam in Bloom - Silver Gilt ● Kinnesswood in Bloom - Silver Gilt, Small Village Category Award Winner ● Muthill in Bloom - Silver Gilt.
The Beautiful Scotland competition, which is run in partnership with the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS), brings communities together to help clean up and beautify the places that matter to them - and recognises the efforts of volunteers across Scotland as they work to enhance their own community. All entries were assessed against the three core pillars of the Beautiful Scotland campaign - Horticultural Achievement; Environmental Responsibility and Community Participation.
Beautiful Scotland provides the opportunity for Scotland to celebrate the outstanding achievements of volunteer groups across the country and recognises the significant contribution they make in helping to improve our local environmental quality. “Perth and Kinross volunteers and council employees have worked tirelessly to ensure that the local spaces and places that they treasure are maintained to excellent standards. I would like to commend them on their efforts.”
In 2017 the campaign in Scotland reaches its 51st year.
Beautiful Scotland is managed by Keep Scotland Beautiful, a member of the RHS Bloom Federation.
Entrants are judged by a team of expert volunteer judges on their year-round achievements.
Keep Scotland Beautiful is the charity that campaigns, acts and educates on a range of local, national and global environmental issues to change behaviour and improve the quality of people’s lives and the places they care for.
Further details at: www.keepscotlandbeautiful.org/beautifulscotland and www.keepscotlandbeautiful.org/IYN
Thank you to all who helped achieve this – The Field, The Orchard, the businesses who have wonderful floral displays, our residents gardens, the church grounds, the school, the parks and our clean streets.
Last Updated on Saturday, 30 September 2017 16:26
Dunkeld & Birnam British legion will not be doing any poppy collecting this year. Poppy Scotland were to arrange an alternative but we have had no word
Last Updated on Saturday, 30 September 2017 17:37
Forest Enterprise Scotland
Would like to offer an opportunity to lease a small area Craigvinean Forest near Dalmarnock for small scale timber processing and seasoning of privately acquired timber. This is not intended to include firewood. Good vehicle access to the site.
Peter Fullarton, 0300 067 6380 or email@example.com
Last Updated on Friday, 29 September 2017 18:28
Donations to Perth Foodbank can be made any time there is a box in the Cathedral on Sundays and in the Duchess Anne.
Last Updated on Friday, 29 September 2017 18:25
Dunkeld Auto Services
Earlier in the year the opportunity arose to purchase what was GM Auto located at Unit 1-3, Cally Industrial Estate, Dunkeld, PH8 0HU.
As a mechanic to trade and having always had a passion for vehicles, specifically the repair of, I decided to go ahead and for the past 6 months have been steadily working toward opening on a full-time basis. I take personal pride in attention to detail and turning out work of a very high standard.
Now fully qualified as an MOT tester I have completed my final trip overseas in the Oil & Gas industry and will now be open for business permanently.
For those customers who have continued to use the garage throughout this period I thank you and I look forward to welcoming customers new.
Last Updated on Friday, 29 September 2017 18:22
Public Meeting: Tree Felling Beside the A9, Dunkeld
Forest Enterprise Scotland will be felling the area of trees between the A9 and the River Tay, just west of Dunkeld, beginning on the 30th of October. The work will take about two months. Though small, the site is complex, containing overhead and underground electric cables, an underground gas pipeline, a core path and is bounded by the River Tay (which is a Special Area of Conservation) and the A9.
Due to the type of work and the large machines required, the section of the Inver Walk passing through the site will be closed to the public. A diversion will be put in place and signed. While felling adjacent to the A9, for your safety, traffic lights will be in place on the road with delays of up to 10 minutes possible. The lights should be there for two to three weeks.
We will not be felling the line of beech trees between the path and the river. We aim to replant the cleared area with a mixture of young trees over the winter.
A drop-in meeting with FES staff to discuss our plans will be held at the Birnam Institute on Tuesday 17th October from 7.30pm until 9.00pm. All welcome.
For further information, contact: Peter Fullarton on 0300 067 6380 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
Last Updated on Friday, 29 September 2017 17:58
3 Churches Charity Shop Notice Of Annual General Meeting
The AGM will be held on Thursday 26th October 2017 at 12.00 o'clock in The Chanonry, Cathedral Street.
All volunteers are encouraged to attend and any others interested are welcome to attend.
Last Updated on Friday, 29 September 2017 17:57
Gien a Haund (Giving a hand) to older people
The new hot box for transporting food to people too unwell to attend the Lunchclub - has arrived! Road testing has begun (my dinner's in it right now) and we hope to have it in place by the start of October. And then, even those too unwell to attend the Lunchclub will be able to enjoy a hot meal.
Meanwhile the befriending work continues. We have 2 links in place with more requests in the pipeline. Often it's just someone to chat to that people need or someone to walk with them. Every person and their needs are different.
The results of our wider survey of need are also coming in now and they make for interesting reading.
It's not simply cleaning and gardening that people want help with. It's support in finding and selecting the right person. It's not just transport to hospital to receive treatment. It's transport to visit a family member or close friend. It's help in setting up a new computer or in switching energy suppliers. And as well as little DIY jobs, it's transport for urgently needed same day prescriptions. Oh and of course… it's the challenge of getting onto or off the train at Dunkeld and Birnam without a forklift truck.
So - we'll be liaising with other groups about transport and looking at how we can help older people gain IT skills. But right now, with winter approaching, we need volunteers to visit, chat or problem solve with our older people. I'm away for 2 weeks, but you can still contact me on email@example.com. Please get in touch.
Dunkeld & Birnam Community Council: CPR And Defibrillator Training.
We have 4 defibrillators installed in the area, with 24 hour access.
These are located at:
• The Birnam Arts
• North Car Park toilets, Dunkeld
• Brodies Sawmill, Inver
• The community telephone box, Butterstone
A Training Course has been arranged to learn how to give CPR and use the defibrillators. There is no charge for this. The more people with the knowledge to use this equipment, the better!
The training course will be run by volunteers from Lucky2BHere. Details of the course are: Sunday 26th November 2pm Birnam Arts Centre. If you would like to come along to this training session please book your place by contacting: Graham Rees: Tel: 0783 6777850 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Last Updated on Saturday, 30 September 2017 17:38
Birnam and Dunkeld SWI
The first meeting of the autumn of Birnam and Dunkeld SWI is an open meeting. It will be held on Tuesday, September 26th at 7.30 p.m. In the Duchess Anne, Dunkeld. The subject will be 'defibulators'. The Pitlochry High School defibulator group will give all the information needed about them and how to use them. Light refreshments will be provided. The competitions will be a heart shaped biscuit and flower of the month. All welcome.
Last Updated on Saturday, 30 September 2017 17:14
Meetings for the year ahead. All 10am for 10:30 in the Birnam Institute
10 Oct – The Tomb of the Unknown Warrior in Westminster Abbey: Talk by Douglas Ware
14 Nov – The Happiness Business. What we do to make ourselves happy. Talk by Roger Stark Lades Morning
5 Dec – Allenby and Palestine 1917/18 Willie Couper
9 Jan – Lockerbie Revisited Talk by Stephen Mannion
13 Feb – Police Trauma Treatment Centres Talk by Graham Addison
10 March – Pitlochry Festival Theatre – Past Present and Future Talk by Kris Bryce
19 April – Annual Dinner Uisge Restaurant, Murthly
8 May – AGM
Last Updated on Saturday, 30 September 2017 17:42
@thefield - The Summerfest is over, It must be Autumn!
One of the many joys of the field is the opportunity to share it with as many local people as possible and to thank our membership for their support.
One way of sharing the field is our Summerfest. This year it took place on Sunday September 3rd, which was a wonderful day in every way. The Summerfest was also the opening event of the Climate Change Cafe week of events called Dunkeld and Birnam Unplugged which itself was a wonderful week and we were pleased to be able to be part of it.
The field itself was so attractive, full of produce, with its patch of welcoming wild flowers, the array of annuals from the cutting garden, and the smell of sweet peas.
The games as usual were great fun and entered into with great gusto, so much so, that we will have to rethink how far people can throw the wellie without hitting anyone!
We would like to thank all of you who came and all the volunteers who work behind the scenes to make it an annual success.
On Saturday 16th September we lifted our remaining crop of tatties thanks to hard work by families and other volunteers who all went home with some wonderful tatties and some produce from the field as a reward for their hard work. None of this would have been achieved without the help of Geordie Ness and his wonderful grey vintage tractor.
For the record we lifted 36 boxes of Ambos, 6 Cara, 3 purple and 16 white that are all organically grown despite some slug damage! These will be on sale, with our other produce, at our stalls at the Birnam Arts on a Tuesday morning and at the Duchess Anne on a Saturday morning.
We also will have produce for sale at the field gate.
On Tuesday 10th October at 7:00pm in the Drama Studio in the Birnam Arts, we are going to have our first open Trustees meeting, where volunteers can come along and see how a Trustees meeting works and also be involved in a discussion about ways in which we can learn from this season to improve the way in which we work for next year.
Looking to the future and our way of involving and thanking the membership, we have our AGM and Harvest Supper on Friday November 3rd in the Duchess Anne. It is always well attended with the AGM averaging over 50 people. This is your chance to hear about the events of the last year and ask questions of all the Trustees. This is followed by the harvest supper, a wonderful way for the members to celebrate a year of growing. Put the date in your diary now.
For more information:
Phone Dave Amos 01350 727763
Dave Roberts 01350 728926
Last Updated on Saturday, 30 September 2017 17:12
The 3 Churches Charity Shop
Have you lost a diamond ring?
This lovely size 18 Baruch ladies jacket was donated to the shop. A gold/diamond ring was found in the pocket.
If you donated this jacket, or if you know who did, please can you contact me with description of the ring and/or confirmation that the ring is to be donated too.
Dianne Simpson – 07796 920 018
Last Updated on Saturday, 30 September 2017 16:56
Wednesday Afternoon Club
Wednesday Club Starts on Wednesday 18th October 2- 4pm (weekly).
If you are looking for something to do this Winter, to fill in one afternoon a week then come along for a few hours to the Wednesday Club. This is an informal gathering of whoever comes along, in The Birnam Arts Centre, Station Road, Birnam and will be held in THE MEETING ROOM, where you will be made most welcome.
It will start at 2pm and will finish at 4pm. This is the third season we have done this and has become quite popular. The aim of this is to be an informal get together, where you can take part in things or just sit quietly and relax with no pressures to do anything at all. It is to be your special afternoon to get out away from the house on a Wintry day and get back home before it is dark. To have plenty company, cups of tea, have a chance to catch up during the Winter months. No need to do anything except just drop in and meet likeminded people for ten minutes if you are busy or the full two hours and enjoy just yourself. For more information contact: Lesley Haxton on 01350 727 718
October 18th there will be no charge. Thereafter there will be a charge of £3 weekly to cover the cost of the room. It is for 16 years of age upwards.
See you in October.
Last Updated on Saturday, 30 September 2017 17:10
Every second Wednesday a group of men meets in the Chanonry to start the day with a cooked breakfast together, discuss events, both local and international, and enjoy each other's company. In October, we meet on Wednesday 11th. & 25th. starting at 8.30am. There is no need to book; just turn up and enjoy and all are welcome.
Last Updated on Saturday, 30 September 2017 17:23
Harvest Lunch & Appeal
Harvest Lunch - After the service on November 5th. the Cathedral congregation will be having a lunch in the Duchess Anne to raise money for this year’s harvest appeal. Tickets are £10 for adults, primary school children are free and secondary school age are £5. Tickets will be going on sale so on at church on Sundays.
Harvest Appeal - It is still possible to make a donation to the Harvest Appeal.
This year we are supporting a Salvation Army project to provide clean water for communities in Kenya and other parts of Africa. The money we give will help with the building of sand dams. A concrete dam is backed up with sand which filters out impurities so that the water which flows through is safe to drink. But is has a double benefit because as the water builds up behind the dam it raises the water table in the surrounding land enabling people to grow crops on a larger area and extends the growing season giving better crops.
It is worth having a look on-line at the some of the stories (www.salvationarmy.org.uk/watershed-stories) to see the transformation in people’s lives brought about by a regular supply of clean water.
Last Updated on Saturday, 30 September 2017 17:24
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