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Issue 79 September 2019

posted 5 Aug 2019, 09:37 by Ian Holmes-Lewis   [ updated 3 Oct 2019, 17:24 ]


FUTURE OF THE COMMUNITY BULLETIN 

The suggestion in the previous Bulletin that paper copies of the Bulletin might be discontinued has provoked quite a debate. As the article explained, printing the bulletin has become quite costly and distribution to individual homes is entirely reliant on a small band of volunteers, but the value that most people attach to receiving the Bulletin in this way cannot be understated. It has been a key component in achieving greater social cohesion and neighbourliness. Consequently, at their August meeting SSCDT Trustees decided that no changes needed to be made at the present time. Most importantly, the private trust that has grant-funded the Bulletin for the last three years has agreed to provide a further grant that will ensure financial security until 2022. We have also benefitted from the generous donations from Knockhill Racing Circuit and Bandrum Residential Home, and numerous other small groups and individuals. 

However, the Communications Group will be looking at how the Bulletin, the villages’ Facebook page and the website might be better integrated so that local people can be aware of everything that is going on and have greater opportunities to participate and contribute. The possibility of linking into the planned, new West Fife Villages website will also be explored. 

If you would like to register your interest in helping to distribute the Bulletin to homes around you, or in any other way, please email editorsandsbulletin@gmail.com. 



BUS CHANGES 

Our bus services changed on 19 August.

The former 6 service to Limekilns now terminates at Dunfermline bus station and is re-numbered as 6A. The evening service remains (the F6) but is now operated by Bay Travel. Please note that this service travels via Carnock to Dunfermline and does not enter the main part of Oakley. It stops at the bus stops on the main road in both directions. Also note that Bay Travel does not accept Stagecoach tickets. 

The 28 service is unchanged but residents are reminded that it can be used to connect to Glasgow buses at Kincardine. It also accesses Queen Margaret Hospital. 

A useful late night service is the 4C from Dunfermline bus station to Blairhall and returns via Saline and Steelend. It leaves Dunfermline Monday to Saturday at 22.45 and 23.45, reaching Saline at 23.27 and 00.27, and Steelend at 23.30 and 00.30. On Sundays, the only service is the 23.45. These are useful services for getting to and back from functions in Saline Golf Club and Steelend Club. 

Stagecoach timetables are available from Dunfermline bus station and on-line. Bay Travel timetables are available on line but, at the time of writing, are not available at the bus station. 



Editor's note

The Editor reserves the right to refuse, edit or factually correct all items submitted for publication. All views expressed in this Bulletin are purely those of the author of the item concerned and are not necessarily those of the Editor or of the Communications Group as a whole. 





COMMUNITY COUNCIL MATTERS 

A decent attendance at June's meeting discussed a number of issues, not least progress towards updating our Community Action Plan. 

Community Action Plan

Enid Trevett from the Coalfield Communities Regeneration Trust attended to discuss a possible CCRT involvement in the review. She described work undertaken in other communities similar to the approach taken here. Updating would be similar to that taken in the original, emphasising community participation and control of the process. CCRT would provide in-house professional support, and fund printing and events. While the Community Council had hoped to use Lesley Campbell again to provide support, it was accepted that funding from other sources was unlikely and it was felt that it was more important to get things moving. 

The next stage is to form a steering group to co-ordinate the works and it is hoped that volunteers from outside the Community Council will come forward. This approach proved successful in the original plan. Further details will be available shortly but if you want to know more contact David Chisholm (david.chisholm47@btinternet.com) or Donald Murdoch (djmurdoch47@btinternet.com) 

Traffic Issues 

David Chisholm will be raising the issues raised at previous meetings with the West Fife Villages Forum as we are aware of similar concerns within other West Fife Villages communities. It is felt that a joined-up approach on a ward-wide basis would be more effective. 

The chicanes on West Road continue to cause complaints and several near misses were described. 

The June/July Bulletin referred to complaints about a recovery vehicle parked on Loch Road and it is disappointing that the problem has escalated with antagonism towards the driver. David Chisholm visited the site and spoke to the driver and complainants. He had suggested an alternative area, which the meeting felt was sensible, but this was unacceptable to the complainants. Various options were discussed but found to be impractical. Police have been involved and have confirmed that no laws have been broken. Consequently, given the impasse, there is nothing that the Community Council can do other than deplore threats of violence. 

Following discussion of the danger of children running onto Oakley Road from the skateboard park, Cllr Manekshaw contacted Transportation who maintained their previous stance. David Chisholm asked Campion Homes to fence off the gap at the Kingdom development but, before this could be done, a child was injured. Fortunately, she has not been seriously hurt but had to spend time in hospital and her injuries will need time to heal. The message is for drivers is to be vigilant and obey speed limits but parents also need to educate their children on road safety. 

Jean Alexander indicated that Speedwatch activities are restricted by a shortage of volunteers. Anyone interested? 


Fife Council Garages

Scottish Community Enterprise has provided some resources to assess the viability of acquiring the garages. 

Saline Community Centre

The remainder of the Scottish Community Enterprise resources will be used to carry out a preliminary assessment of the options for the use of the centre. 

It is disappointing to hear of the Heritage Lottery Fund's withdrawal of its offer to contribute to improving Saline Church due to uncertainty over its future. Nevertheless the church has had an important role in the community and its future is likely to be an important aspect of the Community Action Plan's deliberations. 

The Big Lunch 

It has been established that there is no reason why an event couldn't be held at any time and it is believed that that there might be a volunteer willing to organise a Saline and Steelend event 

Fireworks Night

Thanks are due to our three councillors who voted through a grant to this year's event. Knockhill Racing Circuit and Bandrum Nursing Home are also willing to continue support for the event so thanks to them too. Nevertheless, there is still a shortfall in funding and it is important that the raffle is successful. If you are able to help with selling and/or providing prizes, please contact David Chisholm at david.chisholm47@btinternet.com. 

Community Bulletin

Mark Baugh is standing down as chair of the Communications Group at the end of this year due to a need to devote more time to his business. Mark has been co-ordinator from the start and his commitment will be missed. He, the Bulletin editors and the army of distributors deserve a huge vote of thanks for providing a publication that many people look forward to receiving. 

In view of Mark's impending departure a new member is required for the editorial team. David Chisholm has agreed to stand in but it would be best for someone new to step into Mark's shoes. If you feel that you can help, please contact Mark or David to discuss the editorial team's duties. 

Weeds on Roads and Footpaths 

A lot of people have complained about this. Cllr Bobby Clelland is investigating but warned of cutbacks to Fife Council's budget for such works. 

Dunfermline Delivers (or does it?) 

Several people complained about the amount of funds allocated to Dunfermline city centre compared to other Fife centres. It was felt that the environment in Dunfermline was considerably poorer than in Kirkcaldy yet the bulk of funds was going there. 

The essential problem is that Fife Council has little real control over where this money is spent as it is a Scottish Government initiative that sets out the priorities and areas for spending. The budget must target Fife's most deprived areas with the objective of creating economic activity. Most people are aware that Kirkcaldy's centre has been deteriorating for some years while Dunfermline's is reasonably stable. 

AUGUST MEETING

Another decent attendance discussed progress since the June meeting and new issues of dog fouling, reinstatement of our popular street orderly and provision of a seat at Saline cemetery along with the future of the Community Bulletin, Community Action Plan review and Eden Project initiatives. The latter three items are reported elsewhere in this Bulletin. 

Our three councillors attended and had their ears nipped on a number of issues. 

Traffic and Road Safety

Many of the issues raised in Saline and Steelend are also relevant to other West Fife villages. David Chisholm will be raising Traffic matters at the West Fife Forum. It is understood that other communities have also raised problems of flooding, something also relevant here. 

Speedwatch has been out on West Road recently and recorded a number of speeding vehicles. As indicated earlier, they need more recruits to be effective. 

On Oakley Road, Transportation heels seem to have been dug in, but the situation will be reassessed when the new developments are completed. In the meantime, Kingdom Housing Association will be contacted to expedite completion of the footpath from their site. 

Allanwater Homes have been contacted about the lack of street names and the need to finish road surfacing. Problems of cars parking on pavements have led to on-line discussions and arguments. It would be best that cars are parked on the highway. The possibility of a sign directing visitors to the car park at the playing fields entrance will be investigated. 

Some residents in 1-17 Upper Kinneddar who have suffered from deliveries for Upper Kinneddar Gardens will be pleased to hear that Fife Council has agreed to install clearer signage to Upper Kinneddar Gardens. 

Council Garages and Community Centre

The consultants appointed by the Scottish Land Fund to assess the feasibility of community acquisition will be visiting the sites in early September. Fife Council has provided additional information on the community centre's condition that will help with their assessments. 

Fireworks Night

Knockhill Race Circuit has contributed a gratefully received £250 to the event while Bandrum Nursing Home is also willing to contribute. Raffle tickets are currently being printed and the organisers are looking for people to donate prizes and/or sell tickets door-to-door. Last year's event was very popular and needs financial support to continue. 

Street Orderly

One thing that most people in Saline and Steelend were agreed on was the good job done by Alan Pettigrew in keeping our community tidy. Consequently, there was considerable disquiet when he was shifted to Rosyth and an on-line petition has been sent to Fife Council. The Community Council has also written to Fife Council asking that Alan returns here. 

Seat for Saline Cemetery

Visitors to the cemetery have suggested that a seat is required. Saline and Steelend Community Development Trust has acquired or is buying seats to commemorate people who have contributed a lot to our community. Due to a number of factors, the Trust has been able to commission another seat for installation in the cemetery. 

Date of Next Meeting 

Tuesday 24 September at 7.30pm in Saline Community Centre. All are welcome. 



SALINE GOLF CLUB

You are invited to become a Social Member at Saline Golf Club for only £12 from now until August 2020. This means you can enjoy the facilities and events at the Club. 

    Monday Night Cash Bingo (over 18), 7 for 7.30pm start. 

    Thursday Night Quiz, 8.30pm start. New Teams welcome £1 per person entry. 

    Saturday 14 September: Quiz Night, 8.30pm start. 

Why not get a team together and join in the Monthly Saturday Quiz? £2 per person entry. Cash prize for winning team and great fun. 

    Tuesday 17 September: Vintage Bus Trip to the Falkirk Wheel which leaves the Golf Club at approximately 11.00am and arrives back at approximately 4.00pm for High Tea. Details on Club notice board. 

    Sunday 22 September: Gents Open Golf Competition, £10 entry. 

    Saturday 5 October: The next show is a David Bowie/Rod Stewart Tribute. Tickets £10 from the Bar. 

    Friday 8 November: Community Council Fireworks Party. 




EDEN PROJECT COMMUNITIES PROGRAMME 

Many of you will be aware of the Eden Project housed in a series of geodesic domes down in the south west of England; but, as you may have read in a previous Bulletin, they are now developing a communities programme across the UK that includes encouraging people to organise Big Lunches – an opportunity for communities big and small to get together, share food and chat. It has not been possible to arrange such an event in Saline and Steelend this year but 2020 is the 75th anniversary of VE Day and villages across Fife are being encouraged to celebrate. This could provide the excuse we need for a street party!

In the meantime, the Eden Project are arranging a series of workshops that people, young and old, who want to make a positive change in their community can attend. There will be opportunities for skills sharing, brainstorming and networking with others. Refreshments and snacks will be provided. The workshop for West Fife will be held at Blair Castle Scottish Mineworkers Convalescent Trust, Culross KY12 8JW on Thursday 26 September from 3.00pm to 7.00pm. 

For more information email sandrabrown@edenproject.com or book a free place at eventbrite.co.uk/e/west-fife-networking-event-tickets-69988287853. 



116th FIFE SCOUT GROUP 

At the beginning of June the Beavers held a joint trip with the Cubs to Dynamic Earth in Edinburgh. A most enjoyable day was had by all. 

In July six Scouts teamed up with Scouts from the 40th Fife from Garvock Bank Dunfermline for a joint summer camp at the Barrwood Campsite near Stirling. Again, this was enjoyed by all. 

All Sections have now restarted after an extended summer holiday. The new session has started with a bang with six new Beavers and two new Cubs joining the Group. 

At the end of August the Beavers and Cubs joined the Carnock & Gowkhall Gala parade. 

The next major event is the Cub and younger Scout camp to be held at the Nineacres Memorial Site at the Crook of Devon over the last weekend in August beginning of September. At this camp we will be joined by Cubs from the 83rd Fife based in Cairneyhill. 

There are still places available in all Sections for both boys and girls aged between 6 and 18. 

On a more serious note, we have lost another Leader; this time from the Scout Section. We are therefore now urgently seeking not only another Leader for the Beaver Colony but also a Leader to work with the Scout Section. If you would like to work with the youth of today to help develop them to reach their full potential and have fun doing so (all necessary training is provided free), please get in touch for an informal chat. All adult posts require to be Disclosure Scotland checked. 

Peter Philp, Group Scout Leader 
01383 852612 
116th Fife Scout Group 
Registered Charity Number SC031132 




STEELEND GALA 

Steelend Gala Committee would like to thank all those who came along to the Gala on 3 August, and to the events during gala week. We would like to thank Jane Smart who provided her beautiful car for the Gala Queen, Princess and Page Boy. A special thank you to the local businesses who gave so generously: Montgomery Butchers Oakley, Cusick Motors Oakley, Express Garage Doors, Saline General Store, Mainbrace Rosyth, Knockhill Racing Circuit, Fife Sports and Leisure Trust, Scottish Coal Industry Special Welfare Fund, and Saline & Steelend Community Council, and to Fife Council for their grant. Also a big thank you goes to those who contributed to the raffle, gave donations and have supported the fundraising events throughout the year. 

The gala was a great success, the sun shone and the children had great fun on all the inflatables, plus there was the added bonus of the new play park which just opened in time for gala day. A great day was had by all so thank you again. 




STEELEND MINERS WELFARE CLUB 



ABBFAB
(a great Abba tribute band) will be at Steelend Club on Sunday 15 September from 3.00pm. Tickets on sale in the club, Adult £10 and Child £5. Please come along for a great afternoon (non-members welcome). 




CHURCH NEWS 

Church services continue as usual at 9.30am on Sundays, with Sunday Club going on in the church hall at the same time. The Harvest Thanksgiving service will be on Sunday 13 October followed by brunch in the Church Hall. 

The church will provide a one-day holiday club for primary-age children on Monday 21 October, the in-service day at the end of the October holiday. Details will be distributed through the school nearer the time. 

The programme of Guild events starts again on Monday 2 September at 7.30pm in the Church Hall. The Wednesday coffee mornings and Tuesday craft group continue as usual. 

Details of the fortnightly walking groups can be found on the church website. 

A social evening with an Italian theme will be held in the church hall on Friday 20 September at 7.00pm. Tickets are £10. Contact Ann Easton for more information. 

The coffee morning between 10.00am and 12.00 noon in the church hall on Wednesday 25 September will be in aid of McMillan Cancer Support. 




SALINE & DISTRICT HERITAGE SOCIETY 

The museum has enjoyed a good summer with many visitors and our final day of opening will be on Sunday 15 September when, along with the Church, we will be taking part in the annual Doors Open Day from 10.30am until 2.00pm. A graveyard tour will be included for anyone who has not yet been or who would like to go again. Entry to the museum and other buildings throughout West Fife on 15 September is free and booklets have been distributed in various locations throughout the village. 

Our speaker events start back up in September; check our Facebook page for further information. 




POSSIBLE ACQUISITION OF SALINE COMMUNITY CENTRE AND COUNCIL GARAGES 

Several failed attempts to obtain professional help to assess the viability of the community acquiring Saline Community Centre and the Council garages, the Community Development Trust has been successful in securing the help of Community Enterprise under the Scottish Government-supported ‘Accelerate’ programme. Community Enterprise will be able to provide ten days’ consultancy time to carry out background research and assistance in carrying out option appraisals and preparing financial models. 

A key element in the financial planning for the Community Centre is the proposed community pharmacy which will provide a commercial anchor. The NHS Fife consultation on the proposal has closed and the indications are that there is considerable support for the idea from local people. We will not know for some months whether they will give the go ahead. If this initial work suggests there is a viable business model, funding will be available from the Scottish Land Fund to appoint consultants to carry out a much more detailed appraisal. 

The help that Community Enterprise can provide with the garages should determine whether a Stage 2 application can be made under the Community Asset Transfer programme. If this is successful, the intention is that a sub-group of the Community Development Trust would obtain funding for essential repairs and improvements. Several community organisations use the garages to store equipment but need more space. Unused garages could also be made available to local tradespeople for storage or workshops, as well to residents who need space to keep bikes, garden furniture, play equipment, etc. Please contact David Chisholm on sscdtmembers@btinternet.com if you would like to become involved in this project. 




BROOMHALL CURLING CLUB 

Broomhall Curling Club have arranged an introduction to curling night on Thursday 19 September at 6.00pm followed by a free Come and Try session on Saturday 14 December 12.15pm. These events will take place at the Kinross Curling Rink. For more information please contact Bob Owens on 07484 664817. 




DOG PROBLEMS.....AGAIN 

Complaints about dog fouling and barking continue and, while it is accepted that bad owners are a minority, things are getting beyond a joke. The best way forward is to provide information on the culprits to Fife Council. Further information can be obtained from Fife Direct. 

Dog owners are reminded that while access legislation permits dogs, it also imposes responsibilities on owners. In particular, it is not a licence to foul areas like the ‘dog walking’ field off Main Street nor to cut fences. This area can be used thanks to the tolerance of the owner so please respect his property and pick up after your pooch. 




TEMPLE PATH 

In response to requests from users, Saline and Steelend Community Development Trust commissioned West Fife Woodlands to cut back undergrowth. This built on earlier voluntary action by Linda and Gordon Moyes. 

It should be noted that the Development Trust agreed to pay for these works as a one- off contribution and it is hoped that local volunteers will come forward to either help to manage the undergrowth or to raise funds for West Fife Woodlands to carry out further work on this invaluable community asset. 




LET'S TALK... ABOUT PLAY SPACES 

Between 21 August and 10 December 2019, you can take part in Fife Council's discussion on the future of play spaces. 

Play spaces include equipped play parks, greenspaces with play spaces such as slopes for sliding or logs for climbing on, and greenspaces for playing in such as parks and woods. The council is looking at the future of its play spaces. The council needs a long term plan as most play equipment will be at the end of its safe use in the next year while many parks can only be used by pre-school children. The council has a draft Play Spaces strategy to address these challenges that can be downloaded from Fife Council's play parks webpage https://fifedirect.org.uk/playparks/ . 

If the council approves the strategy it will 

  · be used to secure funding for upgrading play parks 

  · ensure that play parks have a range of equipment that can be used by children of all ages 

  · transform many greenspaces into play spaces 

After the Let's Talk discussion, a report will be compiled to aid councillors on approving the strategy. 

An event to discuss proposals for the West Fife Villages will be held on 4 December between 6.30 and 8.30pm in Valleyfield Community Centre. 




NEW FIFE DIRECT WEBSITE 

Most users will acknowledge the frustrations of using the Fife Direct website. It seems that it only ever provides answers when you actually know the specific question to ask. 

Cllr Mino Manekshaw has contacted the Community Council to advise that a new website is in the final stages of development and will soon be entering a testing phase before its final release to the public. 

To quote the letter to Cllr Manekshaw, “we are currently revising any content and tidying up pages of the site ready for testing in September. We will be testing with a group of 80 staff volunteers, plus the Fife Digital Participation Panel who are external to the council and from all walks of life, who will provide some valuable insight. We welcome any other testers who would like to get involved if you have constituents who would like to participate.” 

Cllr Manekshaw's view is that robust testing, by as wide an age-range and IT-awareness as possible, will play an essential part in ensuring that the new site delivers on the promise. If you would like to get involved or know of someone else, please let Mino know as soon as possible.

cllr.Mino.Manekshaw@fife.gov.uk




ACTION PLAN REVIEW

For some years the Community Council has been seeking funding to carry out a review of the Community Action Plan that was prepared in 2011 and to produce an updated document. Sadly these efforts have been unsuccessful. However the Coalfields Regeneration Trust have stepped forward to assist us. They will receive money from Scottish Government for their work. 

The intention of the exercise is to review the content of the original plan, particularly the priorities, and consider which have been achieved, partly achieved or remain to be addressed. Some may no longer be relevant and there may also be issues that weren't identified first time around. We will also endeavour to align the plan with the Scottish Government's Place Standard template which adopts fourteen characteristics of place and provides a way of representing them graphically. The value of having an updated plan is that it helps validate any future funding applications. Funders always require evidence that there is an identified need and support from local people. 

There will an opportunity for everyone living in the villages to contribute through a questionnaire in the Bulletin, on-line, or through the villages’ Facebook page and/or at an open event in the Golf Club. In the immediate term, we have established a small, representative 'steering group' to act as a sounding board for the work. The group met at the end of August and reviewed the themes and priorities identified in the 2011 Action Plan. While there are a few issues that have yet to be addressed and some that are still in progress, there are many that have been achieved. What is particularly pleasing is the number of individuals, groups and businesses that have ‘stepped up to the plate’ and helped deliver a better Saline and Steelend. 

Look out for further information on the villages’ Facebook page and in the Bulletin. 




CHERRY TREE LODGE 

Cherry Tree Lodge is looking for part time support.


Cherry Tree Lodge is a retreat space and guest house one mile outside Saline village. We are a focus for inner peace for a compassionate world and are looking for additional part time help, on a self employed basis, to maintain our consistently high standard of guest care. We are looking for house-proud people who can help maintain the 5 star visitor reviews for cleanliness, who can be sensitive to the needs of retreat guests and who can contribute to the ‘cared for’ look and feel of the space. Support in the kitchen and sometimes the garden is also needed. If you would like to know more then please contact Mark at:
markandtill@cherrytreelodge.net        telephone 01383 851059 or 07940 421038. 




SALINE FIRST RESPONDERS 

The Queen Anne Singers will be in concert in support of Saline First Responders on Saturday 14 September at 7.30pm in the Church Hall. Tickets are only £5 per person and include light refreshments. See Ann Easton or any of the First Responder team members to get your tickets, telephone 852797 or 852866, or message direct on the Saline First Responders' Facebook page. 




SALINE AND DISTRICT HORTICULTURE AND HANDICRAFT SHOW

The 89th annual show is taking place this weekend on Saturday 7 September and Sunday 8 September in Saline Community Centre. Don’t forget to enter or go along to support everyone, wonder at the flowers and vegetables, and enjoy tea and cake! 




WALKERS BE SAFE 

With the nights already starting to draw in, it’s time to think about staying safe while out walking, particularly when walking dogs outside the villages themselves. While dark clothing can be dangerous even in areas with streetlights, it's far more dangerous in areas without. A small torch is difficult to be seen in oncoming car lights and not at all from behind. There are plenty of options out there, none of which are expensive, and carried by several discount and cheaper shops. Try a hi-viz vest for both yourself and your dog, and there are also small lights sold for bikes as well as animals which can be attached to collars, leads, or backpacks, etc. Stay safe and be seen! 





This edition of the Bulletin is kindly sponsored by Knockhill Racing Circuit 





FORTHCOMING MEETINGS & EVENTS: 



Saline Golf Club

We have free Wi-Fi and BT Sports. 
Food available throughout the year: 
Monday: Closed 
Tuesday: 11.00am-2.30pm 
Wednesday: 11.00am-2.30pm 
Thursday: 11.00am-8.00pm 
Friday: 11.00am-2.30pm 
Saturday: 09.00am-2.30pm 
Sunday: 09.00noon-4.00pm 
Saturday and Sunday breakfasts from 9.00am. 
Golf Memberships available. 
Junior Golf Membership only £10 per year. 
Social Membership only £12 per year. 
Bingo every Monday, 7.30pm start. 
Quiz night every Thursday at 8.30pm. £1 entry. 

Rainbows 
Every Thursday 5.00pm-6.00pm 
Saline Church Hall 

Brownies 
Every Thursday 6.00pm-7.30pm 
Saline Church Hall 

116th Fife Scout Group 

Beaver Colony 
Every Friday, 6.00pm-7.30pm 

Cub Pack 
Every Thursday, 6.30pm-8.00pm 

Scout Troop 
Every Thursday, 7.30pm-9.00pm 

Explorer Unit 
Every Thursday, 7.30pm-9.00pm 

Carnock Community Centre, Camps Road, Carnock. Open to both boys & girls 

Highland Dancing Classes 
Tuesdays 4.00pm-5.00pm, Thursdays 6.30pm-8.00pm. Tel Betty on 852610 

Sambangra Drumming Group 
Tuesdays, 7.00pm-8.30pm, £2 
Steelend Club 

Community Council Meeting 
Tuesday 24 September 
7.30pm, Saline Community Centre. 
All are welcome. 

Shieldbank Coffee Shop 
Hot and cold drinks, savory toasties, baguettes, cheese tarts, scones, carrot cake etc. 
Open Tuesdays – Sundays 09.30am-06.00pm 
Craft Group, Thursdays, 10.00am-12.00noon 
Photography: Friday, 07.30pm-09.00pm 
Tel: 07792 759583 

Anyone who runs, or is involved with a group, is invited to Shieldbank Coffee Shop to showcase the activity of their group. (Free) 

Shieldbank Riding & Vaulting Club 
Everyone welcome! Riding lessons for children from 4 years upwards. Adult riding lessons from complete beginners to competition standard riders. Small groups or individual tuition. Well-schooled horses and ponies. Opportunity to compete. Equestrian Vaulting for young people from 5 years+. Come and have a go! 
Tel: 01383 852874 
Email: info@shieldbank.co.uk 
fb: Shieldbank Riding & Vaulting Club 

Craft and Chatter 
Thursdays 10.00am-12.00noon 
Last Friday of month 7.00pm-9.00pm 
Shieldbank Coffee Shop 

Adult Badminton 
Mondays 7.45pm, Wednesday 1.30pm & 7.45pm 
Saline Community Centre. T: 852610 

Saline & Blairingone Parish Church 

Afternoon Craft Group 
Every second Tuesday. Everyone is invited to join with any sewing, knitting or craft - and enjoy the blether! 2pm-4pm, Saline Church Hall. 

The Harvest Thanksgiving service will be on Sunday 13 October followed by brunch in the Church Hall. 

The church will provide a one-day holiday club for primary-age children on Monday 21 October, the in-service day at the end of the October holiday. 

A social evening with an Italian theme will be held in the church hall on Friday 20 September at 7.00pm. Tickets are £10. Contact Ann Easton for more information. 

Saline & District Rural 
Wednesday 2 October 7:30pm
Saline Community Centre
Speaker from Cosy Kingdom 



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