News from around the district

SWEET THOUGHT . . . P2 pupils at Uddingston's Muiredge Primary School raised �80 for Fairtrade after baking cakes and selling them during Fairtrade Fortnight.
SWEET THOUGHT . . . P2 pupils at Uddingston's Muiredge Primary School raised �80 for Fairtrade after baking cakes and selling them during Fairtrade Fortnight.

THE annual praise evening organised by the Scottish Bible Society’s Motherwell Action Group will be held on Sunday (Match 24), in Crosshill Parish Church, at 7pm.

The service will be in support of its Malawi appeal and The Inbetweeners, a singing group from St Mary’s Parish Church, will be made welcome.

Refreshments will be served after the meeting and all are welcome to go along.

MEMBERS and friends of Motherwell South Parish Church thoroughly enjoyed a recent ceilidh which raised £1,400 for the Development Fund.

Other fundraising efforts over the last two weeks have raised a total of £1,212 and congratulations and thanks go to all involved.

SPACES for new members are available at the St Margaret’s Arts and Crafts Group which returned last month.

The club meets in St Margaret’s Church hall on Tuesdays at 10am and could be ideal for people who want to learn a new skill or join a group to pursue a skill they already have.

There are also spaces for anyone wishing to hone their computer skills or learn from scratch how to send e-mails, surf the net, print or alter their own photos.

Anyone wishing to join either group should contact Mrs Scott on 01698 350574.

THE Motherwell Diocesan Choir will perform ‘Take This Cup Away From Me’ at Motherwell Cathedral on Tuesday (March 26).

The concert will begin at 7.30pm and tickets are £4.


THE annual general meeting of the Newarthill Bowling Club will be held in the clubhouse on Monday (March 25) at 7pm.

Admission will be on production of club membership card.

Keir Hardie Memorial Primary School and nursery class is having a fayre on Saturday (March 23) from 11am to 2pm.

There will be a variety of stalls and activities, including raffles, an Easter chick hunt, bouncy castles, a nail bar, face painting, bottle stall, tombola and games.

Entry is £1 per adult, children free, and this includes refreshments. All will be welcome.


A MEETING on bedroom tax and welfare benefit changes will be held in Bellshill Cultural Centre on Friday (March 22) at 7.30pm.

Guest speakers will be in attendance, including a manager from the Citizens Advice Bureau.

THIS year’s Bellshill joint-churches Easter Holy Week services will be held in Bellshill West Parish Church on Wednesday to Friday, March 27-29, at 7.30pm.

A PRIZE bingo evening will be held at the EU Congregational Church on Monday (March 25).

Doors open at 6.30pm with eyes down at 7.15 and tea tickets are £1.50, payable at the door. All will be welcome.

There are still limited spaces available for the Easter Holiday Club for P1-P7s on Tuesday and Wednesday, April 2 and 3, and on Monday to Wednesday, April 8-10.

The club will take place from 10.30am to 12.30pm and cost is 75p per child per day.

There will be a variety of activities, including stories, crafts and games.


THE first of the united services for Holy Week will take place in Park Church on Sunday at 7pm.

Other services will be - Tuesday, March 26, 7pm; Wednesday, March 27, traditional service of readings and hymns, 7pm; Thursday, March 28, Maundy Thursday communion and passover meal, 7pm; Friday, March 29, Jesus The Crucified One, 7pm.

The united Easter Sunday service will take place at Park at 6.30pm while the traditional Sonrise service will also take place that day at Clydeneuk at 7.30am.


A PRIZE bingo night will be held by St Columba’s Boys’ Club at their base in Laburnum Road on Friday (March 22).

Doors will open at 7pm with eyes down at 7.30pm.

Admission will be £1 for adults and 50p for children and refreshments will be provided.


MAGGIE’S Lanarkshire is holding an information session on Thursday, March 28, focussing on the changes for Disability Living Allowance (DLA) as it is replaced by the Personal Independence Payment later this year.

For a full round-up of district news see this week’s Motherwell Times or Bellshill Speaker.