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Thrift Shop Update for March 23/24
Monymusk Litter Clear Up 2017
Following the successful litter pickup of 2106, lots of folk turned up on 11th March to clear the roadside litter that accumulated since then.
Photo by Colin Johnston
The main road up to Tillyfourie and part of the way towards Kemnay were cleared on a very rainy morning.
The collected rubbish filled four very large bins provided by Aberdeenshire Council.
Photo by Colin Johnston
When they returned, the volunteer litter clearers were rewarded with coffee and cakes in the Hall.
David Hawson, who helped organise the event said on Facebook:
"Many thanks to all of you for coming out on a filthy day and picking up filthy rubbish. The attached photograph shows how worthwhile it was -- four bins, only just able to cope with the amount we found. What a monument to waste! Especial thanks to Gavin Forrest from the council who provided all the picker-uppers and organised the bins."
Thanks are due to Susan & Alistair Reid and to Susie & David Hawson who organised the whole thing.
March Prize Draw
Monymusk Senior Citizens hold a monthly prize draw to raise funds for a summer bus trip and Christmas lunch for senior citizens. The first prize is £100 and the second prize is £25. The Draw must be made with non-committee members present to make sure everything is done properly so it will be made on the second Thursday of each month in the Thrift Shop where non-committee members will be present to oversee proceedings.
There are some draw numbers available. You can get a form to join the draw, which costs £26 per year or £13 for six months (equivalent to only 50p per week), by sending an email to Elsie Aiken (firstname.lastname@example.org) or phoning Louise Craigmyle (01467-651359).
The names of winners will be posted here each month.
The winners for March were:
£100 S. Dempster
£25 E. Riddell
The winners for February were:
£100 Elsie Murray
£25 Mr & Mrs McDonald
The Senior Citizens Committee needs folk to come forward and help to organise the Summer Bus Drive and the Christmas Lunch. The number of folk on the Committee is falling each year while the number of Senior Citizens who benefit is rising. If you know of anyone (including yourself of course!) who could make a contribution to helping the Senior Citizens please contact Elsie (651459), Euan (651470) or Louise (651359).
Senior Citizens 60th Christmas Lunch
The Senior Citizens Christmas Lunch celebrated its 60th anniversary this year.
The Second Clyan's Bridge has been Rebuilt
|The Second Bridge at Clyan's Dam has been rebuilt by Sandy Gray, Colin Johnston, Fergus McGhie and Haddi Lingard.|
|The rebuild in progress.|
|The finished bridge - they have made a really good job of it!|
|The Bridge at Clyan's Dam has been rebuilt by a team of volunteers from the village.|
|Another view of the rebuilt bridge - they have made a really good job of it!|
|The team of volunteers was led by Colin Johnston (who took the photos so he isn't in any of them) helped by Haddi Lingard (down the ladder) and Fergus McGhie .|
|Sandy Gray was also in the team - here with Fergus.|
Many thanks to Colin, Haddi, Fergus and Sandy for their hard work and for re-opening the walking route through Clyan's Wood.
Thanks are also due to the Marr Area Partnership which provided the funding for the timber.
Senior Citizens Bus Drive
The Senior Citizens Bus Drive on Saturday 25th June went to Aviemore for lunch, to Broomhill Station on the steam train then to Grantown-on-Spey for High Tea.
The Monymusk Boules Masters 2016 Report
|Yet another successful Monymusk Boules Masters took place in the Square on Saturday 28th May.|
Forty teams competed for the trophy.
|Fancy dress was the order of the day and it turned out to be very colourful. |
|There were all shapes and sizes too.|
||This year music was supplied The Athol Smith Jazz Band and by Dave Martin on his French accordion. |
||The competition this year divided at lunch time into a "Low Road" and a "High Road", so that 32 teams progressed to the afternoon knockout stages.|
Competition was very close.
|A large crowd watched the Grand Finals in glorious afternoon sunshine.|
|The Low Road winners were Pete Stollery's "Load of Old Boules".|
|The High Road winners were "Taking the Piste" captained by Ross Nickson.|
|The prizes were presented by Lady Fiona Grant who was presented with a bouquet of flowers.|
|Neil McArthur who runs the event said:
"The Monymusk Boules Masters 2016 was played out in warm sunshine on 28th May in the village square.
Neil has only three words to close:
"Thank You Monymusk!"
SSE/SHE Transmission Pylons
|Useful links to more information on the SSE/SHE plans for the line of pylons from Blackhillock to Kintore can be found on the Cluny, Midmar and Monymusk Community Council web site.|
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Monymusk Community Resilience
|Did you receive a copy of the Monymusk Community Resilience flyer? Did you remember to fill in the questionnaire and return it? If you meant to and forgot, now is a good time to return it. The Resilience Plan will work best if we have contact details for as many folk as possible in the Monymusk Community. Even if you can't help, we will have your contact details so that we can let you know when the Hall is open in an emergency.|
If you didn't get a copy or if you have lost the original, copies (MS Word and PDF) are available here to download.
Link to the Monymusk Community Resilience Flyer (MS Word file)
Link to the Monymusk Community Resilience Flyer (PDF file)
Hall Improvement Project
Rural Aberdeenshire Leader 2007-2013 Programme.
Hall Committee Minutes
The most recently approved minutes of meetings of the Hall Management Committee are available below:
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Monymusk Village Hall is a Charity registered in Scotland as Monymusk Village Hall Management Committee - SC038241
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Community Resilience in Monymusk Flyer.pdf