Cus­tomer fo­cus award

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North La­nark­shire Coun­cil Build­ing Stan­dards team has been com­mended for its cus­tomer fo­cus at the 2017 Lo­cal Au­thor­ity Build­ing Stan­dards Scot­land (LABSS) Awards.

The an­nual awards recog­nise out­stand­ing ser­vice and com­mit­ment, and value the ex­cel­lent work of Build­ing Stan­dards Ser­vices across Scot­land.

The coun­cil’s Build­ing Stan­dards team of­fer a range of ser­vices to house­hold­ers and busi­nesses, car­ry­ing out in­de­pen­dent checks on build­ing work, from de­sign through con­struc­tion to com­ple­tion.

Build­ing war­rants are ap­proved be­fore works start, and com­ple­tion cer­tifi­cates are ac­cepted be­fore build­ings are oc­cu­pied. This en­sures that homes, of­fices and public build­ings meet all rel­e­vant build­ing reg­u­la­tions.

David Provan, built en­vi­ron­ment man­ager, said:“As a team, we are de­lighted to re­ceive this award in recog­ni­tion of the strong re­la­tion­ship we have built with our cus­tomers. We are com­mit­ted to pro­vid­ing a high qual­ity build­ing stan­dards ser­vice .”

Bon­kle

Bon­kle Parish Church ser­vice, Sun­day school and creche will be held in the church on Sun­day at 12 noon. Speak with the min­is­ter if you know of any­one re­quir­ing a pas­toral visit. Char­ity shop at Manse Road, New­mains is open Mon­day to Thurs­day, 9.30am to 3.30pm. Com­puter club will close for the sum­mer on July 3 and re­open on Au­gust 13. Arts and crafts class is held in the church hall on Tues­days from 7pm to 9pm. New mem­bers are wel­come. Food bank thanks ev­ery­one for their con­tin­ued sup­port and is open on Wed­nes­day af­ter­noons at 1pm. Thurs­day club are now on their sum­mer break and will re-open on Au­gust 24. Rain­bows, Brown­ies and Guides meet in Bon­kle Church hall on Fri­days at their usual times.

Colt­ness

The Sum­mer Sun­day School at St. Mark’s Church will take on a S.M.ART new look next month with chil­dren be­ing encouraged to work to­gether on Art project. The ven­ture will be headed by Dee Austin, wife of the Rev Gra­ham Austin, and Joan Bir­rell, a Class­room As­sis­tant at Calder­bridge School. The Club will meet be­tween 10.15 am – 11.15 am dur­ing morn­ing wor­ship from July 2 – Au­gust 27. Dee Austin said: “We thought we would try a to­tally dif­fer­ent for­mat this year, fo­cussing on art pro­jects where we would en­cour­age the chil­dren to talk to each other, sug­gest ideas and work to­gether to de­velop an in­spi­ra­tional mu­ral. “We have been gath­er­ing plas­tic bot­tle tops for a few weeks now – the re­sponse from mem­bers has been very en­cour­ag­ing - and we plan to

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