Customer focus award
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 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.
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