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24/09/2014
VOLUNTEERS REQUIRED:
Do you have some good ideas for improving Howwood and a few hours to spare each month? Then why not consider joining Howwood Community Council? An election is being held NOW to fill thirteen vacancies. We need more residents, especially young people, to come along and share their ideas for making Howwood a vibrant and even better place to live. You can join if you are sixteen or over and live in the area. For a nomination form, contact Bill David, Ivy Cottage, Main St, Howwood 01505 703500 or email bill@billdavid.co.uk Completed forms must be submitted to Bill at the above address no later than Tuesday 30 September 2014. All candidates will be notified of the outcome and a public notice will announce the election results. If we get more than thirteen nominations for membership we will hold a ballot, otherwise, all candidates will be elected unopposed as community councillors. For more details about what community councils do and the role of a community councillor visit www.renfrewshire.gov.uk , phone 0141 618 7104 or email community-council.cs@renfrewshire.gov.uk Don’t delay – do it today!

HOWWOOD WOMENS’ RURAL INSTITUTE:
Meetings are held on the third Tuesday of the month from September to April. The next meeting will be held on Tuesday 21 October at 7.30p.m. in Howwood Village Hall. There will be a talk on “Pewtermill Crafts” by Mr David Bell. The competition will be “Favourite Brooch”. The hostesses for the evening will be Jane Millar and Isobel Brocket and the vote of thanks will be given by Cath Love. Members please note there will be a Sales Table each month except November, December and April with proceeds going to St Vincent Hospice. Also please remember to bring your own cup for tea! For more information contact Mrs Irene McTaggart on 01505 704800

HOWWOOD COMMUNITY COUNCIL:
Unfortunately the forthcoming Ceilidh planned for Saturday 20 September has had to be postponed. We are hoping to reschedule for the end of November.More details to follow as soon as decisions have been made.

Howwood Wildlife & Woodland

To help raise funds for HWW projects in the village, like the community gardens, wild bird food is on sale at very reasonable prices so if you feed the birds please consider placing an order with HWW.
Examples of prices are: Mixed seed £2 per kilo or £14 for 10 kilo, Peanuts £3 per kilo or £24 for 10 kilo, fat balls £1.25 for 4 or £10 for 50 and gift baskets from £5.Prices subject to market conditions.
Contact Christine Scarsbrook 01505 704083 chrisscarsbrook@btinternet.com for a quote for your individual requirements. Discounts for bulk orders.All proceeds to Howwood Wildlife & Woodland, Registered Scottish Charity Number SCO 33831, for environmental projects in and around Howwood.

BOWFIELD NEWS:
Weekly Quiz night every Wednesday from 8.30pm ALL WELCOME

17/09/2014
PLEASE GIVE BLOOD:
If you can never find the time to give blood – here it is: the Blood Donation team will be in Johnstone in the Donating Bus in Morrison’s car park, Napier Street on Friday 19 September between 9.30 a.m. and 11.30 a.m and between 1.00 p.m. and 3.30 p.m. Please find time to come along and donate. For more information phone 0845 90 90 999 or visit www.scotblood.co.uk

VOLUNTEERS REQUIRED:
Do you have some good ideas for improving Howwood and a few hours to spare each month? Then why not consider joining Howwood Community Council? An election is being held NOW to fill thirteen vacancies. We need more residents, especially young people, to come along and share their ideas for making Howwood a vibrant and even better place to live. You can join if you are sixteen or over and live in the area. For a nomination form, contact Bill David, Ivy Cottage, Main St, Howwood 01505 703500 or email bill@billdavid.co.uk Completed forms must be submitted to Bill at the above address no later than Tuesday 30 September 2014. All candidates will be notified of the outcome and a public notice will announce the election results. If we get more than thirteen nominations for membership we will hold a ballot, otherwise, all candidates will be elected unopposed as community councillors. For more details about what community councils do and the role of a community councillor visit www.renfrewshire.gov.uk , phone 0141 618 7104 or email community-council.cs@renfrewshire.gov.uk Don’t delay – do it today!

HOWWOOD WOMENS’ RURAL INSTITUTE:
Meetings are held on the third Tuesday of the month from September to April. The next meeting will be held on Tuesday 21 October at 7.30p.m. in Howwood Village Hall. There will be a talk on “Pewtermill Crafts” by Mr David Bell. The competition will be “Favourite Brooch”. The hostesses for the evening will be Jane Millar and Isobel Brocket and the vote of thanks will be given by Cath Love. Members please note there will be a Sales Table each month except November, December and April with proceeds going to St Vincent Hospice. Also please remember to bring your own cup for tea! For more information contact Mrs Irene McTaggart on 01505 704800

HOWWOOD COMMUNITY COUNCIL:
Unfortunately the forthcoming Ceilidh planned for Saturday 20 September has had to be postponed. We are hoping to reschedule for the end of November. More details to follow as soon as decisions have been made.

Howwood Wildlife & Woodland

To help raise funds for HWW projects in the village, like the community gardens, wild bird food is on sale at very reasonable prices so if you feed the birds please consider placing an order with HWW.
Examples of prices are: Mixed seed £2 per kilo or £14 for 10 kilo, Peanuts £3 per kilo or £24 for 10 kilo, fat balls £1.25 for 4 or £10 for 50 and gift baskets from £5.Prices subject to market conditions.
Contact Christine Scarsbrook 01505 704083 chrisscarsbrook@btinternet.com for a quote for your individual requirements. Discounts for bulk orders.All proceeds to Howwood Wildlife & Woodland, Registered Scottish Charity Number SCO 33831, for environmental projects in and around Howwood.

BOWFIELD NEWS:
Weekly Quiz night every Wednesday from 8.30pm ALL WELCOME

10/09/2014
PLEASE GIVE BLOOD: If you can never find the time to give blood – here it is: the Blood Donation team will be in Johnstone Recreation hall previously McMaster Sports Centre on Friday 12 September between 2.00p.m. and 3.45 p.m. and between 5.15 p.m. and 7.30 p.m. The Donating Bus will be in Morrison’s car park, Napier Street on Friday 19 September between 9.30 a.m. and 11.30 a.m and between 1.00 p.m. and 3.30 p.m. Please find time to come along and donate. For more information phone 0845 90 90 999 or visit www.scotblood.co.uk

Volunteers Required:
Do you have some good ideas for improving Howwood and a few hours to spare each month? Then why not consider joining Howwood Community Council? An election is being held NOW to fill thirteen vacancies. We need more residents, especially young people, to come along and share their ideas for making Howwood a vibrant and even better place to live. You can join if you are sixteen or over and live in the area. For a nomination form, contact Bill David, Ivy Cottage, Main St, Howwood 01505 703500 or email bill@billdavid.co.uk Completed forms must be submitted to Bill at the above address no later than Tuesday 30 September 2014. All candidates will be notified of the outcome and a public notice will announce the election results. If we get more than thirteen nominations for membership we will hold a ballot, otherwise, all candidates will be elected unopposed as community councillors. For more details about what community councils do and the role of a community councillor visit www.renfrewshire.gov.uk , phone 0141 618 7104 or email community-council.cs@renfrewshire.gov.uk Don’t delay – do it today!

HOWWOOD WOMENS’ RURAL INSTITUTE:
Meetings are held on the third Tuesday of the month from September to April. The first meeting will be held on Tuesday 16 September at 7.30p.m. in Howwood Village Hall. There will be a talk on “Walter Scott Cruises on Loch Katrine” by Mr Gordon Allan. The competition will be “Water inspired photograph”. The hostesses for the evening will be Anne McCallum and Elizabeth Lawson and the vote of thanks will be given by Margaret Jamieson. Members please note there will be a Sales Table each month except November, December and April with proceeds going to St Vincent Hospice. Also please remember to bring your own cup for tea! For more information contact Mrs Irene McTaggart on 01505 704800

HOWWOOD COMMUNITY COUNCIL:
Howwood Community Council are holding a fund raising ceilidh  in Howwood Village Hall on Saturday 20 September – tickets are now available from all Community Councillors including myself at a bargain price of £12.50. Come and dance to the Ceilidh Band, enjoy a light supper and bar. Come and support your Community Council to raise funds to support village organisations and events – thank you!

Howwood Wildlife & Woodland

To help raise funds for HWW projects in the village, like the community gardens, wild bird food is on sale at very reasonable prices so if you feed the birds please consider placing an order with HWW. Examples of prices are: Mixed seed £2 per kilo or £14 for 10 kilo, Peanuts £3 per kilo or £24 for 10 kilo, fat balls £1.25 for 4 or £10 for 50 and gift baskets from £5.Prices subject to market conditions. Contact Christine Scarsbrook 01505 704083 chrisscarsbrook@btinternet.com for a quote for your individual requirements. Discounts for bulk orders.All proceeds to Howwood Wildlife & Woodland, Registered Scottish Charity Number SCO 33831, for environmental projects in and around Howwood.

BOWFIELD NEWS:
Weekly Quiz night every Wednesday from 8.30pm ALL WELCOME

13/08/2014
HOWWOOD COMMUNITY COUNCIL: We are arranging a ceilidh to be held in the Village Hall on Saturday 20 September – more details coming soon – keep the date free! To help raise funds for HWW projects in the village, like the community gardens, wild bird food is oale at very reasonable prices so if you feed the birds please consider placing an order with HWW.

Howwood Wildlife & Woodland:

To help raise funds for HWW projects in the village, like the community gardens, wild bird food is on sale at very reasonable prices so if you feed the birds please consider placing an order with HWW. Examples of prices are: Mixed seed £2 per kilo or £14 for 10 kilo, Peanuts £3 per kilo or £24 for 10 kilo, fat balls £1.25 for 4 or £10 for 50 and gift baskets from £5.Prices subject to market conditions. Contact Christine Scarsbrook 01505 704083 chrisscarsbrook@btinternet.com for a quote for your individual requirements. Discounts for bulk orders.All proceeds to Howwood Wildlife & Woodland, Registered Scottish Charity Number SCO 33831, for environmental projects in and around Howwood.

BOWFIELD NEWS:
Weekly Quiz night every Wednesday from 8.30pm ALL WELCOME

15/07/2014
COMMONWEALTH BATON:
Come out and support the Commonwealth Baton on Thursday 17 July here in Howwood! The baton will be leaving Bowfield Country Club at 07.59 and following the road down to Howwood, along the Main Street, past the Church and on to the A737 at around 08.10. Looking forward to seeing you all lining the streets and cheering the baton on!

HOWWOOD COMMUNITY COUNCIL:
Look out for your summer newsletter which should be coming through all Howwood residents’ letterboxes soon, if it has not already done so. At the back of the newsletter is a short survey regarding the bus losses to and from Howwood. If you could take a minute to complete this and return it to Bill David that would be most appreciated.
You will also be receiving the Howwood Community Resilience Plan – please take time to read this and we hope that part two in particular will be of some assistance to you with being personally prepared in emergency situations.
Finally, you will be receiving a new Howwood Access Pathways Initiative walks leaflet. Many of you will already be familiar with these walks, but if you have  not yet tried one or more, please use the leaflet to help you enjoy the outdoors and the fabulous views we are lucky to have right on our doorstep. Please always remember the countryside code: Respect, Protect and Enjoy!

Howwood Wildlife & Woodland

To help raise funds for HWW projects in the village, like the community gardens, wild bird food is on sale at very reasonable prices so if you feed the birds please consider placing an order with HWW.
Examples of prices are: Mixed seed £2 per kilo or £14 for 10 kilo, Peanuts £3 per kilo or £24 for 10 kilo, fat balls £1.25 for 4 or £10 for 50 and gift baskets from £5.Prices subject to market conditions.
Contact Christine Scarsbrook 01505 704083 chrisscarsbrook@btinternet.com for a quote for your individual requirements. Discounts for bulk orders.All proceeds to Howwood Wildlife & Woodland, Registered Scottish Charity Number SCO 33831, for environmental projects in and around Howwood.

BOWFIELD NEWS:
·Weekly Quiz night every Wednesday from 8.30pm ALL WELCOME

 

14/07/2014
FORESTRY COMMISSION SCOTLAND:
The Forestry Commission Scotland is to hold a Community Consultation Event in Howwood. This will be open to the public and will be held in the Howwood Village Hall on Saturday 12 July between 2.30pm and 6.30pm. It is hope that as many residents of Howwood and surrounding areas as possible will be in attendance. See  you there!

HOWWOOD COMMUNITY COUNCIL:
Look out for your summer newsletter which should be coming through all Howwood residents’ letterboxes soon, if it has not already done so. At the back of the newsletter is a short survey regarding the bus losses to and from Howwood. If you could take a minute to complete this and return it to Bill David that would be most appreciated.
You will also be receiving the Howwood Community Resilience Plan – please take time to read this and we hope that part two in particular will be of some assistance to you with being personally prepared in emergency situations.
Finally, you will be receiving a new Howwood Access Pathways Initiative walks leaflet. Many of you will already be familiar with these walks, but if you have  not yet tried one or more, please use the leaflet to help you enjoy the outdoors and the fabulous views we are lucky to have right on our doorstep. Please always remember the countryside code: Respect, Protect and Enjoy!

Howwood Wildlife & Woodland

To help raise funds for HWW projects in the village, like the community gardens, wild bird food is on sale at very reasonable prices so if you feed the birds please consider placing an order with HWW.
Examples of prices are: Mixed seed £2 per kilo or £14 for 10 kilo, Peanuts £3 per kilo or £24 for 10 kilo, fat balls £1.25 for 4 or £10 for 50 and gift baskets from £5.Prices subject to market conditions.
Contact Christine Scarsbrook 01505 704083 chrisscarsbrook@btinternet.com for a quote for your individual requirements. Discounts for bulk orders.All proceeds to Howwood Wildlife & Woodland, Registered Scottish Charity Number SCO 33831, for environmental projects in and around Howwood.

 

BOWFIELD NEWS:
·Weekly Quiz night every Wednesday from 8.30pm ALL WELCOME

 

02/07/2014
HOWWOOD COMMUNITY COUNCIL:
Look out for your summer newsletter which should be coming through all Howwood residents’ letterboxes soon, if it has not already done so. At the back of the newsletter is a short survey regarding the bus losses to and from Howwood. If you could take a minute to complete this and return it to Bill David that would be most appreciated.
You will also be receiving the Howwood Community Resilience Plan – please take time to read this and we hope that part two in particular will be of some assistance to you with being personally prepared in emergency situations.
Finally, you will be receiving a new Howwood Access Pathways Initiative walks leaflet. Many of you will already be familiar with these walks, but if you have  not yet tried one or more, please use the leaflet to help you enjoy the outdoors and the fabulous views we are lucky to have right on our doorstep. Please always remember the countryside code: Respect, Protect and Enjoy!

Howwood Wildlife & Woodland

To help raise funds for HWW projects in the village, like the community gardens, wild bird food is on sale at very reasonable prices so if you feed the birds please consider placing an order with HWW.
Examples of prices are: Mixed seed £2 per kilo or £14 for 10 kilo, Peanuts £3 per kilo or £24 for 10 kilo, fat balls £1.25 for 4 or £10 for 50 and gift baskets from £5.Prices subject to market conditions.
Contact Christine Scarsbrook 01505 704083 chrisscarsbrook@btinternet.com for a quote for your individual requirements. Discounts for bulk orders.All proceeds to Howwood Wildlife & Woodland, Registered Scottish Charity Number SCO 33831, for environmental projects in and around Howwood.

 

BOWFIELD NEWS:
·Weekly Quiz night every Wednesday from 8.30pm ALL WELCOME

23/06/2014
HOWWOOD COMMUNITY COUNCIL:
Look out for your summer newsletter which should be coming through all Howwood residents’ letterboxes soon, if it has not already done so. At the back of the newsletter is a short survey regarding the bus losses to and from Howwood. If you could take a minute to complete this and return it to Bill David that would be most appreciated.
You will also be receiving the Howwood Community Resilience Plan – please take time to read this and we hope that part two in particular will be of some assistance to you with being personally prepared in emergency situations.
Finally, you will be receiving a new Howwood Access Pathways Initiative walks leaflet. Many of you will already be familiar with these walks, but if you have  not yet tried one or more, please use the leaflet to help you enjoy the outdoors and the fabulous views we are lucky to have right on our doorstep. Please always remember the countryside code: Respect, Protect and Enjoy!

Howwood Wildlife & Woodland

To help raise funds for HWW projects in the village, like the community gardens, wild bird food is on sale at very reasonable prices so if you feed the birds please consider placing an order with HWW.
Examples of prices are: Mixed seed £2 per kilo or £14 for 10 kilo, Peanuts £3 per kilo or £24 for 10 kilo, fat balls £1.25 for 4 or £10 for 50 and gift baskets from £5.Prices subject to market conditions.
Contact Christine Scarsbrook 01505 704083 chrisscarsbrook@btinternet.com for a quote for your individual requirements. Discounts for bulk orders.All proceeds to Howwood Wildlife & Woodland, Registered Scottish Charity Number SCO 33831, for environmental projects in and around Howwood.

BOWFIELD NEWS:
·Weekly Quiz night every Wednesday from 8.30pm ALL WELCOME