Wreath making workshop 28th November

Continuing the decorated doors day theme the Garvald Horticultural Society has arranged a Christmas wreath making workshop. This will take place on Sunday 28th November 2-4.30pm in the village hall.
Tickets: £15per person, max 20 people. Some materials (hoops, baubles, greenery) will be provided, plus mulled wine/mine pies. If you have greenery and decorations you want to use please bring along. As spaces are limited please BOOK your place in advance by dropping £15 in to Elaine and Malcolm at Whitelaws. Please give your name and contact email so that we can confirm arrangements nearer the time.
If your Christmas door is drab – don’t delay!
Jo (685) on behalf of GHS Cttee


Tree Felling in wood to the west of Garvald park

A selective thinning of trees is due to begin week commencing 25th October. The intention is to remove mainly sycamore and pine, leaving a selection of better quality hardwoods, primarily beech. This work will also address the trees that were (partially) blown down last winter following the removal of trees to the south of Papana Water. The wood will be closed for the duration of this work. Sorry for any inconvenience.

Christmas Theatre Trip

SUNDAY 12th December 2021

CHRISTMAS DINNER at Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh, 1:30pm 

BOOKING DEADLINE 12th November 1pm.

Due to funding from the Crystal Rig Community Windfarm, Garvald and Morham Community Council are able to organise this trip once again.

Including return coaches – one from each of Garvald and Morham – (noon – approx. 4pm)

Tickets £6 per person
Book here – https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/garvald-and-morham-christmas-theatre-trip-tickets-192232621947

Please contact us, using the contact form at the bottom of this post, for the password.

All families must be Garvald and Morham Ward residents. Map here.

COVID statement

Joining this trip is your own decision. The coach company and the Theatre have regulations in place that you are expected to adhere to. Please note masks must be worn on coaches and in the theatre. No social distancing is built in. Please be considerate to your friends and neighbours throughout the trip.

About the show – https://lyceum.org.uk/whats-on/production/christmas-dinner 

By Robert Alan Evans
Directed by Gill Robertson

Age suitability 5+ years. No interval.

After a horrible year, stage hand Lesley has decided that Christmas should be cancelled. The only festive joy she wants is the turkey sandwich in her lunch box. So she is shutting down the theatre, turning off the lights, packing up the glitter curtains, the giant beanstalk, the fake snow and going home to have dinner alone…

But as the bells of St Cuthbert’s strike twelve, it seems the theatre has other ideas… from the back of the costume cupboard, a troupe of festive spirits emerge with an absolute sack full of festive cheer. Is this the last thing Lesley needs? Or can this strange Christmas Gang and their stories help her feel the magic of Christmas again?

Join us for a feast of fun for everyone (even Lesley!) and make The Lyceum Christmas magic part of your family celebration this year.

Christmas Dinner is a Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh and Catherine Wheels Theatre Company co-production.

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    Harvest Food Bank

    The Harvest Thanksgiving Service will take place in Garvald Church on Sunday 31st October at 9.30 am. We would like to collect donations for the Food Bank from anyone in the Church or Village who would like to help. There is a green plastic box sitting in the bus-shelter beside the Village Green where donations of non-perishable food or toiletries may be left at any time. The box will be emptied regularly and everything transferred to the Church from where it will be taken to the Food Bank after 31st October. We had a fantastic response last time we did this so please help with anything you can spare.

    New Mobile Mast in Garvald

    A few people have been asking when our new mobile mast will become operational. Detailed below is an update from the company that is involved in its build and installation.  Vodafone and O2 are mentioned on the Government Web page as possible network operators but, until it goes live, we will just have to wait and see (   https://www.gov.scot/publications/scottish-4g-infill-programme-progress-update/ )

    New Mobile Mast in Garvald

    After a mast is built there are several steps that we need to go through in order for it to become operational. Shareable fibre infrastructure connecting the site to a fibre hub must be installed. For the mast in Garvald, this work has been completed. Power must also be supplied to the site: for the mast in Garvald, this is scheduled to take place towards the end of the year. After power and fibre are in place, there is the final installation of radio units and associated equipment to connect to the fibre and power, and the rigging of antennas connecting the feeders to the equipment on the ground. We then have the final testing and integration of the site into the mobile network operator’s network before the mast is operational. Due to the nature of this process, I cannot give you a confirmed date when the site will be live, but I will provide you with updates on the timeframe after each step in the above process.

    The Garvald children’s Hallowe’en party is back!

    It’s taking place from 4-6pm on Sunday 31st October at the Village Hall. All young ghosts, witches etc are welcome; look out for posters around the village soon!

    The children will be guising in small groups accompanied by adults. If you are happy for the children to come to your door please put out a pumpkin or other Hallowe’en decoration so we know they are welcome.

    Contact Meg (Beehive Cottage)or Chiara (Broomfield House) for more information.