Have you lost your cat…?

This cat has been spotted around the vicinity of a farm in the EH41 4 area; it may have hitched a ride in a delivery truck.

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    Help run Garvald Village Show!

    We’re looking for new help with running Garvald Village Show next year, which is due to take place on Saturday 27th August. If you enjoyed the door displays this could be for you! Our next meeting will take place Tuesday 5th October 7.30pm. Come along to the village hall to find out more or get in touch via the contact form.

    Jo & Malcolm

    (on behalf of Garvald Horticultural Society Committee)

    COULD YOU HELP YOUR COMMUNITY BY JOINING THE COMMUNITY COUNCIL?

    The self-nomination form is now available for the new Community Council. The deadline for lodging these is Thursday 16th September and elections will follow if we have more people than spaces:
    For anyone considering but swithering, please feel free to contact members of the current Community Council who will be happy to help you understand what is involved. Contact details are here:
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      Guide To New Fire Alarm Standards – Scotland

      The law on fire alarms is changing. By February 2022, all homes in Scotland will be required to have interlinked fire alarms, meaning if one alarm goes off, they all go off. This will alert you to danger more quickly, no matter where you are in your home.

      The new legislation requires all homes to have:

      • One smoke alarm installed in the room most frequently used for general daytime living purposes
      • One smoke alarm in every circulation space on each storey, such as hallways and landings
      • One heat alarm installed in the kitchen All alarms should be ceiling mounted and interlinked
      • Where there is a carbon-fuelled appliance, such as a boiler, fire (including open fires) and heater, a carbon monoxide detector is also required. This does not need to be linked to the fire alarms.

      If you live in a one bedroom flat, you will need two smoke alarms and one heat alarm. If you have a carbon fuelled appliance like a boiler, you will also need a carbon monoxide detector.
      A 3 bedroom, 2 storey house will need 3 smoke alarms and one heat alarm. If you have a carbon fuelled appliance like a boiler, you will also need a carbon monoxide detector.


      There are two types of alarms available:

      • Tamper proof long-life battery-operated alarms, which can last for up to 10 years, and can be fitted by the homeowner or a handyperson.
      • Mains wired alarms, which should be installed by a qualified electrician.

      The homeowner is responsible for making sure their home meets the the new fire alarms standard, and for finding a contractor to carry out the work. When purchasing an alarm, choose a reputable brand and make sure the packaging clearly displays compliance with BS EN14604:2005 for smoke alarms. Carbon monoxide alarms should have the British Kitemark (EN 50291-1). Heat alarms should comply with BS 5446-2:2003. To find out more about the new legislation and the support available, visit: mygov.scot/firealarms

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      Mark Armstrong (NHWN, Community Support Officer, Neighbourhood Watch Scotland)

      Garvald Ladies Supper Night

      Ladies Supper Nights used to happen in the village a few years ago. Some of the residents who went to these would like to see them happening again, especially as it would be a lovely way to meet all the newcomers to the village.

      It would be bring a dish/bottle and hopefully inside/outside the village hall – weather dependent. All welcome. If there is sufficient interest, it could be a monthly event?

      If you would be interested in attending, please fill out a contact form and indicate your preferred evening of interest:

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        Thanks from Village Hall Committee

        Many thanks to those who kindly contributed produce to the stall outside the Village Hall, during our Decorated Doors day.

        Thanks to the generosity of those who then did the buying we managed to raise a much needed £204 for village hall funds.

        Hopefully everyone agrees that it added to the overall enjoyment of a lovely Garvald day.

        Whoever organised the weather deserves a special thanks.

        DOOR DISPLAYS

        Garvald was looking especially lovely yesterday thanks to everyone’s efforts with decorating their doors with bunting, produce and hobbies (including Jurassic display). And especially good to see everyone enjoying the sun and catching up. Here are a few pics – the full set are on the ‘Garvald Growers Makers and Bakers’ facebook group. I counted 30 doors – hope I didn’t miss any! Garvald Show will (fingers very crossed) be back next year.

        Jo (on behalf of GHS Committee)

        ‘Thank You!’ to the GMCC

        Huge thank you to the ‘outgoing’ Community Council who held their last meeting of this period in the sunny Orchard of Garvald Village Hall on Monday.

        All members are encouraged to seek re-election so this may not be their last ever but it’s a good moment to extend our gratitude to these volunteers who give time and energy on all our behalf.

        Thanks to Phillip, Anna, Ian, Ian and Hazel.