Penny Short has decided that now is the time to stand down from the Community Council and the Chairperson’s role. Penny has served on the council since 2012 and as Chairperson from October that year. She has been a great asset to Garvald & Morham district.
We would all like to thank Penny for her dedication and excellent work over the last few years.
At our last meeting in December, with Penny resigning, the position of Chair was accepted by Phillip White from Garvald who has been the Vice Chair since 2012. The position of Vice Chair was accepted by Anna Derricourt from Morham.
In due course we will be looking for an additional person to join the Council and this will be advertised on the Garvald website soon.
A message from Yester Community Movie Association:
Last screening for 2018!
Find out about membership, film nights and download our new 2019 film programme on our website.
Friday 14th Dec – Paddington 2
2017 – 103 mins – (PG)
Film starts at 8pm, doors open 7.30pm
With a star studded cast including Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins (seen most recently in our November screening of ‘Maudie’), Brenda Gleeson, Julie Walters and of course, arch villain Hugh Grant, Paddington 2 is our Members’ Choice film to close the 2018 season. Paddington falls foul of the law when a valuable antique book is stolen. Locked up in jail, it’s up to Paddington to unmask the thief….
We’ll be back on the 11th January with ‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri’. More news coming soon on our website and on facebook @giffordfilmclub
In the meantime, wishing all our members a wonderful festive season!
A message from Angela Leitch, Chief Executive of ELC :
The consultation is an opportunity for local residents and council employees to have a say on how the council spends money to support local services. As highlighted recently by the Accounts Commission, the council performs well and has a good record of delivering services within budget.
ELC have embraced new ways of working and become increasingly efficient and effective. ELC couldn’t have achieved any of this without the good work and commitment of council employees. Like all councils, we continue to face financial challenges. East Lothian is Scotland’s fastest growing council area and our external funding – 72% of our income – has fallen in real terms. While ELC are still awaiting news of next year’s funding, it’s expected that significant savings will be required in the coming years. This means it’s increasingly important for ELC to look at innovative new ways of delivering services.
Elected Members will meet in February to agree the council’s 2019/20 budget. In the meantime, council services have been thinking about further options for reducing costs or increasing income.
The public budget consultation sets out some possible options from officers which could help us to address the challenges faced. While it’s important to stress that absolutely no decisions have been made, the council must look ahead and continue to plan for the future..
Elizabeth Haggarty’s cat has gone missing from Castle Moffat and may be on a quest to his previous abode in Papple. If anyone spots him in Garvald or the surrounding area, please get in touch. He’s a two year old black cat, with thinning eye brows and tiny flecks of white under both front legs. Thank you.
Come along to the Garvald Christmas Craft Day on Sunday (25th) from 3-5 pm in the Village Hall!
Get your Christmas jumpers on, come and enjoy mulled wine and sausage rolls or tea/coffee and mince pies! Take part in some craft activities and then join us as we switch on the Garvald Christmas Tree Lights on the Green at 5pm!
You can then head over to The Garvald Inn where burgers will be served!