Pop-Up Police Event – Garvald

There will be local, pop-up police events on Saturday 17th April 2021:

Garvald, outside the Village Hall between 1000-1045 hours 

Humbie Hub between 1115 – 1200 hours

This is an opportunity for locals to engage with officers, and/or report matters or concerns, without the need to attend at a station.

PC Colin Boyd

Haddington and Lammermuir Community Officer

Haddington Police Station


Re-opening of Garvald Church

We are hoping and planning to re-open Garvald Church on Easter Sunday

The Easter Sunday service will be at 9.30 am on 4th April. Everyone Welcome.

Please remember to wear a face-mask and use hand-sanitiser.

There might be a little bit of an Easter Egg hunt for the young-at-heart!

GMCC Agenda: Monday 29th March 2021

See the link, below, for the agenda for the Garvald and Morham Community Council (online Zoom) meeting . If you wish to attend , please complete the form below to be sent the link.

GMCC agenda 29.3.21

Garvald & Morham Community Council Agenda

For meeting to be held on Monday 29th March 2021
At 7pm Online on the Zoom Platform

    • 1. Attendance and Apologies
      2. Minutes of last meeting and matters arising
      3. Update from Ian Middlemass
      4. Update from Haddington & Lammermuir Area Partnership
      5. Report from Phillip White Garvald Neighbourhood Watch
      6. Garvald Woodland Project 2
      7. Commonwealth War Graves Commission
      8. Garvald & Morham updates from Representatives
      9. A.O.B
      10. Date of next Meeting – Monday 7th June 2021

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    Garvald and Morham Community Council Meeting

    The Garvald & Morham Community Council will be holding our next meeting on Monday 29th March at 7pm. This will be a virtual meeting held on the Zoom platform.

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      Dead Wild Bird Information

      Information from Sandy Baptie – ELC:

      Wild birds can carry several diseases that are infectious to people, so do not touch or pick up any dead or visibly sick birds that you find.

      If you find a single dead bird of prey, gull or wildfowl species (particularly wild geese, wild ducks, swans), or find five or more birds of any other species in the same location and at the same time, please report these incidents to Defra’s national telephone helpline (03459 33 55 77 – please select option 7).

       How should dead wild birds found on private property be disposed of?

      If birds do not require reporting to the GB Dead Wild Bird Helpline, follow this advice for their disposal.

      Disposal in household or municipal waste refuse:

      • If possible, wear disposable protective gloves when picking up and handling dead wild birds (if disposable gloves are not available, a plastic bag can be used as a make-shift glove). When the dead bird has been picked up, the bag can be turned back on itself and tied. It should then be placed in a second plastic bag, tied and disposed of in the normal household waste (lidded bin outside).
      • Place the dead bird in a suitable plastic bag, preferably leak proof. Care should be taken not to contaminate the outside of the bag.
      • Tie the bag and place it in a second plastic bag.
      • Remove gloves by turning them inside out and then place them in the second plastic bag. Tie the bag and dispose of it in the normal household refuse bin.


      • The dead bird can be buried, but not in a plastic bag.
      • The depth of the burial hole must be sufficient to prevent animals scavenging and gaining access to it – at least 60cm deep is advised.
      • Location must not be near any watercourses, or likely to contaminate local water supplies.

      If you find a deceased raptor/corvid that you believe to be the victim of wildlife crime, do not touch the bird. This will help preserve any evidence of a potential crime scene. Also, the dead bird may contain poisons that can be absorbed into the skin or contaminate the environment. Please contact the police on 101 and ask if the matter can be referred to a Wildlife Crime Officer. There is more information on the Police Scotland website Alternatively, the incident can be reported anonymously to CrimeStoppers on 0800 555 111.

      Report an injured animal to the Scottish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SSPCA) in Scotland. Phone: 03000 999 999 – information about call charges is available.

      Further information is available at https://www.gov.scot/publications/avian-influenza-bird-flu/pages/dead-or-sick-wild-birds-what-to-do/

      Friends of Garvald Church AGM

      The AGM for the Friends of Garvald Church will be held on Wednesday 24th February at 7 pm via Zoom. If you would like to attend please fill in the contact form below and you will be sent a Zoom invitation.

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