Ironman Edinburgh triathlon returns to Garvald this year on Sunday 1st July.
Travel information can be found here: http://eu.ironman.com/triathlon/events/emea/ironman-70.3/edinburgh/road-access.aspx#axzz5GVY23hio
A leaflet was delivered to all local residents this week, to help you make alternative travel plans on the day, if necessary. Here’s a digital copy of the ironman route leaflet.
GDPR reaches Garvald…
Yes, the tendrils of GDPR and the new data protection laws are far-reaching, affecting even tiny groups such as the village website and the horticultural society. But we are on the case!
If you are happy to continue receiving email updates from the village website, then just have a read of the information below – no action required! Please note that you can unsubscribe from the mailing list at any time, by clicking the unsubscribe link at the end of the email or by contacting us.
Website Privacy Notice
To run the village website we operate a latest news mailing list (using MailChimp) and deal with email enquiries sent via the contact form – so we are mostly dealing with your email addresses.
We have delved into the details of our data collection and have found:
- We know what personal information we hold and why we hold it.
- We only hold and use what we data need to do the job (such as provide village news and announcements).
- We keep your personal information up to date (or you can easily update your mailing list subscription yourself).
- We keep your personal information secure and confidential.
- We will deal with a data breach within 72 hours, informing you and the Information Commissioners Office where necessary, i.e. in cases which might expose you to serious risk.
- We make it easy for you to withdraw your personal information (you can unsubscribe at any time from our mailing list).
Our Website Privacy Notice is on the About/Privacy page if you want to read more.
Garvald Horticultural Society – Membership Data Protection
Garvald Horticultural Society collects membership data in order to run the annual village show. They have a separate Privacy Notice governing protection of this data. In summary, only personal data necessary to run the show is collected. This data is stored securely, not shared with third parties and only accessed by members of the Committee dealing with membership tasks. If you want to read more, the Garvald Horticultural Society’s Privacy Notice is available on the Garvald Horticultural Society page.
If you have any questions, please use the contact form to get in touch.
We had a very successful training session on Wednesday evening when 25-30 residents of Garvald learned all about CPR and the how to use our new AED machine. For anyone unable to come, please see this short video (4 minutes) on YouTube which is very informative:
A reminder that there will be a defibrillator training session at the village hall on this Wednesday the 16th May, 7.00 – 9.00 pm.
Please do come along – it could help save someone’s life!
2018 marks the centenary of the end of WW1 and there will be a very special Remembrance Day in November. Many communities throughout the country are responding with a project to decorate their War Memorials, graveyards and Churches with knitted poppies. We would like to do the same in Garvald and we are calling on all knitters, crochet-meisters, and crafts-people to help produce a large number of poppies. Janet Winter at 5 Burnside Court has a ball of red wool and a small amount of black for the excellent price of £1.50 and she will oversee the collection of the poppies. A knitting pattern is attached here. Crochet patterns can be found by searching on-line.
Time to dust off those knitting needles and crochet hooks and rediscover a forgotten skill.
Watch this space for news of a knitting bee in The Stables later in the year!
This is the week in the year when we all have a chance to help people in desperate situations.
Here’s a video about how Christian Aid helped rebuild houses after the hurricane in Haiti: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3KuCEPMnxkM
You will all be receiving Christian Aid envelopes through your letter-boxes and various people will be collecting them this week. If you miss the collection you can drop your envelope in to Caroline in The Old Schoolhouse or Janet in 5 Burnside Court. Or alternatively drop it in to the locked collection box in the Church (remember the Church is open every day). There will be a Christian Aid Brunch on Sunday 20th May at 10.30 am in The Stables after the Sunday service and everyone is welcome to come along.
Date for your diaries… Saturday 16th June. Haddstock Music Festival.
Pencaitland Festival – all welcome!
Haddington Hockey has recently added a new session to their range of opportunities – Back to Hockey!
This is ideal for ladies of any age who want a fun, social and friendly approach to being active. Maybe you have played before and want to get back into it or maybe you have never picked up a stick before. Maybe you are a young mum or maybe you are a granny. Maybe you have a child at the club or maybe you don’t. It doesn’t matter, you are all welcome!
Your first session is FREE and thereafter £2.50 per session on a pay-as-you-play basis. Sticks are provided, and we have some spare shin-guards too. Wednesday nights, 7pm-8pm, at the Aubigny Sports Centre. Any questions message through their facebook page or email via their contact form Haddington Hockey: Back to Hockey Contact Form on the Haddington Hockey website.
Come on ladies, get involved and join the hockey revolution!
Garvald will soon have it’s own Defibrillator fitted to the wall in the small car park in front of the village hall. The machine has been purchased using Wind Farm funding which the Community Council administers.
On Wednesday 16th (7.00-9.00 pm) in the village hall we are running an information session including a walk-through and a talk about what to do in the event that one of us would need to step in and use the machine. The training is being provided by a fully qualified person.
Please come along if you are free – you never know when it could be required.
Looking forward to seeing as many of you as possible at the village hall on Wednesday the 16th between 7 and 9 pm.
Vice Chair Garvald & Morham Community Council