Thursday 15th February 7 – 8 pm there will be a Fabulous Workout in Garvald Village Hall led by one-time Garvald resident Rachel Milligan.
It’s usually held in Gifford and is great fun as well as hard work.
Everyone welcome – young, old, fit, not-so-fit, female, not-so-female. £6 for the session.
Get your tickets now! Staring Garvald’s own Gary McGregor
After a break during the festive period pilates is now back on at the village hall : Every Tuesday 19:30 – 20:30.
Notice from P Short, Chair G&MCC:
Following the cancellation of the scheduled works on 17 January (due to Scottish Power’s reluctance to leave households without power in horrendous weather conditions and their need to service emergency call-outs), I have been contacted by Chris McVey from SPIE (contracted by Scottish Power to carry out the work) with an update.
The work will now take place on Monday 12 February and I am told you should receive letters shortly. This is outwith the 28 days notice that we were told we’d be given for the rescheduled work, but there doesn’t appear to be another option. I understand that certain households in the village centre will be served by a generator which will continue to provide electricity, but I have not been told which houses this will cover. Unfortunately this backup service will not extend to outlying areas such as Tanderlane, Castle Moffat, Garvald Mains or Nunraw Barns. Obviously this is not ideal, as the work will now occur during the school holidays but unfortunately they will not change the date. If you have any concerns or questions or wish to complain please telephone Chris McVey on 01750 725404.
SPN Networks had to cancel their planned work on Wednesday to attend to emergency call-outs because of the snow. They will reschedule the work for 5 or 6 weeks time but we will be informed 28 days before it is scheduled.
The are still tickets still available for the famous Morham Burns Night.
Saturday 27th January in the village hall.
Meal and live music from the ever-excellent Andrew Gordon.
£25 per person, with all money raised going towards the hall, now a registered charity.
Contact andrew.watson (at) awwa.co.uk
Hope to see you there!
New play session in Morham with Messy Madness Play. There will be various different Messy play activities for babies 6mths- 4yrs old.
Drop in session are £6 per child & £3 each sibling
Remember to bring a change of clothes as your going get messy! Go to Messy Madness Play Facebook page to book and confirm your place.
Monday, January 22, 10 AM – 11:30 AM
Morham Village Hall
Dates for 2018 meetings:
Community Council meetings are bi-monthly on the first Monday in the month at 7pm. All are welcome to attend or submit items for discussion.
The next meetings are:
Feb 5th – Garvald, 2 April – Morham, 4 June – Garvald, 6 August – Morham, 1 October – Garvald, 3 December – Morham.
Please note that meetings alternate between Garvald Village Hall and Morham Village Hall, as indicated.
Rufus Bellamy has decided that the time is right for him to stand down from the Community Council. We would like to thank him for his dedication and excellent work as Council Member and Secretary for the GMCC for many years.
As a result of this, we have a place on the Community Council for a new member.
New Year – New Challenges!
Would you like to be more involved with the local community and take part in initiatives that can really make a difference? If so, you are invited to apply for a position on Garvald and Morham Community Council (GMCC).
The Community Council needs a new member who can commit to attending regular GMCC meetings (6 per year) and other relevant meetings as required. Ideally the new Community Councillor would take over as Secretary and so experience of taking minutes, preparing agendas and dealing with relevant correspondence would be advantageous. Members of Garvald and Morham CC are a small but dynamic group who, amongst other duties, administer a sizeable Windfarm Fund and, although there is a lot of responsibility involved with being a Community Councillor, it is also very rewarding. This position is, of course, on a voluntary basis and in the interests of fairness invitations are particularly sought from Garvald residents as three of the six positions already belong to residents of Morham.
I would be grateful if you could indicate your interest by replying in the attached form with a short note explaining why you would like to join the Community Council by Friday 2 February 2018.
If you have any questions or would like to chat about this post please contact Penny Short using the contact form below:
Crystal Rig Grant Allocations
Your Community Council has had a busy year in 2016-2017 and we wanted to update you on what the Crystal Rig Fund has been used for.
The following local young people were supported: Aiden & Lucy Ballantyne, Molly Clark, Isaac & Daisy Ingram, Harry Lee, Conal McGregor, Thomas Robertson and Scott Thomson. Our funding aided them in their competitive sporting and educational achievements, enabled two young people to speak at a UK Space Agency Principia conference and provided a musical instrument grant.
Larger projects helped were:
- Morham Village Hall (repairs to a wall)
- Morham Hall Refurbishment
- Morham Treasure Hunt
- Woodland Project 2 (4 year project)
- Knox Academy
- Yester Primary School
- Garvald Fun Day
- Halloween & Christmas Parties
- Garvald & Morham Theatre Trip – over 80 people from both villages travelled to Edinburgh to see Arabian Nights and by all accounts the trip was a great success.
- Christmas Trees for Garvald and Morham
As you can see a large and varied amount of projects were given support, in total we approved £28,500.00 last year.
We are currently arranging a planning application for a External Defibrillator to be located in the vicinity of the Garvald Public Toilets.
We are looking for any ideas you may have for allocating 2018 funds. We should have a similar amount of money available and any projects that meet the strict criteria will be considered. Please read the Crystal Rig 2018 application form or contact Philip White for more information.