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Garvald fun day 2019

Garvald fun day will be on Saturday 10th August – make a note in your calendars!

And if you can help with this year’s fun day, please contact Penny Short.

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Summer drama workshops

Mary-Beth at MBArts has a few places left in her summer drama workshops. She has a limited number of places available in July and there are some available in August too. There’s a discount for Garvald residents. Also she is hoping to offer drama picnics for 3-5 year olds on 13th and 20th July.

Please contact MBArts for more information and to book a place for your child.

Lost: gold ring. Found: mobile phone.

One of the guests lost a ring at this weekend’s wedding at Garvald village hall. It is a gold ring with an elephant on it. Please keep an eye out for it and if you find it, let Elaine MacMillan know (863351). Also, a guest found a mobile phone at the hall but can’t trace the owner. So if you lost a mobile phone in Garvald at the weekend, please contact Elaine.

Weather warning for Monday 24th June

The Met Office has highlighted that there is a risk of thunderstorms and possible flooding on Monday. Given the extra volume of water the Papana has already received this may cause further flooding. If your home is near the burn please take all necessary precautions – sandbags can be purchased easily from B&Q and similiar merchants – and advice can be found on www.sepa.org.uk or from East Lothian Council. Villagers are also asked to please keep an eye on drains to ensure they are not blocked, as this has caused flooding problems in the past.

Severe weather update

The good news is that rain is due to ease off in the next few hours.

Information from the ELC Resilience Manager states that the risk for flooding is reducing now, as rainfall is expected to significantly drop. Responder agencies including ELC and police are continuing to monitor the situation and take appropriate action if required. The build-up of debris on local rivers is being monitored and action is being taken if required and when possible. The risk of surface water flooding remains a concern in all areas.

The Met Office and SEPA have reduced their weather warnings from amber to yellow. There have been a few localised incidents of flooding. Water levels are now dropping in line with the forecast from SEPA and the Met Office. East Lothian Council, Care for People/Social Care staff have been active in identifying vulnerable people in case further response action was required.

If you have any has concerns about the risks of flooding please get in touch with the Council (01620 827827) or Penny Short (the Garvald Community Emergency Co-ordinator).

Flood alert

Please note that the Met Office has issued an amber warning for East Lothian today, up until Thursday morning. Garvald is due to receive a lot of rainfall during this period. Please expect road flooding and take extra care in these potentially hazardous driving conditions. If you live in the village near the Papana burn, please consider taking extra precautions to avoid flood damage should the water level rise.

Gifford Films (14th June) – Call me by your name

Yester Community Movie Association, 14th June, 7.30pm

Call Me By Your Name

Director: Luca Guadagnino
2017 – 132mins (15)

In this tale of first love, based on the acclaimed novel by Andre? Aciman, in 1980s Italy, a romance blossoms between a 17 year-old student and the older man hired as his father’s research assistant. Elio, a precocious young man, spends his days in his family’s 17th century villa transcribing and playing classical music. Despite his sophistication and intellectual maturity, there is much that remains innocent and unformed about him, particularly in matters of the heart.

Summer school scholarship

MBArts is offering a paid scholarship to their summer school. Mary-Beth explains more:

“As someone who works with children daily I am constantly faced with young people that love Drama and the Arts but their parents for whatever reason cannot fund their passion. Equally due to the lack of funding for the Creative Arts in general by the Government, many schools don’t even have the Creative Arts on their syllabus.

I ask myself: What can I do to make a difference? What can I do to help those with a passion have the same opportunities as those who have the financial means to support their dreams?

I wish this problem was easy to fix but it’s not. However, thanks to the generous donations of others as passionate as I am about the Creative Arts, I am able to offer one individual who meets the requirements bellow a Scholarship to attend MBArts Summer School for one FULL WEEK Monday-Friday for free!

I know that many are deserving of this sort of support but even a small step like this can make such a difference to a young person’s life.

Request an application from mb_arts2019@outlook.com and submit it by 5pm on the 21st of June for the recipient to be announced on Monday the 24th of June.”

SCHOLARSHIP information

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