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Outdoor gym survey reminder

Here’s a final reminder about the feedback survey on a proposed outdoor gym for Garvald. This survey will close at the end of Friday 1st November.

Thank you to those who have already completed the survey. We’ve had a great response but would like feedback from even more of you (Morham people too, as we’d like to install two workstations there). Please spare a few minutes to complete the survey. Many thanks.

More information:

  • Project to be fully-funded by the CrystalRig wind farm funds
  • 3 – 5 small exercise workstations would be installed in Garvald park and 2 more in Morham.
  • Equipment would be free to use.
  • Workstations suitable for teens and adults of ALL ages and abilities.
  • The supplier is Proludic Ltd and workstations will be selected by a local professional personal trainer to suit an all-round fitness programme.
  • The proposed location in Garvald park is shown below.

Children’s Hallowe’en Party 2019

The Children’s Halloween Party is on Thursday 31st October. Meet at the hall at 6pm to go guising in groups around the village, then back to the hall for the after-party! All welcome.
Any parents that can help with supervising guising groups would be much appreciated.
Fellow villagers please make it obvious with a pumpkin or some decoration if you are happy for the little ghosts & ghouls of Garvald to visit you!

Outdoor gym survey

A reminder to complete the feedback survey on the proposed outdoor gym project. This survey will be open until the end of the month. We are looking for feedback from everyone in the Garvald and Morham community council area including Morham residents (as part of the project would be to install 2 workstations there). Many thanks.

More information:

  • Project to be fully-funded by the CrystalRig wind farm funds
  • 3 – 5 small exercise workstations would be installed in the south west corner of Garvald park and 2 more by Morham village hall.
  • Equipment would be free for anyone to use and is suitable for adults of ALL ages and abilities (and teens aged 14+ years).
  • The workstations are from Proludic Ltd and will be selected by a local professional fitness trainer to suit an all-round fitness programme.
  • The proposed location in Garvald park is shown below.

Outdoor gym equipment – community survey

The Community Council are looking to spend some of the CrystalRig wind farm funds on a community project that would help support the health and well-being of local people.

The proposed project would involve the installation of up to five small exercise workstations at the south-west corner of Garvald park. The equipment would be free to use and suitable for adults of ALL ages and abilities (and teens aged 14+ years). 

We would like to gather as much feedback as possible.

Please complete this short survey
It would be much appreciated if you could do this straight away! Many thanks.

More information:

  • The workstations (shown above) are from Proludic Ltd.
  • The proposed location is shown below.
  • The Community Council are also aiming to install two more workstations in Morham at the village hall at a later date.

Yester Community Movie Association – October 2019

Faces Place (Subtitles) at 7.

Directors: Agnes Varda, JR. 2017 – 94 mins (PG)

Agnes Varda, one of the leading lights of France’s New Wave cinema era and professional photographer & muralist, JR, collaborate on a unique art project. Together they travel around France in a truck equipped as a portable photo booth and printer, taking photographs of ordinary people they wish to honour & celebrate. Along the way, they enjoy an odd friendship as they explore their views on the world.

For more info, see: www.giffordfilms.co.uk/

Resilience Team Training this weekend

A reminder that on Sunday 22nd September Garvald’s Emergency Resilience Team will be taking part in an Emergency Exercise for training purposes. The exercise should be completed by 1.00 pm and Garvald Village Hall will be used as the Control Centre.

Please be aware that vehicles from the Search & Rescue Unit and the Police will pass through the village. Do not be concerned – this is a planned exercise designed to test the Emergency Resilience Team and the Borders Search & Rescue Unit.

If you have any queries about this, please contact Penny Short using the form below.

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BBC Debate Night audience

BBC Debate Night team are looking for audience applicants.

Go to bbc.co.uk/debatenight and click on ‘Join the audience’.

Debate Night is hosted by Stephen Jardine. It allows members of the public to put their questions directly to the politicians and prominent people in public life. You lead the agenda – your questions make the programme. It has never been a more important time to have a programme that lets you speak directly to those in power.  So whether you have a question about Brexit, Indyref2, the NHS, schools, climate change or other issues – you can apply and be part of it.

Local shows coming up:

  • Edinburgh Wednesday 18th September
  • Edinburgh Wednesday 25th September
  • Edinburgh Wednesday 16th October
  • Edinburgh Wednesday 6th November