Contact Elaine or Peter in The Garvald Inn for tickets: 01620 830311
Meeting dates for 2020 are now on the Garvald and Morham Community Council page (see link above).
Remaining windy and cold on Wednesday with further showers pushing in from the west. Winds will be strongest again in the west but aren’t expected to be as strong as today so warnings look unlikely at this stage.
Turning slightly milder on Thursday with some rain and snow melt; the potential for any localised flooding issues will be assessed later in the week.
Friday will be windy across the far north but likely turning more settled across much of the country.
The latest warnings can be seen on Hazard Manager, on the Met Office App: https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/about-us/what/met-office-weather-app
or the Met Office website: https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/warnings-and-advice/uk-warnings#?date=2020-01-14
Advice for travelling in storms, rain and strong winds can be found here.
Please also see this morning’s Flood Guidance Statement for the most up to date information on the coastal flood risk across Scotland over the next five days.
As a result of stormy winds coming from the South West since New Year several large, very rigid, foam insulation boards have been blown into the Garvald park and become trapped amongst saplings on the steep bank above the Papana Water. A large amount of smaller detritus can also be seen trapped against fences in the field above the park. The full-size boards are approximately 3m square and 240mm thick.
The flying boards, in gale-force winds, represent a potentially lethal hazard to people and animals. They could easily damage windows of the houses, greenhouses and vehicles and bring down power cables.
The community council, as a matter of urgency, is trying to find out where these boards might be coming from. Anything that might take off in high winds should be stored inside or stacked properly tied and weighted down.
If you have an idea about where these hazards might be coming from please contact Philip White (Community Council Chairman) via the contact form, below:
The funeral of Avril Blamire will take place at 2.30 pm on Friday 27th December at Mortonhall Crematorium, the Pentland Chapel (the small chapel). Afterwards at Swanston Golf Club.
Councillor McMillan will not be holding surgeries on Friday 20 December.
We are informed of the sad passing of Avril Blamire, Rose Cottage, Garvald on Thursday 12th December 2019, after a long illness. She was a long-time resident of Garvald and a respected artist and musician.
The proposal to install exercise equipment in the park was fully discussed at our recent Community Council Meeting. Although many residents were very keen, the results of the recent survey by the villagers who took part revealed that it would not be in keeping with the conservation status of the village and would not be used in the long term. Part of the agreement with Crystal Rig is that any project should not cause division within the Community. Whilst the survey was extremely close, it was marginally in favour of going ahead.
For these reasons it was decided not to take this project forward.
We are always looking for ideas to spend the money that we get from Crystal Rig every year.
Merry Christmas to all from all your Community Councillors.
This year’s Christmas Party for the children of Garvald and Morham will take place in Garvald Village Hall on 21st December, 3-5pm.
Alexander the Great will provide a magic show, disco and games, and Santa will make an appearance to present the each child with a gift. (*Please remember to bring a wrapped and clearly labelled token gift for Santa to give to your child*).
Please bring a small sharing plate to contribute to the kids’ party tea (*nut free*).
If you have any questions about the party, please use the contact form, below: