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PUBlic Philosophy at The Garvald Inn – Wednesday 5th June

On Wednesday 5th June, 8-10pm (not Thursday as usual), we will have an ad hoc PUBlic Philosophy event. Pascal Brixel (from Northwestern University in Chicago), Jan Kandiyali (from the University of York), and Barry Maguire (University of Edinburgh) will attempt to make a case for Twenty-First Century CommunismWe will offer a moral argument rather than an economic one, and rather than offering criticisms of capitalism (which is shooting fish in a barrel) we will develop a positive case for a radical alternative, based on the value of solidarity in our productive lives. All welcome as always. ¡Viva la Revolución!

Lucy’s Place – Navigation Skills in The Pentlands

Summer is here so let’s get out on the hills! Want to feel more confident navigating in the Scottish hills? Why not join us for our next community well-being event in the Pentlands on Sunday 9th June?
Open to all by application here https://forms.gle/MA1xp5vE72o2bw6i9 or from info@lucysplace.org . Forms are also available from Carfrae Farm shop, Garvald or Beech and Birch in Gifford.
Dr Richard Phillips at Wild Caledonia, an experienced International Mountain Leader with an academic background in geology, will be your guide. He is extremely knowledgeable and passionate about the Scottish landscape. The Pentlands offers a great opportunity to get on the hills, explore the geology and learn some navigation and mountain safety tips. It’s set to be a lovely trip.
Thanks to Crystal Rigg Community Fund and Garvald & Morham Community Council, the event is free and spaces prioritized for anyone engaged in psychological therapy to improve their mental well-being and anyone living in Garvald and Morham ward. This event is however open to all to apply. Wider communities are invited to give a donation of whatever they can afford.
If you are interested in taking part then we must receive a completed application.
Applications need to be received at least two weeks prior to the specific activity – please see the links, above. Places are limited so please get your application in as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. You will be contacted shortly before the event to confirm your place, discuss any health concerns you’ve highlighted and explain kit for the day. This is to ensure everyone gets the most from the activity.
Lucys place CIC is a holistic well-being service founded and run by Dr Lucy Abraham, Consultant Clinical Psychologist. It offers private Clinical Psychology and evidence based psychological therapy both face to face in our Haddington clinic or online. These paid for services combined with charity monies fund complementary well-being activities in the outdoors.
Follow us @Lucy’s Place on Facebook or instagram for more information or visit our website at Lucysplace.org.
We hope to see you there.
Lucy

REMINDER: Local Community Engagement Visits – Police Scotland

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Community Engagement Visits


The Haddington Community Officer will be out and about in the community engagement van on Tuesday 14th May.

Gifford from 10-11AM parking in the Square

Garvald 1115 – 1215 parking at the Town Hall

East Linton 2pm – 3pm at Station Road/Bridge End where parking permits

Message Sent By
Alannah Juchniewicz
(Police Scotland, PC, J Div – East Lothian – Community Planning Officer, Haddington)

Garvald Village Hall Update

The Garvald Village Hall Committee want to provide an update for the village on the hall and upcoming events and actions.

The committee are currently working with a range of building specialists to obtain surveys and quotations for remedial work required to ensure the longevity of the building for use by the village for many years to come. The works will be scheduled around regular bookings as far as possible and plenty of notice will be given.

There are five weddings happening in the hall this year which is wonderful as it is super to see the hall being used for such happy occasions; the weddings also provide essential funding.

The committee would also like to remind villagers that they are available to facilitate and support with any events individuals or small groups wish to arrange. Some examples that have happened in the past and some current suggestions are as follows:

Fancy dress party
Formal ball
Burns supper
Table Jumble sale
Village Monthly Sunday lunch

If anyone is interested in taking on arranging a Village Event, please do contact the GVHT committee. You can use the contact form, below:

    Your Name (required)

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    Please click 'Send' when you have completed the form:

     

    Local Community Engagement Visits – Police Scotland

    Neighbourhood Watch Scotland Logo
    The Police
    Message Type Icon

    Community Engagement Visits


    The Haddington Community Officer will be out and about in the community engagement van on Tuesday 14th May.

    Gifford from 10-11AM parking in the Square

    Garvald 1115 – 1215 parking at the Town Hall

    East Linton 2pm – 3pm at Station Road/Bridge End where parking permits

    Message Sent By
    Alannah Juchniewicz
    (Police Scotland, PC, J Div – East Lothian – Community Planning Officer, Haddington)

    Garvald and Morham Fun Day Returns!

    Garvald and Morham Fun Day 2024 will take place on Saturday 10th August 2024 to give the community a chance to come together and celebrate the summer. Plans are still in the works but you can expect fun and games and lots of yummy refreshments.

    The Fun Day Needs You!

    Any volunteers who would like to be part of the day, no matter how big or small (e.g. running an event, setting up a stall, tidying up), please contact Chiara at Broomfield House (by Sunday 5th May if possible, or ASAP!!!). You can also use the contact form, below:

      Your Name (required)

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      Your Message

      Please click 'Send' when you have completed the form:

        

      Lucy’s Place: Come Sail With Us?

      Learning a new skill and just getting out into nature can make us feel more positive and improve our well-being.
      Why not join us for a sail on 12th May 2024? Open to all by application.
      This event is delivered by partners at Whiteadder Watersports Trust who are experienced and trained watersports instructors. They are also fabulous people that are hugely supportive and encouraging.
      Thanks to Crystal Rigg Community Fund and Garvald Community Council, the event is free and spaces prioritised for anyone engaged in psychological therapy to improve their mental well-being and anyone living in Garvald and Morham ward. This event is, however, open to all to apply. Wider communities are invited to give a donation of whatever they can afford. If you are interested in taking part then we must receive a completed application.
      Applications are available at Carfrae Farm shop, Garvald and Beech and Birch, Gifford. Electronic applications are available at https://forms.gle/V1F6WzKXEnDw3EkW7 or on request from info@lucysplace.org.
      Places are limited so please get your application in as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. You will be contacted shortly before the event to confirm your place, discuss any health concerns you’ve highlighted and explain kit for the day. This is to ensure everyone gets the most from the activity.
      Lucys place CIC is a holistic well-being service founded and run by Dr Lucy Abraham, Consultant Clinical Psychologist. It offers private Clinical Psychology and evidence based psychological therapy both face to face in our Haddington clinic or online. These paid for services combined with charity monies fund complementary well-being activities in the outdoors.
      Follow us @Lucy’s Place on Facebook or instagram for more information or visit our website at Lucysplace.org.
      We hope to see you there.
      Lucy
      Lucys Place CIC

      Garvald & Morham Community Ladies’ Cheese & Wine Night – Friday 3rd May

      The next Ladies’ Supper will be a CHEESE AND WINE NIGHT on Friday 3rd May at 7pm in the Garvald Stables. We would love to see some of our neighbours from the wider community come along, too!

      What to bring along:

      • One or two cheeses to share
      • Something to accompany cheese such as crackers or chutney, etc.
      • Your chosen wine or other drink
      • A knife to cut the cheese
      • A plate
      • a glass

      See you there!

      Lucy’s Place: Wild Swim Event – Apply by 12th April 2024

      Thank you to all that applied to the Lucy’s Place coastal geology walk. We are delighted by the response and the event is now closed to applications. 
       
      Excited to announce our next free community well-being meet is a wild swim at Whiteadder reservoir.  Wild swimming has be found to have significant benefits to health and well-being. Whiteadder reservoir’s clear, fresh waters is an ideal place for a swim or a dip. Wetsuits are available if required and you will be safely supported by a kayaker and a rescue boat so you can simply relax and enjoy your time with a lovely group of people. There will also be an opportunity after the swim for a warm shower and a hot chocolate in the club house. 
       
      This event is delivered by partners at Whiteadder Watersports Trust whom are experienced and trained Watersports instructors. They are also fabulous people that are hugely supportive and encouraging. 
       
      Thanks to Crystal Rigg Community Fund and Garvald Community Council, the event is free and spaces are prioritised for anyone engaged in psychological therapy to improve their mental well-being and/or anyone living in Garvald and Morham ward. This event is however open to all to apply. Wider communities are invited to give a donation of whatever they can afford.
      If you are interested in taking part then we must receive a completed an application. These are available at Carfrae Farm shop and Beech and Birch. Electronic applications are available by clicking on the link, below, or on request from info@lucysplace.org. Applications need to be received at least two weeks prior to the specific activity. The deadline for this activity is 12th April 2024. Places are limited so please get your application in as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. You will be contacted shortly after the deadline to confirm your place, discuss any health concerns you’ve highlighted and explain kit for the day. This is to ensure everyone gets the most from the activity.
       

      Lucys place CIC is a holistic wellbeing service founded and run by Dr Lucy Abraham, Consultant Clinical Psychologist. It offers private Clinical Psychology and evidence based psychological therapy both face to face in our Haddington clinic or online. These paid-for services, combined with charity monies, fund complementary well-being activities in the outdoors. Follow us @Lucy’s Place on Facebook or instagram for more information or visit our website at Lucysplace.org.

      We hope to see you there

      Lucy