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GMCC Seeks New Members

Garvald and Morham Community Council seeks new voices / members of our community to represent us all and help make all our lives better:

– meet with ELC elected Councillors on a regular basis to raise questions specific to our area

– local Police and Council Officers invited to join meetings as needed

– help with local response to county-wide plans and priorities

We are also lucky to manage the application process of a substantial annual funding pot from the Community Windfarm. The Community Council seeks to encourage local projects that would benefit our community.

Applications open on 30th August.

Whiteadder Watersports Activities

What’s On at Whiteadder?

Yes, it’s that pesky gang up at Whiteadder knocking on you door again!
We have several bookable events this coming month for you!
Take a look….

PADDLESTART – KAYAK SESSIONS FOR KIDS
age 8 and over – £35 per Child – Dates:
Wed 25th Aug 14.00 until 16.30
Sat 28th Aug 14.00 until 16.30
Mon 30th Aug 10.00 until 12.30
Mon 30th Aug 10.00 until 12.30
Click the link below to book

https://whiteadder-watersports-centre.checkfront.com/reserve/?item_id=193

STAND UP PADDLEBOARD (SUP) SESSION WITH INSTRUCTOR
for Adults and Children – £35 per person:
Mon 30th Aug 10.00 until 12.30 OR 13.00 until 15.30
Mon 6th Sept 10.00 until 12.30 OR 13.00 until 15.30
Mon 20th Sept 10.00 until 12.30 OR 13.00 until 15.30

https://whiteadder-watersports-centre.checkfront.com/reserve/?item_id=202

SAILING LESSONS for 8-12 year olds.
Set of 3 sessions held on Monday nights, £50 total per child for 3 sessions
30th Aug, 6th Sept and 13th sept 17.00 until 18.30

https://whiteadder-watersports-centre.checkfront.com/reserve/?item_id=195

SUPPORTED SWIM SESSION
(competent swimmers only)

Sat 28th Aug 10.00 until 12 noon
£8 per session and £5 for wetsuit hire.
Maximum 20 swimmers.
Multi session swim passes coming soon.

https://whiteadder-watersports-centre.checkfront.com/reserve/?item_id=6

SUP AND KAYAK HIRE times:

Tues 24th Aug 10.00 until 17.00
Fri 27th Aug 10.00 until 17.00
Sat 28th Aug 10.00 until 13.00 for Kayaks and all day for SUPs

To book a SUP £20 per hour
https://whiteadder-watersports-centre.checkfront.com/reserve/?item_id=189

To book a Single Seat Sit on Kayak £20
https://whiteadder-watersports-centre.checkfront.com/reserve/?item_id=190

To book a Double Seat Sit on Kayak £30
https://whiteadder-watersports-centre.checkfront.com/reserve/?item_id=191

RYA POWERBOAT Level 2

Monday the 6th Sept and Monday 13th Sept.
2 day (16 hours) long course.
RYA Certificated course.
Runs 9.00 until 17.00
Age 16+

Cost £260 – 3 places available

https://whiteadder-watersports-centre.checkfront.com/reserve/?item_id=203

FREE Plants!

There are some Astrantia (pale pink) for free outside 2 Garvald Grange cottages. Bring a bag. Needs planted ASAP.
Giving villagers first dibs.

Garvald Village Hall: Events Coming Up

Drama Classes
MB Arts returns next week with an extended programme of Drama Classes:
From 18th August:
Wednesday 5-6pm for Primary 3 & 4
Thursday 5-6.30pm for Primary 5-7
Saturday 10-10.45am 3-5 year olds & 11am -12pm Primary 1 & 2
From Friday 3rd September:
There are two new Acting & Performance classes:
1-2.15pm for 8-10 year olds & 2.30- 3.45pm for 11-15 year olds.
There will also be a Drama Camp, October 18th -20th for 6-13 year olds.

Places are limited and can be booked by contacting Mary Beth directly:

Lammermuir Festival 
The hall is hosting a festival event :
Ryan Corbett Accordian Recital will take place on Sunday 19th September at 11am.

REMINDER: Bike Marking Event – Saturday 31st August (tomorrow)

A reminder that you can get your bike marked and registered tomorrow:

Haddington Community Officers will be outside the Haddington Corn Exchange at their stall between 9am and 1pm on the 31 July 2021 to carry out bike marking.

Why not bring your bike along to have it securely marked for free and registered on the police approved Bike Register database?

(See original post on 19th July for link to more information).

 

COVID Vaccination Drop-In Clinics in East Lothian

Drop-in COVID vaccination clinics are continuing next week in Musselburgh, Tranent, Prestonpans and East Lothian Community Hospital in Haddington.

Anyone over 18, who has not yet had their first dose, can attend a drop-in clinic without an appointment. Those who are waiting for their second dose can turn up as long as they received their first injection of the COVID-19 vaccine at least eight weeks before.

The East Lothian Community Hospital in Haddington continues to be open for drop-in vaccinations every day, including weekends, from 8.30am-4.30pm. For information on how to get there, follow this link.

The schedule for mobile or pop-up clinics is as follows:

  • Monday, 19 July – Tesco car park, Musselburgh (mobile unit). Open 11am-7pm.
  • Tuesday, 20 July – Tesco car park, Musselburgh (mobile unit). Open 11am-7pm.
  • Wednesday, 21 July – George Johnstone Centre, Tranent (pop-up clinic). Open 9.30am-12pm and 12.30pm-3.30pm.
  • Thursday, 22 July – Prestongrange Church Hall, Prestonpans (pop-up clinic). Open 9.30am-12pm and 12.30pm-3.30pm.

People can be vaccinated at any of these locations – it doesn’t matter where someone lives or whether they are registered with a GP practice. Vaccines will be administered on a first come first served basis.

Further information about clinics, including availability elsewhere in the Lothians, can be found on the NHS Lothian website.

Local residents are also being encouraged to continue getting tested regularly – even if they have no symptoms of the virus. It’s possible to be infected, and pass it on, without showing any of the usual symptoms.

Options for getting tested in East Lothian include visiting the test centre at the former Stoneyhill Community Centre in Musselburgh, visiting a mobile testing unit, collecting from a community pharmacy or ordering online for home delivery. Further information is available on the East Lothian Council website.

Anti-Theft Bike Marking Event

Haddington Community Officers will be outside the Haddington Corn Exchange at their stall between 9am and 1pm on the 31 July 2021 to carry out bike marking.

Why not bring your bike along to have it securely marked for free and registered on the police approved Bike Register database?

With over 1 million bikes registered UK wide, Bike Register can reduce theft by up to 75% and, if your bike is stolen, registering it can make it easier to have the bike reunited with you if it is recovered.

See www.bikeregister.com for more info or come along with your bike to our bike marking event and speak to officers there.