Residents of Garvald have recently been sent a leaflet in the post from Amazon, offering them a free year of Amazon Prime whether you are an existing subscriber or have never tried Amazon Prime before.
Ten villages in the UK have been identified by Amazon as amongst the most frequent Amazon customers over the ten years since it launched its premium service. To celebrate 10 years of Prime, Amazon is giving away the freebie, worth £79, as a thank you to some of its most loyal customers. In Garvald’s rural location it make sense for us to buy online rather than making multiple visits to the shops, and if you use Amazon for online shopping, the offer is worth taking up.
Amazon Prime gives you free one day delivery on items bought from Amazon, unlimited access to TV and movies from Prime Video and access to Prime Music. Doug Gurr, UK Country Manager at Amazon, reported in the news that: “We’re thrilled to be giving Prime membership to these residents, who are some of our most loyal Amazon customers. It’s our pleasure to reward those who are already members with 12 additional months on us, and for those that haven’t yet tried Prime we hope they will enjoy a chance to experience all the great benefits that come with it.”
To access the free year’s subscription, use the unique code (which can only be used once) provided on the leaflet sent out to you by Amazon’s marketing department this week (shown above). If you do not wish to renew the service after your free year, please remember to cancel the subscription just before the year is up. When you sign up you can trigger an email to remind you about the renewal date.
It’s less than three weeks away…. and YES – the Children’s Halloween party is on.
*PLEASE NOTE* – this year guising will not be ‘organised’ in the two groups (with distribution of collection sweets) as there are now so many children. So be aware that you may get a few knocks at the door…
East Lothian Council’s Star Awards 2017 will take place in December this year. The awards identify and reward excellence, inspiring practitioners and benefiting the public. Every year the number of nominations for each category from council staff and members of the public has grown. There are two constants – the pride and sense of achievement felt by the winners and shortlisted entrants and the rigour with which the entries are judged. Our awards reward effectiveness and excellence across all areas of our business and celebrate high quality service, creativity and innovation.
If any of East Lothian Council’s employees are stars in your eyes, why not nominate them. It’s your way, and ours, of saying thank you for a job well done.
Closing date is Friday 20 October
Do you have young children in the village? In true Garvald style, Jo (and helpers) are looking to hand over the job of arranging the Halloween children’s party and guising and the Christmas children’s party. There really isn’t much to it (especially if a few pitch in).
Please get in touch via the contact form (or call Jo 830685) if interested. Thanks!
A message from Elaine McQuade
Enormous thanks to everyone who supported the pop-up concert last Friday night. Together we raised an amazing £1202, which will be distributed to East Lothian Aid for Refugees and East Lothian Welcomes Refugees. People were very generous with their donations of wine and baking – so many people came along that the church was packed full! Thanks to Jane Burns who told us a little about the work of ‘East Lothian Welcomes Refugees’.
And to set the record straight – it was all Hazel’s idea in the first place, so well done to her!
The young musicians Danill, Martin, Hugo, Tai, Finlay, Gorka and Tianyou were brilliant, inspiring and enthralling. Many thanks to them for their fantastic performances. We wish them well in their musical careers and look forward to following their successes in the future.
Paths for All are offering free drop-in surgeries in various locations in Scotland and are inviting community groups to drop in and discuss their path projects. Paths for All can offer you general advice and support as well as guidance on applying for their community grant scheme. Groups/individuals attending can either come along to a half hour one-on-one session or drop into one of the presentations. Presentations will be held at 2pm and 6pm and do not require booking. Please let them know via email email@example.com if you plan on attending the presentation sessions so they know roughly how many people to expect. To book one of their half hour one-to-one sessions please book via: doodle.com.
Your nearest surgery is:
Date: Friday 26th May
Location: Quakers Meeting Room, 7 Victoria Terrace, Edinburgh
Message from Alastair Beck,
Treasurer of Humbie, East & West Saltoun and Bolton Community Council
Our Community Council is hosting the Humbie Hustings – General Election 2017 on the evening of Tuesday, 30th May. All are welcome.
The venue for the event, Humbie Kirk, is in a glen just outside the village where parking is limited and therefore to assist with our planning of the event we ask that anyone planning to attend should register using the Eventbrite link below;
All five candidates standing for election to represent the East Lothian Constituency at June’s General Election have agreed to attend a Hustings in Humbie Kirk, Humbie on Tuesday, 30th May, arranged by Humbie, East & West Saltoun and Bolton Community Council. Each candidate will be invited to make a short (3 minute) presentation before questions are presented from the audience. Questions should be as concise as possible and should focus on issues relevant to the Westminster parliament. Every effort will be made to cover a wide range of topics and to give candidates the opportunity to respond equally over the course of the evening. Humbie Kirk will be open from 7.00 pm and the event will commence at 7.30 pm prompt. For more information and to register to attend, please go to:
Treasurer, Humbie East & West Saltoun and Bolton Community Council
Our very own Finlay Hay from Garvald is bringing home 6 friends from the Yehudi Menuhin School and they are all going to play for us at a pop-up concert on 2nd June at the Church. Please put the date in your diary, come along to hear some fabulous music and help us raise some money for refugees.
PS If anyone would like to do some baking for the post-concert gathering, please let me know!!
Thanks to everybody who supported the jumble sale. £850 was raised towards the cost of the youth group expedition to Mont Blanc.