One of the wheelie bins outside the hall was set alight this evening , Thursday 5th November, sometime around 7pm . There was a Drama class in the hall at the time and the children were understandably upset .
Matches in the bin would suggest the fire was started deliberately and the police have been made aware.
Please contact anyone on the hall committee if you have any information that might be relevant . Alternatively, use the contact form, below, and it will be passed on to the relevant person.
Remembrance Day commemorations are being severely restricted by the Covid 19 regulations. There will be no public events in our area, although members of the Lieutenancy team will quietly lay wreaths on Sunday morning.
A short video made by Iain Clark of the East Lothian Lieutenancy:
The new guidance from the Scottish Government calls for no knocking on doors for Halloween this year but there will still be a Spooky Trail through the woods for the kids to enjoy.
If you would like to contribute to the atmosphere and decorate your house, families can walk through the village and appreciate the spooky sights. There will also be a “Best Pumpkin” accolade for the most creative jack o’ lantern.
For those who want to leave a wee treat for kids who come past, please leave bagged or wrapped treats near your gate or door in a way that kids can take one without lots of handling, e.g. hanging on a sweetie tree, clipped to a treat wreath, or set out on a table or large tray.
Due to current Covid-19 restrictions this year’s Village Hall AGM will be held on a virtual basis via Zoom at 7pm on Monday 9th November. Below provides invite details to enable you to attend via your PC, laptop or tablet. There is no special software required. You simply click on the link and input the password provided. Do please try to join us.
Given that you can join in from the comfort of your own home it would be great to see a big attendance. In the meantime if you have any questions please use the contact form, below.
Many thanks & stay safe
Gary McGregor, Chair of Village Hall Committee
Topic: Garvald Village Hall AGM
Former Knox Academy pupil, William MacIntosh-Smith, is appealing for funding for his PhD research into spinal cord injuries. Please take a look at his Crowdfunding page via the following link:
If you registered interest in a new window cleaner – and provided your address – you should hopefully get a visit from Jet Window Cleaning Services, to clean your windows, tomorrow (Friday 25th September).
If you don’t see them tomorrow, and wish to have your windows cleaned, please contact them directly via their Facebook page:
Village Hall Fundraising
Unfortunately, we have had to postpone our planned fundraising quiz in the park on 13th September as we felt that it wouldn’t be appropriate to organise a community event given the continuing concerns around Covid-19.
However, we are considering other fundraising ideas which we hope to share shortly. Do please look out for opportunities to support our efforts.
Chair of Garvald Village Hall Committee