Category Archives: Announcements

Would you use a local bus service?

East Lothian Council subsidises a number of bus services on routes where no alternative route exists, and where commercial bus operators would not be able to cover their costs if they delivered a service. Where a need is identified, the Council may subsidise a commercial operator to cover a whole route, or part of a route at a particular time of the day.

Do we have need for a public bus service to Morham and Garvald? It is difficult to live here without owning a car? Are there non-drivers, like teenagers or older people who would benefit? Could we see a situation where families could manage with one less car?

Find out how to give your views here: https://eastlothianconsultations.co.uk/policy-partnerships/supported-bus-routes-consultation/

Milk Deliveries

You may know that the milk delivery to the villages has recently stopped.  McQueens Dairies  may be convinced but need a minimum number of customers.
If you are interested, please contact Anna:


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Resilience Team Training this weekend

A reminder that on Sunday 22nd September Garvald’s Emergency Resilience Team will be taking part in an Emergency Exercise for training purposes. The exercise should be completed by 1.00 pm and Garvald Village Hall will be used as the Control Centre.

Please be aware that vehicles from the Search & Rescue Unit and the Police will pass through the village. Do not be concerned – this is a planned exercise designed to test the Emergency Resilience Team and the Borders Search & Rescue Unit.

If you have any queries about this, please contact Penny Short using the form below.

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BBC Debate Night audience

BBC Debate Night team are looking for audience applicants.

Go to bbc.co.uk/debatenight and click on ‘Join the audience’.

Debate Night is hosted by Stephen Jardine. It allows members of the public to put their questions directly to the politicians and prominent people in public life. You lead the agenda – your questions make the programme. It has never been a more important time to have a programme that lets you speak directly to those in power.  So whether you have a question about Brexit, Indyref2, the NHS, schools, climate change or other issues – you can apply and be part of it.

Local shows coming up:

  • Edinburgh Wednesday 18th September
  • Edinburgh Wednesday 25th September
  • Edinburgh Wednesday 16th October
  • Edinburgh Wednesday 6th November

Resilience Team Training

On the morning of Sunday 22nd September Garvald’s Emergency Resilience Team will be taking part in an Emergency Exercise in Garvald. The Team will undertake a short search of the area around the graveyard and then, together with around 20 members of Borders Search & Rescue Unit, will move the search up to around the Thorters reservoir area. The exercise should be completed by 1.00 pm and Garvald Village Hall will be used as the Control Centre.

Please do not be alarmed at the arrival of the vehicles from the Search & Rescue Unit or the Police – this is a planned exercise designed to test the Emergency Resilience Team and the Search & Rescue Unit and a search will be taking place for a missing adult and child. We will be following proper procedures and, as the safety of our residents  and volunteers are taken very seriously, we would be grateful if only the members of the Resilience Team can gather at the Hall, graveyard and Castle Moffat/Thorters area that morning.

We hope that a real missing person search will not need to be take place in the future but it is sensible for the Team to be prepared just in case.

If you would like to join the Emergency Resilience Team and take part in this exercise please contact Penny Short as soon as possible using the form below.

If you would like to help with preparing refreshments for the volunteers at the hall I would be very grateful – please let me know if you can help.

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Penny

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