|The law on fire alarms is changing. By February 2022, all homes in Scotland will be required to have interlinked fire alarms, meaning if one alarm goes off, they all go off. This will alert you to danger more quickly, no matter where you are in your home.
The new legislation requires all homes to have:
If you live in a one bedroom flat, you will need two smoke alarms and one heat alarm. If you have a carbon fuelled appliance like a boiler, you will also need a carbon monoxide detector.
The homeowner is responsible for making sure their home meets the the new fire alarms standard, and for finding a contractor to carry out the work. When purchasing an alarm, choose a reputable brand and make sure the packaging clearly displays compliance with BS EN14604:2005 for smoke alarms. Carbon monoxide alarms should have the British Kitemark (EN 50291-1). Heat alarms should comply with BS 5446-2:2003. To find out more about the new legislation and the support available, visit: mygov.scot/firealarms
|Message Sent By
Mark Armstrong (NHWN, Community Support Officer, Neighbourhood Watch Scotland)
Ladies Supper Nights used to happen in the village a few years ago. Some of the residents who went to these would like to see them happening again, especially as it would be a lovely way to meet all the newcomers to the village.
It would be bring a dish/bottle and hopefully inside/outside the village hall – weather dependent. All welcome. If there is sufficient interest, it could be a monthly event?
If you would be interested in attending, please fill out a contact form and indicate your preferred evening of interest:
Whiteadder Watersports is now open and offering activities.
Please visit this link for more information:
Huge thank you to the ‘outgoing’ Community Council who held their last meeting of this period in the sunny Orchard of Garvald Village Hall on Monday.
All members are encouraged to seek re-election so this may not be their last ever but it’s a good moment to extend our gratitude to these volunteers who give time and energy on all our behalf.
Thanks to Phillip, Anna, Ian, Ian and Hazel.
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
Applications open on 30th August.
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
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
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
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.
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
To book a Single Seat Sit on Kayak £20
To book a Double Seat Sit on Kayak £30
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
Cost £260 – 3 places available
See the link below for the agenda for the first face-to-face meeting of the GMCC since before March 2020.
If weather conditions permit, the meeting may be held in the orchard. Otherwise, social distancing and the wearing of a mask will be required within the hall.
There are some Astrantia (pale pink) for free outside 2 Garvald Grange cottages. Bring a bag. Needs planted ASAP.
Giving villagers first dibs.
Our local Police will be with us on Sunday 22nd August, outside Garvald Village Hall, from 10.00 – 10-30am should you have any concerns to discuss with them.
Places are limited and can be booked by contacting Mary Beth directly:
Tickets cost £17 and can be booked at