Category Archives: Community Council

Outdoor gym survey

A reminder to complete the feedback survey on the proposed outdoor gym project. This survey will be open until the end of the month. We are looking for feedback from everyone in the Garvald and Morham community council area including Morham residents (as part of the project would be to install 2 workstations there). Many thanks.

More information:

  • Project to be fully-funded by the CrystalRig wind farm funds
  • 3 – 5 small exercise workstations would be installed in the south west corner of Garvald park and 2 more by Morham village hall.
  • Equipment would be free for anyone to use and is suitable for adults of ALL ages and abilities (and teens aged 14+ years).
  • The workstations are from Proludic Ltd and will be selected by a local professional fitness trainer to suit an all-round fitness programme.
  • The proposed location in Garvald park is shown below.

Christmas Theatre trip – UPDATE – SOLD OUT

An Edinburgh Christmas Carol
Royal Lyceum Theatre
Sunday 15th December

The Christmas theatre trip is now fully booked for Morham and there are only four spaces left for Garvald, 76 people!

Eve’s Coaches will be picking us up this year, one from Morham and one from Garvald at noon.

Cost is per person is £5 (with Crystalrig Community Windfarm money generously supporting the rest – real cost is approx. £30 each)

If you know anyone who is new to the villages or a neighbour who might need a nudge to get organised, please do, it makes my job much easier if this is sorted well in advance. Remember, all must be residents of the ward.

A waiting list will be in operation so please let me know if your plans change or that you are still coming but won’t be using the buses.


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Christmas Theatre Trip 2019

This year’s trip will be An Edinburgh Christmas Carol at Royal Lyceum Theatre
Sunday 15th December @ 1pm.

Find out more about the show here

Coaches will be provided from Garvald and Morham.

£5 per ticket with the balance supported by Crystalrigg Community Windfarm Fund,

Please contact Anna to book your places:


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Outdoor gym equipment – community survey

The Community Council are looking to spend some of the CrystalRig wind farm funds on a community project that would help support the health and well-being of local people.

The proposed project would involve the installation of up to five small exercise workstations at the south-west corner of Garvald park. The equipment would be free to use and suitable for adults of ALL ages and abilities (and teens aged 14+ years). 

We would like to gather as much feedback as possible.

Please complete this short survey
It would be much appreciated if you could do this straight away! Many thanks.

More information:

  • The workstations (shown above) are from Proludic Ltd.
  • The proposed location is shown below.
  • The Community Council are also aiming to install two more workstations in Morham at the village hall at a later date.

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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Community Council Minutes June 2019

Meeting minutes for the June meeting of Garvald and Morham Community Council have been published on the GMCC Meetings and Minutes page. These include community council news on funding, resilience plans, an update from the Haddington and Lammermuir Area Partnership, information on installing a defibrillator in Morham, updates from East Lothian Council on electric cars and climate change and much more.

Climate change consultation

East Lothian Council has developed a Draft East Lothian Climate Change Strategy 2019–2024, for consultation, setting out how we will continue to reduce the carbon emissions that cause global warming, adapt to changes in our climate and improve sustainability. They would like to hear your views on proposals for how the Council, and the wider East Lothian community, including local communities, businesses, organisations and individuals, can tackle climate change.

The Draft Climate Change Strategy sets out how East Lothian Council will tackle climate change locally in East Lothian, and how it will work in partnership to ensure that East Lothian can play its full part in the national and international efforts to reduce carbon emissions. The Strategy sets out the priorities and actions for the Council and the wider East Lothian community to mitigate against and reduce the impacts of climate change.

The public consultation is underway on the draft strategy until 22nd July 2019. You can access the consultation here.

Further information on the consultation on the Draft Climate Change Strategy is available on the East Lothian Council website. Look out for further promotion via the Council’s Twitter and Facebook, or email climatechange@eastlothian.gov.uk for more information.