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Garvald Exercise Equipment

The proposal to install exercise equipment in the park was fully discussed at our recent Community Council Meeting. Although many residents were very keen, the results of the recent survey by the villagers who took part revealed that it would not be in keeping with the conservation status of the village and would not be used in the long term. Part of the agreement with Crystal Rig is that any project should not cause division within the Community. Whilst the survey was extremely close, it was marginally in favour of going ahead.
For these reasons it was decided not to take this project forward.

We are always looking for ideas to spend the money that we get from Crystal Rig every year.

Merry Christmas to all from all your Community Councillors.

GMCC Agenda for meeting on Monday 2nd December, 7pm in Morham Village Hall

The next meeting of the Garvald and Morham Community Council will be held on Monday 2nd December 2019 at 7pm in Morham Village Hall. Everyone welcome.

AGENDA

1. Attendance and Apologies
2. Minutes of Last Meeting and Matters Arising
3. Play Map for Gifford & Garvald
4. Update from Ian Middlemass, Treasurer
5. Update from Haddington & Lammermuir Area Partnership
6. Report from Phillip White, Garvald Neighbourhood Watch
7. Garvald Exercise Equipment Update
8. Morham to Garvald Path Update
9. Morham De-Fibrulator Update
10. Garvald Bench
11. Morham Interpretation Board Update
12. Garvald and Morham Updates from Hall Representatives
13. A.O.B.
14. Date of Next Meeting – Monday 3rd February 2020 at Garvald Village Hall

Community Council Minutes October 2019

The Minutes for the October meeting of the GMCC are now available to view on the GMCC Meetings and Minutes page. They include news about the recent archaeology dig at Morham, the Treasurer’s update on the accounts, news on the Morham De-Fibrillator as well as updates from Haddington & Lammermuir Area Partnership.

Outdoor gym survey reminder

Here’s a final reminder about the feedback survey on a proposed outdoor gym for Garvald. This survey will close at the end of Friday 1st November.

Thank you to those who have already completed the survey. We’ve had a great response but would like feedback from even more of you (Morham people too, as we’d like to install two workstations there). Please spare a few minutes to complete the survey. Many thanks.

More information:

  • Project to be fully-funded by the CrystalRig wind farm funds
  • 3 – 5 small exercise workstations would be installed in Garvald park and 2 more in Morham.
  • Equipment would be free to use.
  • Workstations suitable for teens and adults of ALL ages and abilities.
  • The supplier is Proludic Ltd and workstations will be selected by a local professional personal trainer to suit an all-round fitness programme.
  • The proposed location in Garvald park is shown below.

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.

Thanks,
Penny

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