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HAZARD WARNING! WINDBLOWN INSULATION BOARDS

As a result of stormy winds coming from the South West since New Year several large, very rigid, foam insulation boards have been blown into the Garvald park and become trapped amongst saplings on the steep bank above the Papana Water. A large amount of smaller detritus can also be seen trapped against fences in the field above the park. The full-size boards are approximately 3m square and 240mm thick.

The flying boards, in gale-force winds, represent a potentially lethal hazard to people and animals. They could easily damage windows of the houses, greenhouses and vehicles and bring down power cables.

The community council, as a matter of urgency, is trying to find out where these boards might be coming from. Anything that might take off in high winds should be stored inside or stacked properly tied and weighted down.

If you have an idea about where these hazards might be coming from please contact Philip White (Community Council Chairman) via the contact form, below:

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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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