Community Council Secretary

Rufus Bellamy has decided that the time is right for him to stand down from the Community Council. We would like to thank him for his dedication and excellent work as Council Member and Secretary for the GMCC for many years.

As a result of this, we have a place on the Community Council for a new member.

New Year – New Challenges!

Would you like to be more involved with the local community and take part in initiatives that can really make a difference? If so, you are invited to apply for a position on Garvald and Morham Community Council (GMCC).

The Community Council needs a new member who can commit to attending regular GMCC meetings (6 per year) and other relevant meetings as required. Ideally the new Community Councillor would take over as Secretary and so experience of taking minutes, preparing agendas and dealing with relevant correspondence would be advantageous. Members of Garvald and Morham CC are a small but dynamic group who, amongst other duties, administer a sizeable Windfarm Fund and, although there is a lot of responsibility involved with being a Community Councillor, it is also very rewarding. This position is, of course, on a voluntary basis and in the interests of fairness invitations are particularly sought from Garvald residents as three of the six positions already belong to residents of Morham.

I would be grateful if you could indicate your interest by replying in the attached form with a short note explaining why you would like to join the Community Council by Friday 2 February 2018.

If you have any questions or would like to chat about this post please contact Penny Short using the contact form below:

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Crystal Rig Funding

Crystal Rig Grant Allocations

Your Community Council has had a busy year in 2016-2017 and we wanted to update you on what the Crystal Rig Fund has been used for.

The following local young people were supported: Aiden & Lucy Ballantyne, Molly Clark, Isaac & Daisy Ingram, Harry Lee, Conal McGregor, Thomas Robertson and Scott Thomson. Our funding aided them in their competitive sporting and educational achievements, enabled two young people to speak at a UK Space Agency Principia conference and provided a musical instrument grant.

Larger projects helped were:

  • Morham Village Hall (repairs to a wall)
  • Morham Hall Refurbishment
  • Morham Treasure Hunt
  • Woodland Project 2 (4 year project)
  • Knox Academy
  • Yester Primary School
  • Garvald Fun Day
  • Halloween & Christmas Parties
  • Garvald & Morham Theatre Trip – over 80 people from both villages travelled to Edinburgh to see Arabian Nights and by all accounts the trip was a great success.
  • Christmas Trees for Garvald and Morham

As you can see a large and varied amount of projects were given support, in total we approved £28,500.00 last year.

We are currently arranging a planning application for a External Defibrillator to be located in the vicinity of the Garvald Public Toilets.

We are looking for any ideas you may have for allocating 2018 funds. We should have a similar amount of money available and any projects that meet the strict criteria will be considered. Please read the Crystal Rig 2018 application form or contact Philip White for more information.

Happy New Year

Happy New Year! Wishing you all a happy, healthy and fulfilling year in 2018.

Thanks to whoever built the Antony Gormley-style snowman – made a great photo opportunity in the setting sun on Friday!

Christmas Theatre Trip 2017

Thanks to Garvald and Morham Community Council, a subsidised trip to the theatre was run on Sunday – an annual Christmas treat! Over eighty people from Garvald and Morham travelled to Edinburgh and the show, Arabian Nights, was great fun.

Attendees of theatre trip 2017

Children’s Christmas Party – Friday 22nd, 3-5pm

One week until school finishes… and Garvald and Morham Children’s Christmas Party will take place that afternoon – Friday 22nd, 3-5pm in Garvald Village Hall. Entertainment by Crazy Capers, followed by a special visit from Father Christmas. Please bring a sharing plate of party food, along with a wrapped gift for your child, labelled with their name. (Please pop in the santa sack in the kitchen at the start of the party, without small eyes seeing!). To get an idea of numbers please let Laura know if you will be coming. Contact Us

Carol Singing in Garvald

Carol-singing round the village will be held on Sunday 17th December. Meet outside the pub at 5pm, Mince-pies and mulled wine afterwards at The Old Schoolhouse.

ALL WELCOME – wrap up warm.

We are not raising money for anything – just carol-singing for the fun of it and the spreading of Festive cheer!

Please be kind and crack open your door to give us an audience. We promise not to stay long in any one place!