Writers for the village website

Note from website manager:

Having built and managed the village website for seven and a half years it is time to hand over my work, as we will be moving away from the village in the coming months.

New writers needed

We currently have a few writers who contribute on behalf of the various Garvald and Morham village groups but I am looking for someone to publish general blog posts and deal with any email enquiries received through the website contact form. I will make sure any new writers are fully trained and supported.

New website manager required

At the moment I will continue to manage the technical and privacy aspects of the WordPress site management but if you have experience of managing WordPress-hosted websites and you’d like to take on this task, please let me know.

You can contact me via the website contact form.



Drama workshops for children, 5-9 August

Mary-Beth at MBArts has some spaces available in her summer drama workshops for the week beginning 5th August. The workshops are very flexible and run from 9.00-3.30pm with mornings, afternoons, single days or a full week available, depending on your needs. There’s a £5 discount off a full week booking for local residents.

Please contact MBArts for more information and to book a place for your child.

Garvald fun day 2019

Garvald fun day will be on Saturday 10th August – make a note in your calendars!

And if you can help with this year’s fun day, please contact Penny Short.

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Summer drama workshops

Mary-Beth at MBArts has a few places left in her summer drama workshops. She has a limited number of places available in July and there are some available in August too. There’s a discount for Garvald residents. Also she is hoping to offer drama picnics for 3-5 year olds on 13th and 20th July.

Please contact MBArts for more information and to book a place for your child.

Lost: gold ring. Found: mobile phone.

One of the guests lost a ring at this weekend’s wedding at Garvald village hall. It is a gold ring with an elephant on it. Please keep an eye out for it and if you find it, let Elaine MacMillan know (863351). Also, a guest found a mobile phone at the hall but can’t trace the owner. So if you lost a mobile phone in Garvald at the weekend, please contact Elaine.

Weather warning for Monday 24th June

The Met Office has highlighted that there is a risk of thunderstorms and possible flooding on Monday. Given the extra volume of water the Papana has already received this may cause further flooding. If your home is near the burn please take all necessary precautions – sandbags can be purchased easily from B&Q and similiar merchants – and advice can be found on www.sepa.org.uk or from East Lothian Council. Villagers are also asked to please keep an eye on drains to ensure they are not blocked, as this has caused flooding problems in the past.

Severe weather update

The good news is that rain is due to ease off in the next few hours.

Information from the ELC Resilience Manager states that the risk for flooding is reducing now, as rainfall is expected to significantly drop. Responder agencies including ELC and police are continuing to monitor the situation and take appropriate action if required. The build-up of debris on local rivers is being monitored and action is being taken if required and when possible. The risk of surface water flooding remains a concern in all areas.

The Met Office and SEPA have reduced their weather warnings from amber to yellow. There have been a few localised incidents of flooding. Water levels are now dropping in line with the forecast from SEPA and the Met Office. East Lothian Council, Care for People/Social Care staff have been active in identifying vulnerable people in case further response action was required.

If you have any has concerns about the risks of flooding please get in touch with the Council (01620 827827) or Penny Short (the Garvald Community Emergency Co-ordinator).

Flood alert

Please note that the Met Office has issued an amber warning for East Lothian today, up until Thursday morning. Garvald is due to receive a lot of rainfall during this period. Please expect road flooding and take extra care in these potentially hazardous driving conditions. If you live in the village near the Papana burn, please consider taking extra precautions to avoid flood damage should the water level rise.