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LEADER community consultation

A community consultation meeting to discuss funding for rural community projects takes place from 7.30pm - 9pm on Thursday 24 April at West Calder Community centre.

The new LEADER European-funded programme for rural development in West Lothian is consulting over its priorities for the next seven years.

Between 2007 and 2013, West Lothian LEADER funded rural community projects to the tune of £1.41 million, building community facilities, training young people, funding financial inclusion projects, tourism initiatives, environmental improvement programmes, and much more.

If you?re interested in having your say please come along to the meeting. LEADER funding is available for projects in West Lothian?s rural areas (excludes Livingston, Broxburn, Bathgate, Linlithgow and Whitburn).

Kirsty's Great walk

A Bathgate charity worker is organising a comedy hypnotist show to help fundraise for the British Red Cross.

Kirsty Malone, Home from Hospital Service Coordinator with the  British Red Cross, also has set her sights on walking the Great Wall of China in October.

Before then, her comedy hypnotist show to fundraise for the British Red Cross will be held on Saturday 17 May at the Kaim Park hotel. 

Th e evening includes hypnotist Ken Maybury, DJ, raffles and some food. Tickets are £12 each and can be purchased from 07856 884 774.

Knit and natter group

If a 'Knit and Natter' sounds up your street, a group with just that name will be meeting in the Boghall Community Wing between 10.30am and 12noon every Wednesday from 30 April.

The group is run by Ageing Well in partnership with Cyrenians Golden Years project. It's a great opportunity to meet new people, socialise and enjoy a good old natter whilst enjoying a knitting session. Needles and wool etc will be provided, however feel free to bring your own. Tea and coffee will also be available.

The cost per session is £1.20.

More folk needed to make a drama

Local amateur dramatics group The New Town Entertainers is looking for new members to take part in this year's winter pantomime.

The group, who rehearse at Craigsfarm, are actively looking for dancers, singers and actors of all abilities to take part in their annual pantomime. Although this years is yet to be announced, the Entertainers are starting their search early.

If you believe that you have what it takes to help out either onstage or off, please get in touch with Jan Dignon on 01506 431803

Entries taken for triathlon

The Fauldhouse Triathlon on Sunday 22 June, is billed as ideal for novices.

Starting from Fauldhouse Partnership Centre, it comprises a 750m swim, 14.5k cycle and a 5k run.

However, a limited number of places are available.

Visit for fuller information and details.

Grant available for community groups

Community organisations in West Lothian are being encouraged to apply for a springtime funding boost from ARISE.

Grants of up to £1,000 are available for groups based in West Lothian.

To request an application form, please email

Last updated 22/04/2014

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