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Car boot sale
Kirknewton woman Susan Campbell, who is cycling from Vietnam to Cambodia, to raise money for Marie Curie Cancer Care has organised another fundraiser for the charity.
Susan is holding a car boot sale, from 9am on Saturday 22 June at J and R Veitch Garden Centre, East Calder. Sellers can set-up from 8.30am.
The cost is £10 per seller, with all proceeds to Marie Curie.
Mini Music Makers
Registered charity National Youth Choir of Scotland (NYCOS) holds Mini Music Maker classes for babies and toddlers at Glenalmond Hall, Main Street, Mid Calder every Thursday morning.
There's lots of fun with puppets, parachutes and percussion! Classes for age 2 - 4 years from 9.30am to 10.10am and for age 0 - 2 years from 10.20am to 11.00am.
More information is available from NYCOS Office on 0141 287 2943.
Kirknewton Development Trust and community police have joined together to update Neighbourhood Watch for Kirknewton.
The Neighbourhood Watch system has recently been updated and 70 households have joined the system of information sharing to ensure Kirknewton remains a safe place to live and work.
Residents can now receive information and advice direct, via email, from Community Safety Unit partners.
Traffic diversion at level crossing
The B7031 will be closed at Kirknewton level crossing from midnight on Sunday 19 May for a maximum of two weeks to allow for upgrading of the existing automatic barrier.
Traffic will be diverted via Station Road, the B7031, Park Terrace, Main Street, Hillhouse Terrace, Linburn Road and the A71.
A shuttle bus service will be provided for pedestrians.
Put Your West Foot Forward
Join us on our free walks to meet new friends, discover new walks in your area and improve your fitness.
A 'Almond Amble' walk leaves from Craigsfarm at 10am on Tuesday 14 May.
Walks last about an hour. A shorter or slower paced route is also available on most walks, just ask the walk leaders. All walks are led by a trained walk leader and there's no need to book - just come along. All groups are very friendly and usually enjoy a cuppa and some social time after walks which everyone is welcome to join.
For more information on walks in 2013, or for a programme, please contact 01506 775626.
The Almondbank Centre, Craigshill currently accommodates Almondbank Library, Access 2 Employment, Citizens Advice Bureau, Daisy Drop - In and West Lothian Drug and Alcohol Service.
West Lothian Credit Union have also recently moved into their new office accommodation at Almondbank, to be joined in the near future by Craigshill Good Neighbourhood Network.
Almonbank Centre also has the following facilities :
- 2 interview rooms
- 1 meeting rooms that can accommodate 8-10 people
- 1 meeting room that can accommodate 18 people
- IT Suite with 10 PCs.
Adviser at Almondbank
A Council Information Service (CIS) adviser will be available in the Library Monday to Friday, for all your enquiries re benefits, bulky uplift, noisy neighbours and more.
No council payments are taken at Almondbank.
Craigsfarm has a new website, which gives details of its programme of classes and activities.
To view the website, visit the link on the right hand side of this page.
New website for Trust
Kirknewton, now has its own community website.
There is a section on all the local community groups and web space for more information from them. There is also a gallery for pictures and people can make an 'eco-pledge' for all to see.
The web site has been produced by tictoc and the Kirknewton Community Development Trust. Visit the website at: www.kirknewton.org (new window)
Looking to make contact with the police?
Community police - CLICK HERE (new window) for information about contacting community police officers in East Livingston and East Calder:
Last updated 03/05/2013