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Whitburn and Blackburn - news

Whitburn Youth Band Won Gold at the Innerleithen Championships  

Fabulous fun on Friday

Fabulous Fun Friday takes place at Blackburn Community Centre from 10am - 12noon on Friday 25 April.

Come along and experience the activities, community groups and organisations that support the Blackburn early Year's community.

Activities include messy play, celebrity photoshoot, bouncy castles, market stalls and baby massage.

Food co-operative at Whitdale

Whitdale Early Years Centre Nursery has teamed up with Community Food Initiatives to run a Food Co-operative offering quality fruit and vegetables to the local community at a low cost. 

The stall will be open every Wednesday during term time from 10.30 am - 1.30 pm in the reception area of Whitdale EYC Nursery, 55b Whitedalehead Road, Whitburn.

Drop in to weigh-and-go

Free Counterweight fortnightly 'Weigh-and-Go' drop in sessions are being held at Whitburn Community Centre, from 5pm - 6pm on Mondays.

These are open to all existing and past Counterweight participants, as well as anyone who is just interested in finding out more. You can attend any session, there is no need to book. Weight record cards, information leaflets, daily diaries and information on free physical activity sessions etc. will be available. A Zumba session, costing £2.50, will also take place from 5pm - 5.45pm for those interested.

For further information or to book a place, please contact the Health Improvement Team on 01506 775626/771896 or email:

Volunteering opportunities available at Trust

Whitburn and District Community Development Trust has a number of volunteering opportunities available.

The Trust is looking for people who have time on their hands and want to give something back to the community, while, at the same time, sharing their knowledge and gaining practical skills and experience to enhance their CV. A minimum of two hours a week or six hours per month per week is required.

All volunteer positions take place in the Trust office at 61 West Main Street, Whitburn. Positions include: Volunteer information and signposting service, money mentors and computer buddies.

Full support and training is provided for all volunteer opportunities and expenses will be reimbursed. For more details, contact Amanda McKay Volunteer Project officer on 01501 748708 or email Alternatively, pop in to the office at the above address.

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 walk to Blaeberry will leave from Whitburn Library at 10am on Tuesday, 15 April.

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 2014, or for a copy of the walks' programme, please contact 01506 775626.

Dementia Cafe

The Dementia Cafe at Answer House, Reveston Lane meets on the second Tuesday of the month from 2pm to 3.15pm.

A lunch club is available.

Community police

For information about contacting community police officers in Whitburn and Blackburn, CLICK HERE (new window)

Last updated 11/04/2014