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September 2016

Jabil, West Lothian Council and West Lothian College have launched an exciting and innovative employability partnership 'Project Search'.
West Lothian Council is working to support the most vulnerable people in West Lothian through 'Better Off: West Lothian Anti-Poverty Strategy'.
This year West Lothian Fairtrade Steering Group has reached its fifth anniversary of gaining Fairtrade Zone Status and joins Bathgate Town Group which is celebrating its fifth anniversary. Livingston is marking its 10th anniversary this year and Linlithgow has more than decade.
The official opening of the first phase of the new Almondell Cemetery in East Calder was marked by a special dedication service which brought together representatives from the local community councils, religious and non-religious leaders, councillors, council officials and staff.
West Calder Library was officially opened by Depute Leader of West Lothian Council Cathy Muldoon, on Monday 26 September, following an investment of more than half a million pounds.
A popular skatepark has been given a facelift thanks to big-hearted volunteers from West Lothian Youth Inclusion Project (YIP).
Service users at Eliburn Day Centre decided not to be left out of the excitement of the Rio Paralympics by staging their very own Eliburn Olympic Games.
West Lothian Council has picked up a prestigious accolade at the Association for Public Service Excellence (APSE) Awards in the Best Housing, Regeneration or New Build Initiative.
West Lothian Council's Executive Committee has agreed that council officers will meet with the senior management from Network Rail to discuss the concerns which have been raised by residents of Uphall Station concerning the impact of parking on the community.
Six West Lothian school pupils, who are all part of the council's Excellence in School Sport Programme (ESSP), won Gallacher Cup golf tournament on their recent visit to Grapevine, Texas.
A new pop-up library has been officially opened in the newly refurbished Stoneyburn Community Centre by Depute Leader of West Lothian Council, Cathy Muldoon.
A £3 million investment has helped to transform the learning environment at St Anthony's Primary in Armadale.
The new sixth year pupils at Linlithgow Academy have been celebrating their recent exam success.
A section of path between West Calder to Polbeth is set to close to allow work to start on the new £32 million West Calder High School.
A new employability programme 'Stepping On' has been introduced for West Lothian secondary school pupils in S4 to S6.
West Lothian Council's first summer Holiday Lunch and Activity Clubs, which ran in seven venues during the school holidays, have been hailed a great success.
West Lothian Enterprise Sub Group is encouraging community organisations across West Lothian, and in particular the Broxburn and Uphall area, which are looking for support for projects to come forward with proposals.
Local people who are on a low income and struggle with winter fuel bills are being urged to get in touch with West Lothian Advice Shop as they could be eligible for financial help with fuel bills this winter.
Livingston based Capito has employed the 1000th young person on West Lothian Council's ground-breaking StepsN2work programme.
School pupils across West Lothian have made more than 128, 000 visits to Active Schools supported sport and physical activity sessions in the past year - a 3% increase on the previous 12 months.
Improvement work will be carried out at the car park at Hermand Park Cemetery in West Calder.
Work is currently underway to develop new council homes in Fauldhouse.
Network Rail has submitted a Planning Application and Road Construction Consent for a temporary link road next to the A71. This is associated with the demolition and replacement of the road bridge on the A71 to facilitate Network Rail's electrification of the rail line.
West Lothian Council's Executive Committee has agreed proposals for the development of a new partnership centre in Armadale.
West Lothian Council is making improvements to a number of local council-supported bus services.
Broxburn Library and Community Museum are set to move to Strathbrock Partnership Centre in a move that will bring key community services under one roof in the town.
Tenants received the keys to their new council homes in Bridgend near Linlithgow recently.
Demolition work at the Deans South estate in Livingston has been completed on 16 blocks.
Norvell Lodge was awarded Dementia Friendly Status recently and was presented with its certificate at a coffee morning to support Alzheimer Scotland.
The installation of a new 11-a-side grass football pitch is underway in Fauldhouse.
West Lothian pupils living in a low income household could be entitled to extra help with the costs of uniforms, lunches and staying on at school.