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October 2017

Armadale's Xcite swimming pool has officially been renamed the Jim Sibbald Swimming Pool, Xcite Armadale after the late West Lothian Councillor.
West Lothian Council is seeking the views of local residents on the future management of the Regal Community Theatre in Bathgate.
Sixteen young women from across West Lothian are taking part in innovative one-day workshops 'Girls into Construction' which aims to encourage them to apply for Craft Apprenticeships within construction trades.
S5 students from St Kentigern's Academy are benefiting from an innovative partnership, which has been developed locally, with the Hilcroft Hotel.
West Lothian Council is delighted to have recently welcomed 40 new modern apprentices to its training scheme for 2017.
West Lothian Council has recently launched a new accessibility function on its website.
A team of apprentices from West Lothian Council have recently helped to restore a refuge stone slab into a dyke wall near Beecraigs Country Park after it was vandalised last year.
More than 100 delegates, including community planning partners, Council Officers and the public attended the recent West Lothian Tackling Poverty Conference to mark the start of West Lothian Money Week.
West Lothian Council's Executive has recently approved £57,457 worth of funding from the Alcohol Diversionary Fund for local youth group projects in an aim to raise alcohol awareness among young people in the area.
Parents and carers are being urged to Parksmart outside West Lothian schools, or better still help children to travel actively to and from school.
West Lothian Council is facing a massive £73million budget gap over the next five years, which comes on top of £92million saved since 2007/08.
Council tenants are being encouraged to share their views on rent levels for the next five years.
It has been another successful year for West Lothian's annual 'Older people have talent' show, which is now in its fifth year.
West Lothian Council has started rolling out its new school website project. The first two sites for Whitburn Academy and Blackburn Primary School were recently launched.
Jackie Mill has been appointed as the new Head Teacher at Livingston Village Primary School.
Mid Calder Primary School is the second primary school in West Lothian to receive the Digital Schools Award.
West Lothian Community Safety Partnership is urging everyone to heed key fire safety messages this year and to stay safe
More pupils across West Lothian are set to take part in the high impact social mobility development Career Ready Programme.