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Fundraiser for British Heart Foundation

Fauldhouse and Breich Valley Timebank are holding a fundraiser in aid of the British Heart Foundation at The Hub, Main Street, Fauldhouse, from 11am - 1.30pm on Friday 1 March.

The event is open to all. Tea and coffee with cake is £1.

The Bathgate Community First Responders will help to raise awareness of defibrillators and CPR.  You can also make your own smoothie on the smoothie bike, enjoy a little home baking and try your luck at the raffle and tombola.

The Timebank are happy to accept home-baked goodies and shop-bought cakes (no nuts or fresh cream please). They will also be accepting items for the raffle and tombola.

David Livingstone pop-up museum

A David Livingstone pop-up museum will be open to the public at Polbeth Village hall.

The museum will run for three weeks from 15 January and will be open on the following days and times:

  • Monday 11am to 4pm
  • Tuesday from 2pm to 6pm
  • Friday from 10am till 6pm

The project is being delivered in partnership with the David Livingstone Trust.

Anyone who has any pictures or objects that relate to Polbeth, David Livingstone or James Young can hand them into the Hub at the village hall and these will be displayed within the museum.

David Livingstone was a regular visitor to Limefield House, Polbeth, which was owned by his close friend, James 'Paraffin' Young. Limefield Falls, a miniature Victoria Falls, were also created in Polbeth in honour of David Livingstone's adventures.

David Livingstone also planted a tree in the grounds of Limefield House.

Free computer classes and workshops

A free programme of computer classes and workshops will be run from the end of January, providing support for beginner to certificated level.

The courses are ideal for: employability, multimedia, smartphones and tablets.

If you wish to book a course, get in touch with Derek on 01506 283931/01501678893

Drop-in at Polbeth Village Hall

Polbeth Drop-In is a relatively new drop-in facility for young people at Polbeth Village Hall.

The drop-in takes place on Thursday evenings, from 6.30pm - 8.30pm.

It's a relaxed youth environment, where young people can engage with experienced youth workers, learn new, relevant skills, engage positively with their peers and access a range of information including employability, health & well-being.

Current P7s are welcome to attend from now.

Players wanted for Polbeth teams

Polbeth United CFC 2003s are looking to add more players to their team. All positions are available.

Other Polbeth United CFC teams are also looking for new players aged from five years upwards 

Parents or carers of youngsters interested in playing for any of the teams should contact Elaine on 0799 098 8179 for fuller information. 

Stick Man activity at community garden

A Stick Man activity trail has opened  at Polbeth and West Calder Community Garden.

Boards on the trail will feature Stick Man and other characters. Children completing the trail can claim a Stick Man Activity Trail Certificate.

The self-guided trail is open year-round and is aimed at encouraging children aged three - seven to get outdoors and explore the natural world and find out how things grow.

The trail starts outside the main gated compound at the Garden for Life site, which is located just off the A71 between Polbeth and West Calder.

The garden is one of only four community growing groups in the UK chosen to pilot the new Stick Man trails, which are part of a Big Lottery funded initiative called Growing Together.

Support service now open in Fauldhouse

Macmillan @ Fauldhouse Partnership Centre Information and Support Service for people living with cancer and their families in West Lothian is now open in Fauldhouse.

The new service will be available from 10am - 12noon every Tuesday. 

A partnership between West Lothian Council and Macmillan Cancer Support, the service is available for anyone affected by cancer, including the person with a cancer diagnosis, family, friends and carers. The service can be accessed at any point in the cancer journey, no appointment is necessary visitors can drop in to use the service. 

Trained volunteers provide emotional and practical support, access to information materials on various types of cancer and its treatment, or simply provide a listening ear for people. People can also be signposted to other support services such as benefits advice and counselling. 

The information and support service is provided by volunteers who offer a listening ear and time to talk about the non-clinical aspects of living with cancer.  The volunteers are supported by West Lothian Council staff.

Volunteers are currently needed to join the team. Volunteers can come from any background and full training and support will be provided.

Dementia Café

The Sunlight Café Fauldhouse is a meeting place where people who have any form of dementia, and their carers, can come to meet others in a similar situation for support and social contact, a cup of tea or coffee and cakes.

Carers on their own are also welcome, as are people with dementia who are able to make their own way there.

Come along for the whole session, or you are welcome to just drop in for as long as you like.

The café runs on the second Thursday of every month from 1.30pm - 3pm at Fauldhouse Partnership Centre.