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Tell sportscotland about your experiences at the KGV Whitburn skatepark for the chance to win £200 for your club or your own participation in sport!

sportscotland is looking for feedback from users of facilities where they have provided financial support. As a user of KGV Whitburn skatepark we'd be grateful if you could complete the survey - this should only take 10 minutes.

Complete the survey here: https://www.snapsurveys.com/wh/s.asp?k=155688105814

 

Whitburn Activity Group 

Whitburn Activity Group open to all aged 60 and over from 10 am - 12 pm at Whitburn Community Education Centre .  

There are a wide variety of activities such as games, quizzes, arts & crafts. entertainers and afternoon teas . 

For further information email opal@cyrenians.scot or telephone 01506 815815.

Welcome awaits at Peep group

Parents with children aged between 2 and 3 years are welcome to come along to the PEEP group at Blackburn Partnership Centre.

The group meets from 2pm - 3pm on Thursday afternoons.

Peep supports parents and carers in encouraging your child's learning and development.  You can make a real difference just by talking, singing, sharing books and playing together.

Come along - you and your child can make friends, share ideas and have fun through singing, story and activities.

For fuller information, contact Mrs Mainwaring on 01506 630944.

Free computer classes and workshops

A free programme of computer classes and workshops will be run from later this month, 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.

Singing for Health

An Ageing Well Singing for Health session for the over 50s will take place at Whitburn Bowling Club  from 1pm - 2.30pm on Thursday 13 and 27 June.

The first half hour is tea and coffee and social time, followed by a sing song from 1.30pm.

The cost is £2 per session.

For fuller information, contact Avril on 07768 090 008 or 015056 237950.

Tea Dances

An Ageing Well Tea Dance for the over 50s will take place at Whitburn Bowling Club from 1.30pm - 4pm on Mondays 3 and 17 June.

Enjoy a full entertaining afternoon with friends old and new.

The first half hour is tea and coffee and social time, followed by a sing song from 1.30pm.

The cost is £3.50 per session.

For fuller information, contact Avril on 07768 090 008 or 015056 237950.

Harrison Community Hut available for let

Whitburn Traders leading the Carnegie Twin Town Team have recently completed the renovation of the Harrison Community Hut located behind the town's library.

It is now available to any groups for meetings or activities at no cost.  The venue can also be used as a pop up shop for any fledgling businesses at a minimal cost to cover utilities only.

Anyone interested should contact Michelle on 07979683129 or enquire through Whitburn Traders Facebook page.

Dementia Cafe

Answer House Dementia Café, Whitburn 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.

This café often arranges for speakers to talk on topics of interest to carers.

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 most welcome to just drop in as and when it suits you. The café runs on the second Tuesday of every month from  2pm - 3.15pm at Answer House Reveston Lane, Whitburn.