|West Lothan Community Council Elections.
Have you ever thought about becoming a Community Councillor and helping to make your
local community a better place to live and work? If this is of interest then you should
know that the Community Council Elections are about to take place and you need to act now!
The election process takes place at least once in every four years to give new members the
opportunity to join. Nominations for the 2013 elections must be submitted by the 19th September 2013.
You can see more details here by downloading an information leaflet about the elections >>>
|Canal & Greenspace Newsletter.
The Scottish Waterways Trust has just produced their latest newsletter which contains information about the area around
the union canal - you can click here to download a copy of the newsletter >>>
|West Lothian Credit Union.
West Lothian Credit Union will be opening a community collection to serve the Broxburn area located at Strathbrock
Partnership Centre on a Thursday morning from the Spring of 2013. The credit union encourages people to save on a
regular basis, and they can then access affordable loans, as well as other services such as prepaid debit cards,
funeral plans, and free insurance on savings and loans.
They are working hard to ensure local people have an alternative to using high interest doorstep or pay-day lenders,
charging up to 4714% APR and are working with partners in West Lothian to provide a service helping people to manage
the challenges that Welfare Reforms will bring many families on low incomes already struggling to cope financially.
They would love to hear from anyone who can help as a volunteer for 2 hours on a Thursday morning. Please call them
on 01506 238353 or visit their website at
www.westlothiancreditunion.co.uk for further information.
You can also find them on Facebook.
|A89 closures at night on selected dates between 11th March and 1st July 2013.
Due to extensive repairs being required on the railway track and support system on the viaduct
over the A89, the road will be closed (east of Broxburn and west of Newbridge) on the dates and times listed below.
Monday 11th March 2013 for 14 consecutive nights
Monday 6th May 2013 for 3 consecutive nights
Monday 23rd May for 2 consecutive nights
Wednesday 5th June 2013 for 2 consecutive nights
Friday 21st June for 10 consecutive nights
These closures will be in place at 10pm hours and removed no later than 6am the following morning.
The recommended diversion will be marked as A71 Sighthill / Livingston... See route map download>
|Open Day at Donaldson's.
Donaldson’s School are holding an open day on Saturday 23rd February 2013 from 09:30 hrs to 13:00 hrs
The Donaldson's address is: Preston Road, Linlithgow, EH49 6HZ
Interested visitors should register in advance to aid communication, you can e-mail by using this
Phone Number: 01506 841900. School secretary Kim Pedder.
To find out more about Donaldson's school go to www.donaldsons.org.uk
|Food Waste Roadshows.
A number of roadshows have been arranged within the areas receiving the Food Waste Service Design Phase.
These roadshows are scheduled throughout March 2013 to provide information to residents, allow residents to see
the food waste caddies and to answer any questions about the service. The roadshows are as follows:
|Tuesday 5th March||09:30-11:30||Uphall Community Centre|
|Wednesday 13th March||16:00-19:00||Boghall Primary School|
|Tuesday 19th March||16:00-20:00||Low Port Centre, Linlithgow|
|Wednesday 20th March||18:00-20:00||Uphall Community Centre|
|Friday 22nd March||14:00-16:00||Bathgate Partnership Centre|
|Monday 25th March||14:00-16:00||Broxburn Xcite, Church Street|
|Monday 25th March||18:00-20:00||Low Port Centre, Linlithgow|
|Tuesday 26th March||18:00-20:00||Broxburn Xcite, Church Street|
|Wednesday 27th March||14:00-16:00||Dechmont Community Centre|
|Wednesday 27th March||18:00-20:00||Low Port Centre, Linlithgow|
|Thursday 28th March||14:00-16:00||Bathgate Partnership Centre|
|B8020 Broxburn to Winchburgh Road Closure.
As part of the Capital Maintenance Programme, Operational Services have sheduled part re-surfacing of the
B8020 carriageway from Broxburn to Winchburgh. Works will commence on Monday 20 August 2012 and is scheduled
to be completed by Friday 26 October 2012.
During the works it will be necessary to close the B8020 to
vehicular traffic, however localised access to CoreCut and residential properties will be maintained.
Special arrangements will also be enforced to allow school buses to travel through the road closure and
travel time for pupils will be as normal. The diversion route is highlighted on a plan that you can
download using the button on the right (PDF format).
|The BUSY Project's Awards Evening.
The BUSY project, a group committed to working with the young people in the Broxburn and Uphall area, recently held
a special awards evening. Although it was a bitterly cold January night there was certainly a very warm welcome
extended to everyone attending, with plenty of refreshments and nibbles available too.
A short, atmospheric programme of original music from Peter and his band from the Acoustic Café was followed by Ben,
who received a great ovation for his performance on his (recently learned) acoustic guitar. A dance duo,
Caitlin and Abby, closed the live presentation with a routine they learned through the project.
Videos made by youth members under the guidance of dedicated volunteers were then screened; these videos had been
made to promote the venture by showing some of its projects in action. This was followed by the presentation of
the project’s ‘Oscars’ awards, then Peter finally led those present in a musical conclusion.
Broxburn Community Council is grateful for the opportunity to have been represented for this uplifting experience.
The project’s principal initial funding has ceased and fund-raising is needed to sustain the project. The hope
is to sign up 240 people prepared to pledge £10 a month.
For further information on The BUSY Project go to
|Tenants Fun and Information Day.
West Lothian Council are holding their annual Tenants Fun & Information day on Saturday 8th October. This will be
held at the Civic Centre, Howden South, Livingston from 10:30am to 2:30pm. Click to view more information (PDF format).
|New Public Art Project.
Following a long consultation period involving local schools and community groups in Broxburn and Uphall,
the Broxburn and Uphall Town Management Group have approved a new and exciting public art project to move to its
Artist Michael Johnson presented a scale model of his proposal at a meeting last week, where it was met with
enthusiastic approval by all present.
The model presented depicts the history of the area as told by the local people and from extensive research into the area.
This not only includes its history but its aspirations for the future, as well as its geology and ecology. From the base
that will be made using compressed shale and replica mining equipment and tools, to the flora that survives in this almost
unique landscape, through to inscribed quotations from some of our local children.
The final work will be installed, (subject to planning permissions), on the roadside verge at the edge of the Cemetery,
just opposite the Skate-park. If everything goes to plan it is expected to be completed and installed by September 2011.
We are sure that you will agree this is indeed a wonderful design and look forward to seeing it in place.
Further news and updates about the completion date will be announced on these pages as soon as they become available.
|2011 Easter Events.
The Easter Events programme for 2011 has just been announced, lots of things
to see and do over the Easter period, click to view the file (PDF format).