Neart na Gaoithe Duct Block Works near Torness starts 8th August 2016

mainstream logoA discrete element of advance construction works for Neart na Gaoithe Offshore Wind Farm will commence in August. This involves installing concrete blocks to house cable ducts underneath the location of the new Torness cables, which are currently being installed by Scottish Power Transmission (SPT), prior to the new Torness cables being installed.

The site of the works is immediately south of the A1 junction with the Torness Power Station (Grid reference – NT 74347 74503) and its current use is for arable agriculture. However, it should be noted that SPT have already fenced off the area and stripped the site of vegetation and topsoil in preparation for their cable installation work.

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Strategic Police Policies Consultation

Scottish_Government_logoThe Scottish Government has launched its formal
consultation on draft Strategic Police Priorities. The
press release and documents can be found at the
attached links;
http://news.scotland.gov.uk/News/Future-policing-
25a9.aspx
http://www.gov.scot/Topics/Justice/policies/policefire-rescue/police-scotland/StrategicPolicePriorities

The consultation is open until 16 August 2016

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Scottish Water Keep the Cycle Running Campaign

scottishwaterKeep the Cycle Running – Summer Campaign

People’s thoughts often turn to days out at the seaside and the outdoors over the summer months, so it’s the perfect time for Scottish Water to launch a new phase of the Keep the Cycle Running campaign to remind customers about the potential impact of flushing inappropriate items like wipes and cotton buds and what they can do to help the keep the cycle running smoothly.

The media statement attached here provides lots of details on this phase of the campaign.

Examples of some of Scottish Water’s messages for Twitter and facebook are:
– Help protect Scotland’s beaches & rivers – don’t rush for the flush http://bit.ly/1cUNsxP #SWcycle

– It’s a no brainer, use a container – know your kitchen checklist. Find out more: http://bit.ly/1cUNsxP #SWcycle

– Know how to save up to 6 litres of water a minute – turn off the tap while you brush your teeth: http://bit.ly/1cUNsxP #SWcycle

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Volunteer for the RAF Association

RAF VolunteerThe Royal Air Forces Association is currently looking for Caseworkers and Befrienders.

The Association is the charity that supports the RAF family, whether it be serving members or veterans and their families. You can find out about the work they do here : https://www.rafa.org.uk/volunteer

Volunteer Caseworkers are needed now to join a team of welfare volunteers identifying the welfare need amongst the RAF family in the East Lothian area. No experience is needed as full training and support will be provided.

Right now there are veterans in the RAF family suffering from loneliness. Often, what can help more than anything is a friendly visit from a like-minded person. Could you become an RAF Association Volunteer Befriender and help make a positive difference to someone’s life?

Volunteering for the Association is great way of developing your skills, at the same time as supporting RAF veterans in your local community.

Contact volunteers@rafa.org.uk or call 0800 018 2361

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East Lammermuir Community Council Draft Minutes of Meeting held 17th May 2016

Draft

Minutes of Meeting of East Lammermuir Community Council held on Tuesday 17 May 2016 in Stenton Bowling Club

Present: Cllrs: Chris Bruce (Chair)/Janice Hanvidge/Peter Armstrong/Anne Lyall/
Janette MacDonald/Barbara Wyllie/Donna Collins/Jason Ormiston/

In attendance: Cllr Michael Veitch/ Co-opted member – Elisabeth Wilson/Pauline Jaffray

The chair extended a warm welcome to all present and Hilary Smith, Chair of the Association of East Lothian Community Councils was introduced. Prior to HS addressing the meeting CB acknowledged and thanked Cllr Peter Armstrong, who was retiring from ELCC, for all his hard work, commitment and support of ELCC. As a thank you a beautiful, homemade strawberry sponge was presented to Peter, which he promptly cut and was enjoyed by all those in attendance.

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Funding Surgery 14th June at STRIVE Tranent

funding1Are you a community group looking for funding?

STRIVE are promoting a Funding Surgery at 56 High Street, Tranent on Tuesday 14th June from 10am-3pm. They have funders Action Earth, Tyne Esk Leader and BBC Children in Need attending.

Click on the links below for more details and to book an appointment

Funding Surgery 14 June

Funder Information

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Dunbar Proposed 20mph Limit Residents Survey

20-mph-signDunbar Community Council is proposing that the 20 mph limit in residential areas currently on trial in the Hallhill area of Dunbar be extended to cover the old part of the town, North of the railway line. The only exception will be for Belhaven Road, West of the Primary School, which will remain a 30 mph limit to maintain its role as a main arterial route through the town. The area affected is shown on this map.

All residents of Dunbar and District, including residents of East Lammermuir, are encouraged to complete a questionnaire regarding their views of the 20mph proposal. To complete an online survey questionnaire please click here

Paper versions of this questionnaire are available at various points in the town, including Dunbar Town House and the John Muir Birthplace, and are also downloadable from the Dunbar Community Council website: http://dunbarcommunitycouncil.org.uk

The completed paper forms may be returned to The Town House, Dunbar, or to the John Muir Birthplace, Dunbar. They will be analysed by the Community Council, and the results reported to the Dunbar and East Linton Ward Councillors.

A public meeting is being held on Tuesday 21st June at 7.30 pm at Dunbar Grammar School to discuss the proposed 20 mph speed limit in Central Dunbar to which all are welcome.

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POLICE SCOTLAND ONLINE PUBLIC SURVEY

On 7th April 2016, Police Scotland launched their redesigned online public survey. The survey will allow communities to tell the police what’s important to them – and to do so at a time which is convenient to anyone taking part as its open all year round, around the clock. The survey will take around 15 minutes to complete and is intended to supplement and not replace direct contact with communities. The responses to the consultation process will be continuously monitored and quarterly progress reports will be published on the Police Scotland website.
A fuller explanation of the process can be found at –
http://www.scotland.police.uk/whats-happening/news/2016/april/your-view-counts-police-scotland-launches-new-public-survey#

Police Community Accountability Team
Email: SPACommunityAccountability@spa.pnn.police.uk
Website: www.spa.police.uk
Twitter: @ScotPolAuth

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