CHANGES Community Health Project Update

CHANGES Community Health Project would like to reiterate that they are open and their core services are being delivered: 1-1 therapy, groups and courses (online) and healthy living activities.
Phone lines are open 9am – 5pm Monday to Friday. Please encourage anyone seeking support to call or email on 0131 653 3977 or info@changeschp.org.uk.

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FACTS – Keep Yourself and Others Safe

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Job Opportunity: East Lothian Tutoring Initiative

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Scotland’s new tiers according to Oor Wullie

Oor Wullie explains Scotland’s covid 5 tier alert system 

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Have Your Say on Viridor’s Proposal for a Polymer Recycling Facility

Due to current constraints on organising public meetings, Viridor are hosting a virtual exhibition where you can find detailed information about their proposals for a Polymer Recycling Facility beside the Dunbar Energy Recovery Facility at Oxwellmains

Before Viridor submit a planning application to East Lothian Council, they want to know your views on their proposals. Feedback is welcomed which, where possible, will help to shape the application that is submitted. The deadline for submitting your comments is 5pm on Friday 13 November 2020.
Visit the project website at www.viridor.consultationonline.co.uk between Wednesday 21 October and Friday 13 November 2020 to find out more about the proposals and to have your say.* Continue reading

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New Fire and Smoke Alarm Regulations February 2021

The attached information is circulated on behalf of the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service and details the forthcoming requirements regarding fire and smoke alarms in Scottish homes.

These regulations come into force in February 2021.

The new standard requires :-

  • One smoke alarm installed in the room most frequently used for general daytime living purposes
  • One smoke alarm in every circulation space on each storey, such as hallways and landings
  • One heat alarm installed in every kitchen
  • All alarms should be ceiling mounted and interlinked
  • Carbon monoxide detectors to be fitted where there is a carbon-fuelled appliance (such as boilers, fires (including open fires), heaters and stoves) or a flue

 

The following Scottish Government links provide additional guidance :-

https://www.gov.scot/publications/fire-and-smoke-alarms-in-scottish-homes/

https://www.gov.scot/publications/fire-and-smoke-alarms-tolerable-standard-guidance/

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Feeling lonely or isolated – Call Age Scotland’s Friendship Line

Age Scotland’s free friendship line is a place for older people who are feeling isolated and lonely during these difficult times. If you need support and reassurance or just to hear a friendly voice, give them a call today. Call 0800 12 44 222.

Please pass this to anyone that you think might find the service and number useful.

 

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MISSING GIRL APPEAL – Ivana Scott, Port Seton

Officers in East Lothian are appealing for information to help trace a girl reported missing from Port Seton.
Ivana Scott, who is 13 years old was last seen around midnight on Tuesday 13th October 2020 at her home address. She is described as white Scottish, 5 foot 5, slim build with brown hair usually worn in a ponytail. It is believed she may be wearing navy blue jogging bottoms and a grey hooded sweatshirt.
Anyone with information should contact 101 quoting Incident number 0467 of 13th October 2020

UPDATE 15.10.20 – IVANA TRACED SAFE AND WELL

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