BEAR Scotland, on behalf of Transport Scotland, are planning to carry out essential resurfacing works on the A1 Trunk Road at Thorntonloch.
The works are programmed to be carried out under a full road closure between 7:30pm – 6am from Monday 5th July to Tuesday 13th July, with no works planned to be undertaken during the weekends. A signed diversion route will be in place between Old Craighall Roundabout and Berwick Bypass via the A720, A68, A697 and A6105, which adds an estimated 26 minutes and 6.6 miles to affected journeys
Access for emergency vehicles will be maintained at all times and physical distancing measures in line with Scottish Government guidance will be in place on site to ensure the safety of site staff. Local access will also be maintained throughout the duration of the works, although some disruption is inevitable.
If you require any further information on any of the proposed works please do not hesitate to contact Scott Dodds by email at SEConsultationRoads@bearscotland.co.uk.
Please click on the link to East Lothian Council Public Library survey which has gone live on the Consultation Hub: Library Survey 2021 – East Lothian Council – Citizen Space
ELCC encourage the community to complete the survey to give your views on the future of the Library service. The closing date is 11 July 2021.
Mobile Testing Unit Haddington
In recent months, mobile COVID-19 testing units have been deployed to various locations around East Lothian. For the first time, a unit will be based and operating out of part of the John Muir House car park from Monday, 31 May. Demand for car parking in the John Muir House campus has been lower than ‘normal’
Testing will be available on both a walk-in and drive through basis. This means that some parking spaces at the western side of the car park will be coned off on a temporary basis. The one-way system will continue to be in operation.
The testing unit will be staffed by the Scottish Ambulance Service.
More information about testing in East Lothian is available on the council website
BEAR Scotland is launching a recruitment drive in South East Scotland – spanning Edinburgh to the English border. There are up to 50 local job opportunities for all levels of highway maintenance operative.
Last year BEAR Scotland began an eight-year contract to manage and maintain the trunk road network in South East Scotland on behalf of Transport Scotland.
Those interested in a career with one of the leading companies in the industry should get in touch via the BEAR Scotland website – www.bearscot.com/vacancies
Roadworkers of all experience are required throughout South East Scotland with opportunities at our depots across the region at Rosyth, Queensferry, Bonnyrigg, Burghmuir near Linlithgow, St Boswells, Eyemouth and Chryston near Moodiesburn.
Blade and tower component deliveries for Aikengall IIa have been confirmed and will commence on Tuesday 4th May 2021. Community Windpower expect these deliveries to last 8 weeks.
Deliveries will occur during the day, with the components due to leave Grangemouth at 9:30am and expected to arrive at the A1 junction around 11:30am. They will then travel to site until 12:30pm. All abnormal loads will have a police escort.
Given the distances involved, there may be flexibility in the above timings. However, all deliveries are expected to be completed outside of core travelling times.
Community Windpower assures the local community that disruption will be kept to an absolute minimum.
Last updated: April 2021
Please remember, COVID-19 doesn’t take a break and the risks of infection remain. An infected person releases particles into the air when breathing, coughing or speaking – the risk of infection is greater indoors.
Meet outside where possible – The risk of infection is reduced as the air dilutes the particles and moves them away from others.
If other people (workers, or friends / family) are coming in to your home,open windows or vents in that room – Open windows, doors and vents before, during and after visits at home. This removes infected particles from the air.
Let fresh air indoors – Letting fresh air indoors regularly throughout the day will dilute any infected particles and reduce the infection risk.
Avoid recirculating air – Avoid using ventilation systems which only recycle used air. Make sure that fresh air is introduced to all spaces.