Stenton Flower Show Saturday 7th September at 2:30pm in Stenton Hall

Stenton Flower Show will be held in Stenton Village Hall on Saturday 7th September. Doors will be open at 2:30pm with the opening ceremony at 3pm. The show will close at 4:30pm.

All entries are from the Stenton,  Spott and Whittingehame parishes and from Biel Estate. Within this community the show aims to be as inclusive as possible to enable all amateur and professional gardeners the opportunity to display their favourite produce. There is also a large children’s section incorporating art and craft work.

Admission: Members Free      Non Members: £2        School children: Free

PLANT & PRODUCE STALL            RAFFLE            TEAS

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Sign up for Automated ‘Alert’ Communications

East Lothian Council intends to use an alert system to pass on information regarding forthcoming risks, emergencies and/or information connected to, a recovery from any major disruption.

The automated ‘alert’ communication system allows immediate, specific, targeted and urgent messages to be sent to the public, who have self-registered, highlighting ongoing crime, missing persons and risks.

This is an excellent use of technology and ELCC encourages you to sign up to Neighbourhood Alert to allow additional information sharing. Once signed up, it is easy to cancel, if you are dissatisfied with the process.

To gain access please visit the Neighbourhood Watch Scotland website, https://neighbourhoodwatchscotland.co.uk

There is no requirement to join or set up a neighbourhood watch – simply follow the registration instructions. By signing up you control your personal information, contact details and also decide what information providers you want to receive alerts from.

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Dunbar North 20mph Speed Limit Consultation

East Lothian Council are now assessing the impact of the current 20mph speed limit trial to determine whether permanent changes should be made in the north of Dunbar to match that in the south. East Lammermuir Community Council would like to encourage all residents who frequent Dunbar to complete this survey so that your views can be taken into account.

Click here to take the survey. The survey closes on September 22nd 2019.

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Interested in Health Research?

The Edinburgh Clinical Research Facility which is run by the University of Edinburgh and NHS Lothian are looking for patients, carers, family and those with an interest in health research to get involved in their Patient and Public Involvement Advisory Group.

 The Advisory Groups’ role is to advise researchers and make sure researchers consider patients views when designing and carrying out research.

 They do have an existing panel but need to get more patients involved and are keen to get patients from East Lothian on board the panel.

For information poster please click here

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The Role of The East Lothian Lieutenant

The Lord Lieutenant is appointed by The Queen and acts as Her Majesty’s representative in East Lothian. In addition there are eight deputy lieutenants who live and work in your area. Deputy Lieutenants are there to assist the Lord Lieutenant in his public duty and provide him with local knowledge in their own part of the community.

 

The main duties of the Lord Lieutenant include:
· Arranging visits of members of the royal family and escorting royal visitors.
· Presenting medals/awards on behalf of the Queen.
· Presenting congratulatory messages from the Queen to those celebrating their 100th
birthday or diamond (60th) wedding anniversary.
. Following the example of The Queen by promoting a good atmosphere and a spirit of
cooperation by the encouragement he gives to voluntary service and benevolent
organisations, and by the interest he takes in the business, industrial and social life of
the county and the voluntary activity that goes on in it.
· Participate in the civic, voluntary and social activity within the Lieutenancy.
· Liaise with and encourage Reserves, Cadets and other youth organisations.
. Recommending people for invitation to Her Majesty’s Garden Parties at the Palace of
Holyroodhouse

Further details can be found on: https://www.eastlothian.gov.uk/info/210560/your_council/11923/michael_williams_mbe_-lord_lieutenant or by telephoning 01620 827873

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Stenton Village Gala, Sunday 26th May, 1-5pm, Village Green, Park and Hall

YES IT’S THAT TIME OF YEAR AGAIN!

Stenton Village Gala will be held on Sunday 26th May on Stenton village green, park and hall. The fun kicks off with the children’s ‘Food’ fancy dress on the green. 

Rodeo Bull, Assault Course, Tombola, Cake & Candy, Bar, BBQ, Teas, Duck Race and lots more. Come and join us for a great family afternoon out in East Lammermuir.

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Viridor Dunbar ERF – NHS Scotland Healthcare Waste Contract Official Statement

An Artist’s Impression of Viridor Facility

Viridor issued a statement today, with input from both NHSScotland and SEPA, regarding a contract for the treatment of Healthcare Waste at the Dunbar Incinerator (ERF Energy Recovery Facility).

This follows the withdrawal of services to NHSScotland which were previously supplied by Healthcare Environmental Services Ltd (HES).

Discussions with SEPA and the Scottish Government have been undertaken and all parties are aware that Viridor has not previously received this type of waste (and had no plans to do so) but requested Viridor’s assistance with a project of national importance. Viridor has been asked to assist NHSScotland as a short-term measure while its incoming contractor mobilises its services.

The type of waste the Dunbar ERF will receive from NHS Scotland would typically include: dressings, swabs, used PPE (personal protective equipment), wipes, nappies and incontinence pads. This waste stream specifically excludes: sharps (needles and other sharp instruments), anatomical waste, laboratory wastes and other specialist wastes such as hazardous pharmaceuticals and radioactive waste.

To read the full official statement click here

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Annual Family Nature Walk and BBQ, Spott, Sunday 12 May, 11am

Spott Community Association’s Annual Family Nature Walk and BBQ will be held Sunday 12 May. Please meet at the Village Hall at 11am.

ALL WELCOME

BBQ – Adults £4, Children £2

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