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Snowdrops at Archerfield

Snowdrops at Archerfield


The following are the most recent reports on meetings and events etc affecting the village
Kirk Sevice for this Sunday and News - Click here
Dirleton Primary School's Monthly Newsletter November 2019
Dirleton School Partnership Minute October 25, 2019 Click here
Minute of Dirleton Village Association September 2019 Meeting
Monthly Police Reports covering the Dirleton area Click here
Dirleton Neighbourhood Watch Click here for recent reports

No DIrleton Daunder on Thursday 27th February This walk has had to be cancelled as the Leader has a family commitment. The next walk will be on the 5th March.

Road Renovations will happen in March
The DVA has been awarded £35,000 from the Road's Budget of the North Berwick Coastal Area Partnership for extensive improvements to the straight section of road and parking area leading to the Kirk and Kirk Hall and to deal with the road floodng issues beside Auburn House.These are due to take place over approximately three weeks during March.

Renovation of Phone Box as a Book Exchange and History Trail The Local Priority Fund of the Community Council has approved a grant for a history triptych within the phone box. This means the project which is partly funded by Village Voices can now go ahead.

Dirleton Bowling Club AGM This will take place in the Clubhouse on Sunday 1st March at 2pm. New members welcomed - there is a half-price subscription for the first year. Lady and Gentlemen bowlers required for League duty. For further infromtion contact the Secretary: David Tait 07387185309

Telephone HMRC Scam Call warning
These fraudulent calls threatening prosecution seem to have been targeting Dirleton recently. These could be exrtemely worrying to those who are vulnerable. Click here for further details

A Local Campaigner for Thrombectomy operations for Stroke victims is looking for a personal assistant.
You can view the ad at RB WN EL, Personal Assistant/s Required. Click here to view

The Amalfi Cafe has reopened
At the moment the days are limited, but it will be open every day from the beginning of March.

Work at Yellowcraig Car Park
Dave Wild, our Countryside Ranger reports - There is a fair amount going on down at Yellowcraig over the next few weeks.
Re: the car park, we aim to partition the area of hard standing so that it is available year round, which will protect the rest of the grass surface in the winter, and also hopefully make it less attractive for boy racers that have caused such a hazard/nuisance and damage in previous years.

Thinking ahead to Dirleton's participation in Scotland's Gardens Scheme in June
Carol Drysdale, the Dirleton Co-ordinator, is now contacting past participants regarding opening their Gardens again in June 2020, and encouraging new participants to join in.Click here for further details, and do consider taking part as the Garden Openings benefit a number of good causes, not least of which is Dirleton Village itself.

Pilates Taster Classes: After a popular first class, there are further sessions on Tuesdays between 1.30 and 2.30 in the Kirk Hall with Grace Turnbull. Price £4 per session. There will be a session on 18th February. Four further sessions will take place in March.

Archerfield Walled Garden are Inaugurating a Series of Walks and Talks On the first Thursday of the month between February and November there will be an informative walk and talk on a seasonal garden topic. Numbers are limited to ten and although free, booking is required. The March event is on Getting Ready for the Growing Season. Click here[/link] for more details and to book.

Update on a very successful Dirleton Primary Christmas Fair
At the most recent meeting of the DSP, it was announced that after expenses the Fair showed a profit of £1227 from the event and a further £471 from the Christmas wreaths made and sold. Plus some sore fingers in creating the wreaths!

Current Planning Application for Improvement to the Kirk Green
The planning application (19/01240/P) and related Listed Building Consent application (19/01238/LBC ) for the community conservation works to the church green have now been submitted and can be seen on the East Lothian Council planning website. These proposals have been developed by the community over the last 2 years, beginning with the Dirleton Discussion Day held in 2017.
They consist of:
1 Parking and associated lighting and road drainage improvements
2 Repairs to the war memorial and a proposal to underground the telephone wire above the monument
3 Replacement of the section of railings removed in the war
You can of course submit your comments on the planning application to the local authority, or, alternatively you can contact Derek Carter directly on if you have any questions
Click here to see the documents prepared for this application.

New Sunday Time for the Dirleton Jogging Group
This takes place on Wednesdays at 9.30 am and Sundays now at 8.30am and meets up by the Phone Box on the Green. The distance is 5km.