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December calendar pic

Preview of Good Neighbours Calendar - December, photo courtesy Malcolm Davidson


The following are the most recent reports on meetings and events etc affecting the village
Kirk Sevice for this Sunday and News - Click here
Draft Minute of Dirleton Village Association March 2019 Meeting Click here
Dirleton Primary School's Monthly Newsletter January 2019 Click here
Dirleton School Partnership most recent Minutes March 2019 Click here
Dirleton Matters The Primary School Newspaper March 2019 Click here
Monthly Police Reports covering the Dirleton area Click here
Dirleton Neighbourhood Watch Click here for recent reports

Why a snowy Picture above?
This is a preview of a wonderful calendar of Malcolm Davidson's photos of Dirleton and its surroundings, which Malcolm has kindly produced for Dirleton Good Neighbours - also featuring some favourite Lunch Hub recipes. This picture is a snippet of the December page, and also shows our village Telphone Box which is currently under threat of removal. The DVA are working to save the box itself, although it may be for a different use. Come to the Community Day on Saturday 31st August (details below) where the Calendar will be on Sale (£6.50 each or 2 for £12 on the Day - an ideal gift) and to chat to the DVA about your ideas for the Phone Box.

Dirleton Community Day takes place on Saturday 31st August
Come along on from 11am to 3pm in the Kirk Hall - everyone welcome!
Pop in and linger at a great networking event.
Free Entry with Coffee & Tea served all day.
Lunch time Jazz and Lunch Boxes available
Meet, Greet and Chat to:
Village Groups, Organisations & Activities
Events, Clubs, Classes, Outings
Local Area Organisations & Representatives
Hands-on Craft demo, Raffle,
See & Buy Dirleton Lunch Hub Calendar 2020
Hosted by
Dirleton Good Neighbours & launching
Dirleton: Village Voices, Village Choices
a Voting Fund for Resident-inspired Projectst to keep Dirleton healthy, active and connected
Funded by Dirleton Good Neighbours, North Berwick Coastal Area Partnership & Gullane Area Community Council

For further information or if you would like to be represented at the event, contact:

Dirleton Bowling Club are holdong a Fun Day for Family and Friends and potential New Members. On Sunday 25th August from 2pm. There will be catering, a raffle and drinks. Entry via the back of the castle ground beyond the play park.
More Woodland around Dirleton under threat
Sharon Wellwood has made the following plea:
Contrary to East Lothian Development Plan and Climate Change Draft Proposals yet another green space within the parish of Dirleton is under threat.
Cotgreen is an woodland that has been dated back on maps to at least 1799. Whilst it has been granted ancient woodland status the only
way to truly protect this iresplacable woodland is by evidencing public support and objection.
This potentially will assist departments of ELC to secure funding for updating Tree Preservation Orders in the area which presently are outdated or inaccurate as well as highlighting the need for the current nominal fine of £20,000 (of unlimited cutting of protect trees) to be significantly increased.
Please please take a few moments of your day to sign the attached petition and share this amongst friends & family.
There is also a Facebook Page called Save Cotgreen Woodland which gives regular updates if you like and join the page.
Click here for the petition

Speedwell Gardens planning application
The DVA has responded to the planning authority setting out its objections to the proposal for 1 house and garage at Speedwell Gardens, located down the lane opposite the Amalfi cafe.
As usual, the DVA would point out that this only counts as a single objection, and would therefore encourage those of you who wish to object to send in your response as soon as possible to :
Click here to see the DVA's response in full.
If you wish to see this application, go to the ELC site and Planning and type in the reference: 19/00564/P

Traffic Issues near the Castle Inn
Once again concerns have been raised about cars exiting onto the main roadd through the village from beside the Castle Inn inspite of the no exit sign.
Derek Carter is collating details of incidents when this happens to raise the issue once again. If you see such an incident, can you give him the dates of any incidents you witness, whether cars or delivery lorries, and whether the vehicle came from the Castle Inn parking area or from the East Lodge 'crossroads', if you notice. Derek does not need the vehicle number, as the police will not act, partly due to staffing but also due to the fact that the no entry signs were not installed with a Road Traffic Order, and are therefore 'advisory' only. We do not want to act in a vigilante capacity ourselves.
Please contact Derek at to add incident details to his list.