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First cafe craft

the first Cafe Craft


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 Good Neighbours January 2019 Newsletter Click here
Minute of Dirleton Village Association October 2018 MeetingClick here
Dirleton Primary School's Monthly Newsletter January 2019 Click here
Dirleton School Partnership most recent Minutes September 2018 Click here
Monthly Police Reports covering the Dirleton area Click here
Dirleton Neighbourhood Watch Click here for recent reports

The funeral arrangements for Elaine Campbell
There has been very sad news of the sudden death of Elaine, a Dirleton resident and the wonderful office manager at Dirleton Primary School where her warm and friendly welcome to everyone will be greatly missed.
Brian Moody, the headmaster of DPS has been asked by Elaine's family that the following details be circulated in the village:
Elaine Campbell’s funeral service will be held at 2pm this Friday 22nd February at Warriston Cramatorium in Edinburgh and thereafter at the Glen Golf Club in North Berwick.
Anyone wishing to attend are welcome to do so. The family kindly ask that no flowers are offered, a collection for Chest, Heart & Stroke Scotland will be offered and all donations gratefully received.

A Good Start to the February Cafe Meetings at the Amalfi.
The first Craft Cafe (see picture above) and Chat Cafe have now been held with a good turn out for each - eight for the Craft Cafe and thirteen for Cafe Chat. Everyone seemed to greatly enjoy both sessions. It has been suggested that the Craft Cafe times should be a bit earlier so that they fit in better with school pick up arrangements - so for 21st February the Craft Cafe will be open from 1.30, but everyone is welcome to regard them as pop-in sessions and come for as long as they can manage.

Two birthdays were celebrated at the February Lunch Hub
This month's Hub was a busy event. It was great to welcome a group of Mum's getting together to celebrate a 50th, and Elizabeth Munro her 98th. The children from the school helped with the Citrus Fruit theme for the month by bringing down to the Kirk Hall packs of Marmalade oranges, lemonade, lemon shortbread and drizzle cakes.

Feel Strongly about Fireworks Events?
The Scottish Government has organised a public consultation on fireworks. If you would like to add your views Click here

Financial Harm Awareness Event - East Lothian Fraud, Scams and Financial Plans
The following message and attachment has been circulated on behalf of the East Lothian and Midlothian Public Protection Committee (EMPPC)
Do you know how to protect yourself and those you love from financial harm?
Harm takes many forms - psychological, sexual, neglect, physical and financial. Local councils have a duty to investigate cases where harm is known or suspected. Financial harm is one of the most common forms of harm.
You can find out more about how to keep yourself and your family safe by coming along to one of our free drop-in events as below on 19th February 2019. You will be able to talk to representatives from Trading Standards, Citizens Advice, Police Scotland, Scottish Fire and Rescue Service, Neighbourhood Watch Scotland, Royal Bank of Scotland, and East Lothian and Midlothian Public Protection Office about what you can do to protect you and yours.
Events – Tuesday 19th February
Fisherrow Community Centre, Musselburgh (9.30am - 12 midday)
John Gray Centre, Haddington Library (2pm - 4.30pm)
Tea and coffee will be provided at both venues.

A New Bus service for Dirleton
Prentice of Haddington have started up a new service on Monday 28th January. It is a number 122 and is called the Gullane Circle and provides a vital connection for Dirleton with Haddington and a stop at the new Community Hospital. The circle route includes Haddington, Ballencrieff, Drem, Fenton Barns, Dirleton, Gullane, and Aberlady. There will be six buses a day.
Click here for the timetable and route details. Many thanks for Keith Cornwell's advocacy work on this.

Winter Resilience Plans for Dirleton
Following last winter's Beast from the East, there has been action to coordinate contacts in this area in case we have a similar situation, when normal services are badly affected. Dirleton is taking the lead from larger communities nearby. Details can be be found on the Gullane Area Community Council website of crucial phone numbers and the location of gritting bins in Dlreton. Click here to view. There is also a meeting on Winter Resilience in North Berwick on Saturday 9th February in the Community Centre form 9.30 to 12 to which everyone is welcome.

Congratulations to Diana Murray for her CBE in the New Year's Honours List
In recognition of Diana's services to the cultural and historic environment of Scotland in which she has been involved for forty years and remains an ongoing, inspiring participant.

An Appeal has been lodged with the Scottish Government on the Castlemains Housing Development.
Queensberry Properties’s planning application was refused by ELC's Planning Committee in September. The developer has exercised their right to appeal against this decision and the DVA now has a very short time to submit their objections.
The DVA has the support of the Association of the Protection of Rural Scotland to fight this inappropriate suburban development that will detract from the settings of Dirleton Castle and our conse rvation village.