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Mike Dun­can mdun­can­d­edridge@hot­ Croft­head Farm Man­age­ment Com­mit­tee held its agm at the Farm last week. The com­mit­tee con­tin­ues with the on­go­ing re­fur­bish­ment of the Cen­tre to pro­vide its users with qual­ity and com­fort­able fa­cil­i­ties. The out­side decked area is to be ex­panded and a new bar­be­cue area built. Ad­di­tional ta­bles, chairs and para­sols will be pur­chased. The Farm’s ma­jor project this year is to cre­ate a com­mu­nity gar­den to the rear of the Farm­house. A Face­book page and Web­site is also be­ing de­vel­oped to pro­mote the Cen­tre and all of the groups who use its fa­cil­i­ties. Coun­cil Leader Lawrence Fitz­patrick at­tended on the night and gave an up­date on what im­prove­ments the Coun­cil has planned for the Dedridge area. A new ex­ec­u­tive com­mit­tee was elected on the night and com­prises; chair­per­son, Michael Dun­can, vice chair, David Lid­dell, sec­re­tary Karen Kir­ton and trea­surer, Senga Dou­glas. Thanks were ex­pressed to retiring com­mit­tee mem­ber Archie Dou­glas for his valu­able con­tri­bu­tion to the Farm over many years. Archie was a very hard work­ing vol­un­teer but had to stand down due to de­bil­i­tat­ing health con­di­tions. Liv­ingston South Com­mu­nity Church is hold­ing its Ser­vice of Worship in the up­per lounge of the Lan­thorn this Sun­day from 10 – 11am. The ser­vice will be con­ducted by Rev­erend Ken Mackay and all are wel­come to at­tend. Dedridge Good Neigh­bour Net­work 50+ Lunch and So­cial Club meet on Wed­nes­day May 23 at 12.30pm. Af­ter a home cooked meal an af­ter­noon of Prize Bingo takes place. Cost of lunch is £3.50 and £1 for the so­cial, new at­ten­ders are al­ways wel­come and for fur­ther de­tails tele­phone 01506-416137. Liv­ingston Cam­era Club based at Croft­head Farm next meet on Mon­day May 21 at 7.15pm. Part of the evening will com­prise the Club’s an­nual com­pe­ti­tion. The club caters for both the begin­ner and ac­com­plished pho­tog­ra­pher and tuition is al­ways at hand

Liv­ingston and East Calder Catholic Par­ishes run a Youth Club at the Lan­thorn on Sun­day evenings from 6-8pm. Chil­dren in the P4 to P7 age group are asked to at­tend with a par­ent/adult to reg­is­ter and those in the S1 to S4 age group can at­tend on their own. A va­ri­ety of ac­tiv­i­ties is on of­fer, at­ten­dance costs £2 per week and in­cludes Tuck. The club is open to all in­ter­ested. This term we have con­tin­ued with Dedridge does Cafe Time. These are held on the first Mon­days of the month af­ter school and it is great to see our chil­dren and teach­ers shar­ing a cuppa/juice and snack with their par­ents and car­ers while en­joy­ing some arty time too. Here are a few The Dedridge Spir­i­tu­al­ist Church based at Croft­head Farm next meet on Wed­nes­day May 23 at 7.30pm. Guest speaker on the night is Wil­liam Black form Liv­ingston and all in­ter­ested are wel­come to at­tend. West Loth­ian Coun­cil’s spend­ing plans for Dedridge in­clude a new roof and re­fur­bished toi­lets for St Ninian’s Pri­mary school and new win­dows for Bank­ton Pri­mary school. James Young High School is get­ting a com­plete elec­tri­cal re­fit at a cost of £320,00. A to­tal of 81 so­cial houses will be ready for rent­ing by Feb­ru­ary 2019 and com­prise 44 at Lam­mer­muir in Dedridge and 37 at Al­mond­vale

Dedridge Health Cen­tre has in­tro­duced a tex­ting re­minder ser­vice for all of its pa­tients. Re­minders will be sent to pa­tients’ mo­biles re­gard­ing Doc­tor and Nurses ap­point­ment. It will also en­able pa­tients to can­cel ap­point­ments they no longer re­quire. To take up this free ser­vice pa­tients must com­plete a brief con­sent form. In ad­di­tion to be­ing a re­minder ser­vice it is hoped that it will also re­duce the num­ber of missed ap­point­ments which av­er­age over 60 per week. Liv­ingston’s 48th An­nual Art Exhibition is cur­rently on at the How­den Park Cen­tre. Open daily from 10am5pm up until Sun­day May 27, the ex­hi­bi­tions is dis­play­ing orig­i­nal works of art and Ceram­ics by lo­cal artists. Many of the works are for sale.

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