Mike Duncan email@example.com 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.