Every Friday at 2-3pm Projekt 42 are run a Friday Fitness Club for 12–16 year-olds with activities including boxing, circuit training, yoga and dancing.
Attendees of the club also have the opportunity to work towards getting industry-recognised qualifications in fitness, yoga or management!
Please see the poster below for more information. A brochure can be downloaded by clicking here.
In a recent community survey abandoned trolleys were one of the top concerns for for Dedridge. To help report abandoned trolleys in the Livingston area, please go to https://bit.ly/2FgUaow or follow the instructions on the poster.
Trolley collections are currently taking place on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Abandoned trolleys outwith Livingston are not, however, part of a formal recovery scheme and we try to encourage the public to contact the respective retailer to arrange uplift for these.
Community Action Blackburn are currently recruiting for a Project Manager. This is a part time role (21 hours, flexible) and salary is £32,760 (pro rata). Applications close on 15th April and the interviews will be in the week beginning 22nd April.
For more information on this opportunity and how to apply then please go to -
Ann Pike, Chair of the Board of Directors of Carers of West Lothian commented, “On behalf of the Board and myself I am delighted to welcome Alison to our organisation. It is a new era for Carers of West Lothian and we share a great commitment to continue to build on the achievements to date. We are now supporting a wider range of people who need support and we are ensuring the real needs are identified to enable us to deliver what will bring the most value and achieve the greatest outcomes for our communities in West Lothian.“
Armadale Shed cordially invites you to their annual Open Day to be held in the Shed premises on Saturday, 30 March between 10am and 2pm. Entrance to the Shed is situated at No. 7 South Street, Armadale, between Taste of China Take Away and Dewars Butchers. If you are using sat nav may we suggest that you use the postal code of EH48 3EW.
Come along and meet our members and see some of the excellent work that is done in the Shed. Coffee, tea and biscuits will be available. There will also be items of garden furniture, planters, wishing wells, wheelbarrow planters etc on display - take the opportunity to put in an order to spruce up your garden for the coming spring and summer.
The date for the first Ladywell Eco group is Tuesday 26th March at 10am, in the meeting room in Forestbank Community Centre, Ladywell, Livingston EH54 6DX.
This meeting is scheduled in advance of the Falcon Brae placemaking Event on 30th March to help with promoting, organising and activities on the day
If you’re interested in the care and maintenance of your parks, streets and open spaces and want to get involved then come along on Tuesday 26th March.
If you know someone who may be interested could be dog walkers, joggers and school run parents, please pass the word on.
Daniel Evans, Chair of the Board of Directors at VSGWL commented, “I am delighted to welcome Alan to the organisation. I have no doubt that Alan’s enthusiasm and collaborative approach will have a positive effect on the staff team as well as a bolstering and reinforcing effect on our relationships with key partners, both regionally and nationally as well as voluntary organisations throughout West Lothian. Alan will use his significant skills to drive the organisation forward to ensure that it meets its objectives and achieves its aspiration to be a leader in the field of strategic third sector involvement in community planning and the work of the Integrated Joint Board. Welcome Aboard!”
Voluntary Sector Gateway West Lothian supports, develops and represents the third sector, social enterprises and volunteering across West Lothian. The development and involvement of the wider third sector, social enterprise and volunteering together with influencing and contributing to public policy will form part of the development of exciting and challenging future plans.
There has been a recent Scottish Government review of the Third Sector Interface (TSI) Model and the vision for the TSI network going forward is to have “Resilient and empowered communities creating a stronger, fairer and more equitable Scotland with a thriving third sector at its heart”.
The role of Gateway as the TSI for West Lothian going forward is to:-
• Be a central source of knowledge about Third Sector locally
• Ensure a strong voice at strategic level within local planning structures
• Build capacity for positive change
• Connect the sector to better respond to local priorities
Gateway’s vision is “To work collaboratively with our Third Sector partners in West Lothian building vibrant, strong and resilient communities”.