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Autumn Trees

DIRLETON NEWS

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 Village Association August 2018 MeetingClick here
Dirleton Primary School's Monthly Newsletter September 2018 Click here
Dirleton School Partnership September 2018 Click here
Monthly Police Reports covering the Dirleton area Click here

Aberlady commemorates the end of the First World War with two lively events
To coincide with the Poppy Installation in the village, Aberlady has two community events planned to which visitors are invited - a 1940s Style Swing Dance and a Vintage Afternoon Tea. Click here for full details.

Help Dirleton resident Robert Baldrock's campaign reach 2,000 signatures
Robert's campaign to extend the availability of the Thrombectomy operation in Scotland that saved his life when he had a severe stroke has now reached 1,600 signatures. If it can reach 2,000 it will achieve more influence. To back this petition Click here.

Winter Warmers on the menu at the Amalfi Cafe
Sandwiches, toasties, soup, home-made scones and traybakes have been added for the chillier months to entice Dirleton residents. plus the great coffee and range of ice-creams .

Dirleton Good Neighbours partnership with the Primary School gets off to a good start
The October Lunch Hub welcomed some of the Primary Sevens to the Hub to share their autumn produce. A Seasonal Produce Table was set up, which will become a regular feature, and there was a great display of apples, plums and some magnificent red cabbages donated by the Walled Garden - plus some recipes and preserves using autumn ingredients. The children were delighted that generous donations from Lunchers purchasing this produce gave them £51 for their Food for Thought project, which will be used for funding seeds, plants and equipment for the school to encourage growing and cooking healthy, seasonal food. Next month's Hub will have a theme of Pumpkins, squash and hedgerow fruit. So if you would like to join in the fun and make some seasonal items for the School table, or donate some produce for sale this will be very welcome

A Second Defibrillator installed in Dirleton
The DVA has organised this purchase with the help of a grant from the Council’s local Priorities Fund. The existing defibrillator is situated Outside the main entrance to the Castle Arms and this second one is at the other end of the village opposite where Ware Road goes down towards Yellowcraig. It is attached to the wall of Bakersfield, 10 Harpenside Crescent and will shortly have a sign to indicate its presence. But it is fully operational and registerd with the ambulance service. So in the event of an emergency, the service will direct the caller to the nearest village defibrillator. Each machine has instructions on its use until the emergency services arrive. Click Here

Queensberry Planning Application for Castlemains site rejected at the meeting of the ELC Planning Committee
At the meeting on the 4th of September this application was rejected by voting of 7 to 4 against. the application. The developers were told to consult with the local community and to comply with the development guide within the Local Development Plan.
Click here for further details on Dirleton Planning Issues.

The New DVA membership year started 1st September 2018. This supports the valuable conservation work of the DVA and gives members free access to the Castle. If you would like to renew your membership, Click here for the form.

Ageing Well in East Lothian has a programme of classes and events throughout the area. The nearest ones to Dirleton are in North Berwick and Haddington. Maureen Evans runs a Pilates class in NB on Wednesdays (ring 01620 248 861). Full details of the programme can be had by contacting the Coordinator, Parvine Jazayeri (phone 01620 827 240 0r 07718 117585) or by email

Fireworks Notification?
If you would like to receive notification when Archerfield House has an event including a fireworks display, Kirsty Brown will be happy to keep you updated. Email her here to be kept informed.

Dirleton Village Associations's Privacy Policy
The Association’s committee has recently agreed a new privacy policy which is intended to meet the requirements of the new European data protection regulation. This provides the basis on which the Association will respect the privacy of members’ personal information which it holds.
Click here to view a copy of this Policy.
If you would like a copy of this policy sent out to you, or have any queries regarding it, please use the Contact Form to forward your request.

Keep Car speeds down for Child Safety
With the primary school and the playgroup both starting up for the Autumn term, a plea has been made for cars to take particular care and slow speeds down in the vicinity of these two premises.