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Bowling Club season opens 2018





Successful start to the 2018 Dirleton Bowling Club season

DIRLETON NEWS

Kirk Sevice for this Sunday and News - Click here to see details of the Sunday Service for the current week, Kirk News and Events

Dirleton Primary School's Monthly Newsletter is now be available on the village website.
Click here to view the March 2018 Newsletter
Plus the approved minutes of the most recent meeting of the Dirleton School Partnership - click here to view

Dirleton School Partnership is holding a Quiz Night
Support this event to raise funds for the school by entering a team. Held on Friday 27th April at 7.30pm in the Kirk Hall. Tickets are £10 for a team of four and available from Bob Waddell. Phone 850 805 or email

Public Meeting to express views and discuss issues on the The North Berwick Rail Line
This will be held on Thursday 3rd May 7 - 9pm in Prestonpans Town Hall. It has been organised by Iain Gray MSP and Martin Whitfield MP and Scotrail invited to discuss overcrowding, delays and cancellations on the NB Line.

Closure of the Edington Hospital and Abbey Care Home?
There is to be a public meeting to discuss plans to close the Edington Hospital and the Abbey Care Home and replace most of the provision with extra care housing. The public meeting will be at 7.30-9.00pm on Wednesday 9 May at the St Andrew Blackadder Church.
If you would like to read about the background, this is the link:
https://www.eastlothian.gov.uk/download/meetings/id/19487/08_reprovision_of_hospitals_and_care_homes

Dirleton Post Office is now closed As from April, the Post Office is no longer open two mornings a week in the old village shop premises, which as planned, are being renovated to become a cafe. It is possible that the PO may search for an alternative village location. The nearest post office is now in North Berwick. There is a cash machine inside the Co-Op premises in Gullane and the possibility of an external machine being sited on the outside of the Gullane newsagents that served as a post office for a short time.

Help with Technology Problems is now available from Haddington CAB
The Citizen’s Advice Bureau in Haddington has just started a new project to help people in East Lothian with digital access problems, and has asked us to pass on the following information:.
Wherever access to technology or ability to use technology is playing a part in an issue facing an individual we want to help them solve that problem. It doesn’t need to be a complex problem, it can be as simple as showing someone how to use their phone.
We can offer:
• Meetings at the CAB office in Haddington to go through the problem
• Coming out to their community to help them (this could mean running a wee surgery in a community centre for example)
• Delivering a group workshop
• Visiting them in their home
Contact: Ben Simmons, Digital Access Worker, CAB Haddington 01620 824 471
Email: ben.simmons@haddingtoncab.casonline.org.uk

The Gullane Area Community Council is looking to recruit secretarial help for which a modest honorarium will be paid. Click here for further details.

Queensberry Planning Application for Castlemains site is now awaiting a decision
The deadline for submissions of 13th February is now well past., andthe application will come before the Planning Committee in due course, with the May meeting being the earliest possible date.
Click here for further details on Dirleton Planning Issues.