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Tell us your views

The council is sharing detailed information on its school buildings with a new website giving a full picture of its estate at individual school, cluster and East Lothian level.

The website – www.eastlothian.gov.uk/ler – brings together information on the condition, suitability and capacity of existing schools and the council is keen to hear the views of families, communities and learners.

This is part of the development of a Learning Estate Investment Plan for East Lothian. The plan will set out the council’s investment priorities for its schools to make sure that all facilities support high quality teaching and learning equally across the county, and to outline the investment needed for this to happen. It will also consider how school buildings support community use.

To share your feedback you can:

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The feedback will be analysed alongside the results of the online questionnaire that was held in February and presented at a future council meeting. For more information, including dates of event in your area and a link to the questionnaire, visit www.eastlothian.gov.uk/ler

The pre-consultation will close on 10 December 2021.

PSG Winter Support

With Christmas and New Year approaching the PSG Area Partnership are looking to support families and those who are socially isolated during the festive season and winter months.  There are two referral forms for winter essentials and food, toiletries and Christmas present support over the festive period. If you know people who could benefit, please return forms by 19th November to the following addresses;

The forms can be accessed

Winter Essential referral form

Christmas Provision 2021

Forms for Longniddry, Cockenzie and Port Seton to Chloe Houston – chouston1@eastlothian.gov.uk

Forms for Prestonpans should be returned to Jonathan Sharples – jonathan.sharples15@gmail.com

You can also fill out these links if the referral is for Prestonpans:

– Winter Essentials: https://forms.gle/tUtR5xy8488t4nT2A

​- Festive Provision (presents, jingle bags and toiletries): https://forms.gle/b3oyG4Vy4trHpywU9

Emma Brown, Connected Communities Manager – Preston Seton Gosford

 

Venturing Out CIC -October Holiday Activity Programme

Venturing Out CIC – October Holiday Activities!

Get the kids outdoors and adventuring this October Holidays with Venturing Out!

Venturing Out are running October Holiday Activities for children aged 8 to 14. All activities take place in East Lothian and include activities such as Bushcraft, Trail Cycling, Water Activities, Mini Expedition and Rock Climbing. Full information on all holiday activities can be found here: Outdoor activity camps for kids East Lothian and Edinburgh — Venturing Out

 For further information, you can email claire@venturingout.org.uk

PRESTON LODGE BREAKFAST CAFÉ – PLEASE VOTE FOR OUR PROJECT

We’re in the customer vote for a Tesco Community Grant. It’s a scheme which gives community projects like ours grants of up to £1,500.

Tesco customers will now vote in the Musselburgh store during July to September and will decide how much funding we get for the PL Breakfast Cafe, so please support us next time you shop at Tesco!

We will also be posting on social media about the Breakfast Café project. Even if you don’t shop at Tesco, can you help spread the word through your friends and family by sharing our posts and tweets? Every little helps!

Twitter:  @PL_LF

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/friendsofprestonlodge

Our breakfast café is managed day to day by Jonathan Sharples from the Pennypit Trust, he is supported by a whole team of wonderful staff from PL, volunteering their time, before school.

We continually need to raise funds to keep the breakfast café running, to ensure all our young people have access to a healthy, nutritious breakfast at the start of the school day. The funding we receive from the vote will go towards the cost of breakfast supplies.

A huge thank you to everyone who gives their time to help keep the Breakfast Café running at PL. We couldn’t do it without your help.

 

Julie Lowe

Head of Development

 

Get into Summer East Lothian!

Sports, play and free swims… it’s officially time to ‘Get into Summer’ in East Lothian!

There are lots of projects running throughout the holiday period giving children and young people the chance to be active, connect with others and enjoy the best that East Lothian has to offer. Examples include football, tennis, rugby and gymnastics events, pop-up play activities, computing camps and free swimming at enjoyLeisure pools.

Find out more about the activities on offer (including eligibility and booking information where appropriate) at: www.eastlothian.gov.uk/get-into-summer