Greenspace areas off Wyndford Avenue
Central Scotland Green Network Trust and West Lothian Council are developing proposals to enhance the woodland and greenspace areas off Wyndford Avenue to encourage more public use. A community consultation event will be held on 26 April between 4pm and 7pm at Unit 2, Kirkhill Business Centre, Park Court (off Park Terrace), Broxburn.
The event will let them find out how the community currently uses the Park, what they do and don’t like about it and what improvements or changes could be made to improve the space.
You can drop in anytime between 4pm and 7pm to give them your comments and suggestions. Following the consultation event they will consider all comments and use them to develop proposals for creating an enhanced park.
Road Closures on Saturday 27 April 2019
From 3pm until 6.30pm on Saturday 27 April, West Main Street Broxburn will be closed from the junction with Buchan Road to the junction with Church Street and Greendykes Road will be closed from the junction with East Main Street to the junction with Greendykes Industrial Estate.
Two parades will take place at 3pm and 4pm.
For information on diversions / alternative routes, please visit West Lothian Council's website at: https://www.westlothian.gov.uk/article/40494/Broxburn-Cultural-Parades---Road-Closures-Saturday-27-Apr
Upgrading of gas network in Broxburn
We have been informed that work to upgrade the gas network in the West Main Street area of Broxburn is due to begin on Monday 1st April and last for approximately 6 weeks.
- Parking suspensions will be in place at the south side of West Main Street
- 4 way temporary signals at West Main Street/Blyth Road
- Possible closure of New Holygate.
Temporary traffic signals may cause delays during peak periods, but will be monitored throughout the project.
The work will be carried out Monday to Friday between 8am -4pm.
Easter Bunny Boat Trips
The Bridge 19-40 Union Canal Society are running special Easter Bunny Boat Trips from Port Buchan, Broxburn, on Saturday 20 April. Trips take place at 10.30am, 11.30am, 12.30pm, 1.30pm, 2.30pm and 3.30pm.
There will be fun and refreshments for everyone on board the narrowboat Bluebell and a chocolate egg for the children. You can also go ashore to meet the Easter Bunny and join in the Easter Egg Hunt.
Booking is available now: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/easter-bunny-union-canal-boat-trip-on-bluebell-tickets-58002402748?aff=ebdssbdestsearch
Broxburn Community Council
Broxburn Community Council could be forced to fold, if more new members don't come forward. The community council is down to two of the members originally elected in 2017 and one co-opted member.
In a bid to keep the community council operating, an interim election will take place. There is a maximum of 16 places available on Broxburn Community Council. As long as no more than 16 nominations are received, a contested election will not be required. All candidates will simply be elected to serve until October 2021 when the next 4-yearly elections take place.
The closing date for nominations to be returned is Thursday 14 March at 5pm. Further information and a nomination form can be downloaded from the council's website http://www.westlothian.gov.uk/communitycouncils
BUTA - Shop Improvement Grants
The Broxburn and Uphall Traders' Association operate the grant schemes for:
- Shop front improvements
- Shop security improvements
- Replacement of solid bare metal roller shutters
Details of shop premises improvement grants and information about planning requirements can be found here: http://www.buta.org.uk/shopimprovementgrants.htm
Strathbrock Activity Group
A new activity group will start at the Strathbrock Partnership Centre on Thursday 14 February 2019 for for anyone aged 60+.
Christmas events in Broxburn and Uphall
A number of Christmas events will be held in Broxburn and Uphall on Saturday 1st and 8th December 2018. Why not go along, support and enjoy these great community events.