Greenspace/woodland off Wyndford Avenue
Central Scotland Green Network Trust and West Lothian Council are seeking on-line comments about the park off Wyndford Avenue.
These will further assist them in designing initial plans to enhance the greenspace and woodland in the park.
A questionnaire is available at http://www.csgnt.org.uk/news-and-events/latest-news/142-proposals-for-new-park-off-wyndford-avenue-in-kirkhill-broxburn which seeks comments about the current use of the greenspace/woodland and what enhancements people would like to see to enjoy the park.
The survey is available until 30 June 2019.
Local Defibrillator Fundraising
The 1756 (Broxburn) Sqn Air Cadets are fundraising for an accessible Defibrillator.
30,000 people die each year, outwith hospital, from Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA). 620 of these are people under the age of 35 and 270 of these deaths happen to children within schools.
If defibrillation takes place within the first three minutes of a SCA, the patient’s chances of survival increase by upwards of 80%. Having the defibrillator installed means that it can be deployed by the local ambulance trust in a bid to give the patient the all-important shock to the heart prior to the ambulance arrival.
The defibrillator is by no means a replacement to the ambulance service, it just allows patient treatment to commence immediately.
If you can help Sqn 1756 by donating, supporting with a fundraising event, or taking on a sponsored challenge then please contact them direct or via https://www.aeddonate.org.uk/projects/aed-for-1756broxburn-sqn-air-cadets/.
Your Bus Matters!
Organised by Bus Users Scotland, this event will give you the opportunity to give your views on local bus services. They will also attend Uphall Community Centre, Strathbrock Place, Uphall, EH52 6BN between 1.45pm and 4.00pm on Monday 10th of June 2019. You can also take part by completing a West Lothian Council survey at: https://www.esurveycreator.co.uk/s/a944a64
Launch of Heritage Art Trail
The new Uphall and Broxburn Heritage Art Trail was launched earlier this week. The route, which covers twelve sites and is over 3 miles long, gives a fantastic overview of our local history.
For more information, including a downloadable map, please visit https://www.broxburnanduphall.com/index.php/heritage-art-trail
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