Uphall Village Newsletter - Issue 11
Members of Uphall Community Council have been busy producing Issue 11 - 2021 of the Uphall Village Newsletter. It's available to view or download here.
The Scotland Loves Local West Lothian Gift Cards are now available to buy, giving people the chance to show their support for businesses in their community and help to fuel the financial fightback from COVID-19. With a number of West Lothian businesses already signed up to the local loyalty scheme, local residents are now being urged to buy the cards, either to spend themselves or give as gifts to others. By buying the gift cards, you are helping increasing footfall to local businesses, which protects local employment and ensuring our communities, town centres and local high streets prosper through the economic recovery.
Executive Councillor for development and transport Cathy Muldoon was joined by One Linlithgow chair Evelyn Noble, Chair of Broxburn and Uphall Traders' Association Gordon Allan and Nairn Pearson from West Lothian Council to launch the scheme. Executive Councillor for development and transport Cathy Muldoon said: "The Scotland Loves Local West Lothian Gift Card is a gift to the entire community - treating someone to the fantastic products, services and experiences on offer in our unique area. By businesses and local residents getting behind it, we will not only provide an immediate injection of cash, but build the foundations for a stronger and vibrant future post covid-19, whilst highlighting the many distinct and brilliant businesses we have here across West Lothian."
The Scotland Loves Local West Lothian Gift Card scheme is supported by both West Lothian Council and the Scottish Government, and is managed by Scotland's Towns Partnership using technology by Scottish card operator Miconex. To buy the gift cards, or see participating local retailers, please visit Scotland Gifts Local website and select the option for West Lothian.
On Sunday 14th November 2021, veterans, cadets and representatives of local organisations paraded to the Broxburn & Uphall War Memorial at Strathbrock. Below are some images of the Remembrance Parade, Wreaths, Crosses and Remembrance Pebbles placed at the War Memorial by individuals and on behalf of community organisations:
BROXBURN AND UPHALL REMEMBRANCE SERVICE 2021
Due to Covid Restrictions and Precautions, this year’s Remembrance Service will again be a smaller and slightly restricted event. It will take place on Sunday 14th November, 2021.
It will start with a reduced parade from Uphall Community Centre to Strathbrock Partnership. Participants will gather at 1.15pm, for a March Off at 1.30pm. Army and RAF Cadets will parade with other groups along with representatives from each of the Youth Groups. There will be no band or schoolchildren taking part. The Schools will have their own Services and Acts of Remembrance.
(Feel free to come out and watch the parade as it marches down the Main Street, to show your support)
The Service of Remembrance will take place at the War Memorial, Strathbrock Partnership, West Main Street, Broxburn, at 2pm. Flag Bearers and Wreath Layers can attend and represent those who have decided not to come along.
It is hoped to record the Service, and make it available via social media, afterwards. This will allow those who cannot, or decide not to attend, to join us in Remembrance.
Although the Service is outside, please maintain a Social Distance from other persons attending. It is not compulsory to wear a face covering, but please feel free to do so if you wish to. Remember some of those attending, will be in the slightly mature, age group.
No hymn sheets will be distributed, please bring a bible if you wish to join in the singing. No refreshments will be available at The Partnership, after the Service.
The War Memorial Group have worked to organise a Service that will Remember and Honour the Fallen, whilst trying to keep everyone that attends safe and well.
Broxburn, Uphall and District War Memorial Group
West Lothian Council wish to ask you about your experience(s) of accessing and using the town centres of Broxburn & Uphall. For this purpose, the town centre in Broxburn & Uphall are the areas that are predominantly made up of retail shops, banks, restaurants, cafes, bars and other businesses and public services.
To take part in the survey, please visit: https://app.surveyhero.com/s/b2e032a
Broxburn Recycling Centre will close for major refurbishment works at the end of September. The Centre will be closed for two weeks from Monday September 27. The site will close at 6pm on Sunday 26 September and reopen at 10am on Monday 11 October.
The four other Recycling Centres in West Lothian will remain open and are available to all West Lothian residents to dispose of their household waste. They are open 7 days a week, 10am - 6pm, last entry 5.45pm.
River Kids will be holding a fundraising Toy Sale (including bric-a-brac and baby equipment) on Friday 3rd and Saturday 4th September from 10am-3pm. Get along early and grab yourself a bargain!
On Wednesday 1st September, there will be a vaccination centre operating at Albyn Park, Greendykes Road, Broxburn. Also, every Friday at Strathbrock Partnership Centre. NO APPOINTMENT NECESSARY.
The first Purple Poppy Memorial was unveiled by the Lord-Lieutenant Moira Niven MBE on Monday 23rd August. Located on the corner of Main Street and Ecclesmachan Road in Uphall, it is a fitting Memorial to remember the millions of Animals that have served and sacrificed their lives in War.
Ancre Somme Association Scotland charity would like to thank West Lothian Council Museums, Uphall Community Council, Uphall Primary, Uphall Pensioners and the wider Community for their support.
ASA Scotland Chairman John Jenkins said “We wanted to create a fitting memorial to remember the millions of Animals that have served and sacrificed their lives. We often think of the human sacrifice in Wars and Conflicts, and forget about the animals who did their duty to the Nation during WW1, WW2 and to those who still serve today with the Armed Forces or Police across the Nation, People can visit the Memorial in year’s to come and pay their respects, we will be launching an educational booklet for this event”.
Below are a few photographs from the unveiling:
On Monday 30th August, there will be a vaccination centre operating in Uphall Community Centre. NO APPOINTMENT NECESSARY.
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