West Lothian Council is working with Green Action Trust to enhance the greenspace of Wyndford Park which lies off Wyndford Avenue, Park Terrace and Cleghorn Drive between Broxburn and Uphall. Your feedback on prioritising proposals to improve Wyndford Park are now sought.

A draft design has been drawn up which incorporates comments from the initial community consultation and proposals to improve accessibility to, and around the park, increase biodiversity on site, provide a new kick-about pitch and improve drainage. The proposed park plan and further details for the park enhancements are included below.

Wyndford Park Consultation Layout

Park Proposals Explained

The existing entrance point from Park Terrace will be retained. A new entrance from Park Terrace is also proposed which leads you into the existing woodland area in the north of the park. An additional four entrance points off Wyndford Avenue and Cleghorn Drive are proposed including one which cuts through the existing bund in the south-west corner improving access for those coming from the south. All these entrances link into tar paths which would create a circular path around the park. This will create a route which allows park users to move around the site without having to cross the grass which is uneven and often very wet. A secondary path, with a more informal surface, is proposed through the existing woodland for people to enjoy the trees and shade of this area. This would link into the tar path network.

Additional trees are proposed to create new habitat on the eastern fringe of the existing woodland. Different tree species will provide future shelter for birds, animals, and insects as well as changing colours and variety. It is proposed that young plants will be used to create the extended woodland.

Mature tree specimens are proposed to landscape the park and create interest with height and structure as well as seasonal colour. A variety of bulbs are proposed for planting in the grass around the trees for additional colour and interest.

The existing grass on the eastern side of the park is also proposed for planting with a variety of spring and early summer bulbs. This will attract insects seeking pollen, nectar, and shelter amongst the improved habitat as well as many months of colourful flowers.

A new rain garden is proposed on the south-eastern corner of the park to create a natural drainage point and seasonal habitat for plants that can live in wetter ground conditions for a short period of time. This will manage the boggy site conditions often found in this corner of the park and increase habitat and improve biodiversity on site.

A new level kick-about pitch is proposed to replace the sloping playing surface. This will consist of two goal posts with artificial surfacing in front of each one to improve the informal play opportunities already on site.

New seats are proposed at various positions around the site for park-users to enjoy the improved greenspace or rest as you climb Wyndford Avenue. These will be all weather benches made of metal.

Your feedback is sought on these proposals to complete the design of the new park. Please complete the Survey Monkey questionnaire here by midnight on Sunday 12th September to help design your greenspace.

The Theresa McGuire Duck Race and fun day will take place at Holmes Park, Broxburn from 11.00 am to 3.00pm on Saturday 28th August 2021.

It will include an adult, child & corporate duck race, live entertainment, children’s entertainers, fairground rides and craft stalls. All monies raised during the event will be used towards River Kids continuing mission of supporting disadvantaged children and their families in West Lothian.

As well as the Adult Duck Race (First Prize £100), Kids Duck Race (First Prize, Toy Bundle) they are also holding a Corporate Duck Race.   This is open to all businesses and the ducks are £10 each. The winner of this race receives a half page advert in Konect Magazines  for two months.  This is a great opportunity to advertise your business at a targeted audience for a small financial outlay, whilst also helping raise funds for a fantastic local charity!

For more information on how to purchase a duck please call 01506 412 672 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Police are appealing for information following a wilful fire-raising in Broxburn.

Officers were called to Old Town, Broxburn around 00.40am on Sunday, 18 July, 2021, following a report of cars on fire.  The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service attended and extinguished the fires safely. There were no reports of any injuries.  Three cars, a silver Mercedes, a Nissan Micra and a Vauxhall Corsa were destroyed as a result and the fire is currently being treated as suspicious.

Officers are keen to trace two men seen in the area around the time. The first is described as being in his late 40s to early 50s with short grey hair. The second is described as being of a similar age and possibly wearing glasses.

Detective Constable Laura Hanlon said: “Thankfully no-one was injured as a result of this incident.  I am appealing for anyone who noticed anyone acting suspicious in the area or anything they think may assist to get in touch.  I would also appeal to anyone with dashcam footage that could be of assistance to contact us.”

Anyone with information should contact police via 101, quoting incident number 0227 of 18 July, 2021.

The first Purple Poppy Memorial will be unveiled on Monday 23rd August in Uphall, West Lothian.

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”.

Broxburn Gala Day Committee will host a fundraising Car Boot Sale on Sunday 1st August - proceeds of which will support the 2022 Broxburn Gala Day.  Head along and find a bargain!

Broxburn Gala Car Boot Sale

Get into summer with FREE Football at Broxburn United Sports Club in partnership with Planet Soccer.   Wednesday games start 30th June and Monday games start 5th July.

For more information and to sign-up, click on the link:

The Carers of West Lothian (CoWL) & Older People Active Lives (OPAL) have secured funding for a new project, "Time & Space", to support people with dementia and their carers.

Their vision is that people affected by dementia in West Lothian will be able to access support as and when they need to.  At this early stage of the project, they are looking for some feedback on what type of support would provide you with a more positive experience on your dementia journey.

To provide feedback, please visit:

Broxburn Gala Day Committee will host a fundraising Car Boot Sale on Sunday 6th June - proceeds of which will support the 2022 Broxburn Gala Day.  Head along and find a bargain!

Members of Uphall Community Council have been busy producing Issue 10 - 2021 of the Uphall Village Newsletter.  It's available to view or download here.

In tribute to HRH The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, flags at the Broxburn & Uphall War Memorial have today been lowered to half mast.

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