The August meeting of Dalkeith & District Community Council is being held on Tuesday August 11th at 7.00pm. Because of the current restrictions this is being held online. All Community Council meetings are open to the public so anyone who wishes to attend should contact email@example.com giving an email address and your post code and you will be sent the joining details.
June 1-7 is Volunteer week.
Thank you to all our magnificent volunteers who have been doing so much to help the vulnerable and the shielding during these most unusual times. Probably none of you will make it onto the cover of Vogue magazine, but you all deserve to be there. Well done!
A huge Thank You to all those who donated to the Food, Fact, Friends food bank last Saturday (see below) It was a magnificent response and will help ensure that those in our community who need help at this time can be supported.
Last week’s post.
This coming Saturday, May 30th, there is an opportunity to donate items to the Food, Fact, Friends foodbank that operates in Woodburn and Penicuik. From 1pm to 3pm they will have a table in the car park outside Woodburn Miners’ Club where you can drop off any non-perishable foods eg cereals, tinned soups, pasta, rice, tinned fruit/veg, toiletries, nappies/pullups, diluting juice etc.
A group of dedicated volunteers have been quietly making and delivering hot food to vulnerable families in the Dalkeith & District Community Council area, from Dalkeith Miners’ Club, three times a week, for four weeks now. They were surprised on the morning of the anniversary of VE Day, Friday May 8th, to receive a video message acknowledging their efforts and encouraging them to kepp up the good work from the newly appointed Lord Lieutenant of Midlothian. Over many years, Dalkeith Miners Club has been a centre of support for our community and once again it has become a venue from where volunteers go out into our community to assist.
The June meeting of Dalkeith & District Community Council is being held on Tuesday, June 9th. Because face to face meetings cannot be held during the time of “lockdown”, the meeting will again be a virtual meeting online. Residents in the Community Council area who wish to “attend” should follow the instructions on the ‘Meetings’ page of this website.
A summary leaflet explaining what sort of help is available and how you can get it has been produced. It will be delivered to houses in the Dalkeith area so look out for it popping through your letterbox shortly. Some posters with the same information will shortly appear on the Community Council noticeboards and elsewhere.
Also on the leaflets and posters are details of how you can offer your services to help as a volunteer.
You can also download a copy of both the flyer and the poster. Follow the links below
Midlothian Council are restarting the Red Box collections of glass from Monday April 27th. They will be collected on the same day as the Blue Bin.
Brown Bin collections of garden waste remain suspended but it is hoped to restart them as soon as possible. Please retain garden rubbish until this time.
Midlothian Council has now set up a BACS payment for all Secondary pupils S1-S6 entitled to free school meals; households where there are Secondary age children and younger siblings will receive payments for all children. However families with children only in Primary schools will not receive the payment but will continue to receive food.
This will be processed as a 4-week period direct to families, the first run will be from Monday 6 April to Friday 1 May and then processed in subsequent 4-week periods. The first payment will be in parents accounts on 9 April 2020.
If you have not received your payment, please contact your school in the first instance and they will be able to offer assistance. However, during the Easter break, any family having trouble accessing their funds, leaving the house or who has received a shielding letter should contact
Heather Ritchie. • Email: Heather.Ritchie@midlothian.gov.uk