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Ukrainian Support Group

Peer Connecting are setting up a support group in Tranent for Ukranian families This group is going to support Ukrainian families who have fled to East Lothian, they were forced to leave her country, with family, due to the devastating ongoing war. The group will be taking place at Volunteer Centre East Lothian in Tranent. For further Details follow the link : Community Welfare – Dirleton Village Website – Community Groups

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Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Trees

Pictures from Queen’s Platinum Jubilee  Plum tree planting that took place just before Christmas are now on the website. Either go the the home page and then follow the “Queen’s Platinum Jubilee”  link from the menu on the left -OR- Go direct following this link : Queen’s Platinum Jubilee – Dirleton Village Website

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£1m Energy Fund for East Lothian Vulnerable persons announced

A new £1 million energy fund to help residents in East Lothian heat their homes this winter has opened for applications.  The partnership between Community Windpower, Advice Direct Scotland and East Lothian Council is open to people in the county struggling with their bills. To find out more please follow the link : Community Welfare – Dirleton Village Website and expand the section “£1m Energy Fund for Vulnerable persons in East Lothian”

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Dirleton Playgroup Have wonderful prizes in their raffle

Don’t forget the draw will be on the 17th December so still time to buy your tickets Dirleton Playgroup has some wonderful prizes in its Raffle which was launched at the Dirleton Market on Sunday. If you would like to both support the Playgroup and have a chance of winning a great range of donated  prizes – there is still plenty of time.  The draw will take place on December 17th. Prizes for foodies range from an overnight stay and champagne dinner at Prestonfield House to afternoon tea at the Bonnie Badger and dinner at the Open Arms – plus

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Archerfield Fireworks notice

Notice from Archerfield  :  Dear Resident, We are writing to inform you of a forthcoming fireworks display at Archerfield. Please be aware that there will be a display on: Saturday 3rd December at 10:40pm The display will be fired from Archerfield Waterfront Pavilion and will last for approximately 5 minutes.

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Cost of Living Toolkit

Cost of Living Support A new campaign aimed at supporting people across Scotland through the current cost of living crisis has launched. The cost of living crisis presents an ongoing challenge to people and families across Scotland, with many struggling to make ends meet. As part of its response to this situation, the Scottish Government has launched a marketing campaign promoting a new website that brings together in one place information on support, grants, benefits and advice, in order to help people find what support they may be entitled to. The campaign will run from 28 September to 22 November

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New Community Welfare Items

The Connected Communities group are now sending out more information for each of the coastal communities. There is now a section under the Community Welfare where links to new items can be found. Either navigate from the side menu or go directly following this link

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East Lothian Council Income Information

East Lothian Council have sent out a message regarding additional financial assistance. East Lothian Council – latest info, news & events ⁦‪@ELCouncil⁩ Whatever your circumstances, it’s worth a quick check to see if you’re entitled to extra financial support. We have lots of information online or you can chat to us orlo.uk/OxCjr pic.twitter.com/xC4CB1OGw7 You can access the same information directly on the web at : https://www.eastlothian.gov.uk/info/210559/council_tax_and_benefits/12733/boost_your_income/4

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