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61 West Main Street Whitburn

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Services available at Whitburn CDT

A range of services are available FREE to all resident of the town at Whitburn Community Development Trust Office (61 West Main Street).  This includes a signposting service, IT Buddies, FREE internet access point for Job seekers, Citizens Advice Bureau, Money Advice Service and the Credit Union.  We now also host the Advice Shop Drop In weekly on Wednesday 9.45-12.30pm. We also have a range of leaflets and can make referrals to a variety of professional services. Some services including the Citizens Advice and the Money Advice service require an appointment, to arrange an appointment pop in, call (01501 748708) or visit our website to find out more www.whitburncdt.org.uk.

Monday – Friday Drop-In Advice and Free Internet Service for more info click here

Other Community Events

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Alternative Company Entertainers-Tickets are now on sale for ACE’s forthcoming production of An Idiot’s Guide to Musical Theatre.  This light hearted original musical features songs from top selling shows from the 1930s right through to modern days so there really is something for everyone!  Performances from Thursday 19th to Saturday 21st March in Whitburn Academy.  Tickets available from acewhitburn.ticketsource.co.uk or call 07534 998705.

Alzheimer Scotlandis looking for volunteers to help at our Day Club that runs out from Whitburn. The day club is an active club and is for people with early onset dementia. Some of the activities involve going bowling, walks in the country parks, barge trips and visits to other attractions. This is an enjoyable and fun volunteering role and the volunteers will be well supported by the charity and given training for this role. Please contact Aileen Eland on 01506 533 116 or e-mail aeland@alzscot.org for more information or an application.

Need help to get online?– Don’t know how to switch the machine on?  Need to build some PC confidence?  Want to keep in touch via email? Need help with job searching. Need to complete a form online or would like to search the internet for information? Need an electronic CV or a CV updated?  No matter what your age or level of IT skills we will tailor a one to one session with a volunteer IT Buddy FREE of charge, please phone 01501 748708 or drop in to the office at 61 West Main Street for an appointment.

SCOUT GROUP– Thursday meetings of the Group’s Beaver Scout sections have resumed for the year.  Spaces are available in both the 1st section which meets from 5.30 – 6.30 pm and the 2nd section which meets from 6.45 – 7.45 pm.  Beaver Scouts are for children aged between 5¾ and 8 and offers the chance to experience fun, games, crafts, outings, friendship, gain badges and a chance to learn and try new things.  Simply come along to Brucefield Church Halls, East Main Street on a Thursday night or call Gavin Johnston on 01501 773519 if you need more information.

Simply Play at Whitburn provides award winning after-school childcare in Whitburn. They are based in Croftmalloch Primary School and collect children from Whitdale, St Joseph’s and Croftmalloch Primary Schools. For vacancies and further information please call the club manager Julie on 07549 994563.

Stop smoking support group– Every Thursday from 11.30-12.30noon at Whitburn Health Centre. If you would like to speak to someone for advice please telephone 01506-651829.

Welcome Café– held in Answer House Reveston Lane Croftmalloch Tuesday Afternoon 12.00 pm – 2.00 pm last orders 1.15 pm Good wholesome food at competitive prices come along and see for yourself, arrange to meet a friend or bring one with you, enjoy a variety of food choice in good friendly surroundings. Profits from the Cafe goes to help with the running costs of Day Care.

West Lothian Financial Inclusion Network offer advice on money matters and benefits, every 2nd and last Tuesday of the month from 12pm-2pm at Answer House, Whitburn.

West Lothian Food bank Charity Shop, at 31 Market Place have a wide range of clothes in larger sizes. All at excellent prices we also have a sale on our books with many at 10p per book. Open on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays 10.00 am – 3.30 pm and Saturday 10.00 am – 1.00 pm.

All proceeds will help to fund the new Food bank Service which helps people in crisis living in West Lothian. Donations are always welcome and you can contact the shop manager on 07859351315 to arrange uplift if that is required.

Whitburn and Greenrigg Community Council– The next meeting of Whitburn & Greenrigg Community Council will be 7pm Wednesday 18th March 2015.

 The main issues: Continuing Charrettes: I recap and reiterate this is a French term used by the Government which means a consultation of the people, in this case of the town of Whitburn.

All organisations operating in the town would be consulted and this consultation will be available to all members of the community.

It is an extremely important exercise which West Lothian Council will be obliged to manage from its implementation to when the report from the exercise is drafted and agreed.

Money will be made available to employ people with expertise in carrying out the exercise.

  • Things already on the agenda were
  • a Whitburn Partnership Centre,
  • Roads infrastructure especially links from the A706 south of the town to the M8 junctions on the east side of the town junction 4 and to the new junction 4A to west side of the town.
  • A new primary school to provide provision for the new development at the Heartlands.
  • The improvement of core roads and foot paths through and around the town.
  • Improvements to the town centre that is, East and West Main Streets and Armadale Road and Manse Road.
  • There would probably be more items added to the agenda as the consultation was processed.

The Charettes final report is expected at the end of March then the job will be for the West Lothian Council to make it happen.

The road resurfacing at Dixon Terrace is almost complete but we understand that Polkemmet Road at the Dixon Terrace junction may be closed to allow work of developers at Heartlands.

The Community Council are concerned that Community Policing is changing due to the change to Police Scotland from Lothian and Borders Police.

Work at the King George V Park is continuing the landscaping is complete and work is starting on the new skate park. The Sports pavilion bids are out to tender for the work on this and it is expected that the contractor will be selected shortly.

The West Lothian Council are bidding for money from SUSTRAN to improve the cycle and footpaths between Whitburn, Armadale and Bathgate we hope this will be successful for this much needed improvement.

Contacts Jim Swan Secretary 01501743140 or Tracy Johnston 01501 743233

Whitburn Bowling Club– Weekend entertainment for Saturday 14 March Mystery Train Sunday 15 March Jim Gilmour plus bingo & play your cards right. Tuesdays at 7.00pm we will be running a darts and domino competition. Thursday night bingo as normal at 8pm.

Whitburn FCA 2005’s-Whitburn FCA are forming a second 2005 team and invite players born in 2005 to come along to training 7-8pm on Thursday at King George V Park, Whitburn. 2004 players would also be welcome to attend and perhaps form a second team at that age group also. For further information, please contact Jimmy Salmond 745957 or Ann Haddow 07917 294483.

Whitburn Junior Football Social Club– Whitburn Juniors Football Social Club (WJFSC) are running a Chess club which meets each Thursday at 1pm.There are also live performance acts for WJFSC on Saturday. On Friday nights WJFSC has a domino tournament commencing at 9 PM every week.

Whitburn Thistle 2005’s– The team is currently looking for new players (born 2005-2006) to join their football training, Monday nights 7.30pm-8.30pm, Whitburn Community Centre (Main Sports Hall). Aiming to build a second team. Anyone interested please come along. Parent required to provide contact information at first session. Any questions contact Anne on 07923523216.