What’s happening

*** Village Hall refurbishment – fundraising appeal ***

The Village Hall Committee has successfully secured £185K towards the cost of refurbishing the village hall. This work will transform the hall, making it a modern, comfortable place for the community to meet and hold events.

But we still need £10K to purchase new furniture and an audio-visual system. Can you help us to reach the target? You can donate via:

  • making a bank transfer to: Athelstaneford Parish Hall / Account No: 00127389 / Sort Code: 80-08-23. Please send an email confirming your name and the amount to athelstaneford.village.hall@gmail.com; or
  • posting a cheque or cash to No.4 Needless (the white house on the right as you leave the village). Please indicate that it is for the hall refurbishment appeal and your name.

Dates for your diary:

Junior Explorers

July 2019

Junior Explorers is a ranger-led programme aimed at 8-12 year olds with a keen interest in East Lothian’s varied wildlife and countryside. Participants will take part in outdoor activities such as exploring rockpools, bushcraft skills, fossil hunting, river and hill walks, wildlife identification skills and much more!

Find out more on the Countryside Rangers website.



6 thoughts on “What’s happening

  1. I’ve only just see this about the Book Nook – what a great idea! I will certainly have a look, and I’ve got some children’s books that I’ll leave there.

  2. The Book Nook is inspired! I love it. I dropped off some books yesterday and took one away with me. It will shortly wing it’s way to Australia with me, and I will return to the Book Nook with more books and I know I will find others there to read! Brilliant!

  3. Here we are two years on and the Book Nook is still well-used. Last summer holidays some of the village children were able to find some reading material there, but more children’s books would be great. especially when school is closed.

  4. Just judged the gingerbread house competition at the Christmas fair. It was so difficult to decide on winners for each category when all of them showed imagination, enthusiasm and precision in different ways when putting these gorgeous festive items together! Some were family projects, others were done by individual children. Well done everyone, and that’s not just an empty bit of praise…you all produced gingerbread creations which looked tasty, festive and inventive. Also, you get to eat them afterwards, so you are all winners, really!

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