Category: Community Action

Christmas Lights Street Newtongrange

Caring Streets This Christmas

…many people have, quite naturally, worried that we are going back to the experience we lived through from March 23rd this year. With the announcement on Saturday from the First Minister that the Christmas easing...

Armistice Day 2020

There was no Remembrance Sunday Service held in the village this year, but a few community groups met at the War Memorial on Sunday 8th November and held a two minute silence before laying their...

Minutes November 2020

The last digital NCC meeting of the year capturing community highlights and on-going issues. NCC membership recruitment for the new year needed: growing relationships with Midlothian Council, Federation of Community Councils and MTRaP. Plus next steps for Community Development Trust, rollout of the Newtongrange Flyer and the last ‘The Pool’ event of the year and other village issues.

Front cover image of Newtongrange Flyer

Launch of the Newtongrange Flyer

Last month saw launch of The Newtongrange Flyer. The NCC has supported, coordinated and funded a number of resilience activities during the CoViD-19 pandemic and the first issue of the new newsletter, although originally designed...

Exterior of the Dean Tavern closed with windows painted over

COVID-19 and Newtongrange Resilience

Any situation where we are told that if we can keep UK deaths under 20,000 we will have done well, is clearly not a good one. This is a tough time. Something about the scale of that number means that many families will be touched directly by loss, and if deaths can prevented we should be doing everything we can.