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Scarecrows and where to find them…

When we planned the Scarecrow Competition a few weeks ago we decided not to produce the usual online map, as at that time, we were still very restricted regarding daily exercise. However as we can now go out a bit more, and as a few people have requested this, we …

Balerno Scarecrows 2020 – Cast Your Votes Now!

Our annual Scarecrow Competition has now started.  This year’s entrants had an extra challenge with no straw available, so they have done a fantastic job using their own resources.  Please show your support by voting on Facebook by ‘liking’ or emailing your vote to us.  To see the Scarecrows in …

Balerno ‘Virtual’ Farmers Market – May 2020

Due to government guidelines we cannot hold this month’s Farmers Market. However, 8 of our stallholders are able to deliver products to you on Saturday 9th May if ordered in advance. Stallholders taking part are detailed in this month’s newsletter – including details on how to get bread flour: https://mailchi.mp/31ce4ff32409/virtual-market-may-4145585

Community Chest Grants

If your organisation has a small project that needs funding why not apply to the Community Chest for a grant.  Twice a year the Community Chest reviews applications and gives small grants (<£500) to local organisations for projects that will be lasting and of benefit to the community.  For more …

Community Chest Awards – December 2018

BVT’s joint venture with Currie Balerno Rotary is now half way through its second year and going from strength to strength.  In the 3 six-monthly cycles so far completed £8990 has been disbursed on 26  projects. The Community Chest Committee is delighted to announce approval for latest eight most interesting …

Your Community and Schools need your voice!

Last autumn CEC published the Edinburgh West and South West Schools Review. At present there is a significant anomaly in the Balerno schools’ catchment areas in that they do not include a large part of Balerno, almost everything east of Station Loan is in Currie Primary and Currie High Schools’ …

Community Chest Awards

Balerno Village Trust and Currie Balerno Rotary Community Chest Committee are delighted to announce approval for eight most interesting applications.  In the picture are some of the beneficiaries with BVT and Rotary representatives: from left to right Andrew Clark and Roy Stirrat (Rotary), Judith Mitchell (DoE), Barbara Johnstone (RDA), Andrea …

The Community Chest

Currie Balerno Rotary Club and Balerno Village Trust have agreed to work together to run The Community Chest, a small grants scheme for the community.  Earlier this month Graham Low (President of Currie Balerno Rotary Club) and Martin Petty (Company Secretary for BVT) formalised the agreement to work together. For …

Balerno Photo 2017 – The Results

The judges were presented with the difficult task of assessing the 80 entries that had been received when entries closed on 20 October for Balerno Photo 2017. The quality of entries was high and after great deliberations the prize winners were selected and are detailed below. A big thank you …