charities, community, Uncategorized

Fancy volunteering? Make Friends over a cuppa

A charity is launching a search for new volunteers. The Friends of Kinneil will stage a drop-in day at Kinneil Museum in Bo’ness this Saturday afternoon (June 6, 2015). The group is even offering free cake and coffee to encourage people to come forward. The campaign is being launched during national Volunteers Week, which aims… Continue reading Fancy volunteering? Make Friends over a cuppa

community, promotions, public sector, social media

Award-winning campaign vies for national honour

AN award-winning publicity campaign is vying for honours with the best in Britain. The Your Community Council initiative took gold in the community category in last year's PRide Awards in Scotland, run by the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR). The project - which included a website, posters, leaflets and media relations work - aimed… Continue reading Award-winning campaign vies for national honour

community, promotions, public sector, social media

Helen steps down from top community role

COMMUNITY campaigner Helen Taylor has stepped down from her role as chairwoman of West Lothian Association of Community Councils. In a letter to Association members, Ms Taylor said was resigning from the voluntary post due to personal circumstances. She held the position for four years. Ms Taylor, originally from Linlithgow, was instrumental in the launch… Continue reading Helen steps down from top community role

charities, community, construction, housing, public sector

£4 million project provides new homes for rent

A £4 million Edinburgh housing development - which includes new homes for people with disabilities - was officially opened today by local councillor Andrew Burns. The project at Coxfield Lane, off Gorgie Road, provides 42 new flats for rent. Six of the new homes have been set aside to accommodate people with brain injuries and… Continue reading £4 million project provides new homes for rent

charities, community, promotions, public relations, public sector

Community campaign wins gold award

COMMUNITY councillors in West Lothian are celebrating this week – after a campaign to boost their profile won a top award. They took gold in the best community campaign category of the Scotland PRide Awards, organised by the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR). Adrian Mahoney of The PR Store – the Bo'ness agency which… Continue reading Community campaign wins gold award

charities, community, promotions, public relations, public sector, websites

First Minister’s praise for website

FIRST Minister Jack McConnell has praised a pioneering internet project. He has written to West Lothian Association of Community Councils to congratulate everyone involved in the launch of their website – http://www.yourcommunitycouncil.co.uk The portal was launched earlier this year, with information, news and contact details for more than 30 community councils across West Lothian. It… Continue reading First Minister’s praise for website