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

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

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High-tech boost for community councils

COMMUNITY councils in West Lothian now have a new set of high-tech tools to help them promote their views. A laptop and data projector have been bought to help the voluntary groups deliver presentations at public meetings and take part in training sessions. The IT equipment was bought by West Lothian Association of Community Councils… Continue reading High-tech boost for community councils

community, housing

Chinese ‘first’ celebrates decade of success

SCOTLAND'S first sheltered housing development for Chinese people has celebrated its 10th birthday. Cathay Court, in Dorset Place in Edinburgh, put on a party for its elderly residents today (Monday) and invited community leaders to join in the fun. Ewan Fraser, the chief executive of Dunedin Canmore Housing Association - which manages the complex -… Continue reading Chinese ‘first’ celebrates decade of success

community, public sector

Community councils in West Lothian – nominations set to close

ANYONE interested in standing for a community council in West Lothian has just a week left to put themselves forward. The closing date for nominations in the forthcoming elections is 5 p.m. on Thursday, September 29. Helen Taylor, the chair of West Lothian Association of Community Councils, said: "I'd encourage anyone interested in serving on… Continue reading Community councils in West Lothian – nominations set to close

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PR Store campaign shortlisted for top award

A CAMPAIGN to promote community councils in West Lothian has been shortlisted for a top award. The drive - to make the local groups more accessible and accountable - has been nominated for a PRide Award, the "Oscars" of the public relations world. The contest is run by the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR)… Continue reading PR Store campaign shortlisted for top award