Kirknewton – all the latest news and gossip…

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Big thanks to 10.11.12 volunteers

Big thank you to Duncan McCool and the volunteers who joined the Forestry Commission to begin creating a cycle/walking multipath around Selm Muir Wood. You can see some of there work at!/media/set/?set=a.10152251681270153.930881.542500152&type=1

Resource Centre begins tender process

The Kirknewton Community Development Trust (KCDT) are currently tendering for the work on the Resource Centre at the Old Gospel Hall site.  It is hoped a contractor will be employed before 20th December with a January to March 2013 build.

New Neighbourhood Watch begins

Do you want to help with speeding, dog fouling or anti social behaviour in the village? Then join the new all Kirknewton Neighbourhood Watch scheme here.    This is an all village scheme to help make your community safer.  All you have to do is register your details on the site and, when prompted, join Kirknewton Watch.  You will be able to contact the police about anti social activity, dog fouling, speeding etc. through the system and find out more about incidents in your area.  Expect wheelie bin stickers promoting the scheme very shortly.  The local community police team would like to see as many people sign up for this in Kirknewton as they can.  So please join in today!

Kirknewton Football Team

Football training for P4 to S4 has kicked off at Kirknewton Park every Saturday from 10am til 12 noon.  The first session is free then £2 every week. Numbers are growing but we need another 10 kids to keep it going.  If you are interested in your child joining the football team and getting regular exercise then please support this new youth initiative.

Future Funding

The KCDT are making bids to the lottery and a number of other funders for the cycle/walking multipath route, the Resource Centre and youth projects in the village.  We still need your help to provide match funding so please join in with the ‘I Love Kirknewton’ Fundraising Challenge – tell us your ideas by 12.12.12 at . If you are looking for inspiration an A to z of Fundraising Ideas can be found here

Kirknewton Community Volunteer Awards

Over 60 individual awards were received for the first Kirknewton Community Volunteer Awards.  60 invited guests, based on those nominated and suggested by community groups, will be treated to a slap up supper on Thursday 22nd November at the Stables as a thank you for the work they do in the community.  Nominations for the awards can be found here

Fauch Hill Wind Farm

EFRG, the developers of the Fauch Hill wind farm, have now gone to public enquiry.  The KCDT continues to support their application which will bring £99,500 a year of community benefit to Kirknewton and the offer of investment in a wind turbine at the site.  It is expected a decision will be known on the application by August next year.

Kirknewton Events

Thanks to everyone who came to the Kirknewton Apple Day at the end of October.  The Allotment Association raised approx £200 for their funds.

The annual Family Ceilidh is on 16th November, at the Stables from 7pm and tickets are available from the school.

The Kirknewton Christmas Festival takes place from 30 November to 25th December.  Highlights this year include the lighting of Christmas Tree Procession, choir & refreshements on 2 Dec and the Family Christmas Craft and Food Fair on 9 Dec with special guest Father Christmas.  Carol Singing Torchlight Procession, Mince Pies and Watchnight Service are on the 24 Dec.  Full listings can be found here

Donate to the ‘I Love Kirknewton’ Fundraising Challenge

To find out all you need to know about joining ‘Team KN’ and donating to the ‘I Love Kirknewton’ Fundraising Challenge go to

Thanks to everyone who has contributed cash, ideas and support so far – please tell us what you would like to do for the challenge by 12.12.12 at or e mail

If you have any questions on any of the items above please contact Tony Foster on 01506 883988

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