As a community, we have access to some money from West Lothian Council (WLC) and from developers who are building houses in East Calder to develop East Calder Park.

The ‘Park’ is the land behind where the doctors is up to and including the skate park, swing park and football pitch at the top of the slope.

At the moment a feasibility study is being carried out for the development of a 3G sports facility which will likely be situated next to the swing park. The money for the 3G pitch does not come out of the budget we have for general Park improvements.

There has been a meeting of representatives of users of the park who took part in a workshop to talk about how they would like to see the space being used.

WLC are now commissioning an outline masterplan of how the Park could look which is likely to be available around September time and we will share that with you here and ask for your views. This masterplan will be a high-level view of possible changes.

We are keen to get your input on more detailed aspects of what you want to see in the park and what you do not, so please post a comment below. We will add these comments to the ongoing consultation process and provide feedback here on progress.

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You have probably spotted that the new partnership centre on the main street in East Calder is progressing. What you may not appreciate is that the East Calder Health Practice is not part of the new partnership building, and there is nothing on the horizon for the update of the ageing practice buildings for our ever-increasing population.

The Community Council think that NHS Scotland should be progressing plans now for a new health centre fit for the growing communities it serves.

What do you think?

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The road heading east out to the A71, from the Main Street, East Calder has now a number of speed bumps. All very well you may think, if you remember that they are there in the dark.

What bothers the Community Council, and many others who have spoken to us, is the state of the road, with potholes and broken up road surface extending way out past Camps.

We have been told that this will be all sorted when Calderwood is complete. However, with a planned completion which is many years in the future, do we really want to wait until this supposed date that may or may not ever occur.

Let us know what you think?

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