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TYNINGHAME VILLAGE HALL & COMMUNITY

We have set up a number of sub groups as a way to encourage and enable greater community engagement adding value to community action. We warmly welcome all residents in the community and encourage those who want to get involved in village activity and action to join a group which is of interest to them. This is an ideal way to become involved without having to join the Committee. Just get in touch with the named contact for the group or chat to any of the TVHC committee members who will be happy to help you.

1.Community Engagement Group.

This group develops and coordinates community and family activities and events in and around the Hall.  We are totally dependent on volunteers to run these events and always welcome new ideas for fun things to bring the community together. Read more about regular events here.

If you would like to volunteer or share your skills in any way please get in touch by contacting Carol Crowther at tyninghamevillagehall@gmail.com

2.  Short term working groups

There are currently several TVHC community projects. These are sub groups of the main Committee which require a short term commitment to carry out and oversee the projects. They are time limited but require the efforts of a group of local people to help with generating ideas, carrying out consultations, developing plans, getting permissions, fund-raising and implementation. These working groups must include a committee member who can report back to the committee.

If you are interested in getting involved in any of the ongoing projects listed below please get in touch at tyninghamevillagehall@gmail.com

a) Village Hall Refurbishment.

Currently this is a  very active project with a great deal having already been achieved. However  there is much more to do in terms of further upgrades which require more fundraising. We have an ambition to see the hall fully refurbished whilst retaining its unique characteristics which make it a very attractive and welcoming venue. If this is something that might interest you please contact Erica Wimbush at tyninghamevillagehall@gmail.com

b) Cricket Pitch Management.

The  group will initially need to find ways to pay for the mowing of the field and discuss, with the Estate, options for any future management proposals to enhance the area. We already know that future management options will be strictly limited by Lord Haddington. If you are a regular user of this area and wish to be involved in progressing discussions around how we best manage it for all including our four- legged friends, please get in touch. Contact Christine Mayson and Yvonne Carmichael at tyninghamevillagehall@gmail.com

In addition a number of stand alone action /interest /activity groups exist. These groups have been supported by the Committee when required.

3.Community action groups

These groups were formed following the 2019 community engagement survey which was carried out to identify the major challenges facing our community and what people considered most important. Other areas of great interest and importance in the village were nature and wildlife and the environment.

a) Road safety.

This an area of great concern to local residents. We have secured some funding to put in place further traffic calming measures in and around the village. More needs to be done to make the village much safer for all. If this is an area of concern for you or your family and you would like to be involved, please get in touch. Contacts are Danny Wight and Rhys Green.

b) Walking/Footpaths from the village to the coast and other local areas were not clearly identified. Maps showing the routes of several walks from the village were created. The group has been working with East Lothian Council together with landowners to try and establish safe walking routes. Work is in progress to establish a safe walking route to Binning Wood. Contacts are Danny Wight and Rhys Green.

4. Community Activity Groups

Anyone is welcome to form a community activity group e.g. craft, walking groups, local history, singing, music or art with other interested individuals. If funding is needed in any way, please get in touch with anyone on the Committee who may be able to help identify ways to raise funds or generate income.The Village Hall is accessible to all in the community so please do discuss your requirements with a Committee Member. Read more about the regular community activity groups here where you can also find useful contacts.