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|West Lothian lights up for The Queen’s Birthday
Beecraigs Country Park lit up the sky over West Lothian last night with a beacon to mark The Queen’s 90th birthday. Beacons were placed on the highest peaks in each part of the UK, and other areas of the world, and were lit up to create a symbolic link of fire in celebration of Her Majesty The Queen’s 90th birthday. Members of the Army Cadet Force, Boys Brigade and Guides joined the celebrations along with many other members of the public.
|Slim bin rolls out.
|West Lothian Council is set to become the latest Scottish council to reduce the size of grey (landfill) household bins in an effort to encourage more householders to recycle their waste. The council will begin the process of replacing existing grey bins with a new slim bin from May 2016 onwards. The bins will be rolled out on a phased basis and all areas should have received their new bin by the beginning of 2017. City of Edinburgh Council, Fife Council and Perth and Kinross Council have already introduced smaller bins. The change is designed to actively encourage residents to reduce the amount of waste being placed into grey bins and to use more of the recycling facilities currently on offer.|
|Knightsridge Early Years Centre is Breastfeeding Friendly.
|Knightsridge Early Years Centre has joined the growing number of establishments around West Lothian to have been recognised with a Breastfeeding Friendly Premises Award. Staff at Knightsridge Early Years Centre were presented with a certificate by Gillian Finlayson, Student Health Visitor, on behalf of Professor Allison McCallum NHS Lothian, recently, in recognition of the Centre's commitment to supporting mothers and families to breastfeed.|
|New home to six council services opened.|
|A new modern base for six West Lothian Council services has been officially opened.Council Leader John McGinty visited the new Kirkton Service Centre in Livingston recently to officially open the building. The building has been refurbished to provide a modern and efficient working environment for council services including Building Services, Records Management, Heritage, Archives, Museums, and the Community Inclusion Team and workshop.|
|New cemetery management rules.|
West Lothian Council aims to ensure that all cemeteries are maintained to a safe level, whilst ensuring that the amenity of each cemetery site is respected and protected. Following a consultation new management rules and terms and conditions will be implemented in May. Going forward, the new management rules and terms and conditions will prohibit the erection of any new railings, kerbing, fencing and corner stones and gravel. Memorial flowers, wreaths and other small artefacts of remembrance will still be permitted within the headstone area and lair.
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