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Pencaitland Community Council exists to represent the views of local residents about local issues that matter to them. This involves close liaison with other groups in the community and helps to develop a more coherent and dynamic village environment.

A stone sculpture produced by a local stone mason occupies a prominent position on the crossroads at the heart of the village.Pencaitland was the second community in Scotland, after Lauder, to organise a Community Council at their formation in 1975. East Lothian district had been created in 1975, under the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973, and it consisted of the local government county of East Lothian, plus the burgh of Musselburgh and the Inveresk area, both formerly within the county of Midlothian. Community Councils were taken over by East Lothian Council when the District Council and Lothian Region merged in 1995/6.

The current Community Council membership was last elected in September 2012, and meets on the last Wednesday of the month in the Trevelyan Hall at 7.30pm.

Future notices of meetings, agendas and meeting minutes will be posted on this web site and on the village notice board at the Trevelyan Hall, adjacent to the village Post Office. You can view the current Pencaitland Community Council Constitution here [PDF].

What We Do

A range of local activities are supported within the village each year involving different sections of the community. This page highlights some recent projects that we have undertaken.

A stone sculpture produced by a local stone mason occupies a prominent position on the crossroads at the heart of the village. A stone sculpture produced by a local stone mason occupies a prominent position on the crossroads at the heart of the village.
Trevelyan Hall clock in the centre of Wester Pencaitland has been repaired with support from the Community Council. Trevelyan Hall clock in the centre of Wester Pencaitland has been repaired with support from the Community Council.
Local paths have been repaired and upgraded to allow villagers to enjoy access along the river Tyne and other parts of the village. Local paths have been repaired and upgraded to allow villagers to enjoy access along the river Tyne and other parts of the village.
A bus turning point has been built near Spilmersford Bridge to enable buses to turn easily for their return journey to Edinburgh. A bus turning point has been built near Spilmersford Bridge to enable buses to turn easily for their return journey to Edinburgh.
The local bowling club has been renovated for use by villagers for a range of activities. The local bowling club has been renovated for use by villagers for a range of activities.
A play chute has been built in the village playground, adding to the existing amenity. A play chute has been built in the village playground, adding to the existing amenity.
Willing volunteers help clean up the village on our annual clean-up day. Willing volunteers help clean up the village on our annual clean-up day.

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