002 - 18 August 2009

Training programme for unemployed women in South Edinburgh

Women Onto Work are running a free training programme this Autumn for unemployed women in South Edinburgh who want to move on to paid employment, training or further study. The programme begins with a 36 day training course and will give women the chance to think about their skills, plan for the future, build their confidence, gain a first aid certificate and try out their ideal job in a 9 day work placement.

The course is for women who over 21 and have been out of paid work in the UK for more than 6 months.

We also arrange and fund registered childcare for trainees on the course, including a crèche, after school clubs and nursery pick ups. Trainees also receive a weekly training allowance and end of course bonus. You do not need to be claiming benefits to participate but if you are, the allowances will not affect your benefits.

To get an information pack or find out more, call us on 0131 475 2662.

Information and recruitment event for the course is on Tuesday 1st September, starting at 9.30am at the Burdiehouse Community Centre, 25 Burdiehouse Street, EH17 8EZ. There is a crèche available for the day - please phone WOW to book a place.

Informal interviews will be held after an initial information session.

Community & Neighbourhood Watch News: Gilmerton - July 2009

Read this here.  Or download the PDF here.

Find your Liberton Ancestors

There's an opportunity to research your ancestry when Liberton Kirk opens its doors for two days in September - Saturday 26th, 10.00am to 4.00pm, and Sunday 27th, 2.00pm to 4.00pm.

The following records will be available for research:-
  • Liberton Kirk baptismal records from 1855-1990.
  • Liberton Northfield baptismal records from 1890-1960.
  • Details of over 1,000 men of Liberton who served in WW1, including the 292 who gave their lives.
  • A full listing if inscriptions in Liberton Churchyard.
  • A list of over 400 men of WW1 and WW2, buried or commemorated in Liberton, Mount Vernon, and Newington Cemeteries.
  • Over 12,000 records of Baptisms, Marriages, and Deaths, from 1898 to 1990, extracted from the Church Magazines.
  • Liberton Census records for 1841-51-and 61
All these records are listed alphabetically so that complete families can be viewed together.  Staff will be on hand to assist in your search, and a copying facility will also be available.

Adult Education Programme

This year's Adult Education Programme is now online at www.edinburgh.gov.uk/adultcourses.
Paper copies are available in all libraries, Council buildings, GP surgeries and some bookshops.
Contact 0131 556 7978 or email adult.education@edinburgh.gov.uk for further information.

Community Councils recruiting

Herewith advance notice for the forthcoming elections for Community Councils in Edinburgh. This provides an opportunity for local residents to contribute in a variety of ways to the local community. The process kicks off formally on 31st August and the timetable is laid out below. Further details, including returning officers and how to get nomination forms, will be posted later but this post is to give you time to consider if you can contribute.

Monday 31 Aug Notice of Election (Start of nomination period)
Monday 14 Sept Close of Registration (forms to Returning Officer)
Thursday 1 Oct Notice of Poll (if required)
Thursday 15 Oct Polling Day (if required)

Source: Southside/Newington Newsblog