Sunday 21st October-12 PM- guided cycling tour to Cramond village

Sunday 21st October-12 PM- guided cycling tour to Cramond village. Will be leaving the church grounds just after tea and coffee after the Sunday service. Everyone wearing a tracksuit or leggings to the church on the day will be excused and forgiven😉. As it is a family oriented tour, we will be cycling slowly and stopping as needed. Remember to bring some snacks, water and dress appropriately to the weather. Cycling is a good and gentle muscle workout and does not require high l...
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Free Bike maintenance session this Thursday 18th October

Thursday 18th October from 4:30-6:30 PM-FREE bike repairing session in the West Hall of the church. If you want to repair your bicycle or just have it checked, turn up on the day. No booking is required, we will have a specialist from Grease Monkey- bike repairing company doing a drop in. It will be a great opportunity for all intending join us for a cycling tour on the 21st October to have their bike checked prior to the day.  
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Swap Shop, volunteering and bras!

This week's update from our Climate Change project Clothing Swap Shop and Volunteering. Thank you for all your generous donations. We are still looking for volunteers to help us organise the storage space and sort out all the clothes that are still in the bags. Even if you only have 1-2 spare hours a week or can help once a month, please do get in touch. The Swap Shop is going to be volunteer led in the future, so we really need residents involved. We are also looking for donations of winter...
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Join the cycle ride to Cramond – after church on 21st October

Join the fun with friends from church and the community on the second community cycle ride. We will be leaving from the church after tea and coffee - around 12 noon. We will cycle safely to Cramond, under the guidance of our qualified cycle ride leaders Catriona, Dan and Linda. There will be a chance to stop off for refreshments at Cramond village where there is a nice coffee shop, pub and plenty of seating for a packed lunch - it's your choice! No need to sign up - just turn up on the day...
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Free bike maintenance session

As part of our Granton Goes Greener project, we are offering free bike maintenance sessions. The next one is on Thursday 18th October in the West (small) Hall from 16:30 - 18:30 Just bring your bike along for checking - "Greasemonkeys" experienced bike mechanics will give your bike a safety check and fix as much as they can. They will advise on anything else that needs to be done. The idea behind these session is to encourage us all to get back on bikes that have maybe been lying ar...
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Still on the lookout for volunteers – an hour a week maybe?

The Swap Shop has been busy over the last few weeks. We had some donations that few volunteers have been trying to arrange in the store room. As people keep bringing new items every day, we are still looking for more volunteers that could spare 1-2 hours/ week sorting clothes out, weighing them and putting on the rails. We are also looking for following items for the Swap Shop; bathroom or luggage type of scale more hangers (both children and adults) more seasonal clothes-jacke...
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Introducing our new Climate Change Officer

As our Climate Change project, Granton Goes Greener, hits its half way point, we are delighted to introduce our new Climate Change Officer. Anna Baran is already well-known to many in the community as she has been active in local work for a few years. Anna has lived in Pilton area for almost 6 years,  working and cooperating with different community groups within Pilton Community Health Project, Royston-Wardieburn Community Centre and Granton hub. She has just taken over Juliet's role and...
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This week’s Granton Goes Greener update

Freshers Fair Norman and David staffed a stall at the Freshers’ Fair at the Granton Campus of Edinburgh College representing both the church and Granton Goes Greener. They had some interesting conversations with staff and students of the college and half the clothing on the swap rail was taken! Hopefully we’ll see students and staff from the college getting involved in Granton Goes Greener in the future! The college has its own Climate Challenge Funded sustainable transport project, which of...
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