Get Involved as Newhaven Sings!

Heart of Newhaven



The Heart of Newhaven Community is working alongside individuals from the Praise Band, Newhaven Church, individual pupils and their families from Victoria and Trinity Primary Schools as well as individual members of Newhaven Community Choir, to encourage everyone to take part. 

Singing has been proved to induce a sense of well-being and singing together encourages social bonding. You know you’re part of a wider community. You don’t even have to live in Newhaven. 

We may not be mixing much in person at the moment, but we can still lift our voices together in song. Let’s spread a feeling of hope and unity by combining our voices in the run-up to what may well be a very different Christmas from that we’re used to. By each contributing our own recording (all steps explained) we can come together virtually and show the world if need be, how united we are.

“As someone who had never really heard myself sing before I found the experience not only fascinating at what technology can do but very unifying and uplifting,”

says one participant who has not only done this sort of thing before, but can’t wait to join in with this one.

❤️🎤🎧🎼🎹 ❤️

Follow the simple steps to listen to the piano backing track, melody and harmony, and record your own version to whichever version you prefer.

Upload and then wait until it is all fused together for everyone to enjoy at Christmas or before.


© The Heart of Newhaven Community SCIO SCO49919 2020, Newhaven, Edinburgh, Scotland

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Young Person’s Guarantee


Growing the Young Person’s Guarantee

Published: 05 Nov 2020 15:26Part of: Coronavirus in ScotlandWork and skillsEconomy

First organisations sign up.

The first organisations to back the Young Person’s Guarantee have been announced by Economy Secretary Fiona Hyslop.

In a collective effort to help young people, the Scottish Government has been joined by SSE, Capgemini, NHS Lothian and Standard Life Aberdeen in making the commitment to ensure everyone aged from 16 to 24 has the opportunity of work, education or training.

The Guarantee, backed by an additional £60 million investment, aims to give all young people in Scotland the chance to succeed despite the economic impacts of coronavirus (COVID-19)

Organisations backing the Guarantee make five pledges to help young people at this critical time:

  • prepare young people for the world of work through work experience, volunteering and work-based learning opportunities
  • engage with and provide opportunities to young people who face barriers to work
  • create work-based learning, training and upskilling opportunities for young people
  • create jobs and opportunities for young people through apprenticeships, paid internships and work experience
  • create an inclusive workplace to support learning and enable young people to meet their potential

Economy Secretary Fiona Hyslop said:

“The pandemic is having a disproportionate economic effect on our young people, reducing job opportunities just as they are starting out on their careers. I am delighted to be launching the Young Person’s Guarantee today to help ensure their prospects are not permanently damaged

“I want to thank the early trailblazers who have backed our ambitious initiative and recognise the importance of supporting our young people.

“The leadership of employers from across Scotland and from all sectors will be key in providing the opportunities that will make this Guarantee a success.  This employer leadership will build on our strong track record of tackling youth unemployment through our industry led Youth Employment Strategy – Developing the Young Workforce.   

“We are encouraging employers to come forward and join what is a crucial intervention to ensure that we capture the potential of our young people and prevent coronavirus (COVID-19) leaving a lasting impact on the employment opportunities of our future workforce.

“I want Scotland’s young people to know we are right behind you, we want you to be successful and we will do everything we can to give you the opportunities you need.”

Sandy Begbie, who helped to design the Edinburgh Guarantee, said:  “In the spring, I was delighted to be asked to develop a strategy to establish a Young Person Guarantee for all 16 to 24-year-olds in Scotland.  The ambition is clear, I want every young person who is unemployed to be given an opportunity of a job, apprenticeship, education, training or volunteering.  I strongly believe we must act now and decisively. Our young people are an asset and a credit to Scotland.”


Further information is available at the Young Persons Guarantee website.

The Young Person’s Guarantee was one of the main recommendations of the Advisory Group on Economic Recovery.

The £60 million Young Person’s Guarantee is part of a total of £100 million for employment support and training announced by the Scottish Government to tackle employment challenges. £10 million of this will be used to support a range of measures to recruit and retain apprentices.


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Vote for your favourite Trinity Park in Green Flag Awards

New post on The NEN – North Edinburgh News
Voting opens to find the UK’s top ten parksby davepickeringScots urged to vote for their favourite Green Flag Award parkScotland’s treasured green spaces are going to the polls, as the vote opens to choose the UK’s top award winning parks.
The People’s Choice vote allows members of the public to have their say – selecting the parks that will be crowned the top ten in the country.

Following expert-led judging, Scotland has 77 parks this year with a Green Flag Award to choose from. These include spaces managed by community groups, universities and local authorities.
The voting is open from 30 October to 25 November with winners announced on 3 December.  To vote for your favourite, simply find it on the map at and click on the vote button.
Last year, Strathaven Park in South Lanarkshire placed in the top ten for the sixth time in seven years and was awarded the accolade of “Scotland’s favorite park”. This year, parks stretching from the Western Isles to the Scottish Borders are all in with a chance.Jamie Ormiston, Beaches and Parks Officer at Keep Scotland Beautiful said, “Living through a pandemic has made this year particularly challenging, and it has shown us the vital role our green spaces play to our health and wellbeing.“The Green Flag Award acknowledges the hard work that goes on to keep these important greenspaces available for us to enjoy.

We encourage everyone to vote for their favourite Green Flag Awarded park and we look forward to finding out the results later this year.”A list of Scotland’s Green Flag Award parks is attached.Park-list-2020Download#environment#green-flag-award#health-and-wellbeing#keep-scotland-beautiful#parks
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Missing Woman Appeal


We’re appealing for information to help trace a missing 73-year-old woman from the Drylaw area.

Frances Corr was last seen around 3.55pm on Thursday, 12 November, on East Pilton Farm Crescent.

She is described as 5ft 4in tall with brown hair, slim build and no glasses. She was wearing a raspberry pink fleece, black or blue trousers and white shoes.

Inspector Caroline Flynn, based at Drylaw, said: “Frances is in the early stages of Alzheimers so she may appear confused or lost.

“We’re urgently appealing for anyone who has any information about where she might be or has seen someone fitting her description to contact us.”

Anyone with information should contact Police Scotland on 101 quoting incident number 2592 of 12 November 2020.Pad

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How you think Edinburgh will be affected by climate change over the coming months and years? Join in the discussion and learn from others


Edinburgh Talks Climate aims to ensure people have information which allows them to make more sustainable choices and encourages to do so. This is to help the city to reach its goal of net-zero emissions by 2030.

The site has weekly discussion themes which aim to help people find tips, share ideas, inspire others, and take local action on subjects around food, travel, energy, sustainable living and plants and wildlife.

This week we have launched a new challenge exploring the Impact of Climate Change in Edinburgh.

We know that climate change is happening. Polar ice caps are melting, wildfires are burning and whole eco-systems are disappearing.

However, that all feels very far away from everyday life in Edinburgh. We want to know if people have started to notice climate change affecting their life in the city and how they think Edinburgh will be affected by climate change over the coming months and years?

We are inviting people of all ages to join in the conversation.  

Impact of Climate Change in Edinburgh links:

Thank you for your continued support

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New Sports and Outdoor Centre for North Edinburgh

Plans for a new sports and outdoor centre in north Edinburgh have been given the green light by councillors.

Plans for the Bangholm Sports and Outdoor Centre were approved by the Development Management Sub-Committee on Wednesday (28 October).

The building will be located next to Trinity Academy and create a new campus with the sports pavilion being the first phase in a proposed redevelopment of the school’s facilities.

It will include a four-court sports hall, gym hall, dance studio and fitness suite, and will become the new home to the school’s PE department. 

The Council’s Sport and Outdoor Learning Unit will also have a base in the centre so they can support outdoor learning in Edinburgh and the surrounding areas. 

Cllr Ian Perry, Education Convener, said: “It’s great news that these plans have been approved today as the school and wider local community are really going to benefit from these purpose-built sport and outdoor centre buildings.

“The new sports venue will boast a four court hall, gym hall, dance studio and fitness suite and although it will primarily be used by Trinity Academy for school PE, wider community groups will also have access to the facilities.”

Cllr Neil Gardiner, Planning Convener, said: “This is going to be an excellent new facility for Trinity Academy pupils and the wider community. I look forward to seeing the plans presented to us today being taken forward and built for school children and other community groups to enjoy. 

“Providing high quality facilities for health and well-being is a vital part of planning in 21st century Edinburgh.”

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Trinity Community Council October Spotlight Update

Please click on the link below the latest TCC update that we also publish in the Trinity Spotlight publication.

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Trinity Community Council November Online Meeting

TCC’s next meeting is on Monday 9th Nov. with updates from;

Elise Schneider on the Waterfront Development (incl. a park from Granton Harbour to Cramond and Lauriston Castle) 

and from

Peter Strong (NW Locality Manager) on how the North West Locality is bedding in.  

You can join the meeting simply by clicking on the following link and following the instructions.  If you are using MSTeams for the first time, it will offer you the choice of downloading the app or using your browser.  We suggest downloading the Teams app, as this improves the functionality you will have during the meeting.  That can be done in advance.  (On a smartphone, there is no choice.  You must use the app.)  

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Business will start at the usual time of 7:15.  You can join the virtual gathering from 7:00, just to give everyone a little time to iron out any technical hitches. 
If you would like to know more about MSTeams, then the following link will tell you all you might want to know!

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And a note for your diary…Our AGM will take place on 14th Dec..  A good time to take stock.  It too will be online.  See our Facebook page or website for joining details in due course.

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Update on Homeowner Fire Alarm Regulations

We recently posted advice on Fire Alarm Regulations that were to come into effect in February 2021 but this has now been updated as follows:

Proposed delay to fire alarm regulations

Published: 20 Oct 2020 20:46Part of: HousingLaw and order

Change to implementation due to coronavirus impact.

The Scottish Government will ask parliament to delay new regulations on smoke and carbon monoxide alarms by 12 months due to the impact of coronavirus (COVID-19)

Legislation due to come into effect in February 2021 meant the standard which currently applies to private rented property and new-builds would have been extended to all homes in Scotland.

Due to the practical difficulties likely to be faced by homeowners seeking to make the necessary changes to their homes, the Scottish Government will now seek to move implementation back to February 2022.

Kevin Stewart, Minister for Local Government and Housing, said:

“Fire safety is an absolute priority for the Scottish Government, and we remain committed to implementing these improved regulations, which will mean everyone will benefit from the same level of protection, whether they own their home or rent from a social or private landlord.

“Given the impact of COVID-19, and the difficulties this is likely to create for people seeking to install new smoke and carbon monoxide alarms, we have listened to concerns and decided to ask the Scottish Parliament to delay implementation.

“If this delay is approved, we will continue to work with partners to spread awareness of the changes before the new deadline. Our focus will be on supporting householders to ensure satisfactory fire alarms are installed so we can improve the safety of their homes.”


The legal duty on complying with the legislation will rest with local authorities and not with individual householders.

The improved standards will mean every home in Scotland must have a smoke alarm fitted in the living room or lounge, and in circulation spaces such as hallways and landings. The changes also mean every kitchen must have a heat alarm, and the alarms will have to be interlinked so they can be heard throughout the property. There must also be a carbon monoxide alarm where there are fixed combustion appliances. 

Homeowners can install tamper proof long-life lithium battery alarms themselves. Mains-wired alarms are also available and are generally cheaper than the tamper proof long-life battery alarms but should be installed by a qualified electrician. Both types of alarm are widely available in general hardware outlets and online.

The Scottish Government has made more than £15 million of loan funding available for Social Landlords ensuring that social tenants are safe in their homes, and provided funding of £870,000 each year for two years to the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service to support their Home Safety Visits to ensure vulnerable and high risk people can get the necessary alarms installed at no cost to them so that they are safe in their homes.

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Crime Prevention Advice – Vehicle Security

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Vehicle Crime Prevention Advice – Police Scotland
Follow these simple tips to reduce opportunities for a potential thief:
Do not leave valuable items in the vehicle even in glove boxes / under seats
If possible avoid parking in dark, secluded areas, choose locations that are well lit and over looked by houses and passers-by 
Always remove keys from the ignition and lock the vehicle when left unattended.  Even if leaving the vehicle for a short time.
Consider an alarm, if not fitted as standard.
If parking in an underground car park make sure no one follows you in (tail gating), such thieves will usually be on foot. If they do, contact the concierge or Police Scotland.
Check all windows and doors are closed and locked.
Make sure vehicles cannot be opened / stolen by theft of the true key
Keep key cards in a Faraday pouch, which prevents it transmitting or receiving radio signals

Do not leave keys by doors / on tables at home, were they may be easily accessible to thieves

Make sure any spare keys are stored safely and securely
Report any suspicious / criminal activity to Police Scotland via 101 or in an emergency 999.
You can give information regarding crime or criminal activity anonymously by phoning Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111
Please visit our website for additional information;
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