LCDT Newsletter May 2023

Cycle Circuit
Join us for the grand opening of the West Lothian Cycle Circuit!
Following years of fundraising and planning, Saturday 27th May will see the long-awaited cycle circuit launch. With fun activities for the whole community, this is a celebration of the cycle circuit and all it will bring to the area.
Soon to be available for use by individuals or local groups, for training, racing and exercise, the circuit is an exciting development for the area. Carole Racionzer, Chair of LCDT, says “After all the hard work and millions of hours of volunteer time, we are so excited to finally realise our vision in Linlithgow. This has been a true partnership between so many organisations and we can’t wait to see the facility in action, a fantastic outcome for cycle-sport, for community development, for active travel and for cycling tourism.”
We look forward to seeing you there! Stay tuned for more details on how you and your group can use the facility.
We are delighted to be hosting a Tech Donation Box from the Edinburgh Remakery this month. Available in our foyer until 24th May, drop in with your unwanted laptops, tablets, smartphones and digital SLRs to donate them for refurbishing!

Job Opportunity – Facilities Assistant

The core hours will be 2 hours per week on a Friday afternoon. Rate of pay is set at the real living wage.
Tasks to include: Set up of rooms in a variety of layouts for hall and room hires  Cleaning up and setting up refreshment’s stations  Ensuring rooms being hired out are at a high standard of cleanliness  Ensuring a high level of cleanliness throughout the EH49 Hub in all areas  Experience in a similar role is welcome but not as essential as the correct attitude and work ethic. We are looking for someone who is available on a flexible basis, who can use their initiative and who is happy to work on their own. 
Dependent on availability, additional hours may be available on occasion. If you are interested in finding out more, please email [email protected].
Volunteering at LCDT

We are fortunate at the Trust to have a team of dedicated and talented volunteers. We truly couldn’t achieve all we do without their kind efforts. There are LCDT projects that currently have open volunteer vacancies. Please see the details below and get in touch if you are interested.
Cycle Circuit Launch volunteers
We are looking for local people to get involved with and help out at the launch of the brand-new Cycle circuit on the 27th of May. We are expecting a large turn-out from the community to take advantage of a wide range of activities and to support this we’re looking to fill a number of volunteering roles. Including stewarding, manning the refreshments tent and providing information to our guests.
If you are interested in volunteering at this exciting community event, please email [email protected].
Trustees Wanted!
LCDT are looking for new trustees from a range of ages and backgrounds to support the next phase of our organisation’s growth. Our aim is ‘To make Linlithgow a better place to live and work, through a community led plan of action which provides services, amenities and/or financial support to local initiatives.’ We are particularly looking for trustees who, as well as sharing our aims, can bring experience from business or enterprise. 
This is great opportunity to get involved in a dynamic local community organisation and to work with a great team of staff and Trustees. For more details, please contact [email protected] 
Minutes Secretary
Linlithgow Community Development Trust are looking for a Minutes Secretary to take the minutes of Trust board meetings. This is a volunteer position, and some previous experience is preferred although training can be offered if required. This could be an opportunity for someone looking to gain some experience in community development to find out more about the role of boards and Trustees and how to oversee the running of a local community Trust. Please send all expressions of interest to [email protected].
Please note that the new office hours of the EH49 Hub are Monday and Tuesday from 10am-4pm. For any Hub hire and project enquiries you can contact us at [email protected] or on 01506 846991.