Welcome to Ryan and Eilidh, PEP’s newest members of staff. They have come on board to run the LOOPS North West Community Navigation Project. LOOPS (Local Opportunities for Older People) is a citywide service designed to let older people know what’s going on in their local area and to help them access the support and services they need.
Congratulations to Kaya, one of PEP’s Polish students who just found out that she has a place at Edinburgh Colleges Stevenson’s Campus on the part time ESOL course. This is an excellent step for Kaya as her aim is to be able to attend college to study Graphics.
As always PEP’s Summer Fayre was held in the community gardens opposite the offices at 3 West Pilton Park. The fayre was opened by manager Helen Tait and 5 band members from the Davidson Mains & District Pipe band. 4 pipers and a drummer started off the proceedings and played several rousing tunes expertly and professionally. The BBQ was manned by volunteers and produced a steady stream of food and drink for everyone to enjoy.
This week’s highlights were Falkirk town, the Craft Class, the Volunteers Barbeque, Edinburgh’s ‘Curiosity bus tour’ and a visit to the Scottish Owl Centre
The week started at Falkirk and while Falkirk’s one way system got the better of the buses, it was an enjoyable visit to the town and the weather was lovely for a wander. The group were able to sit outside and enjoy their lunch in the precinct in the sun.