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There is no health service provision – the nearest health centre is at East Calder. There is no public transport that connects the infirm and unwell to the East Calder Health Centre. According to the 2001 census 114 people were unpaid carers within the village. There is a shop, post office, bar, chip shop, garage, park, church and a new pottery business in the village. There is no sports centre – the closest being again at East Calder. Connection to East Calder involves crossing the A71, Scotland’s busiest single carriageway ‘A’ road. In the West Lothian Council’s summary Locality Plan (2008-2011) one of the main youth issues was to tackle underage drinking in Kirknewton. The action proposed included a Friday afternoon sports based project at East Calder Sports Centre. Again there is a reliance on a scheme and facilities outwith the village. There is no youth centre in Kirknewton.

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Profile for Tony Foster

Kirknewton Community Development Plan 2012-2014  

To engage everyone who lives and works in Kirknewton and be an inclusive and vibrant community that invests in the future of the village.

Kirknewton Community Development Plan 2012-2014  

To engage everyone who lives and works in Kirknewton and be an inclusive and vibrant community that invests in the future of the village.

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