Have a look at the NHW page. I have received an email myself purporting to be from HMRC in regard to overpaid tax etc. It looks very convincing and some people might assume it was genuine.

DPRA Bank Accounts

Just for info and to avoid any future confusion, the old bank account has now been closed. We deliberately left it open this year in case anyone accidentally paid their Garden Maintenance Fee into it. Two households indeed did and this money plus some residual funds have been transferred over into the new account. Should anyone try and pay money into the old account next year it will bounce. A full breakdown of accounts will be posted shortly once approved at committee level.

Smoke Alarms etc. – UPDATE !

Due to lack of publicity (not admitted) and the ongoing Covid-19 crisis, it seems that Scot.gov are going to delay the implementation due to coronavirus impact. It appears they are going to put it back to Feb. 2022.

See Scot.gov for info.

Smoke, fire and co2 alarms !

As per my other recent post, I picked up some information on nextdoor.co.uk which appears to indicate that “all” homes in Scotland must have inter-connected alarms installed and working by February next year (Feb.2021) 

Link to gov.scot  with info on legislation etc.

Sykes the electrician in the village have posted some info from “Select” and it can viewed via the “nextdoor.co.uk” website.

This is the same leaflet direct from “Select”.  Alarms.pdf

I most certainly have not received any information about this, but it does appear to be genuine. 


A very handy wee site with quite a lot of good local information. Appears to be free of the usual keyboard warriors (at present). Would definitely recommend signing up.

I came across some interesting, if not slight alarming (excuse the pun) regarding smoke alarms etc. I will post it as a separate article.

I have most certainly not received any information about this, but it does appear to be genuine. Sykes the electrician have posted a pdf about it.

Link to news item here.

Grass Cutting.

Last cut of the year yesterday (07.10.20). We have had 14 cuts this year which is exactly the same as last year.

We have spoken with the grass contractor regarding next years cost and this will be discussed at committee level initially prior to setting next year’s Garden maintenance Fund fee.

Vauxhall in top carpark.


Does anyone know who this car belongs to? It has been sitting for a while now with flat tyres etc and may be abandoned. It is un-taxed and the MOT expired in October 2019.

18.09.20 Grass Cutting

We had our 13th cut done yesterday. Alan (Grass contractor) intends to do one more cut in approximately 3 weeks unless the weather dictates otherwise. This will be a total of 14 cuts this year which is exactly the same amount as last year.

He mentioned that there were numerous chunks of tarmac on the grass and it seems most likely that they will have got there by some of the kids throwing the loose pieces of car-park surface in that direction. If they could refrain from doing so he would be grateful as it can damage the cutting blades on his machine.

Driving Standards

As some of you are aware we had an incident in the street on Saturday night which involved a minor collision with two vehicles.  Thankfully nobody was hurt and it resulted in relatively minor damage to both vehicles. However it could easily have been a child or an adult. The consequences could have been considerably more serious.

There is absolutely no need to be driving any faster than 5 or 10 mph in the street and it is most definitely unnecessary to be reversing at speed in the street. Hopefully the person concerned has learned a lesson from this, however he has been spoken to before about his standard of driving. Hopefully it will sink in this time.

    Dreghorn Park Residents' Association