Benhar Forest and Ponds

Fauldhouse and Breich Valley Community Development Trust (F&BV CDT) would like to bring the Benhar Forest and Ponds Area back into community use.

Reacting to requests from local people who were concerned that the area had become “run down” and “inaccessible”, F&BV CDT conducted extensive research into the Benhar Forest and Ponds Area. This included ecological and environmental studies, community consultations, and community and partner discussions about how improvements could be made to the area; for the benefit of the communities, local wildlife and the environment. F&BV CDT has also facilitated several meetings with Forestry and Land Scotland, Oatridge SRUC, the West Lothian Council Ecology and Biodiversity Officer and the Regeneration Officer (among other partners) to discuss and progress the F&BV communities desire to see the Benhar Forest and Ponds Area improved, open and accessible. F&BV CDT are now looking to establish a local community support group to help us bring the area back into community use, to help promote and progress The Benhar Forest and Ponds Area Project.

Dave Huddlestone (F&BV CDT Board Member) completed this report in February 2022 entitled ‘Fauldhouse Forest 704 Block 93’. The document is downloadable using the link below:-

http://www.fauldhouse.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/FBVCDTForestReportFinal.pdf

There will be a further meeting held shortly if you are interested in becoming involved. If you would like more information, or you would like to help us bring the area back into community use please call The Hub on 01501 773 699 or email Dave Huddlestone at Dave.huddlestone@live.co.uk

Your Community Calendar

May
23
Mon
2022
9:15 am Community Playgroup @ Fauldhouse Partnership Centre
Community Playgroup @ Fauldhouse Partnership Centre
May 23 @ 9:15 am – 11:30 am
Pre school 9.15-11.30am (£9 morning) or 9.15am-2pm (£20 full day)
10:00 am Baby Boogie @ Eastfield Development Centre
Baby Boogie @ Eastfield Development Centre
May 23 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am
Baby Boogie @ Eastfield Development Centre
 
10:00 am Neil’s Hugs Foundation @ The Hub, Benhar Community Room
Neil’s Hugs Foundation @ The Hub, Benhar Community Room
May 23 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Neil's Hugs Foundation @ The Hub, Benhar Community Room
Support group who have lost someone to suicide. No appointments, just turn up, kettle will be on! £2 donation for refreshments. The Hub are asking all individuals in the groups to continue to donate, if[...]
10:00 am Pennies Pantry @ Fauldhouse Partnership Centre (room 2)
Pennies Pantry @ Fauldhouse Partnership Centre (room 2)
May 23 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Pennies Pantry @ Fauldhouse Partnership Centre (room 2)
 
11:00 am Toe Tapping Tots @ Eastfield Development Centre
Toe Tapping Tots @ Eastfield Development Centre
May 23 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am
Toe Tapping Tots @ Eastfield Development Centre
 
1:00 pm Fauldhouse Art Group @ The Hub, Behar Community Room
Fauldhouse Art Group @ The Hub, Behar Community Room
May 23 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Fauldhouse Art Group @ The Hub, Behar Community Room
We are asking all individuals in the groups to continue to donate, if they are able, £2 per person which helps go toward room costs, tea/coffee and biscuits. We also ask you please bring your[...]
6:00 pm Boxing (Under 18s) @ Fauldhouse United
Boxing (Under 18s) @ Fauldhouse United
May 23 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Boxing (Under 18s) @ Fauldhouse United
 
7:00 pm Arts and Crafts @ Fauldhouse Partnership Centre (room 2)
Arts and Crafts @ Fauldhouse Partnership Centre (room 2)
May 23 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Arts and Crafts @ Fauldhouse Partnership Centre (room 2)
Sports and Wellbeing for All Trust Nicola Mullen
8:00 pm Boxing (Adults) @ Fauldhouse United
Boxing (Adults) @ Fauldhouse United
May 23 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Boxing (Adults) @ Fauldhouse United
 
May
24
Tue
2022
9:15 am Community Playgroup @ Fauldhouse Partnership Centre
Community Playgroup @ Fauldhouse Partnership Centre
May 24 @ 9:15 am – 11:30 am
Pre school 9.15-11.30am (£9 morning) or 9.15am-2pm (£20 full day)
2:00 pm OPAL Voices @ Zoom
OPAL Voices @ Zoom
May 24 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
OPAL Voices @ Zoom
Our OPAL Voices group sing songs from favourite musicals as well as from iconic singers and bands. Sing the blues away!.
4:45 pm Little Penguins (3 years plus) @ Fauldhouse Partnership Centre (Swimming Pool)
Little Penguins (3 years plus) @ Fauldhouse Partnership Centre (Swimming Pool)
May 24 @ 4:45 pm – 5:45 pm
Little Penguins (3 years plus) @ Fauldhouse Partnership Centre (Swimming Pool)
3 Years plus
5:00 pm SMK Dance Works (Acrotrix P3) @ Salvation Army Hall 1
SMK Dance Works (Acrotrix P3) @ Salvation Army Hall 1
May 24 @ 5:00 pm – 5:45 pm
SMK Dance Works (Acrotrix P3) @ Salvation Army Hall 1
Acrotrix P3
5:55 pm SMK Dance Works (Cheerleading P3) @ Salvation Army Hall 2
SMK Dance Works (Cheerleading P3) @ Salvation Army Hall 2
May 24 @ 5:55 pm – 6:40 pm
SMK Dance Works (Cheerleading P3) @ Salvation Army Hall 2
Cheerleading P3
5:55 pm SMK Dance Works (Lyrical P1 & P2) @ Salvation Army Hall 1
SMK Dance Works (Lyrical P1 & P2) @ Salvation Army Hall 1
May 24 @ 5:55 pm – 6:40 pm
SMK Dance Works (Lyrical P1 & P2) @ Salvation Army Hall 1
Lyrical P1 & P2
6:00 pm Youth Club @ Eastfield Development Centre
Youth Club @ Eastfield Development Centre
May 24 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Youth Club @ Eastfield Development Centre
P7+ Come along every week and take part, decide what you would like to do.  Activities, chill out area, crafts, games. Meet up with friends and make new friends. Please give Sally a call at[...]
6:50 pm SMK Dance Works (Acrotrix P4) @ Salvation Army Hall 1
SMK Dance Works (Acrotrix P4) @ Salvation Army Hall 1
May 24 @ 6:50 pm – 7:35 pm
SMK Dance Works (Acrotrix P4) @ Salvation Army Hall 1
Acrotrix P3
6:50 pm SMK Dance Works (Cheerleading P4) @ Salvation Army Hall 2
SMK Dance Works (Cheerleading P4) @ Salvation Army Hall 2
May 24 @ 6:50 pm – 7:35 pm
SMK Dance Works (Cheerleading P4) @ Salvation Army Hall 2
Cheerleading P3
May
25
Wed
2022
9:15 am Community Playgroup @ Fauldhouse Partnership Centre
Community Playgroup @ Fauldhouse Partnership Centre
May 25 @ 9:15 am – 11:30 am
Pre school 9.15-11.30am (£9 morning) or 9.15am-2pm (£20 full day)
9:30 am Walking Group @ Starts at Longridge
Walking Group @ Starts at Longridge
May 25 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Walking Group @ Starts at Longridge
Sports and Wellbeing for All Laura Hunter
10:00 am Sewing with Sandra @ Benhar Community Room, The Hub
Sewing with Sandra @ Benhar Community Room, The Hub
May 25 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Sewing with Sandra @ Benhar Community Room, The Hub
THIS GROUP IS CURRENTLY FULL We are asking all individuals in the groups to continue to donate, if they are able, £2 per person which helps go toward room costs, tea/coffee and biscuits. We also[...]
10:30 am Coffee, Cake, Chat @ Salvation Army Fauldhouse
Coffee, Cake, Chat @ Salvation Army Fauldhouse
May 25 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Coffee, Cake, Chat @ Salvation Army Fauldhouse
Coffee Cake Chat at the Fauldhouse Salvation Army is starting back again on Wednesdays from 10.30am-12.30pm. Everyone is welcome to drop in!
10:30 am Eastfield Tots (Age 0-5yrs) @ Eastfield Development Centre
Eastfield Tots (Age 0-5yrs) @ Eastfield Development Centre
May 25 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Eastfield Tots (Age 0-5yrs) @ Eastfield Development Centre
A Parent baby/toddler group (Eastfield Tots) is at EDC on Wednesdays, 10.30am until 12noon. The group is set up with seating area for adults in twos, a baby area, toddler activity area and large toy[...]
1:00 pm Take a Break Craft Group @ Behar Community Room, The Hub
Take a Break Craft Group @ Behar Community Room, The Hub
May 25 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Take a Break Craft Group @ Behar Community Room, The Hub
We are asking all individuals in the groups to continue to donate, if they are able, £2 per person which helps go toward room costs, tea/coffee and biscuits. We also ask you please bring your[...]
2:00 pm Blackfaulds Court Activity Group... @ The Bield
Blackfaulds Court Activity Group... @ The Bield
May 25 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Blackfaulds Court Activity Group 60+ @ The Bield
Face to Face Group for those over 60+
2:00 pm Zoom Room @ Zoom
Zoom Room @ Zoom
May 25 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Zoom Room @ Zoom
A fun way to spend an hour with quizzes, games, entertainment, seated exercise and chat. Summer highlights include armchair travel to Hawaii, a seated ceilidh, a sing-along ‘name that tune’ with Sandy, and some laughter[...]
3:00 pm Online Yoga @ Online sessions
Online Yoga @ Online sessions
May 25 @ 3:00 pm – 4:15 pm
Online Yoga @ Online sessions
Booking essential to join this group
4:45 pm Little Penguins (3 years plus) @ Fauldhouse Partnership Centre (Swimming Pool)
Little Penguins (3 years plus) @ Fauldhouse Partnership Centre (Swimming Pool)
May 25 @ 4:45 pm – 5:45 pm
Little Penguins (3 years plus) @ Fauldhouse Partnership Centre (Swimming Pool)
3 Years plus
5:15 pm SMK Dance Works (Ballet and Tap ... @ Salvation Army Hall 1
SMK Dance Works (Ballet and Tap ... @ Salvation Army Hall 1
May 25 @ 5:15 pm – 6:15 pm
SMK Dance Works (Ballet and Tap P7-S2) @ Salvation Army Hall 1
Ballet and Tap P7-S2
5:15 pm SMK Dance Works (Ballet and Tap ... @ Salvation Army Hall 1
SMK Dance Works (Ballet and Tap ... @ Salvation Army Hall 1
May 25 @ 5:15 pm – 6:15 pm
SMK Dance Works (Ballet and Tap S3+) @ Salvation Army Hall 1
Ballet and Tap S3+
6:00 pm Boxing (P3-P7) @ Fauldhouse United
Boxing (P3-P7) @ Fauldhouse United
May 25 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Boxing (P3-P7) @ Fauldhouse United
P3-P7

Get In Touch

  Address: F&BV CDT, The Hub, 10 Main Street, Fauldhouse, EH47 9HX

  Phone: 01501 773 699

  Web: www.fauldhouse.org.uk