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LOANHEAD: Loanhead Town Council put into operation this week its new method of refuse collection. The scheme which was due to start some months ago was delayed owing to difficulty in obtaining a supply of fittings. However, the “tombstones” which have long stood unaltered are now in action providing a stand to support the paper collecting bag and lid. Where there is access to the back of houses, council workmen remove the sacks from the stands and leave a clean sack in its place. Collections of refuse will be reduced to one per household each week. Buckets on the streets, as far as Lonahead is concerned, are now in the past.
DALKEITH: Dalkeith’s new £200,000 sports pavilion was officially opened by local councillor David Smith. At the ceremony at Cowden Park, Councillor Smith said the town’s housing problem had, until the 1960s, meant resources could not be allocated to other purposes. Since then, however, the town could boast the community centre, library and arts centre, the re-development of the town centre and the indoor bowling stadium.
PENICUIK: Plans to refurbish Penicuik Fire Station have been downscaled to cut costs, it has been confirmed. Lothian and Borders Fire and Rescue Service has submitted revised improvement plans for the Loanburn Avenue station - a move which has angered local politicians.
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