News and Events

June 2016

Mayfield Gala

April 2016

The Mayfield and Easthouses Community Chest Fund is now open to local voluntary community groups and organisations.  For further information and an application, please click the files at the very bottom of this page.

February 2016

We have spaces available at our Lunch Club should you or anyone you know be interested in coming along.  All we require is that you are over 55 years old.  Free transport available if you live in the Mayfield or Easthouses area (subject to availability).  If you live outside the area you are still more than welcome to come along.  Lunch costs £2.50 and this also includes tea/coffee and dessert or soup in the winter months. For an application or further information, please call 0131 663 5317 or e-mail or pop in to our office.

January 2016
Happy New Year everbody, we at MAEDT hope everyone enjoyed the festive period!

We have officially launched MAEDT personal now.  Please see our Facebook page for some ideas and to see some of our previous work.  If you would like to place an order please e-mail or call the MAEDT office on 0131 663 5317.

December 2015
The Mayfield & Easthouses Christmas Lights Event will take place at Mayfield Leisure Centre on Sunday 6th December from 2pm.  The Christmas lights will be turned on at 4.30pm beside Scotmid store.

July 2015

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June 2015

The Mayfield & Easthouses Gala Day will take place on Saturday 6th June 2015, we will be there with our tombola, treasure hunt, putt putt and bowls.  We will be at Mayfield Park from 12pm if you want to get ahead of the crowd for your chance to win some prizes.

April 2015

Saturday 11th April will see the launch of the Big Wall Mural in Mayfield, please see The Big Wall Mural Facebook page for further details.

December 2014

November 2014

The Mayfield & Easthouses Christmas Lights Event Raffle will take place at Mayfield Leisure Centre on Sunday 7th December at 4pm.
Mayfield Community Club are looking for volunteers to help out every Friday at the Tea Dance.  For further information please call Les at the Community Club on 0131 663 4959.
I would like to take this opportunity to welcome our new Job Club Worker, Michelle Kerr who will be starting with MAEDT on Monday 3rd November.  Michelle will be leading the Job Club drop in sessions in partnership with Jane Sheppard from Community Learning and Development.

October 2014

Our Lunch Club has now moved from the large hall in the Mayfield Community Club but don't worry we have only moved to the smaller hall.  Meaning that we now have room to accommodate additional clients should anyone like to join the Lunch Club.  For further information and/or an application please contact Mark on 0131 663 5317.
We would like to take this opportunity to welcome our new Development Worker, Sharon Hill who will be the main point of contact should you have any ideas or suggestions for new projects that you would like to see happen in the Mayfield & Easthouses area.

September 2014

We are recruiting for a Development Worker at MAEDT.  Please click the image below to see the job description.  For an application, please e-mail or
call 0131 663 5317.
  The closing date for applications will be Monday 29th September 2014, interviews will be arranged shortly afterwards.

We are presently recruiting for a Job Club Worker.  Please click on the images below to see the job description.  For an application please call 0131 663 5317 or e-mail 
Closing dates for applications will be Tuesday 16th September 2014 and interview dates will be arranged with successful applicants shortly afterwards.

**Applications have now closed for this position**

August 2014

June 2014

The Queen's Baton Relay

25th Anniversary of the Mayfield & Easthouses Gala Day will take place on Saturday 7th June at Mayfield Park and opening the event will be Jesse Rae.  The parade will be leaving from Easthouses at 1pm and finishing at Mayfield Park.  Many of the local organisations and business will have stalls at the event.  MAEDT will have a stall with games to win prizes (for prices please see posters on the day). We will also be promoting our latest projects as well as giving the public the opportunity to speak to us about other projects they would like to have in the area.

May 2014

Mayfield Woodlands Clean Up
The new number to contact NHS 24 is 111

March 2014

The new non-emergency number to contact Police Scotland is 101.
Examples of non emergencies:

  • if you’ve had a minor traffic accident
  • if your property has been vandalised
  • if your car has been stolen
  • if you suspect drug dealing
  • if you’ve witnessed a crime
  • if you’ve seen a missing person
  • if you need crime prevention advice
  • if you want to speak to a local police officer

 If you have an emergency, the number is still 999

Beginning Thursday 20th March we will be running a Job Search Drop In 10am-12pm.  If you require internet access to apply or look for jobs please feel free to come along.  There is no charge to access the service and no need to make an appointment.

Our Job Club has changed to Tuesdays from 10.30am to 12.30pm, if you would like to come along please drop in, no appointments are required.


Beginning Wednesday 12th March The Citizens Advice Bureau will be holding sessions at the MAEDT Hub from 10am to 1pm.

February 2014

We have office space available to rent at the MAEDT Hub for any groups or organisations who are looking for additional space for meetings.  Please contact Mark or Linda on 0131 663 5317 to arrange a meeting or for further details.

January 2014

We are looking for volunteers to help out at the MAEDT Lunch Club that we run for older isolated members of the community at the Mayfield Community Club every Friday.  If you would be interested in volunteering with us or any of our other projects please  email or call 0131 663 5317 for an application pack.


December 2013

We at MAEDT would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

Our office will be closed from 20th December 2013 and re-opening on 6th January 2014


The Christmas Lights Event will take place at Mayfield Leisure Centre on Sunday 8th December and will begin at 2pm.  Tickets for the the Christmas raffle are available at the MAEDT office (for further outlets please call the MAEDT office on 0131 663 5317) and will be drawn on the 8th December before the Christmas lights switch on.

November 2013

We are looking for a volunteer driver to pick up and drop off our Friday Lunch Club attendees. You must have a clean full B1 (standard) licence, held it for at least 3 years and you must also be over the age of 21. Pick ups and drop offs will only take just over an hour each way. Pick ups begin at 9.45am leaving from the MAEDT Hub and drop offs will begin at 1.30pm from the Mayfield Community Club. For further details and an application pack please call 0131 663 5317 or e-mail


We will be hosting our Annual General Meeting on Monday 25th November 6.30pm for 7pm at the MAEDT Hub with light refreshments, if you are a member of the Mayfield or Easthouses community and would like to come along please feel free.  There are still places available if you would like to also become a member of our Board.


If you live in Mayfield or Easthouses and have any stories and/or drawings that you think should be included in the Big Wall Mural Project please download the attached form, fill it in and drop it in to the MAEDT office and we will pass it on to Chris Rutterford, Artist leading the project.

October 2013

We are arranging a meeting with parents in the local community to discuss what activities they would like to include with our Baby & Toddler Group and possibly look at arranging outings for the group.  If you have a child aged between 0 and 4 years old and would like to join the group, please come along to our meeting that will take place on Tuesday 22nd October at 10.30am in our office at 12 Bogwood Court, Mayfield.


The Mayfield & Easthouses Neighbourhood Plan group have arranged a meeting at 7pm on 22nd October with the artist leading the Big Wall project Christopher Rutterford, who would like members of the local community to come along and tell a few stories about Mayfield & Easthouses to give him ideas for what should be included in the mural.

Please check out the following short video about Chris Rutterford and his work:

Watching Paint Dry

September 2013

New site for Newbattle High School consultation meetings will take place:

Newbattle Community High School, Thursday 19 September from 10am until 2pm

   Mayfield Library, Thursday 19 September from 3pm until 7pm

   Newtongrange Library, Friday 20 September from 10am until 2pm

   Gorebridge Library, Friday 20 September from 3pm until 7pm

   Newbattle Community High School, Saturday 5 October from 9am until 1pm


We will be running a Job Club drop in from 10.30am to 12.30pm every Friday at our MAEDT office for anyone who requires assistance with c.v. building, I.T. skills, confidence building or job searches.  Even if you only require internet access to e-mail a c.v. or want to look up job vacancies, please feel free to pop in. We also post vacancies up on our bulletin board at the office every Wednesday.


We are hosting a Job Club information day on Friday 6th September for anyone who would be interested in joining.  If you would be interested the event will take place from 10am to 12pm at our office at 12 Bogwood Court

August 2013

Our gardening competition will take place at our Family Fun Day on 31st August, if you would like to enter or would like to nominate a neighbour or friend please contact us on 0131 663 5317 or by e-mail to  You are welcome to pop into the office and complete an entry form.

July 2013

We will be providing our annual Summer Programme for children under 5 years old again this year.  On Tuesday 30th July there will be soft play and a bouncy castle beginning at 10am and finishing at 12pm at Mayfield Leisure Centre. 

On Wednesday 31st July there will be a session of Monkey Music for up to 20 children under 5 years old followed by face painting.  If you are interested in bringing you child along please call us on 0131 663 5317 to book as places are limited.

June 2013

We will soon be launching our Job Club that will provide members of the local community the necessary skills to become job ready, including cv building.  We are now advertising local jobs on a weekly basis in our shop front window and further details are available in the office.

October 2012

Mayfield Haiku is a series of fourteen poems and photographs of sculptural interventions created by local residents at Mayfield & Easthouses Development Trust. A limited edition book of the works, prefaced with an essay by poet Ken Cockburn, has been published to accompany an exhibition of the artworks in local shops and a rolling programme of billboard posters, displayed in Mayfield Square advertising hoardings 29th October 2012 – 10th February 2013.

September 2012

Friday 21st September, Mayfield & Easthouses Development Trust Lunch Club

We are proud to announce the launch of our Lunch Club on Friday 21st September and would like to ask if you know any members of the community that feel isolated and who may be interested in coming along, please get in touch with us.  We provide a minibus service for those who have difficulties traveling to the club (only available to Mayfield & Easthouses residence).  We are also looking for volunteers to help serve tea/coffee, lunch and have a little chat with the service users.  For further information please contact us on 0131 663 5317 or by e-mail to

August 2012

 Saturday 11th August, Mayfield & Easthouses Development Trust Family Fun Day

We at MAEDT are pleased to announce that the Family Fun Day will be on Saturday 11th August starting at 11am. Begining with the awards ceremony for the Mayfield & Easthouses Gardening Competition and then activities including a magician, puppet show, face painting and races. We at hope to see you there.

Thursday 9th & Friday 10th August, Mayfield & Easthouses Summer Programme

MAEDT will be running a summer programme again this year and this will include Monkey Music for under 5's, a bouncy castle and soft play. If you have kids under 5 and would like to book a place for Monkey Music, please call 0131 663 5317 to reserve a place. You will need to be quick as places are limited.