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  • Halls for hire
    • Addiewell Community Centre

      Located in the village of Addiewell this is a small facility adjacent to the primary school that caters for all age groups, activities and events.

    • Armadale Community Centre

      Located in the village of Armadale to the West of West Lothian this is a large facility that caters for all age groups, activities and events.

    • Bathgate Partnership Centre

      Located within the partnership centre are a wide range of council services as well as the management committee led Bathgate Community Centre.

    • Bellsquarry Village Hall

      Located in the village of Bellsquarry this is a small facility that caters for all age groups, activities and events.

    • Blackburn Community Centre

      Located in the village of Blackburn. This is a large facility that boasts one of the largest indoor sports hall in West Lothian. The centre caters for all age groups, activities and events.

    • Boghall Community Wing

      The community wing it managed by the Boghall Drop in Centre and serves as a base for agencies to work in partnership and provides a range of services to the Boghall community.

    • Bridgend Community Centre

      Located in the village of Bridgend this is a small facility that caters for all age groups, activities and events.

    • Broxburn Old Town Centre

      Located in the village of Broxburn this is a small facility that caters for all age groups, activities and events.

    • Carmondean Community Centre

      Located in the Deans area of Livingston this is a small facility built around a courtyard that caters for all age groups, activities and events.

    • Chalmers Hall (Linlithgow Bridge)

      Located in the village of Linlithgow Bridge this is a small facility that caters for all age groups, activities and events.

    • Craiginn Community Centre

      Located in the village of Blackridge this is a medium size facility that caters for all age groups, activities and events.

    • Craigsfarm Community Centre

      Located in the Craigshill area of Livingston is a medium size facility that caters for all age groups, activities and events.

    • Crofthead Community Centre

      Located in the Dedridge area of Livingston this facility is within a small courtyard and caters for all age groups, activities and events.

    • Dechmont Hall

      Located in the village of Dechmont near Uphall this is a small facility that caters for all age groups, activities and events.

    • East Calder Community Centre

      Located in the village of East Calder this is a small facility that caters for all age groups, activities and events.

    • East Whitburn Community Centre

      Located in the village of East Whitburn this is a small facility that caters for all age groups, activities and events.

    • Ecclesmachan Village Hall

      Located in the village of Ecclesmachan this is a small facility that caters for all age groups, activities and events.

    • Facilities Hire

      Beecraigs Country Park can offer many facilities for hire.

    • Forestbank Community Centre

      Located in the Ladywell area of Livingston this is a new facility that caters for all age groups, activities and events.

    • Kirknewton Village Hall

      Located in the village of Kirknewton this is a small facility that caters for all age groups, activities and events.

    • Lanthorn Community Centre

      Located in the Dedridge area of Livingston this is a large facility that caters for all age groups, activities and events.

    • Livingston Station Community Centre

      Located in the Deans area of Livingston this is a new facility that caters for all age groups, activities and events.

    • Mid Calder Community Centre

      Located in the village of Mid Calder this is a small facility that caters for all age groups, activities and events.

    • Mosswood Community Centre

      Located in the Knightsridge area of Livingston this is a medium size facility that caters for all age groups, activities and events.

    • Murieston Village Hall

      Located in the Murieston area of Livingston this is a small facility that caters for all age groups, activities and events.

    • Newton Community Centre

      Located in the village of Newton this is a small facility that caters for all age groups, activities and events.

    • Newyearfield Farm Community Centre

      Located in the Ladywell area of Livingston this is a small facility that caters for all age groups, activities and events.

    • Philpstoun Community Centre

      Located in the Linlithgow area of West Lothian this is a small facility that caters for all age groups, activities and events.

    • Polbeth Village Hall

      Located in the village of Polbeth this is a small facility that caters for all age groups, activities and events.

    • Seafield Community Centre

      Located within the small village of Seafield the old school building. It caters for all age groups, activities and events.

    • Search Activities on at Community Centres

      Search through all activities available at West Lothian's Community Centres and Village Halls

    • Search Community Centres by Facilities

      Browse through West Lothian's Community Centres and Village Halls by facilities available

    • Stoneyburn Community Centre

      Located in the village of Stoneyburn to the West of West Lothian this is a medium facility that caters for all age groups, activities and events.

    • Strathbrock Community Centre

      Located within the Strathbrock Partnership Centre in the Town of Broxburn to the East of West Lothian.

    • Torphichen Community Centre

      Located in the village of Torphichen this is a small facility that caters for all age groups, activities and events.

    • Uphall Community Centre

      Located in the Uphall Area of West Lothian this facility is modern and caters for all age groups, activities and events.

    • Uphall Station Village Hall

      Located in the village of Uphall Station this is a small facility that caters for all age groups, activities and events.

    • West Calder Community Centre

      Located in the village of West Calder this facility is an old school refurbished into a large community centre and caters for all age groups, activities and events.

    • Whitburn Community Centre

      Located in the town of Whitburn to the West of West Lothian this is a large facility that caters for all age groups, activities and events.

    • Winchburgh Community Centre

      Located in the village of Winchburgh the building was opened in the 1900's and is available for a variety of activities and events.

  • Health
    • Health and Medical Services

      Find health and medical services in West Lothian. Covering a wide variety of services including GP practices and doctor's surgeries, hospitals, dental practices, opticians and pharmacies. This section also covers specialist services including Therapy and Rehabilitation (Speech and Language, Community Rehabilitation and Brain Injury Service (CRABIS), Chiropody/Podiatry, Occupational Therapy, Dietetics and Nutrition), West Lothian Health Improvement Team, Healthy Respect Drop-in and Books on Prescription.

    • Public Toilet Facilities

      We provide 14 public conveniences in various locations in West Lothian, which includes 1 staffed toilet.

  • Health and safety at work
    • Health and Safety

      A wide range of documents and guidance are available on relation to health and safety at work.

    • Health and Safety at Work

      Environmental Health investigate accidents, work-related diseases and dangerous occurrences reported to the service, taking enforcement action where necessary and giving advice as appropriate.

  • Health care
    • Fauldhouse Partnership Centre

      Fauldhouse Partnership Centre (FPC) is a newly built bright spacious building with a range of services all under the one roof, please take a look at our opening hours and feel free to pop in.

    • Social Care and Health

      West Lothian Health and Social Care Partnership, is a partnership between West Lothian Council and NHS Lothian, which brings health and social care together.

  • Health centres
    • Social Care and Health

      West Lothian Health and Social Care Partnership, is a partnership between West Lothian Council and NHS Lothian, which brings health and social care together.

  • Health promotion
    • Health and Medical Services

      Find health and medical services in West Lothian. Covering a wide variety of services including GP practices and doctor's surgeries, hospitals, dental practices, opticians and pharmacies. This section also covers specialist services including Therapy and Rehabilitation (Speech and Language, Community Rehabilitation and Brain Injury Service (CRABIS), Chiropody/Podiatry, Occupational Therapy, Dietetics and Nutrition), West Lothian Health Improvement Team, Healthy Respect Drop-in and Books on Prescription.

    • Social Care and Health

      West Lothian Health and Social Care Partnership, is a partnership between West Lothian Council and NHS Lothian, which brings health and social care together.

    • Together For Health (T4H)

      Together for Health (T4H) is a community based project which works to promote healthy lifestyles in the Armadale and Fauldhouse areas.

  • Health visitors
    • Health and Medical Services

      Find health and medical services in West Lothian. Covering a wide variety of services including GP practices and doctor's surgeries, hospitals, dental practices, opticians and pharmacies. This section also covers specialist services including Therapy and Rehabilitation (Speech and Language, Community Rehabilitation and Brain Injury Service (CRABIS), Chiropody/Podiatry, Occupational Therapy, Dietetics and Nutrition), West Lothian Health Improvement Team, Healthy Respect Drop-in and Books on Prescription.

  • Hedges
    • High Hedges

      If you feel that a neighbour's hedge is affecting you by blocking your light you can apply to the council to serve a High Hedge Notice on the owner of the hedge. The fee for this is £401, which you must pay when you make the application.

  • Historic buildings
    • Historic Sites and Buildings

      Experience West Lothian's rich heritage by visiting some of its historic sites.

    • Linlithgow Burgh Halls

      Linlithgow Burgh Halls has been transformed into a stunning resource that truly has something for everyone.

    • Linlithgow Palace

      Inside one of the most spectacular ruins in Scotland you cannot help but walk in the footsteps of royalty, the birthplace of Mary Queen of Scots.

  • Historic sites
    • Historic Sites and Buildings

      Experience West Lothian's rich heritage by visiting some of its historic sites.

    • Linlithgow Loch

      Linlithgow Loch is one of the jewels in West Lothian's crown. Owned by Historic Scotland it provides opportunities for walking, fishing, and water sports. It supports a wide variety of wildlife.

    • Linlithgow Palace

      Inside one of the most spectacular ruins in Scotland you cannot help but walk in the footsteps of royalty, the birthplace of Mary Queen of Scots.

  • Hobbies and interests
    • Driving Range

      Polkemmet Driving Range is a 15 Bay Floodlit Driving Range, situated midway between Whitburn and Harthill on the B7066, and is set against a scenic backdrop of mature woodland.

    • Polkemmet Country Park

      Polkemmet Country Park is a popular 68 hectare (168 acre) visitor attraction near Whitburn. The Park offers beautiful woodland and riverside walks, play area, picnic areas with seating and a barbecue facility. The Park also runs a golf course, a driving range and a bowling green.

    • Your Library

      Find your nearest library, opening hours and contact details.

  • Home care
    • Care Services

      The care services section covers a range of services, guidance and information including Carer Support including Respite Breaks for Carers, Care Services for Children, Care for Young People, Children in care, residential care for children, young people in care, care for disabled people, learning disability care, the Ability Centre, home care, garden maintenance, care homes, sheltered housing, physical disability service and sensory support service.

  • Home education
  • Home help services
  • Homelessness
    • Homelessness

      Information and advice on what to do if you are homeless or facing the possibility of homelessness.

  • Horse riding
    • Park Activities

      There are many activities to enjoy within Beecraigs Country Park.

  • Household waste collection
    • Accumulations of Waste and Rubbish

      Services are available to residents and businesses to remove all types of waste. Where waste and material for recycling is not being placed in bins, bins are not put out for collection or bins have been overfilled, rubbish can begin to accumulate in gardens, back yards and other areas.

    • Bin collection updates

      Information on disruptions to bin collections can be viewed here.

    • Check Bin Collection Dates

      You can check your collection days for your grey, blue, brown and food waste bins using the information provided.

    • Community Waste Awareness

      Information on roadshows and events throughout West Lothian

    • Food Waste

      West Lothian Council has introduced weekly food waste collections. Information can be found here on your collection day and why we recycle food waste.

    • Home Composting

      Home Composting is a simple way to turn your garden and kitchen waste into a useful soil enhancer for your garden, while at the same time reducing the volume of waste into you household bins.

    • New slim bins for West Lothian

      West Lothian Council is set to become the latest Scottish local authority to replace existing landfill (grey) bins with new slim bins.

    • Report a Missing, Stolen or Damaged Bin

      You can report your bin missing, stolen or damaged using the online form below.

    • Request a Blue Bin, Brown Bin or Food Waste Caddy

      Use the form below to submit your request for an additional, larger or new blue bin, an additional or new brown bin or an additional or new food waste caddy.

    • Request an Assisted Collection

      You can request an assisted collection online using the form below.

  • Houses in multiple occupation
    • Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMO) Licence

      West Lothian Council operates a House in Multiple Occupation licensing scheme (referred to as an HMO Licence) which is administered by the Council's Licensing Team in partnership with other Council services, Police Scotland and Fire Scotland.

  • Housing
    • Housing Advice

      A broad range of information and advice relating to housing and homes in West Lothian.

  • Housing advice services
    • Advice and Support

      How to get information and advice about any housing issue or problem.

    • Dirty, Cluttered or Smelly Homes

      Sometimes life gets on top of owners or tenants and their home can get cluttered, smelly or sometimes badly soiled. No-one sets out to live in these conditions and it's often the result of other complications in life.

    • Eyesore Homes

      Some homes and gardens just look a mess. It is the responsibility of owners (and tenants, where rented out) to keep homes and gardens looking presentable.

    • Hoarding

      Many people are better at bringing things into their home than getting rid of them. In some cases, this can become a significant problem as rooms fill up with items which they find it difficult to part with.

    • Housing Advice

      We understand that affordable and sustainable housing is not always easy to find. Our advisors are available to assist with any housing issue regardless of tenure.

    • Advice Database

      Use this database to find out who to contact for housing information and advice on your particular housing issue or topic

    • Infected, Infested or Contaminated Homes

      Occasionally, occupiers of homes may have health, social or other problems which means that their homes can become contaminated with human waste, rotting food and other contaminants

    • Smells and Odours in Homes

      Every home has it own smell, but sometimes homes can be affected by unpleasant or unusual smells

  • Housing allocation
    • Advice Database

      Use this database to find out who to contact for housing information and advice on your particular housing issue or topic

  • Housing associations
  • Housing benefit
    • Benefit Cap

      Since 15 July 2013 a limit on the total amount of benefits that working-age claimants can receive has been gradually introduced across Scotland, this is known as the 'Benefit Cap'.

    • Benefits Calculator

      You maybe entitled to housing benefit or council tax reduction, you can use the online benefit calculator on this page to work out if you are entitled.

    • Change in circumstances

      Details of when and how to tell us about a change that will effect the amount of housing benefit you are entitled too.

    • Council Tax and Benefits

      Find out everything you need to know about council tax and benefits in West Lothian, as well as important changes to benefit provision across the country.

    • Customer Information Service (CIS)

      The Customer Information Service deals face to face with enquiries on all council services.

    • Customer Information Service (CIS)

      The Customer Information Service deals face to face with enquiries on all council services.

    • Discretionary Housing Payment Fund

      The Discretionary Housing Payment fund is a "cash limited" fund available for "short term" assistance for those people who face "real hardship" as a result of not being able to meet their housing costs. Discretionary Housing Payments are available to assist council tenants, tenants of registered social landlords and tenants who are renting in the private sector.

    • Advice Database

      Use this database to find out who to contact for housing information and advice on your particular housing issue or topic

    • Housing Benefit

      Housing Benefit is administered by West Lothian Council on behalf of the Government.

    • How to apply

      Details of how to apply for Housing Benefit

    • Local Housing Allowance

      Details of the different rates of local housing allowance (LHA) paid within the different postcode areas in West Lothian.

    • Multiple Council Debts

      We aim to take a joined up approach to help customers who owe us more than one debt and are struggling with payments. Customers may owe housing rent and Council Tax, or Council Tax and Housing Benefit overpayment.

    • Non-dependant Adult

      The non-dependant deductions to Housing Benefit and Council Tax Benefit were frozen in 2001. In June 2010, the Government announced they will increase the level of non-dependant deductions in April 2011, 2012 and 2013. This is to increase them in line with what they would have been had they not been frozen.

    • Our Approach

      Customers who have more than one debt due to the council.

    • Welfare Reform - Housing Changes

      The Welfare Reform Act has introduced many changes for people in receipt of benefits.

    • When will your benefit start from?

      Your entitlement to Housing Benefit usually starts from the Monday after we receive your claim or you contact us to make a claim. This is why it is important to apply as soon as possible.

  • Housing exchanges and transfers
    • Mutual Exchange

      Mutual exchanges, sometimes called House Swaps or Transfers

  • Housing repairs and renovation
    • Maintenance and Disrepair

      Homes that are not properly maintained are not pleasant to live in, may be unhealthy and will only get worse with time. The longer maintenance is ignored, the more time consuming and expensive it is to sort out. Homeowners have responsibility for maintaining their homes, whether they live in them or rent them out.

    • Homes in Disrepair

      All buildings need to be maintained to keep them performing as they should, keep them safe and to avoid problems getting worse over time. Different standards apply depending on the type of tenure.

    • Improvements

      Planned Maintenance, Repairs, Improvement and Insurance

    • Request a Repair

      You can report and request non emergency repairs online.