COVID-19 outbreak: Our task programme is still running. Please keep checking the task list page for updates.
On 2020-11-17 the Scottish Government updated the protection levels (tiers) assigned to various areas of the country as part of the strategic framework for control of coronavirus in Scotland. Edinburgh remains in tier 3. The restrictions in tier 3 continue to allow us to run tasks outdoors.
The LCV trustees' view is that LCV, a registered charity, operates "organised outdoor activities" for those over the age of 18 and furthermore provides "voluntary and charitable services". These activities are expressly permitted in the relevant legislation.
The travel guidance and the relevant law also contains an exception to allow for "travel for work, or provide voluntary or charitable services, but only where that cannot be done from your home".
Any decision to travel to our tasks must always be made by each individual volunteer, with regard to their own personal circumstances and taking into account any other relevant government guidance. Police Scotland have indicated they will be enforcing the travel restrictions from Friday 20th November so volunteers should also prepare themselves to explain the reason for their journey when traveling to tasks.
LCV is governed by the committee on behalf of the membership. All members of the committee are trustees of LCV and are required to ensure LCV achieves its charitable objectives and complies with the law.
Many different skillsets are required to run LCV and we welcome new committee members to fill vacant posts. Please take a look at the committee job descriptions if you are interested.
Due to the social distancing measures required by the COVID-19 outbreak we are no longer meeting in person. Instead, we're meeting by videoconference. LCV members are of course welcome to attend. Please email Enquiries if you wish to join the meeting
Meetings are held on the 2nd Tuesday of every month Tasks and everything else that is going on are discussed. Everybody is welcome - please come along.