This blog is where you will find community council information, including meeting times, minutes and agenda. Do please comment on postings.

Thursday, 11 December 2014

CANCELLED: James Gillespie’s Primary School Choir are singing carols outside Margiotta on Warrender Park Road

unfortunately the Carol singing by JGPS at 5pm today outside Margiottas has been cancelled due to slippy pavements

Monday, 8 December 2014

Festive rubbish and recycling collections

As a public service I am reproducing content from the Edinburgh Council website:

Festive rubbish and recycling collections

Christmas and New Year bin collections

Rubbish and recycling collections due on Thursday 25 December will be collected on Saturday the 27 December.

Rubbish and recycling collections due on Thursday 1 January will be collected on Saturday 3 January.

If your bin or boxes are not collected, please leave it out until we collect it. There are no changes to pickups on Friday 26 December and Friday 2 January. Please make sure bins and boxes are out by 6am.

Remember you can recycle a wide range of items over the Christmas season includingwrapping paper, Christmas trees, bottles and food waste.  Check the what goes in what bin page to find out more.

Christmas Tree Recycling

You can recycle real Christmas trees through the garden waste service. Place your tree at the kerbside, next to your brown bin by 6am on your garden waste pick up day. Bases should be removed and trees over 6ft tall should be cut it in half.

You can also take Christmas trees to any of the Community Recycling Centres. The sites will be closed 25, 26 December and 1, 2 January.

If you live in a communal bin area, just leave your tree beside the nearest shared bin on one of the dates below. They will be turned into compost and used in parks and gardens.
South- Thursday 8, 15, 22 January

If you need to check which neighbourhood you live in, please enter your postcode on our online map.

2015 Calendars

There are no changes to the 2015 pickups. Your new bin calendars will be on our bin collection day page at the end of December or you can order a copy by contacting us from the 15 December 2014.

Saturday, 6 December 2014

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Agenda for MSCC meeting on We 26 Nov 2014 at 7:30pm

Marchmont & Sciennes Community Council will hold its November meeting on 26 October 2014, at 7:30pm.  

The meeting will take place in our usual venue of St Catherine's Argyle Church halls on Beaufort Road/ Grange Road. 

This will be our third meeting of 14/15.  There will be no meeting in December.  We will resume our regular practice of meeting on the fourth Wednesday of the month on 28 Jan 2015 (until Jun 2015).

All who live or work in the area are most welcome to attend 


 1            Sederunt and apologies
 2             Draft Minutes of last meeting, 22 Oct 2014 and matters arising (not otherwise on Agenda)
·      food recycling
·      MSCC leaflet
·      Cycle route consultation submission
·      Cemetery cheque
 3             Police Report
 4            Update on Meadows from Mike Shields 

Items for discussion
 5            New planning applications (?)
 6            Council Budget challenge
 7            Tarmac over setts
 8            Youth and criminal justice consultation
 9            HMO review
10           Christmas tree event preparations
11           Installation of new noticeboard

Items mainly for information
12            Update on Christmas tree lighting ceremony
13            Treasurer’s report
14            Reports of meetings
                        students in the community funding for projects
                        cycle routes/ CC liaison
15            Sciennes in pilot of school streets scheme
16            AOCB

17            Date of next meeting: 28 January 2015