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Thursday, 31 July 2014

Engagement exercise on a new Climate Change Adaptation Framework for Edinburgh

An engagement exercise on a new Climate Change Adaptation Framework for Edinburgh has been launched.
The  draft Climate Change Adaptation Framework for Edinburgh and supporting Evidence Base  will set out the city’s approach to adapting to the impacts of a changing climate over the next five years. We want to ensure that the Framework is an accurate, up-to-date reflection of the impacts and risks of climate change to the city, and of the work already being done, in the process of being done, or planned to adapt the city to a changing climate. This includes updating and adding to the case studies included in the draft Evidence Base.
The Council are looking for your views on the high-level actions proposed and the suggested lower level actions, and how these actions should be taken forward.
Please spare a few minutes to fill in a short survey before 29 August. 

Monday, 14 July 2014

Watch out: there's a thief about

Shopkeepers and residents in and around Roseneath Street should be aware that thieves have struck again in the area.  Several premises were broken into during the week beginning 6th July.

Make sure that doors and windows are kept locked (especially stair doors) and look out for unwanted visitors.

Keep the police aware. Community PC Thomas Archer (e-mail:; telephone: 101) at St Leonard's will be glad to hear from you.

Saturday, 28 June 2014

A chance to help shape healthcare in Lothian

NHS Lothian have set out a draft strategic plan - Our Health, Our Care, Our Future – that describes what they propose to do over the coming decade to to help people live healthier, longer lives and continue to provide a high quality, sustainable healthcare system for the people of Lothian.

The plan outlines a range of proposals which will allow them to:
  • improve the quality of care
  • improve the health of the population
  • provide better value and financial sustainability.
The full plan (PDF) is now available for your comments! 

You can read a 16 page summary (PDF) and fill in an online response form by visiting the Our Health, Our Care, Our Future pages of NHS Lothian's website. Responses are requested by 8 Aug 2014.

Wednesday, 18 June 2014

Agenda for MSCC meeting on We 25 Jun 2014 at 7:30pm

Marchmont & Sciennes Community Council will hold its June meeting on 25 June 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 ninth and final meeting of 13/14.  We will then take a break until 23rd September when our regular practice of meeting on the fourth Wednesday of the month will resume.

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


 1                  Sederunt and apologies
 2                     Minutes of last meeting, 28 April 2014
 3                     Matters arising from the minutes 
·            Jawbones removal/refurbishment
·            Regulation of temporary sign size
·            Interaction with school councils

 4                  Police Report
·       Break-ins to local businesses

Items for discussion
 5                   Prioritisation system used for carriageways and footway

 6                  Marchmont Crescent Notice board

Items mainly for information
 7                   Treasurer's report
 8                    Planning matters
·            Local planning applications
 9                  Temporary Road Orders
10                 Neighbourhood Partnership
11                 Royal Edinburgh and Astley Ainslie Developments
12                  AOCB
13                  Date of next meeting: 24 September 2014

Tuesday, 10 June 2014

Scottish Independence Referendum - Register to vote




100 days to go

There are only 100 days until the Scottish Independence Referendum on Thursday 18 September 2014. To be able to vote you must be registered by 2 September 2014.

Registration Roadshows

Come along to one of our Registration Roadshows to check if you are registered and sign up - it only takes a few minutes. You can also register by contacting the Electoral Registration Office directly.

Being on the register gives you the chance to have a say on important issues that affect you. It can also improve your credit rating and help with background checks.

Use, don’t lose your vote