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

Tuesday, 1 April 2014

When to put out your red and blue recycling boxes...

Calendars for red and blue box recycling collections are going online this year

In recognition of the fact that more people have access to the web, and to help drive down the amount of paper and costs involved with distributing more than 140,000 calendars each year, the Council currently only offer the refuse, garden and food waste calendar online, and the new red and blue box calendar is now online too. In addition, they offer a link on their website to Green Box Day so that residents can get reminders of their next collection for garden waste and red and blue boxes.

Calendars have been posted this week but only to those to those residents that received help with their collections (called an assisted collection).  But anyone who still wishes to have a paper copy of the calendar, can contact the Council by calling 0131 529 3030.

There is a directory for the red and blue boxes at, which lists the collection dates, and there will be a calendar linked to this that residents can download by Wednesday next week.

Thursday, 20 March 2014

Live in Marchmont? Want to be on TV, and have a home-swap holiday

BBC One are looking for people who live in interesting homes in Marchmont and across Edinburgh and would be happy to try a home swap holiday for a new TV series.

Do you live in an interesting home you’d be happy to swap with someone elsewhere in the UK for a short break?

It could be anything from a charming cottage, a period house, to a modern apartment!


For an application form please email with your contact details

Tuesday, 18 March 2014

Agenda for MSCC meeting on We 26 March 2014 at 19:30

Marchmont & Sciennes Community Council will hold its March meeting on 26 March 2014 at 7:30pm, in our usual venue of St Catherine's Argyle Church halls on Beaufort Road/ Grange Road. 

This will be our sixth meeting of 13/14.  Further meetings will be on the fourth Wednesday of April, May and June 2014.

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

 1            Sederunt and apologies
 2            Draft Minutes of last meeting, 26 Feb 2014
 3            Matters arising from the minutes 
·            Marchmont Crescent Noticeboard/ possible relocation to Scotmid
·            Jawbones removal/refurbishment
·            Trees and bench
·            Crossing of Kilgraston Road at Dick Place
·            Flooding outside Earl of Marchmont
·            Edinburgh Planning Concordat 2013
·            Time to respond to major planning applications
·            Events on the Meadows
4            Police Report

Items for discussion
 5           Meadows and Bruntsfield links: ranger hours and short hole golf
 6           Grange Conservation Area Character Appraisal
 7           Marchmont Playgroup
 8           Statutory notices: plan for future meeting (who to invite)
 9           Treasurer’sReport
10          Assembling Agenda for April meeting
11.         Waste Collection leaflets

Items mainly for information
12           Planning matters
·            Local planning applications
·            Local Development Plan Engagement Workshop
13           South Central Neighbourhood Partnership
14.          Pavement Repairs
15           AOCB
16           Date of next meeting: 23 April 2014

Thursday, 27 February 2014

Closure of Warrender Park Road/ Marchmont Street Junction (from 3 to 30 March)

Temporary road restriction and traffic regulation has been circulated informing us that Warrender Park Road and Marchmont Street will be closed at their junction with one another (and diversions will be in place) from 3 to 30 March 2014. 

This is to allow a new sewer connection.

Plan is available showing the affected area and the diversion routes.