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Wednesday, 20 April 2016

Agenda for MSCC meeting on We 27 April 2016 at 7:30pm

Marchmont & Sciennes Community Council will hold its monthly regular meeting on We 27 April 2016. 

The meeting will take place in our usual venue of St Catherine's Argyle Church Halls on Beaufort Road/ Grange Road. The meeting will start at 7:30pm.

This will be our seventh meeting of 15/16.  The next meeting after this one will be We 25 May 2016. 
All who live or work in the area are most welcome to attend 


 1                  Sederunt and apologies
 2                     Draft Minutes of last meeting, 23 March 2016, and matters arising (not otherwise on Agenda)
·       Pedestrian route on Beaufort Road
·       MSCC Banner
·       How many households in our neighbourhood

 3                  Meadows & Bruntsfield Links: Update from Mike Shields
·       Further flags in front of bench

 4                  Police Report

Items for discussion
 5                  Leaflet delivery
 6                  planning application
·       Shop to cafĂ© at 15 Roseneath Street
·       New mews house  at 1 Thirlestane Lane
·        
 7                  Christmas Lights
 8                  Public Toilets
 9                  Health in Mind speaker
10                  JGHS catchment (Gaelic review)

For info:
11                  Treasurer's report
12                  Meetings attended
·        


13                  AOCB

14                  Date of next meeting: 25 May 2016

Friday, 15 April 2016

Last chance to register to vote in upcoming Scot Parl election: deadline is midnight on Mo 18 Apr


You can’t vote in the upcoming Scottish parliament election unless you’ve registered.

We encourage everyone to get registered as soon as possible, but the deadline is midnight on Monday 18 April 2016

You can register online via www.gov.uk/register-to-vote.

Information evening for 2017 Marie Curie Costa Rica Trek will be on 16 May 2016


For more details on the trek see www.mariecurie.org.uk/scotlandcostarica

Tuesday, 12 April 2016

Book a role model online with Champions in Scotland


http://i.emlfiles1.com/cmpimg/6/6/1/8/2/files/7381418_cislaunchkids.jpg?w=640&cid=6944164&uid=28166Champions in Scotland is providing an opportunity for schools, clubs or community groups to request a visit from one of Scotland's top athletes by using its Find a Champion tool on its website.

Champions in Scotland delivers interactive workshops titled 'Success through effort' and 'Learning from Failure', to inspire young people to achieve their personal best.

Since 2008, it has impacted more than 17,000 young people across Scotland, with over 87 per cent saying they were more able to overcome challenges after taking part. Do you know any young people who would like to be inspired by a local role model?

The April Meadows Directory is now online

The April Meadows Directory is now online

Canongate Youth Quiz night on Fr 6 May


Grants available from Queen’s Nursing Institute Scotland (QNIS)

The Queen’s Nursing Institute Scotland (QNIS) is delighted to announce the launch of this year’s Catalysts for Change 2 ProgrammeApplications for grants, of up to £5,000 are invited until Monday 6 June.

The focus of the work should be on generating or rehearsing ideas with a particular marginalised group that embraces the integration agenda, contributes to reducing inequalities and/ or empowers individuals, families and groups to improve their health and wellbeing.  The projects must also be able to demonstrate added value in terms of the creative connections that are being generated through the work.  The projects will be small scale, and may involve scoping a need or piloting a new way of working.
Projects must be led by a nurse who works in the community and involve a range of others from across agencies and sectors with the skills needed to make a difference.  We would encourage teams to consider involving a team member from a university or practice development team to support the evaluation of the project.  Projects will run for one year from July 2016-July 2017.

Tuesday, 22 March 2016

Reminder: Spring Fling 2016 is on 9 April.

Spring Fling 2016 will take place from 11.00am – 4.00pm on Saturday, 9 April 2016 at the Eric Liddell Centre, Holy Corner, 15 Morningside Road.

Toolkit to help people raise concerns about the impact of alcohol in their local community

Alcohol Focus Scotland recently developed a new toolkit to help people raise concerns about the impact of alcohol in their local community.

‘Alcohol licensing in your community: how you can get involved’ outlines action that people can take about problems alcohol is causing in their local area.  It also explains how the licensing process works in Scotland and provides practical assistance for people who want to get involved but aren’t sure where to start.

To make it easier for people to get in touch with people who may be able to help them, Alcohol Focus Scotland has also produced a list of contact details for the licensing board, local licensing forum and licensing standards officers in each local area.

Thursday, 17 March 2016

Refugee Survival Trust volunteers are putting on a Big Welcome! Concert on 26 March.

Refugee Survival Trust volunteers are putting on a Big Welcome! Concert on 26 March.  

It will take place on Sat 26 Mar at 19:30 at the Corn Exchange in Haddington.

It marks 20 years of RST's work for refugees and asylum seekers in Scotland.

Make sure you’re registered to vote!

Scottish Parliament Election – 5 May 2016


Make sure you’re registered to vote
Voter registration and turnout was at a record level for the Independence Referendum and remained encouragingly high for last year’s General Election.

Some people are still not registered, while many others will have changed their name or address since then. It’s also important that we encourage 16 and 17 year olds to register as they can vote for the first time in a parliamentary election.

Update your voter registration details

If your details have changed, it’s really important that you tell us so that you can vote.  You can now register or update your details online using the Government website. You will need to do this by 18 April.

If you’re not sure if you are registered, contact the Electoral Registration Office on 0131 344 2500.

Tuesday, 15 March 2016

Agenda for MSCC meeting on We 23 March 2016 at 7:30pm

Marchmont & Sciennes Community Council will hold its monthly regular meeting on We 23 March 2016. 

The meeting will take place in our usual venue of St Catherine's Argyle Church Halls on Beaufort Road/ Grange Road. The meeting will start at 7:30pm.

This will be our sixth meeting of 15/16.  The next meeting after this one will be We 27 April 2016. 
All who live or work in the area are most welcome to attend 

 1                  Sederunt and apologies
 2                  Draft Minutes of last meeting, 24 Feb 2016, and matters arising (not otherwise on Agenda)
·       Bus shelters
·       24 Bus
·       Double cycling of lights at Strathearn/ Beaufort/ Marchmont/ Kilgraston
·       Sciennes street signs advertising closure
·       Pedestrian route on Beaufort Road

 3                  Meadows & Bruntsfield Links: Update from Mike Shields
·       Management Plan
·       Meadows & Bruntsfield Advisory Group

 4                  Police Report

Items for discussion
 5                  Info for Meadows Directory
 6                  MSCC Banner
 7                  Planning applications
 8                   South Centra£ decides

For info:
 9           Treasurer's report
10          Meetings attended
·       James Gillespie’s High School Parent Council
·       James Gillespie’s Primary School Parent Council
·       South Central Neighbourhood Partnership
·       Grange Association AGM
·       Civic Forum

11                  AOCB

Frequency of 24 bus to increase from 10 April