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Sunday, 29 March 2015

Edinburgh Living Landscapes to include wildflower meadow on Bruntsfield Links


The Edinburgh Living Landscapes project will include a wildflower meadow between Leamington Walk and Warrender Park Terrace on Bruntsfield Links. 

The Edinburgh Living Landscape is a partnership project that will create, restore and connect green areas of the city to make attractive and biodiverse landscapes, enjoyed by residents and visitors.  

Partners include:
  • City of Edinburgh Council
  • Scottish Wildlife Trust
  • Edinburgh and Lothians Greenspace Trust
  • Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh 
  • GreenSurge




Grange Association Fair at Newington Library, Fountainhall Road 1.00pm to 4.30pm on Saturday 9 May


Everyone is welcome to come along to an afternoon of fun and entertainment.
Stalls, bouncy castle, music, dancing displays, cycling fun – under 12s bring your bike – and more.
Any profit will go to Newington Library for children’s craft materials and the Eric Liddell Centre.
To make the event a success help is required:
  • Could you volunteer to be a steward on the day?
  • Do you have anything you could donate for these stalls?
   Collectables
   Books and DVDs
   Tombola
      Please put any items you can donate in the box in the library vestibule when it reopens at Easter, or if you would like them collected that’s no problem.
      Grange Fair 2015 can you helpThere will also be a plant stall and donations will be welcomed nearer the time. Could you start potting up spare plants now?
      Contact Lucy Richardson, 0131 662 4992, with offers of help, or a request to collect donated items. No jumble or clothing please.
      For more information go to:- http://gaedin.co.uk/wp
      Supported by the South Central Neighbourhood Partnership, City of Edinburgh Council.


      Thursday, 26 March 2015

      Volunteering opportunities: event at the Meadows on Sa 28 Mar

      eVOLve, a Volunteering Group, is holding an event this Saturday 28th March 11am-3pm in The Meadows in collaboration with Friends of the Meadows and Bruntsfield Links to encourage volunteering and sustainability.  

      All ages are welcome!  There will be conservation projects, crafts and activities, falconry and refreshments.  

      Come along, Get Involved and show your support! 

      For more information visit their Facebook page.

      Monday, 23 March 2015

      This Wed at 7:30pm: meeting of MSCC

      The next meeting of the Marchmont & Sciennes Community Council is this coming Wed at 7:30pm

      Register by 20 April to ensure you can vote in the General Election


      General Election – 7 May 2015


      The number of people registering and voting in the Scottish Independence Referendum was at a record level. Many people, including those in their 60s and older, voted for the first time. We want to make sure that people don’t just vote once in their lifetime but they vote every time to have their say on important matters.

      Have you moved home since August? Or changed your name?

      Update your voter registration details

      If you were registered to vote in the Referendum and your details have not changed, you do not need to register again.

      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 by20 April.

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

      For more information about where, when and how to vote visit the City of Edinburgh Council website.

      Wednesday, 18 March 2015

      Spokes Spring Public Meeting: the Bicycle in the City Centre on Th 26 Mar at 7:30pm

      Spokes Spring public meeting will be held on Th 26 Mar at 7:30pm in Augustine United Church, 41 George IV Bridge.


      The meeting will discuss the future of Edinburgh city centre – particularly Princes Street / George Street – and the role of the bicycle there.  

      The headline speaker is Cllr Lesley Hinds, Convener of Edinburgh City’s Transport Committee and other speakers include:
      Audience members will then be able to ask questions and there will be a panel discussion

      Agenda for MSCC meeting on We 25 Mar 2015 at 7:30pm

      Marchmont & Sciennes Community Council will hold its March meeting on We 25 Mar 2015, 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 sixth meeting of 14/15.  We will continue our regular practice of meeting on the fourth Wednesday of the month until Jun 2015, and then take a break till Sep 2015.

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

      A G E N D A

       1            Sederunt and apologies
       2            Draft Minutes of last meeting, 25 Feb 2015 and matters arising (not otherwise on Agenda)
                      ·      Food recycling bins
                      ·       Objection to the planning application - timber siding at 31 Hatton Place
                      ·      Events/ Marches/ Rentals
                      ·      Plans for Royal Hospital for Sick Children site

       3             Police Report
       4            Update on Meadows from Mike Shields 

      Items for discussion
       5            New planning applications
       6            Edinburgh Association of Community Councils  
       7            Houses of Multiple Occupation (HMOs) and SUSCOMS
       8            Astley Ainslie redevelopment
       9            Gravestones in Grange Cemetery

      Items mainly for information
      10             Treasurer’s report
      11            Road safety outside JGPS (letter)
      12            Reports of meetings
                       ·      James Gillespie’s Parent Council
                       ·      Neighbourhood Partnership
                       ·      Grange Association

      13            Light-controlled crossing on Marchmont Road


      14            AOCB
      15            Date of next meeting: 22 April 2015


      Wednesday, 18 February 2015

      Agenda for MSCC meeting on We 25 Feb 2015 at 7:30pm

      Marchmont & Sciennes Community Council will hold its February meeting on We 25 Feb 2015, 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 fifth meeting of 14/15.  We will continue our regular practice of meeting on the fourth Wednesday of the month until Jun 2015, and then take a break till Sep 2015.

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



      A G E N D A

       1            Sederunt and apologies
       2            Draft Minutes of last meeting, 28 Jan 2015 and matters arising (not otherwise on Agenda)
                ·      Food recycling bins
                ·      Events/ Marches/ Rentals
                ·      Plans for Royal Hospital for Sick Children site
                ·      Pedestrian footbridge to the Royal Edinburgh hospital site

       3             Police Report
       4            Update on Meadows from Mike Shields 

      Items for discussion
       5            New planning applications
       6            Edinburgh Association of Community Councils (workshop)
       7            Digital Engagement Workshop


      Items mainly for information
       8            Treasurer’s report
       9            Road safety outside JGPS (letter)
      10           Reports of meetings
      11           Update on Noticeboard for centre of Marchmont Crescent

      12            AOCB
      13            Date of next meeting: 25 March 2015

      Wednesday, 21 January 2015

      Agenda for MSCC meeting on We 28 Jan 2015 at 7:30pm

      Marchmont & Sciennes Community Council will hold its January meeting on We 28 Jan 2015, 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 fourth meeting of 14/15.  We will continue our regular practice of meeting on the fourth Wednesday of the month until Jun 2015, and then take a break till Sep 2015.

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

      A G E N D A

       1            Sederunt and apologies
       2               Draft Minutes of last meeting, 26 Nov 2014 and matters arising (not otherwise on Agenda)
      ·      food recycling bins
       3             Police Report
      ·      Behaviour outside James Gillespie’s Primary School at school start
       4            Update on Meadows from Mike Shields 

      Items for discussion
       5            New planning applications (?)
       6            Edinburgh Association of Community Councils (what role do we wish to play)
       7            CCTV on Meadows (no consensus)
       8            Christmas Tree/ refuse collection
       9            Sick Kids re their plans


      Items mainly for information
      10            Christmas tree lighting ceremony: thanks to organisers
      11            Treasurer’s report (in absentia)
      12            Reports of meetings
                              Neighbourhood Partnership
                              HMO group
      13            Sciennes in pilot of school streets scheme
      14            MSCC leaflet
      15            Update on Noticeboard for centre of Marchmont Crescent
      16            Parking review

      17            AOCB
      18            Date of next meeting: 25 February 2015