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Wednesday, 20 March 2019

MSCC Minutes of the January 2019 Meeting


Minutes of Marchmont & Sciennes Community Council
Meeting of Wed 23rd January 2019 at St Catherine’s Argyle Church Hall

Present:  Brian Gilmore (Chair), Alison Service (Treasurer), Elinor O’Donovan (Minute secretary), Alastair McInnes (resident), Riona Bell (resident), Andy Bell (resident), Wendy Sutcliffe (resident), Philip Sutcliffe (resident), Nigel Ayton (Grange Assoc), Mike Shields (Edinburgh Council), Shane Voss (MSCC), PC Karen Neilson, Cllr Melanie Main, Cllr Ian Perry, Fiona Denvir (Sciennes Primary School PTA), Susie Agnew (MSCC), Amelia Beattie (resident).
Apologies Anne Laing, Ian Murray MP, Douglas Rogers
Minutes of November’s meeting have been circulated, approved by Alison, seconded by Nigel.
Matters arising: None.
Police report: 
PC Karen Neilson:
The police were busy in December. Operation Winter City was in effect, with a police presence at the Christmas Markets to ensure public safety. Road safety checks were done on the Grange Rd, including breath checks. Several warnings were issued for broken lights as well as one for someone driving without insurance. Police gave out bicycle lights and raised awareness about cycle safety. There were increased police patrols around the Bruntsfield Links, following reports of people smoking cannabis in that area.
On 14th January, the community policing team stopped a vehicle in the Grange area and recovered over £2000 worth of drugs in the vehicle. The driver was remanded in custody.
A 64-year-old man is in custody in England following a robbery at Clerk St TSB.
Two men were identified following a series of assaults near the Southsider pub in December. There were also a few break-ins to businesses on the Southside corridor, but these have largely been solved.
Meadows & BL: 
Mike Shields:
FOMBL received money from David Jamieson, as a result of the money generated by events in the Meadows. They were allocated £21,000 for this year.
Last year, this money was spent on signage, gym equipment etc. Mike believes that it makes sense for the money generated from events held on the Meadows to go back into the community parks. Cllr Main suggests that if MSCC agrees that this is important, that they should make this known to Community Transport & Environment before the budget consultation. MSCC agrees – Brian will write the email.
Projects underway include re-doing hard surfacing in the parking area adjacent to the croquet club building, Mike is to visit the site tomorrow with a contractor to look at what needs to be done.
The entrance to the Meadows from Lonsdale terrace and from Chalmers St is in poor repair- there is a need for nice railings, for example. Mike is keen to add new play equipment to the Meadows and Bruntsfield Links. £7000 has been set aside for additional toddlers play equipment in the Bruntsfield end of the Meadows.
Mike also points out that the Meadows Management plan is coming to committee in March.

Cllrs report:  
Cllr Main:
Midmar Paddock, as previously discussed, is under threat of development. However, in positive news, there was work done with Friends of Midmar Paddock to gather evidence for rights of way, which they did in November. 2332 pieces of tight evidence were gathered detailing 70 years of use, from 760 people (majority of whom were from EH10 and EH9). This will go to the Access Forum on 31st January. Friends of Midmar Paddock are hoping that the council will give them the highest level of rights of way- which gives the council the option of taking the developer to court if these rights of way are contravened. The evidence for rights of way makes it more difficult for Midmar Paddock to be developed, and probably devalues the property. It also indicates the level of public support that developers might come up against.
Rights of way include the lines between at least two access points to a site so, for instance, developers would be required to maintain reasonable routes between those access points and would not be allowed to build across the routes and to reroute them into in a circle around the perimeter of the site. Developers can potentially reroute rights of way but need to put in a planning application to do so.
There was discussion about how much protection the council has over preserving green belt land. Cllr Perry says that developers can put in an application for anything they like, but it is up to the council to release green belt land for development. Where this might happen, as an example, is if a developer asked for green belt land to be released in order to build social housing which would potentially alleviate some of the pressure on the council for housing.

Cllr Main: The first ward meeting, to replace the Neighbourhood Partnerships is tomorrow at 6pm at the City Chambers. Community councils have been invited to discuss any issues relating to their ward.

Cllr Perry: Attended the SE Localities meeting, but there is nothing to report that specifically affects our area.
Cllr Perry also mentions that it is now time for budget consultation and asks for people to submit their views on proposed savings/cuts through the council website. Changes are made to the budget according to consultation and the budget will be set in 3 weeks’ time.

Sick Kids Hospital: 
There was a Planning Committee site visit on Wednesday 16th. Fiona Denvir and Douglas Rogers attended. Fiona said it was interesting to be talked through the detail of plans for the site as they met with developers. When the Sick Kids site planning application went in, the community council put in their objections. However, when Fiona and Douglas attended the site visit, they could only attend as silent observers.
On the 6th February at 10am, the application will be going to hearing at the Planning Committee. Douglas and Fiona will go along then.
Astley Ainslie
Nigel:
Things picked up before Christmas and the Planning department within Edinburgh Council were more engaged than ever. They hosted a meeting in Waverley Court with the NHS and Community Engagement Group in order to clarify what kind of document is being produced for the project. This will be a Place Brief.
The Place Brief will be put to the Development Management Subcommittee for endorsement so that it is considered in subsequent planning applications. If a developer puts forward an application, for example, it will have to be assessed with reference to the Place Brief.
The Council agreed to modify the contents of the previously proposed Master Plan, so that they became the contents of the Place Brief. The NHS, since they are paying for the plan, will be in charge of drafting the Place Brief and of procuring the consultants for specialist areas.  The council is now the “client for consultation”, since everything will be done to the council’s specifications and contents list.  The Council will attend progress meetings with NHS and the Community Engagement Group at least monthly and will review the drafts for consistency with the contents list.  Since the meeting in December, things have become quieter. This is due in part to the person leading for the NHS side being on sick leave.
Nigel stated leaflets for a public meeting on 14th Feb at the Eric Liddell Centre are being distributed to homes in the area.  The meeting is to communicate with residents about what is going on with the site. The Community Engagement Group is for Community Councils, including this one and others and the CEG owe it to residents to say what’s going on, clarifying the process with the NHS and with the Community Trust.
The master programme will have public consultations in the summer, so this meeting is more of a “show and tell” than a consultation. It is just to improve clarity about what is going on, fact-sharing and to share the timetable with residents. Everything for the Place Brief has to happen in 2019 so that it gets to the Development Management Subcommittee by this time next year, as the NHS wants to go to market in 2020. The move from the site may not be completed until 2025 but this won’t delay the transaction.
Discussion about the public consultations in the summer. Cllr Main mentions that it is best practice not to hold consultation during the school holidays. Nigel assures that they will not be held in July, rather some will be held before July with others from late August onwards. The NHS will appoint the consultants- however, some at the meeting pointed out that the NHS appointed public consultants with the Sick Kids site, and the process took several years. Some are also dubious about the independence of the NHS appointing the consultants. Nigel says that the pressure for the consultants to be independent will come from the Planning Department and its review of the drafts produced for the Place Brief.   Brian suggests that there is no other option but for us to keep a close eye on things.

Nigel encourages everyone to attend the meeting on 14th February at 7pm. This meeting is being underwritten by the Grange Association and, so far, it has cost about £250 to rent the centre and publish posters. Other councils have been asked to make a financial contribution; each council is being asked to consider contributing between £25-40. Alison says we have sufficient funds to do so and proposes that MSCC contributes £40. Fiona seconds. The meeting agreed.

Sciennes school PTA
Fiona and Kirstin from Sciennes primary school:
Sciennes primary school has 670 pupils, and the playground is too small to accommodate them. Over the last few years, a lot has been done to develop the playground and open space across the road but the PTA are currently trying to get the road directly in front of Sciennes Primary school closed. This would provide additional playground space and would allow it to become a permanent cycle way for kids travelling to school.
Sciennes Primary has already been chosen to be part of the Schools Streets scheme, which means the road is closed at school drop-off and pick-up times. This has already had a positive impact on children travelling to schools actively (by cycling or walking) and has improved safety for them at these times.
At this point, the PTA need to put in a planning application to have the road closed, but in order to do so they need money and the support of the local community. The PTA have been working with local councillors and MPs who have been supportive, in principle, of closing the road when the Sick Kids hospital closes.
Sustrans has said they would be keen to support a bid to have the road closed. The Sciennes primary PTA at this moment are looking for the MSCC to support them in terms of the Sustrans application, as Sustrans could provide the necessary funding.
This funding from Sustrans would allow the PTA to subsidise the cost of the council undertaking an independent assessment of traffic management in the area. Some present at the meeting are concerned about the closure of Sciennes Rd leading to traffic congestion in other neighbouring streets and the PTA need to show that they are sufficiently engaging with the local community in this regard.
The PTA’s objectives are to create a permanent vehicle-free area, to improve safety of crossing at school times, to reduce vehicle speeds, to increase the number of cyclists of varying abilities and ages, to create a people-prioritised pleasant environment and to improve air quality. According to the PTA, the School Streets scheme has reduced pollution in area overall- according to the air pollution monitors measured at 14 different points in the area. In every street measured, apart from Hatton Pl. and Gladstone Ter., there has been a significant drop in air pollution.
Philip Sutcliffe stated that he feels it is essential for an impartial study to be undertaken on the potential effects of the closure of Sciennes Rd on other surrounding roads. He would like this to be made public. Kirstin assures that part of the money from Sustrans will go towards the traffic study, specifically looking at ‘source and destination’ traffic of people using that particular road.
Cllr Perry also assures everyone that before any road closure, a traffic impact analysis will be done. Any evidence from this analysis will become publicly available for concerned residents to check to see if it is credible. Brian also ensures that he will circulate any analysis done on the traffic impact of the road closure.

Cllr Main mentions that traffic modelling is now done on a computer, which allows you to see where traffic goes when a road is closed. She assures that if a disproportionate amount of traffic is being displaced, then measures will be taken to address that. Overall, similar discussions in other community council meetings have suggested that there is an overall increase in on residential streets in Edinburgh, and Cllr Main says that closing residential streets can have a positive effect.
After further discussion and debate, Brian asserts that no decision is being taken tonight on the road closure. The PTA is asking for blessing in them going to Sustrans for funding for analysis, and to get a traffic management survey. After that, it will come back to MSCC for consultation on the scheme as a whole. The committee vote, and MSCC approves of the PTA going to Sustrans for funding.

Review of Community Councils Scheme
Individuals will respond with their views.
20mph city speed limit
Shane says that it had previously been decided that we would respond as individuals but seems a shame that we can’t represent our community overall.
After some discussion on the effect of the 20mph scheme on bus routes, it is decided that Shane will respond as the MSCC in support of the 20mph but will voice caution about the bus routes.
Planning matters: 
Nigel: The Grange Assoc is objecting to an application to build a driveway at 6 Cumin Place and asks for MSCC’s support. Alison will respond in support.
Treasurer’s report:
Has been circulated. At the end of January, there is £1030.91 with two outstanding cheques to be paid, to a total of £170.66.
Meetings attended:
Alison has circulated a report on the recent FOMBL meeting.
AGM of EACC attended by Brian.
AOB:
Alison gives a vote of thanks to Cllr Main for standing in at the Christmas Event.
Date of next meeting
27th February 2019. The meeting closed at 9.20pm.

Wednesday, 20 February 2019

DRAFT agenda for MSCC on 27th February


Marchmont & Sciennes
Community Council


Meeting on Wed 27th February 2019 at 7:30pm
St Catherine's Argyle Church Halls, Beaufort Road

A G E N D A

 1             Sederunt and apologies
 2            Draft Minutes of last meeting, 23 January 2019, and matters arising (not otherwise on Agenda)
 3             Police Report
 4             Meadows & Bruntsfield Links
 5             City Councillor report on topical local issues
                                SE Localities Future
                                2 Ward sub-committee meetings held in January
 6             Election of Secretary (repeat)
Items for discussion
 7             Royal Hospital for Sick Children Redevelopment
                                Planning Application – Report from Planning Meeting
 8             Astley Ainslie Hospital Redevelopment: update
                                Including Open Meeting on 14th February
 9            Review of Community Councils Scheme
                                Discussion of New Draft Scheme (Distributed)
10           ‘Reclaim Our streets’ email
11           Planning (Applications & consultations)
·         Any others

Items for information
12           Treasurer's report
13           Meetings attended
Any Others
14           AOCB
15           Date of next meeting: 27th March 2019

All who live or work locally are welcome to attend.
MSCC is online at: https://www.facebook.com/MarchmontSciennesCommunityCouncil

Saturday, 26 January 2019

November Minutes of MSCC


Minutes of Marchmont & Sciennes Community Council
Meeting of Wed 28th November 2018 at St Catherine’s Argyle Church Hall

Present:  Shane Voss (MSCC, chairing in Brian’s absence), Alison Service (Treasurer), Elinor O’Donovan (Minute secretary), Cllr Melanie Main, Anthony Holmes (Thirlestane Lane Assoc), Douglas Rogers (MSCC), Mike Shields (Edinburgh Council), Anne Laing (MSCC), Stephen Couley (resident), Alastair McInnes (resident), Nigel Ayton (Grange Assoc), Nick Hepworth (resident), PC David Cuthbert, Stewart Irvine (St. Catherine’s Argyle).
Apologies Brian Gilmore, Susie Agnew, Ian Murray MP
Minutes of the October meeting had been pre-circulated and were approved, having been proposed for adoption by Alison, seconded by Anthony.
Matters arising:  None.
Police report: 
PC David Cuthbert:
Fireworks and bonfires: It has been a busy month in terms of fireworks and bonfires, though there has been less activity in this area than previous years. The police presence in the North and East areas of Edinburgh served its purpose and fireworks calls fell by 11%, in comparison with last year. Bonfires did not cause a lot of trouble, and the Council did a lot of work to dismantle them before any got too big. The fire brigade visited schools in the weeks building up to bonfire night to reinforce the safety message, as children accessing fireworks is a concern. There has been an overall improvement since last year.
Antisocial behaviour fell from last year by 26% in the city. The Meadows at night is often patrolled as there are ongoing youth-related issues, such as anti-social behaviour, violence etc. These youth-related issues peaked a few months ago but, since then, the perpetrators have been identified and are being dealt with.
A Meadows event held last month was well-attended. This was organised by the Police, Fire Brigade, Environmental Wardens, Edinburgh Council, the University of Edinburgh, and the Bike Station.
Christmas festival in City Centre:  As SE Edinburgh encompasses city centre, police officers who are not tied to specific wards now patrol the city centre due to the increase in visitors. This means that ward officers are not as well supported compared with other times of year.
Drugs warrant: The police made a recovery from an address in the Tollcross area. This case had been a problem for the police for some time.
Graffiti: Discussion about graffiti around bins, bus shelters, etc. in this area. PC Cuthbert says that the police find it difficult to tackle and they do not have any positive lines of enquiry for those responsible for graffiti tags. Cllr Main mentions that the Council gives funding to clean graffiti from private property, with the owner’s permission. If there are specific sites that you would like to see cleaned, email Cllr Main (melanie.main@edinburgh.gov.uk).
Speeding/Double-parking near James Gillespie’s school: Nick raised the issue of double-parking and speeding in 20mphs around the school, as a child was recently hospitalised (but thankfully, is now well). PC Cuthbert says that the police, resources permitting, can make an effort to be at the school with speed guns if the specific problem times are highlighted to them.
The school also sends out regular messages to parents about double-parking. Discussion about applying for a road closure during school-hours: if there has been an accident involving a child, there would be more grounds to close the road.
Meadows & BL: 
Mike Shields:
Lovers Loan: In June’s walkabout with MSCC, the dead trees on Lovers Loan were highlighted. The issue was passed on to Forestry, who wish to replant the majority of Lovers Loan. The MSCC is in support of this plan. Mike doesn’t think that this will cause any antisocial behaviour, but believes it is important to raise the idea of replanting Lovers Loan with MSCC. If anyone has any feedback about this plan, to let Mike know (mike.shields@edinburgh.gov.uk).
There was also a discussion about planting wildflowers which the Council have done in roundabouts in the city. It was agreed that this would be a nice addition.                                         
Streetlights: Broken streetlights can be reported online and are usually fixed quickly. If the streetlights don’t show up on the online map, email Mike.
A draft of the management plan has been made. This will be readdressed following consultation with FOMBL, hoping to be approved by January.
Discussion about the community garden on the Meadows beside the tennis courts. This garden is looked after by community volunteers and schoolkids, who received a grant to set it up and the garden was approved by FOMBL. The garden is tended to on Saturday mornings. They recently had a harvest event, where they cooked food and shared produce.
Basketball court: Cllr Main mentions that, at the SE Localities meeting, there was a petition to put a basketball court on the Meadows. The petition, started by young people, had gathered over 100 signatures and was supported by local schools. It was agreed that a report would be made, to find out if the project could be done, where it could go, and if the main stakeholders would use it and think it’s a good idea. The report is expected in March or April 2019.
Leaf-clearing: Nigel expresses his thanks to the Council in their help with a community effort to clear leaves in the Grange area. In the last 3 weekends, volunteers have gone out with brooms, shovels and black bags provided by the Council. Altogether, they filled 600 bags which were cleared by the Council in a few days. A lot of the roads where drains often get clogged with leaves have been targeted before frost. Discussion about the issue of using black plastic bags, which have been sent to landfill: Nigel mentions that a number of volunteers were unhappy with this and agrees that there is room to improve in future. Overall, however, he believes this has been a great success.
Cllrs report:  
Cllr Main:
Localities meeting: The main point of discussion is funding available to projects in the Meadows area. There are two funds, with £62,5000 already given away to local projects within Edinburgh, in small amounts. There is also a £20,000 SE Localities Local Events fund. Cllr Main noticed that there have not been many projects from this area and Morningside, as not many applications were put in. When it comes around to next year, she is hoping for more applications. £5000 can be awarded for Meadows events, in order to stop antisocial behaviour for example. Community councils are asked to nominate someone to sit on the panel that decides where the money goes. It is likely that this money will be available again. There is also £20,000 for arts projects which has to be spent by March next year.
Midmar Paddock rights of way: There is need for people to give evidence of using Midmar Paddock in order to secure rights of way. The community buy-out of the land which had previously been proposed is not going ahead as it is unlikely to succeed. FMP (Friends of Midmar Paddock) sent out an email asking for volunteers to run a right of way survey. They are looking to interview people who are familiar with the area.
The construction timeline for the South Edinburgh primary school on Canaan Lane has been delayed a year. The delay to the new completion date of August 2021 is to ensure it will be ready on time.

Sick Kids Hospital: 
Douglas: There are now more updates on the online portal about the site. One significant change to the design is the car-parking in front of the main hospital block. This has been reduced from 20 to 16 cars which means the garden space has been able to grow a bit. We haven’t yet seen any reversal of the intent to build car-parking in front of hospital rather than the underground car park proposed by Downing during its community consultations.
Edinburgh Design Panel had a look at the design, which is disappointing as we were not able to give input.
There are also reports on the online Portal about heritage- tree information and bat surveys, as well as access routes through site. Douglas will summarise these and send out to MSCC mailing list.
There will be an open planning meeting late January which MSCC will be asked to make a presentation. Douglas has volunteered to do the presentation.
In some of the plans, there is included a “community space”- but this hasn’t been formally included. The Marchmont Sciennes Development Trust wanted a community facility, the issue was trying to persuade the school that it should be a combined school/community environment. The Marchmont Sciennes Development Trust wanted a more general community space- similar to Marchmont St Giles facilities or Summerhall. Douglas believes that a sports hall convertible to an assembly hall would be a better suggestion.
Discussion about closing part of the road: some people do not want the road to be closed, others think it could be a fenced-off area that is part of the school’s play space, or perhaps it could be a play street (an open space where people can play). The community and residents will be involved in the decision process.
Discussion about the surrounding terraces being given to school during their refurbishment. This is unlikely as they are being turned into (quite expensive) housing. The school was looking for a nursery in previous years but now, it would require some campaigning in order to achieve this.
Overall, the school is more concerned about day to day income rather than creating more spaces. Spaces cost money and primary schools are already short-staffed and cash-strapped.

Astley Ainslie
Nigel: There will be a meeting on the 5th December with the Council, NHS Lothian and the Community Engagement Group. MSP Daniel Johnson will be at this meeting, which suggests that this project is gaining a higher profile.
What had previously been referred to as the ‘Master Plan’ is now being referred to as the ‘Place Brief’- the difficulty here being that there is no contents list for a Place Brief, as opposed to the Master Plan which had been well-defined. There is a push to get a contents list for the Place Brief produced, which might include, for example, surveys, ecology of site etc. The question at the moment, is what of the Master Plan will survive in becoming a Place Brief and what will its status be? What will the Place Brief mean for a developer putting in a planning application?
Overall though, things remain positive, with engagement happening with the right parties. The Council is now taking a more proactive role in meetings with the Community Engagement Group and NHS Lothian.
The Astley Ainslie Hospital Community Engagement group has a website, and updates will be included after December’s meeting. https://astleyainslie.wordpress.com/


List of roads with their grading
Discussion about the state of roads within Marchmont Sciennes area. Between Sylvan Place and Millerfield Row, the roads are particularly bad. Oswald Road towards Blackford pond is also in poor repair (although it is not in our area, our commenting is valuable to its grading).
Cllr Main will pass feedback to relevant councillors.

Planning matters: 
Nothing much to report. There is an application for the construction of a single storey extension to the side and back of the building at 19 Hope Terrace- comments due by 21 December. Alison circulated the application, but there has been no feedback from anyone and she didn’t think the plan seemed to affect anyone else.
Nigel: There have been a series of applications for 13 Lauder Road on which Grange Association members have commented, and Nigel believes applicants have been disingenuous in putting in a series of applications instead of one. They received permission for an extension to the north and then permission to fell a lime tree at the front of the building because they claimed it was putting the front wall at risk and hence a danger to pedestrians. Immediately after that application was agreed, they then put in an application for a double garage with access where the lime tree was. The Grange Association will object to this on the grounds of it occupying too much of the site and being contrary to the Conservation Area Character Appraisal in damaging the rhythm of the buildings on the street.   http://gaedin.co.uk/wp/forum-test?mingleforumaction=viewtopic&t=331

Xmas Tree Ceremony: 
This was a great success and Alison thanks Cllr Main for being MC. Due to the weather, the event was held in the German-speaking church hall and this worked out well. There was feedback from some parents, saying that they prefer having the event outside, only having it inside when the weather is particularly bad. £143 was raised for Crisis at Christmas charity.
Treasurer’s report:
Has been circulated, balance is unchanged from last month, £976.71. There is one cheque not yet paid to FOMBL, to the amount of £10.
Meetings attended: 
Alison went to a FOMBL meeting last night. They discussed a successful walkabout of the area and among other things to be done, have planned to get cages put around trees. Neil put in a costed list of projects to the Council for funding. They received £17,000 last year and hope for the same this year.
A lot of planting has been done and this spring wildflowers will be seen on John Muir walk, Muriel Spark walk and by the Meadows Pavilion. Over 1000 buttercups have been planted in the area. They had a work party of 34 people helping to plant, including 24 children and 10 parents. Heriot’s school has also started a FO-FOMBL (Friends of FOMBL) club!
Nick: James Gillespie’s school has set up an Eco Committee- with aims of improving environmental performance, links and collaboration between pupils/parents/community and educating kids. 120 pupils have signed up as “eco warriors”, with 34 parent volunteers. The pupils have planned an environmental review focusing on biodiversity, which has included planting flowers with FOMBL. The pupils have been doing litter pickups around the school and will also be looking at air quality- they will be able to get an air quality monitor from the University (Cllr Main will send Nick a contact for this). Cllr Main also suggests contacting Parks, as there is a lot within their Community Plan about environmental action.
Anne suggests that perhaps the Eco Committee could look after the planters in the area, such as those at the foot of Marchmont Crescent (outside the Scotmid Coop) and those outside Café Artista. Mike Shields did improve ones at Marchmont Crescent last year. Nick mentions that the school also has a Gardening Club which he is sure would be interested.

AOB:
Jo Cox Get-Together: This is a street party held in locations around the UK following the death of MP Jo Cox. The aim is to build stronger communities. Last year, it was held around James Gillespie’s school and next year it is planned to be from 21-23 June. Damian Hayes emailed Alison asking if MSCC would be supportive of it and perhaps publicise it in our newsletters and allow their posters on our noticeboards. MSCC agrees to provide publicity for the Get-Together.

Responding to the 20mph bill. Discussion about whether or not anyone has responded to this on behalf of the MSCC. Shane believes Susie Agnew has responded but was not sure if she responded as an individual or on behalf of MSCC. After some discussion, it was agreed that the MSCC will not take a position on this, but individuals are encouraged to submit their own responses to the bill.

MSCC meetings: Stewart mentions briefly that on Wednesday evenings there is now another group which meet in the church hall which means we will no longer be the last ones out- there is, therefore, no need to lock up after meetings.

Date of next meeting:  23rd January 2019.



Friday, 18 January 2019

Draft Agenda for the January Meeting


Marchmont & Sciennes
Community Council


Meeting on Wed 23rdh January 2019 at 7:30pm
St Catherine's Argyle Church Halls, Beaufort Road

A G E N D A

 1             Sederunt and apologies
 2            Draft Minutes of last meeting, 28 November 2018, and matters arising (not otherwise on Agenda)
 3             Police Report
 4             Meadows & Bruntsfield Links
                                Including Meadows Management Plan
 5             City Councillor report on topical local issues
                                Including SE Localities Meeting (21 Jan)
 6             Election of Secretary (repeat)
Items for discussion
 7             Royal Hospital for Sick Children Redevelopment
                                Report from Planning Ctte Site Visit
                                Planning Application – any developments?
 8             Astley Ainslie Hospital Redevelopment: update
 9             Sciennes School PTA – Request for support for application for financial support from Sustrans for   feasibility study
10           Review of Community Councils Scheme
11           Observations on the city 20mph speed limit
12           Planning (Applications & consultations)
·         Any others
13           Xmas Tree Lighting Ceremony
·         Report from event

Items for information
14           Treasurer's report
15           Meetings attended
Any Others
16           AOCB
17           Date of next meeting: 27th February 2019

All who live or work locally are welcome to attend.
MSCC is online at: https://www.facebook.com/MarchmontSciennesCommunityCouncil

Wednesday, 21 November 2018

Draft Agenda for the November MSCC meeting


Marchmont & Sciennes
Community Council


Meeting on Wed 28th November 2018 at 7:30pm
St Catherine's Argyle Church Halls, Beaufort Road

A G E N D A

 1             Sederunt and apologies
 2            Draft Minutes of last meeting, 24 October 2018, and matters arising (not otherwise on Agenda)
 3             Police Report
 4             Meadows & Bruntsfield Links
                                Including Meadows Management Plan
 5             City Councillor report on topical local issues
                                Including SE Localities Meeting (26 Nov)
 6             Election of Secretary (repeat)
Items for discussion
 7             Royal Hospital for Sick Children Redevelopment
                                Planning Application – any developments?
 8             Astley Ainslie Hospital Redevelopment: update
 9             List of roads with their grading – any immediate action required?
10           Planning (Applications & consultations)
·         Any others
11           Xmas Tree Lighting Ceremony
·         Report

Items for information
12           Treasurer's report
13           Meetings attended
Any Others
14           AOCB
                                ‘Joe Cox’ Street Party (21-23 June 2019) – participation?
15           Date of next meeting: 23rd January 2019

All who live or work locally are welcome to attend.
MSCC is online at: https://www.facebook.com/MarchmontSciennesCommunityCouncil

MSCC Minutes September 2018

The minutes of the September 2018 meeting can be found at:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1jCc30OB9pZKSHJrjzxOVbpAE2W3EX9SAuW6iRWTjFhI/edit?usp=sharing

Thursday, 27 September 2018

MSCC Agenda

The was the Agenda for the September meeting of MSCC (which is now passed)


Marchmont & Sciennes
Community Council


Meeting on Wed 26 September 2018 at 7:30pm
St Catherine's Argyle Church Halls, Beaufort Road

A G E N D A

 1             Sederunt and apologies
 2            Draft Minutes of last meeting, 27 June 2018, and matters arising (not otherwise on Agenda)
 3             Police Report
 4             Meadows & Bruntsfield Links
 5             City Councillor report on topical local issues
 6             Election of Secretary (repeat)
Items for discussion
 7             Royal Hospital for Sick Children Redevelopment
                                Planning Application – any developments?
 8             Astley Ainslie Hospital Redevelopment: update
 9             Planning (Applications & consultations)
·         Any others
10           Localities and the Neighbourhood Partnership position – any changes?

Items for information
11           Treasurer's report
12           Meetings attended
                                SE Localities Meeting – 24 September
Any Others
13           AOCB
                                Xmas tree ceremony, suggestions for a special guest is needed
14           Date of next meeting: 24 October 2018

All who live or work locally are welcome to attend.
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