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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 


 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

Monday, 5 January 2015

updated: Consultation on street closure outside Sciennes (among other places) and drop-in session

School Streets Project- Proposed Experimental Traffic Regulation Order - Prohibition of Vehicular Traffic (During School Travel Periods)
City of Edinburgh Council is seeking the views of stakeholders and the public on its school streets proposal. This will introduce school streets at 11 primary schools across Edinburgh for a period of 18 months.  These locations have been experiencing on going road safety issues caused by drivers bringing their vehicles too close to the school gates.
More details of the proposals are available at the CEC consultation website.
Plans and information about how the scheme will operate will be shown at a drop-in session at Sciennes Primary School on Thursday 15 January, 2015 at 3:30 PM - 7:00 PM.  Staff from the council’s Road Safety team will be on hand to answer questions and record your comments.

Update: if you couldn't make it along to the drop-in session take a look at the plans for Sciennes (PDF) and comment using this online form.

Thursday, 11 December 2014

CANCELLED: James Gillespie’s Primary School Choir are singing carols outside Margiotta on Warrender Park Road

unfortunately the Carol singing by JGPS at 5pm today outside Margiottas has been cancelled due to slippy pavements

Monday, 8 December 2014

Festive rubbish and recycling collections

As a public service I am reproducing content from the Edinburgh Council website:

Festive rubbish and recycling collections

Christmas and New Year bin collections

Rubbish and recycling collections due on Thursday 25 December will be collected on Saturday the 27 December.

Rubbish and recycling collections due on Thursday 1 January will be collected on Saturday 3 January.

If your bin or boxes are not collected, please leave it out until we collect it. There are no changes to pickups on Friday 26 December and Friday 2 January. Please make sure bins and boxes are out by 6am.

Remember you can recycle a wide range of items over the Christmas season includingwrapping paper, Christmas trees, bottles and food waste.  Check the what goes in what bin page to find out more.

Christmas Tree Recycling

You can recycle real Christmas trees through the garden waste service. Place your tree at the kerbside, next to your brown bin by 6am on your garden waste pick up day. Bases should be removed and trees over 6ft tall should be cut it in half.

You can also take Christmas trees to any of the Community Recycling Centres. The sites will be closed 25, 26 December and 1, 2 January.

If you live in a communal bin area, just leave your tree beside the nearest shared bin on one of the dates below. They will be turned into compost and used in parks and gardens.
South- Thursday 8, 15, 22 January

If you need to check which neighbourhood you live in, please enter your postcode on our online map.

2015 Calendars

There are no changes to the 2015 pickups. Your new bin calendars will be on our bin collection day page at the end of December or you can order a copy by contacting us from the 15 December 2014.

Saturday, 6 December 2014