I am contacting you because their is considerable concern regarding the state of the Meadows and Links folowing the heavy use is poor weather conditions over last summer. The East Meadows is the most affected area.
Representatices of Friends of the Meadows and Bruntsfield Links are meeting with the City Councillors, council officials and Community Council representatives in an effort to have more thought given to use of the Meadows for events and 'happenings' This group is called 'The Meadows and Bruntsfield Links Short Life Working Group'.
I t would seem sensible for the people who live around the Meadows and Links and those organised groups which use the Meadows to put together some information to put to the official and City Councillors regarding the types of activities we feel should and should not take place on this special green space. To this end I would like to invite two members from each Community Council to attend a meeting on 3rd January 2008. Dr Peng Lee Yap,chair of Friends of the Meadows and Bruntsfield Links, is contacting user groups to invite them to send representatives to this meeting .We should be able to put together some ideas to present to the council officials about a strategy or charter for use of the Meadows.
If you do not feel able to attend a meeting you could send to me your CC's views to be included with the views of others as a starting point and we can keep in touch by telephone and email. I do hope you feel able to respond to this in what way suits you best and look forward to hearing from you.
I feel we have to move ahead with this as it is important the views of the community are clearly represented and heard.
With best wishes