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Tuesday, 17 April 2012

Crags Sports Centre Tips-off with Fresh Start

The Crags Community Sports Centre got a fresh start earlier this month at a ‘tip-off’ event to mark the re-opening of the Centre.

The ‘tip-off’ marked the official hand over from City of Edinburgh Council to a new community organisation set up specifically to run the Centre for the long-term. The new charity has a strong basketball theme with local club Boroughmuir Blaze and governing body basketballscotland teaming up with Castle Rock Edinvar Housing Association.

The ‘tip-off’ event included the March round of the South-Central Primary Schools Basketball League which features eight teams from surrounding schools including league leaders St Peter’s and James Gillespie’s Primary School.

From basketball to break-dancing to roller derby, the Crags has a range of new and exciting activities.  Edinburgh residents can now get involved by attending one of the classes for kids or adults; or by joining one of the partner sports clubs.

The Centre has one of the largest games halls in Edinburgh, a dance/fitness studio, social reception area, changing facilities, kitchen, storage space, car park and an open-access outdoor kick-pitch.

Why not find out more for yourself by attending their Community Open Day on Saturday 21 April.

Agenda for meeting of MSCC on We 25 April 2012

The Marchmont and Sciennes Community Council will hold their April meeting on We 25 April at 7:30pm at St Catherine's Argyle Church Halls on Grange Road

All are most welcome to attend.

Please note: representatives of Lothian and Borders Police will be in attendance from 7:00 pm, to respond to any specific queries about police matters you may have.


1 Sederunt and apologies

3 Matters arising, not elsewhere considered.

                        Roads Capital programme 2012-3
                        NHS meeting 4.4.12

4 Police report.

5  SPEAKER:  ALAN MCKINNEY : restoration of local graveyards.

6  Treasurer’s report (Alison Service)

7 Planning Report            (Melanie Main)
                        Report from Planning subcommittee
                        Progress on LDP
                        Visit of Planning Officer
                        Sainsbury’s in Marchmont
                        The New Leaf
                        Phone Mast in Grange Road

8 HMO (Anne Laird)

9 Neighbourhood Partnership (Alastair Philp)

                        Election date change
                        EACC planning subgroup

10 Communications received:
                        Bulletin on Renewables
                        Transition Edinburgh St John’s Church 12.5.12
                        Care of older people
                        Report on Civic Forum
                        STV local website

11 DONM  23.5.12  AGM

Monday, 16 April 2012

Transition Edinburgh event on 12 May 2012

Transition Edinburgh are holding an event:

* Developing future lifestyles

* Working towards City Sustainability

St John’s Church, Princes Street on 12 May 2012 from 2-4pm.

Scotland’s centre for social innovation launches Incubator Award Programme.

The Melting Pot is calling on new and emerging social innovators to apply for a fully funded scholarship on their Social Innovation Incubation Award.

As part of this year’s Award, up to ten non-profit organisations will be provided free access to a range of practical resources including workspace, dedicated learning and support, mentoring, and advice sessions as part of a 12 month programme.

Recipients of this Award will be able to choose a location for a professional work base in Edinburgh, Midlothian or Fife, and will be receive practical support in a range of subjects covering legal, financial, IT, business planning and marketing. This will be complimented by leadership and governance support including working with volunteers.

The closing date for applications is 8 June 2012 and the programme starts in July this year.