This blog is where you will find community council information, including meeting times, minutes and agenda. Do please comment on postings.

Thursday, 25 June 2015

Southside & Newington Newsblog: 1594 trees in the Meadows and Bruntsfield Links

As Cameron Rose's newsblog reports "a new count of trees in the Meadows area [PDF] has been added this month to the Friends of the Meadows and Bruntsfield Links website."  

The document shows the number of each species.

"On most trees you will find a small tab which links to this 2009 detailed survey of trees and from the tab you can identify the tree species, height, spread, age and condition."

Thursday, 18 June 2015

The Big Co-op Clean at The Meadows: 10am - noon on Sa 27 Jun

As part of Co-operatives Fortnight 2015, and in association with Friends of the Meadows and Bruntsfield Links, Scotmid is supporting a community clean up at The Meadows, Melville Drive, Edinburgh (meeting at the Cricket Pavilion on Jawbone Walk at 10am).

Why not come along and help keep your community beautiful?  There will be litter picking, wild flower planting, trimming verges, featuring trees and reseeding grass.
Please bring gloves and suitable footwear. Under 16s must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

All other materials and refreshments will be provided.

If you are interested in coming along to this event, please email Tricia so there will be enough refreshments on the day for everyone.

Wednesday, 17 June 2015

Agenda for MSCC meeting on We 24 June 2015 at 7:30pm

Marchmont & Sciennes Community Council will hold its monthly regular meeting on We 24 Jun 2015. 

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 ninth meeting of 14/15.  After this meeting we will take a summer break. The first meeting after the summer will be on 23 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, 27 May 2015 and matters arising (not otherwise on Agenda)
·       Advertising vacancies on MSCC
·       Hope Terrace (parking in front gardens)
·       Redevelopment of Royal Hospital for Sick Children site
·       Lovers Loan wall
·       MSCC publicity on advertising drums
·       Materials from Cockburn Association
·       Cost of advert in Meadows Directory

 3             Police Report

 4            Update on Meadows & Bruntsfield Links from Mike Shields 

Items for discussion
 5            New planning applications
·      20 Mansionhouse Road
 6            Nominations for road/pavement repair
 7            Engagement with Edinburgh Association of Community Councils
 8            Correspondence re Barbecues on the Meadows

Items mainly for information
 9            Treasurer’s report
10            Reports of meetings
·       Meadows Festival
·       Neighbourhood Partnership (inc Underbelly on the Meadows)
11            Traders’ Evening
12            AOCB

Tuesday, 16 June 2015

Friends of the Meadows & Bruntsfield Links Summer newsletter/ AGM on 26 Jun at 19:30

The Friends of the Meadows & Bruntsfield Links Summer newsletter (PDF) is now available on their website.

They are holding their AGM on June 26th at the Croquet Club, 7:30 pm. 

2nd Proposed Edinburgh Development Plan has now been submitted to Scottish Ministers

The 2nd Proposed Edinburgh Development Plan has now been submitted to Scottish Ministers (on 29 May 2015) for examination.  The local development plan is a document that sets out which types of development should take place where, and which areas should be protected from development.  It also contains policies that inform the Council’s decisions on planning applications.

If you would like to see the plan which is being examined a copy is available for public viewing in the Council’s offices at Waverley Court, 4 East Market Street, and in every public library serving the plan area and also on the Council’s website.

Tuesday, 9 June 2015

Power of Food Festival: 20/21 June

Edible Edinburgh is supporting the Power of Food Festival over the weekend of 20-21 JuneCome with family and friends to celebrate community food growing.

This inaugural community festival involves 15 of the city’s community gardens with highlights ranging from an insect safari to storytelling, birds, music, and more. 

The festival has joined up with Sustrans  to offer a guided cycle tour of the Festival as part of National Cycle Network week and Edible Edinburgh will launch the Sustainable Food City Charter.  

For more details see: 
Twitter @PoFFest                  Facebook EdinburghPowerofFoodFestival

NHS Lothian catering strategy consultation: comment by 19 Jun

NHS Lothian has launched a public consultation on catering services and are asking patients, staff and the public to have their say on food and nutrition.  NHS Lothian is committed to providing meals which look great, taste delicious, as well as being made from fresh, and where ever possible, locally sourced produce.  

Recent research shows nine out of 10 inpatients are happy with food being served in NHS Lothian.  However they are determined to improve standards.  

A summary of the main document is being distributed to interested groups and will be available across Lothian, while the full unabridged version can be accessed on the NHS Lothian website.  Comments are requested by 19 June 2015.

Monday, 1 June 2015

Bikes & Rail: June 15 Spokes public meeting

On Mo 15 Jun at 19:30 Edinburgh Cycle group SPOKES are holding a public meeting at Augustine United Church41 George IV Bridge.

The meeting will consider what impact for bike/rail there will be from Dutch company Abellio running ScotRail.  

The headline speaker is John Dietz, Cycling Strategy Manager for Abellio ScotRail.

Other speakers are:
A panel discussion and audience QA chaired by Sarah Boyack MSP – will follow

Edinburgh Canal Festival and Raft Race will take place on Sat 27 June

The Edinburgh Canal Festival and Raft Race will take place on Sat 27 June at Edinburgh Quay, Fountainbridge.

There will be music, stalls, water-based and land-based activities, art and children activities

New information boards in Grange Cemetery

The Grange Association have provided new information boards in Grange Cemetery showing famous people buried there.