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Wednesday, 12 December 2007


The next meeting of the Community Council will be held
On WEDNESDAY 12 December 2007 at 7.30pm in
St Catherine’s Argyle Church Community Hall, Grange Road

All who live or work or are active in the area are welcome.
Hearing loop available.

  1. Sederunt and Apologies.
  2. Minutes of Meeting held 14 November 2007.
  3. Matters Arising.
  4. Police Report.
  5. Grange & Prestonfield Community Council.
  6. Neighbourhood Partnership Report.
  7. Christmas Tree Party Report.
  8. New Secretary.
  9. Report of meetings.
  10. A.O.C.B.
  11. Next meeting 9 January 2008.

Friday, 7 December 2007

Christmas Tree Lighting

Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

and Carol Singing

Saturday 8th December


Corner of Warrender Park Road and Marchmont Crescent

(Outside Scotmid)

Followed by carols, mince pies and mulled wine at the

German-speaking Church in Chalmers Crescent.

Look forward to seeing you there!

CPZ Changes

Trams for Edinburgh - Utility Diversion Programme


The City of Edinburgh Council has given their approval to commence the next stage of our utility diversion work on Leith Walk, and affects the route sector from Jameson Place to Brunswick Street on the southbound carriageway.

This work will commence on Monday 7th January 2008 and is expected to last until June 2008. We have spoken to Lothian & Borders Police, Lothian Buses, AMIS and the City of Edinburgh Council and arrangements are in place to maintain suitable access to bus stops and loading bays but parking restrictions will apply at various locations through this programme of works.

We will be delivering approximately 1750 communication packs to residents and businesses on and around the worksite. This communication pack includes a letter, traffic management sheet and special requirements card and I have attached a copy of the correspondence, which I hope you will find helpful.

In the meantime if you have any questions then please do not hesitate to contact me or Mike Connelly, Stakeholder Relationship Manager at tie Limited.

Alf Orriell

Community Engagement Coordinator

tie Limited


65 Haymarket Terrace

Edinburgh EH12 5HD

Tel: +44 (0)131 622 8336

Fax: +44 (0)131 622 8301

Mob: 07973 696965


Documents are here:

tie Newsletter Winter 2007


Please find attached the latest edition of the tie newsletter, the inside edge which I hope you will find informative.

If you have any suggestions on the content for the next newsletter, please contact

Kind regards,

Alf Orriell
Community Engagement Coordinator

tie Limited

65 Haymarket Terrace

Edinburgh EH12 5HD
Tel: +44 (0)131 622 8336

Fax: +44 (0)131 622 8301

Mob: 07973 696965


You can find the document here:

The Meadows and Bruntsfield Links

Dear All
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
Jo Scott

Statement of Licensing Policy - City of Edinburgh Licensing Board

On 26 November 2007 the City of Edinburgh licensing board adopted the statement of licensing policy which is attached. This follows a period of consultation which resulted in revisions being made to the text. It is designed to remain in place for three years, to November 2010.

The policy will be made available on the licensing board pages on the City of Edinburgh Council website.

Kay Blaikie

Senior Solicitor, Licensing

Corporate Services

The City of Edinburgh Council

Edinburgh EH1 1PW

0131 529 4438

The document is here:

Customer Service Strategy Consultation

Dear Secretary
I have attached the Customer Services Strategy and briefing paper. Community council members are invited to take part in a focus group to discuss the strategy on Thursday 10 January 2008 from 10 am - 12 noon in the Council Headquarters. CC members should contact Fiona Wood (details attached) by Friday 14 December if they are interested in attending.
Eileen Hewitt I Community Council Liaison & Development Officer I Services for Communities I Waverley Court I Level C:4 I 4 East Market Street I EDINBURGH EH8 8BG I Tel: 0131 469 3838 I

The Documents are