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

Sunday, 30 August 2009

Ideas for publicising Community Council Elections?

Has anyone any better suggestions for publicising the Community Council Elections than traipsing round the area wearing an improvised sandwich board?!

We have posters up in our noticeboards (including the Meadows one) and will add some in local shops over the next few days.

Suggestions for good sites (windows with lots of passing traffic or noticeboards) very welcome: please contact the Community Council Secretary.

Remember nominations open tomorrow and close two weeks later.

Monday, 24 August 2009

Community Council elections

Your local Community Council is committed to dealing with issues that affect you and your community. We are looking for new members, so why not get involved and make sure that the issues we are dealing with are the ones that matter to you.

Nominations to become a community councillor open next Monday (31 August). Nominees must be 16 or over and on the electoral roll.

More details are available from the City of Edinburgh Council's website. Nominations close on 14 September. If there are more candidates than places an election will be held on 15 October 2009.

Nomination forms are available from the returning officer Cllr Steve Burgess or (from Mo 31 August) at the Community Council pages of the City Council website. Cameron Roses's newsblog has a good overview.

Thursday, 20 August 2009

Breaking news: Events on Meadows restricted to 4 weeks?

Breaking news: The full Edinburgh Council today debated the manifesto on events on the Meadows.

Unconfirmed reports are coming in by e-mail (from Friends of the Meadows & Bruntsfield Links) that the council voted to restrict events to a four week duration.

More details will be posted as they become available.

Update (22:23): BBC News carries confirmation of the 4 week limit.

Saturday, 15 August 2009

Midmar Allotments Open Day

Midmar Allotments are holding their third Annual Open day and Barbeque on Saturday 22 August between 1pm and 4pm. Afternoon tea will be available in the communal cabin.

Tuesday, 11 August 2009

Blackford Hill Festival on 13 September from 1-4pm

This is the first festival on Blackford Hill (PDF). An afternoon packed with history, activities and fun for all the family, including your dog!

Meet: Blackford Hill, use Observatory Car Park. Drop in 1pm to 4pm.

Next South Central Neighbourhood Partnership meeting will be on Mo 12 Oct 09 at 7pm

The next meeting of the South Central Neighbourhood Partnership will be on Mo 12 Oct 09 at 7pm. The location has not yet been advised.

I imagine that the agenda will feature reports from the sub-group on HMOs and an update on the Meadows Manifesto.

Thursday, 6 August 2009

update (via @cameronrose): Meadows decision now on 20th Aug

Cameron Rose writes: Meadows decision now on 20th Aug (4 Aug)

The decision on the maximum duration of events such as the Urban Circus and the Lady Boys in the Meadows is to be taken at the next full Council meeting on 20 August. The issue was discussed at the Policy and Resources meeting this morning but a decision was deferred.

Energy Fair - Transition Edinburgh South - 5 Sep

Transition Edinburgh South have organised an ENERGY FAIR at South Morningside Primary School, Comiston Road on 5 Sep from 11am to 3pm. Admission is free and there will be an opportunity to find out how to cut your energy bills and help tackle global climate change.

There will be talks, films, demonstrations, leaflets and a chance to learn about: grants, woodburning stoves, insulation, infra-red cameras, micro-generation and much more. Contributions will be provided by experts including: Dynamic Earth, the Solarvan, Changeworks, Solar One, Lister Housing, Edinburgh Council. Teas, cakes & puppets for the children will be available.

Tuesday, 4 August 2009

Neighbourhood Partnership meeting to include discussion of HMOs and approach to events on the Meadows

The South Central Neighbourhood Partnership will meet on Monday 10th August at 7pm in the City Chambers Business Centre.

The matters to be discussed include:

· A progress report from the short-life group on HMOs (set up following the NP meeting in Feb 09)

· Dissolution of the short-life group on events on the Meadows and replacement with a management group (now that an approach - albeit controversial - has been formulated).

All the papers for the meeting are available.

· Go to Council Papers online.

· Click on "go to committee search"

· Pick "South Central Neighbourhood Partnership" as committee name and "10 August 2009" as date.

· Click "search"

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