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

Thursday, 31 December 2009

Happy New Year

With very best wishes for

Health and Happiness

to you and yours

in 2010 (& throughout the 'teenies')

from Marchmont and Sciennes Community Council

(picture courtesy of Andrew Younger)

Thursday, 24 December 2009

Seasonal Greetings!

Hope you have a very Merry (white) Christmas


best wishes for health and prosperity in 2010

Response requested by 11 Jan 10: Application for Lady Boys to use Meadows in Aug 2010

The City of Edinburgh Council have received an application from the Lady Boys of Bangkok for an event to be held on the Meadows from 6 - 28 August 2010 with the set up and take down dates being 2-30 August (29 days). [more than 4 weeks in policy]

If you have any comments to make regarding this application can you please return them to Cathy Dignan (Parks Events Officer; by Mo 11 Jan 2010.

Monday, 21 December 2009

Supporting involvement in planning: Planning Aid for Scotland

Planning Aid for Scotland is "an organisation with a unique role - not only in helping modernise the planning system but in getting people involved in shaping their own places and futures." They have 230 professional planning volunteers and operate a free telephone advice service.

They have just mailed MSCC with two leaflets which they wish brought to members attention: on planning advice; and on training. I will bring the paper versions to the next meeting.

NHS Lothian: Health link newsletter - Winter 09 edition

Four paper copies of the winter 09 edition of NHS Lothian's Health Link newspaper have arrived with the secretary with a request to circulate them to community councillors. Among other interesting features it contains an article on the new Sick Kids hospital to be built at the Little France site.

If anyone wishes one of the paper copies please get in touch with the secretary.

Thursday, 17 December 2009

Community Beat Police Newsletters for Tollcross, Marchmont and Meadows (Nov & Dec 09)

Yocksan Bell, the community beat officer for Tollcross, Marchmont and Meadows has circulated his newsletters for November and December 2009.

South Central Neighbourhood Partnership Meeting - 11 Jan 10 at 7pm

The South Central Neighbourhood Partnership will meet in public on Monday 11 January 2010 at 7pm (till 9pm) in the Business Centre, City Chambers, High Street, Edinburgh. There will be a public discussion of the proposals from the sub-group established to consider regulation of Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs).

For more information please contact:
Donald Burgess (Partnership Development Officer). The MSCC rep on the neighbourhood partnership is Alastair Philp.

Update (30 Dec) - Papers now available

· Go to Council Papers online.

· Click on "go to committee search"

· Pick "South Central Neighbourhood Partnership" as committee name and "11 January 2010" as date.

· Click "search"

Monday, 14 December 2009

EACC topic for Sat 9 Jan changed, to 'Enforcement'

The next Edinburgh Association of Community Councils Saturday Morning Question Time (10am at City Chambers on Jan 9) has been changed from the previously advertised topic of the Association of Scottish Community Councils.

It will now be on 'Enforcement'.

The panel will be:
* Graham Drummond, Community Protection Operations manager for Services for Communities (noise control, anti-social behaviour and liaison with police);
* Charlie Holt, Community Safety Manager, East NP (environmental wardens, anti-social behaviour)
* Tom Stirling, senior official Alcohol Licensing CEC
* Alistair Somerville, senior official Property Licensing (HMO's)
* A Planning senior official (to confirm his attendance shortly).

SESplan newsletter now available

Edinburgh and South East Scotland Strategic Development Plan Authority - SESplan - comprises City of Edinburgh, East Lothian, Midlothian, Fife, Scottish Borders and West Lothian Councils.

Their key role is to prepare and maintain an up to date strategic development plan for the area. This process will involve engaging key stakeholders and the wider community.

They have just published a newsletter (PDF).

Friday, 4 December 2009

Agenda: meeting of Community Council on We 9 Dec 09 at 7:30pm

The next meeting of the Community Council will be held on Wed 9 Dec 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.

Tea/ Coffee will be available beforehand


1. Sederunt and Apologies.

2. Minutes of the previous meeting

3. Matters Arising:

4. Police Report

5. External Meetings and Comm Councillors reports:

a. HMOs: (Consider proposals to Neighbourhood Partnership in January. Ann Laird)

b. Planning concordant and planning spokesperson

c. Edinburgh Association of Community Councils

d. Cockburn’s Association

e. Parking: amendments to waiting restrictions

6. Community Groups event January 2010

7. Publicity and Advertising

8. Garden Competition

9. Any other business

10. Date of Next Meeting

Tuesday, 1 December 2009