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

Friday, 28 January 2011

recycling of plastics and batteries

As Cameron Rose's Infoblog points out today...

From 31 January, you can recycle plastic bottles and household batteries at your kerbside.  

The Green Box Day website gives details of your collection days and will even send you a reminder email. The Council's recycling website provides more information.

Thursday, 27 January 2011

Transition Edinburgh South Public consultation event on Sa 5 Feb

Transition Edinburgh have invited us to an informal discussion about a current application for funding from the government's Climate Challenge Fund.

Sat 5th February
2 – 5pm 
Morningside United Church, 
Chamberlain Rd, 
Bruntsfield Holy Corner 

More details are available from their poster

Thursday, 20 January 2011

Edinburgh Association of Community Councils: minutes and Common Ground meeting

Draft minutes for the Edinburgh Association of Community Councils (EACC) Executive held on Thursday 13th January are now available and will shortly be posted on a new EACC website currently being developed, which can be found at   

In November, the Association of Scottish Community Councils (ASCC) announced that a Common Ground Meeting is to be held at the Renfield Centre in Glasgow on Saturday 26th March, from 1.30pm to 5pm.  Further details of this meeting can be found on the ASCC website.  Registration for attendance at the meeting is announced as being possible during the month of January.   The Association notes that this meeting will provide CCllrs with a forum to discuss the concerns and complaints that they were unable to express during the last Annual Conference. 

A small-group decision by post-holders and another committee member subsequent to our Executive meeting on Thursday is that, in the light of the Common Ground meeting to be held in March, any EACC invitation should be delayed for reconsideration after that Glasgow meeting. EACC welcome your comments and/or observations. 

Scottish Assembly for Tackling Poverty 17 & 18 February 2011

Registrations are now open for the second Scottish Assembly for Tackling Poverty, which will take place in Glasgow on the 17th and 18th of February 2011. This a free, two-day event aimed at bringing together all those concerned about poverty in Scotland. To register click here.

  • Thursday 17th February is a half day event, focusing on research and knowledge about poverty and will include presentations and discussions on the latest trends in poverty, participatory research and turning evidence into action. New research findings will be launched from two participatory research projects carried out over the last year.
  • Friday 18th February is a full day event and brings together community activists, policy makers, voluntary organizations and MSPs around a number of key 'evidence sessions' on crucial issues for anti-poverty strategy in Scotland. This evidence will form the basis of debate and discussion about how we make progress in tackling poverty in these difficult times. Ministers from the Scottish and UK Governments have been invited to respond to the evidence they hear on the day.
The Assembly provides a unique opportunity for people with experience poverty, those on the frontline of action to tackle poverty and those responsible for anti-poverty policy to come together to look at what action is needed. At a time when poverty is predicted to increase, the need for genuine debate, and real action, has never been greater.

Both days are FREE and open to all. You may register for one or both day. Travel and child care costs for representatives of community and voluntary organisations in Scotland will be covered. We can also cover overnight accommodation inGlasgow for those travelling from outside Glasgow. (Please let us know as soon as possible as places and budgets are limited). If you wish to claim childcare expenses please let us know in the additional info section of the registration form. To register please visit the Poverty Alliance website or call Kathryn Collins on 0141 353 0440. 

Monday, 10 January 2011

Update: SCOTTISH EVENING is Cancelled

Unfortunately this event is now cancelled due to unavailability of performers

We were sorry to have to cancel our traditional pre-Christmas get-together and tree lighting ceremony...

However instead MSCC have arranged a


Fr 21 Jan 2011 at the German-Speaking Church
Chalmers Crescent from 6pm 

- NOTE Time previously shown was wrong

Light refreshments will be available, as will Music and a Raffle.

Come and welcome the New Year with us

Wednesday, 5 January 2011