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

Tuesday, 22 March 2011

Public sessions to view plans for new Gillespie's and ask questions

The James Gillespie's Consultation section of the City of Edinburgh Council website has been updated today to include details of nine sessions (see below) where members of the public can meet someone from the project and to talk to them about the proposals. 

Please feel free to pass this information on, particularly to people who do not like the ideal of speaking at a public meeting but who do have some questions they would like more information about.

If you have questions on the proposal you'd like addressed at the public meeting on 31 March can you send them in advance (to a full response can be prepared. 

James Gillespie High School
  • Thursday 31 March 5-7pm (Two hour session in advance of Public Meeting)
  • Saturday 2 April 10am-12pm
  • Tuesday 5 April 2-4pm
Newington Library
  • Friday 8 April 2-4pm
  • Monday 11 April 5-7pm
  • Friday 15 April 2-4pm
Eric Liddell Centre
  • Thursday 31 March 2-4pm
  • Wednesday 6 April 5-7pm
  • Thursday 7 April 2-4pm

Electronic copies of a PDF newsletter that has been circulated locally are also now available

Tuesday, 15 March 2011

New Gillespie's High School: Get ready to have your say!

The pre-planning application consultation on the design of the new James Gillespie's High School (and new nursery/ sports hall for the primary) is about to start.  Between now and the planning application being submitted in July there will be a series of public meetings.

One of the first will be at the next meeting of the Community Council (13 April at 7:30pm at St Catherine's Argyle Church) but there will also be a public meeting at the School on 31 March and with the Primary School Parent forum on 4 April.

There will also be public exhibitions from 21 March to 22 April at Newington Library and the Eric Liddell Centre.  Initial comments have to be in by 22 April.  Thereafter revised plans will be presented at a further series of public meetings including the Community Council meeting on 8 June.

For further details (and plans/ drawing soon) keep an eye on the new development website.

Updated (5 Apr @ 20:23): If you have comments for the project team please fill them in on this form and send to by 22 April 

NHS Lothian: Health link newsletter - Spring 2011 edition

The Spring 2010 edition of NHS Lothian's Health Link newspaper has now been published. It contains features on the new sexual health centre on Lauriston Place, the benefits of children keeping active, the new birthing centre at Little France, update on funding for the new Sick Kids' hospital, a baby is born after groundbreaking fertility selection, the Childsmile project, centralised booking for mums-to-be and a short-stay surgery centre in Livingston.

Thursday, 3 March 2011

Agenda for meeting of Community Council on We 9 MARCH at 19:30

The next meeting of the Community Council will be held on Wed 8th MARCH at 7.30pm in St Catherine’s Argyle Church Community Hall, Grange Road   

A G E N D A (click for copy)
  1. Presentation on Lothian Buses
  2. Minutes of the February meetingand matters arising (updated 5 Apr 11)
  3. Treasurers Report
  4. Police Report :  oral report and questions
  5.   Sub Groups
    1. Planning Group (report 1; report 2 )
    2. HMOs Group  (Ann Laird: Report awaited)
    3. Parking Group
  6. External Meetings
    1. Neighbourhood partnership board  (Alastair Philp; verbal)
  7. Meadows
    1. Trees
    2. Barbecues
    3. Jaw bone
  8. Events
    1. Garden Competition
    2. Christmas Event
  9. Any other business  - can be taken on the night
    1. Meadow Place
    2. James Gillespie's  High School
A hearing loop is available if you contact 07775 665499 beforehand.  All residents and those who work in the area will be most welcome!

Wednesday, 2 March 2011

Meeting on local buses

On Wed 9 March at 7:30 the Marchmont & Sciennes Community Council are hosting a meeting on "Your local buses in Marchmont & Sciennes".  Bill Campbell, Operations Director of Lothian Buses, will explain the rationale behind your local bus services and outline future plans and developments. 

There will be a chance to discuss your experiences and expectations, to ask questions and air your opinions.  

The meeting will be held, as usual for monthly Community Council meetings, in St Catherine's Argyle Church Halls on Grange Road.

A hearing loop is available if you contact 07775 665499 beforehand.  All residents and those who work in the area will be most welcome!

(Photo is copyright Stuart Montgomery and is used without permission because I do not know how to contact him.  I hope he agrees its use is appropriate by a not-for-profit local representative group for a meeting about local buses. If not I will remove it on request)