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

Thursday, 28 April 2011

Art Exhibition on 12 May

Thursday 12 May 2011
Start 7 pm
Finish 8pm
Enable Building : 95 Causewayside Edinburgh

The art work demonstrates the changing seasons and will stay in the ENABLE hall at Causewayside.
This project was made possible through funding from the Edinburgh South Central Neighborhood Partnership

Saturday, 23 April 2011

Volunteers required: Meadows Festival 4/5 June

Fred Mackintosh writes: "This year's Meadows Festival takes place on 4th & 5th June, and we can promise something for everybody from grans to toddlers and everybody in between. We'll feature 8 large Marquees and a Big top tent in a 1/2mile sq area surrounded by 100 plus market stalls with Tailor’s funfair also joining  us.

This year the music lineup is back with its eclectic mix of all the best bands Edinburgh local scene has to offer - indi pop, reggae, funk and  hip hop acts, from  bands whio normally fill Scotland's music festival stages and are all playing for free on the at the Meadows Festival. Listen out for Captain Slackships energy packed reggae hits, festival favourites the Banana Sessions hit us with their brass baselines and quirky covers, Ordinary All Stars will get you grooving to their smooth hip hop beats while the up and coming Epic 26 blast out the some modern Indie synth tunes, and the Beltane drummers will be out in force to stir your soul.

Animal lovers will be pleased to learn that this year  the festival includes a dog show, courtesy of the Dogs Trust. Any dog can enter - there won't be any pedigree classes, but if your dog's exceptionally beautiful or talented, this will be his or her chance to shine! There will also be displays of agility and obedience from the Trust's own pooches.

Regular events include the schools' football tournament, and younger visitors can also enjoy activities at the kids' tent, including face painting, storytelling, and arts and crafts, and view the entries in the annual art competition.

We're still looking for volunteers to help run the festival, and if you're interested, try this link:

It's not too late to book a stall either,  whether you're selling goods or offering a service like champissage (Indian head massage) or bicycle repairs, so check out our website for details:
But hurry if you want to get involved!"

Thursday, 14 April 2011

Pre-planning consultation on new Gillespie's High School enters final week

The pre-planning consultation on plans for the new James Gillespie's High School and new buildings at the Primary School closes on 22 April. 

An online survey is now available to use to give your views.  Or you can can send them by e-mail to the project team at

Revised plans will be presented at a further round of public meetings in June before the formal planning application is submitted.

Tuesday, 5 April 2011

Agenda for meeting of Community Council on We 13 April at 19:30

The next meeting of the Community Council will be held on Wed 13th April at 7.30pm in St Catherine’s Argyle Church Community Hall, Grange Road

The main item for discussion will be the new James Gillespie's High School and alterations to the Primary School.

A G E N D A (click for copy)

1. James Gillespies’ New School: presentation and discussion

2. Minutes of the meeting of 9th March and matters arising

3. Treasurers Report (revised!)
     a. Insurance
     b. Street planting

4. Police Report : oral report and questions

5. Sub Groups
     a. Planning Group (meeting report circulated)
     b. HMOs Group (Ann Laird: Report)
     c. Roads and Traffic Group

6. External Meetings
     a. Civic Forum
     b. Neighbourhood Partnership Meeting
     c. Friends of the Meadows and Bruntsfield Links meeting

7. Events
     a. Garden Competition
     b. Christmas Event

8. Any other business - can be taken on the night

Reports available on this blog in advance will include any recommendations that the CC will discuss and agree; 

All who live or work or are active in the area are welcome.  Hearing loop available – please request in advance

More opportunities to comment on new Gillespie's plans

If you have comments for the new Gillespie's High School project team please fill them in on this form and send to by 22 April 

Members of the design team will be at the next Community Council meeting next Wednesday (13th) at 7:30pm in St Catherine's Argyle Church. 

There will be an opportunity from 7pm to ask informal questions before the meeting.

Come and try Croquet at Meadows Croquet Club

Meadows Croquet Club are offering introductory sessions on Mondays from 16 May 16 to 6 Jun 2011.

There will be an Afternoon Session between 3.30 to 5.30pm and an Evening Session from 6.30 to 8.30pm. All you need is a pair of flat-soled shoes (e.g. trainers). The course costs £30 and there are special introductory discounts if you join the club after the course.

Give it a try -- you could be pleasantly surprised!

For more information contact Alison Ross or call 0845 250 4394.