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Thursday, 22 September 2011

What do you think of the Play Area Action Plan?

Comments are invited on the City of Edinburgh Council Play Area Action Plan until 18th November 2011.  

The plan aims to guide the improvement of existing play areas and to identify new opportunities for facilities across the city. 

If you prefer you can fill in an online questionnaire on the Play Area Action Plan.

Wednesday, 21 September 2011

NHS Lothian: Health link newsletter - Autumn 2011 edition

updated 26 Sep 2011 @ 21:05

The Autumn 2011 edition of NHS Lothian's Health Link newspaper has now been published (update 26 Sep 2011: now online (PDF)).

It contains features on (among other things) better eating, consultation on addiction services, the new Sick Kids, Flu, World heart day, changes to buses serving hospitals, new website, cancer awareness, a new birthing centre and transplant donors.

Paper copies will be available at the Community Council meeting on 28 Sep.

Monday, 19 September 2011

Draft action plan for the Old and New Towns of Edinburgh World Heritage Site

The Management Plan for the Old and New Towns of Edinburgh World Heritage Site was approved by the Planning Committee of te City of Edinburgh Council on 19 May 2011. 

The draft Action Plan for the Site has now been prepared by Edinburgh World Heritage, Historic Scotland and the Council. It was approved by the Planning Committee of the Council on 11 August 2011 as a draft for consultation and the Council are now seeking our help to further develop and finalise the Plan.  The Action Plan translates the objectives included in the Management Plan into actions with corresponding indicators to measure progress towards achieving the objectives.

Please forward any comments that you may have on the Plan to: Jack Gillon, City Development by the end of October 2011.

Saturday, 17 September 2011

NHS Lothian South Edinburgh Public Partnership Forum meetings in Sep & Dec

Do you want to find out more more about health services in Edinburgh?  If you become a member of the South Edinburgh Public Partnership Forum you could get more involved in developing local services.

The next meetings of the Forum are from 11am to 1pm at Waverley Gate, 2-4 Waterloo Place on:

+ Th 29 Sep 
+ Th 1 Dec

Tuesday, 13 September 2011

George IV Bridge to Kings Buildings Proposed Quality Bike Corridor

The City of Edinburgh Council have advertised a  Traffic Regulation Order (see TRO/11/35) that will introduce:

*       Bus lanes operating 7:30 am to 9:30 am and 4:00 pm to 6:30 pm,
Mondays to Fridays and extensions to cycle lane network
*       Waiting restrictions operating Mon - Fri 7:30am to 6:30pm and
Sat 8:00am to 6:30pm
*       Loading Restrictions operating Mon - Fri 7:30am to 9:30am and
4:00pm to 6:30pm
*       A number of new parking bays.

Comments are requested by 7 October 2011.

Edinburgh Engage and Edinburgh4Community

The Information and Digital Team at Central Library, have been in touch in order to promote a couple of  local services which they believe could be useful. They ask:

"Do you know someone with a brilliant idea, but no money with which to execute it?  Edinburgh4community (or accessed via Your Library) is one of our excellent e-resources, which enables users to search for funding opportunities, whether it is for the purposes of a charitable or voluntary organisation, community groups, social enterprises, or for an individual.

Your Edinburgh is a rich database of information about Edinburgh organisations.  It has been carefully indexed, ensuring ease of use when searching.  We hope that users will find the directory helpful for all of their Edinburgh needs.

Both of these resources are available courtesy of your library!  If you would like some promotional material regarding these services, please do contact us."

Thursday, 8 September 2011

A report on the review of the City of Edinburgh Council's arrangements for dealing with severe winter weather was approved at the Policy and Strategy Committee on 6 September. 

The report (Item No 9 - Winter Weather - Working Together (Reports, PDF, 1.37 MB) sets out the results of the public consultation and community engagement exercise which community councils took part in.

Tuesday, 6 September 2011

Macmillan Cancer Support Biggest Coffee Morning

We have been asked to publicise the Macmillan Cancer Support Biggest Coffee Morning. Last year's coffee morning hosts raised over £65 000 for people living with cancer. Thanks to their support macmillan can provide nurses, benefit advice support centres, cancer information and much more.

The official date is 30 Sep 2011 but you can hold an associated event any time around then. 

For further details contact Kim Kilgour.

Monday, 5 September 2011

Economic Review findings published

The City of Edinburgh Council has recently completed a review of the economy of the City and the surrounding area, and the findings are now available.  They would welcome your thoughts on the findings and proposals for how the council should respond to the issues raised. 

The August 2011 edition of the Edinburgh Economy Watch is also now available, compiled by the City of Edinburgh Council's Economic Development Unit.  This presents and analyses a range of economic indicators to:
  • assess the impact that current economic conditions are having on the capital
  • benchmark Edinburgh's economic performance against similar-sized UK cities