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

Monday, 28 November 2011

Transition Edinburgh South collecting views on creating a vibrant and sustainable South Edinburgh

Transition Edinburgh South are currently working on a Community Mapping Project- a piece of research looking at how they can create more sustainable communities in South Edinburgh.  

They are asking local residents to identify what the barriers are for adopting greener lifestyles and what ideas people have to promote local sustainability.  They've asked us to let them know our thoughts on local food production, home energy, local transport, recycling and community resilience by filling out an on line questionnaire

All participants will go into a prize draw for the chance to win a £50 tasty local food voucher. Deadline for entries is 31/12/11. 

 For more information about this project and others, please visit the Transition Edinburgh South website.

Thursday, 24 November 2011

Marchmont & Sciennes Community Council Christmas Tree lighting Sat 10 Dec 4.30pm

Join with James Gillespies High School pipers, JGHS Brass Ensemble and Sciennes Primary School Choir to sing traditional carols at the lighting of the Marchmont and Sciennes’ Christmas tree, where Marchmont Crescent meets Warrender Park Road. 

Sat 10 Dec at 4:30pm.

This event is supported by the Local shops and businesses 

Followed by a free carol concert, mulled wine and mince pies from 5pm at the German Church, Chalmers Crescent

Numbers may be limited 

Friday, 18 November 2011

Agenda for meeting of Marchmont & Sciennes Community Council on We 23 Nov at 7:30pm

The Marchmont and Sciennes Community Council will hold their November meeting on We 23 Nov at 7:30pm at St Catherine's Argyle Church Halls on Grange Road

All are most welcome to attend

Jim Eadie MSP will address the meeting before the other business.


1 Welcome, Sederunt, apologies

2  Address:  JIM EADIE, MSP

3  Questions

4  Minutes of the previous meeting

Matters arising from the Minutes
Bus shelter
Astley Ainsley Hospital
Whitehouse Loan crossing
Christmas Tree Lighting
Winter weather
Cyclists and pedestrians
Sienna Gardens meeting

5  Parks management strategy

6  Reports
Police{ Sgt Steven Duncan)
Planning (Melanie Main)
HMOs (Anne Laird)

7 External meetings: Neighbourhood Partnership , NHS Lothian  

8 Future of ASCC and EACC

9 Budget consultations 21.11.11, 3.12.11

10 Civic Forum meeting 29.11.11

11 documents received for consultation: SES,  LDP


13 DONM  January 25th 7.30 PM


Thursday, 17 November 2011

Information on severe weather preparations and decisions

The City of Edinburgh Council have established a severe weather page on their website which they will use to communicate in the event of severe weather this winter.  

It contains information about preparations they are making, what we can do, how they decide which roads to clear and schools to close, and offers an interactive map of gritter routes and grit bins.

update (18 Nov at 20:11): To find out if you could be a Volunteer Snow Warden call 0131 529 3687

Monday, 14 November 2011

What do you think? New management rules for Public Parks

The current  'Management Rules for Public Parks (2003)are due to expire in 2013. The City of Edinburgh Council has been advised to renew the rules for another ten years and modify them to reflect the new access legislation. 

In making the new Rules the City of Edinburgh Council is obliged to consult and invite objections from the public. 

The new draft Management Rules can be commented on during the first consultation running from Mid October 2011 to the end of January 2012.  

Amendments will be made and the a final copy of the Rules will be presented for formal inspection on these web pages and in public libraries during April and May 2012. 

If there are any objections to the Rules the City of Edinburgh Council will give an objector an opportunity to be heard by them. 

Thursday, 3 November 2011

Your views are sought on a draft Edinburgh Lighting Strategy

On 6 October 2011 the Council's Planning Committee approved a draft version of the Edinburgh Lighting Strategy for consultation purposes. 

The aim of the strategy is to reinforce the character of our unique capital city and provide a safe environment for its use and enjoyment by achieving coherent lighting schemes that are well conceived, designed and maintained.

The draft strategy outlines four broad strategic objectives based on: supporting Edinburgh's role as the economic, cultural and ceremonial capital of Scotland; enhancing community safety, security, amenity and circulation for both pedestrians and road users; developing a co-ordinated and coherent approach to lighting, making lighting design an intrinsic part of streets and places; and encouraging designs which minimise energy use, cost and light pollution. 

Consultation on the draft strategy has now commenced and your views are sought by 31 December 2011.