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Saturday, 21 January 2012

Agenda for meeting of Marchmont & Sciennes Community Council on We 25 Jan 2012 at 7:30pm

All are most welcome to attend


1 Welcome and apologies;  Refreshments for Burns’ Night

2 Guest Speakers: Craig Wood and Andrew Sikes, (City Planning Dept)  

The Area Development Framework

3 Minutes of the meeting on 23rd November

4 Matters arising from the minutes
Report on Christmas Lighting event, and thanks to participants
Flowerpots and trees reports
Planning Committee

5 Treasurer’s report
insurance arrangements

6 Police Report

7 Planning Report  (Melanie Main)
James Gillespie’s School developments

8 HMO report
Dealing with individual grievances

9 External Meetings
MABLAG (Alison Service)
EACC  (Tina Cumming)
SCNP  (Alastair Philp)
Capital Roads Programme
Royal Edinburgh Hospital
City of Edinburgh Council Budget Meeting (Sarah Sandow)

10 Matters for information
Edinburgh World heritage move
Community Mapping Project -Transition Edinburgh South
Morningside Library
Edinburgh and Lothians Health Foundation Fund
Climate Change Strategic Partnership
Statutory Notices

11 Matters requesting a response
Library Strategy
Draft Natural Heritage Strategy
Licensing Board Consultation
Services for Older people

12 Future meetings:  February (22nd)  Alison Johnstone MSP


Tuesday, 3 January 2012

We've got some trees down...

On a morning where 102 mph winds were reported by STV at Blackford Hill, at least five trees (and numerous branches) were blown down on the Meadows including the one shown here which blocked Melville Drive for most of the morning.  

Two more trees fell blocking the Middle Meadow Walk cycle way with another falling away from Middle Meadow Walk towards the East. 

One fell outside the former Boroughmuir annexe (now student housing) at Warrender Park Crescent and another in the grounds of the Quartermile development.  

Sad to see them lying splintered and then sawn up to clear the road/ paths.

Monday, 2 January 2012

Happy New Year!

All the best to you and yours for health and happiness in twenty 12.