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Wednesday, 21 March 2012

Agenda for meeting of MSCC on We 28 Mar 2012

The Marchmont and Sciennes Community Council will hold their March meeting on We 28 March at 7:30pm at St Catherine's Argyle Church Halls on Grange Road

All are most welcome to attend.

Please note: representatives of Lothian and Borders Police will be in attendance from 7:00 pm, to respond to any specific queries about police matters you may have.


1   Sederunt and Apologies 

2   Minutes of the last meeting 

3   Matters arising, not elsewhere listed in the agenda 
     -- 20 MPH limit 

4   Police report 

5   Treasurer’s Report - Alison Service 
      --  Insurance progress 

6    Planning Report - Melanie Main 
      --  Current proposals 
      --  Palmerston Road 
      --  Peckhams 
      --  Telephone mast, Whitehouse Loan 

7    HMO meeting - Pam Masters 

8    Neighbourhood Partnership Meeting - Alastair Philp 
      --  Astley Ainsley Hospital 
      --  Barbecue Slabs on the Meadows Roads 

9    Capital Programme 2012 -13 (Roads)

10  Grange Cemetery - Dorothy Ryle 

11  Discussion: Planning Questions 
      --  New format for representation 
      --  Listing 
      --  Transmitting views from residents and Historic Scotland 
      --  Other matters of concern 

12   Meetings
      --  EACC Criminal Justice Meeting 3rd March 
      --  Meeting with Ian Murray MP and STV 24th March
      --  Transition Edinburgh Community Meeting 22 March

13  Other forthcoming Meetings and events
      --  Public involvement in NHS 4th April Edinburgh Uni 5.00
      --  Climate Change 3rd April 3 5.Rose Street
      --  Meet the Funders 26th March City Chambers.
      --  Rock and Roll Marathon 15th April
      --  Olympic Torch relay 13th June
      --  Video on Community Councils available

14  AOCB

15  DONM April 25th 7.30 PM

Olympic torch to run past on 13 Jun 2012

As the BBC News website reports, on the 13th of June the Olympic Torch will travel (PDF of timings) through  Merchiston, Bruntsfield and Tollcross.

Thursday, 15 March 2012

Video to raise awareness and understanding of community councils

A short video has been produced to raise awareness and understanding of the role of community councils. 

It is available on the Neighbourhood Partnership website.

Monday, 12 March 2012

FoMBL Spring meeting: 19 Mar at 7:30pm

The Friends of the Meadows & Bruntsfield Links are holding their Spring meeting in the Lauriston Hall of the Lauriston Jesuit Centre (28 Lauriston Street) at 7.30 p.m on Monday 19 March.

All are welcome!

Professor Graham Stone (Institute of Evolutionary Biology, University of Edinburgh) will give a talk entitled: How do we make cities better habitats for pollinators? 

Sunday, 11 March 2012

Tea with your MP & STV - 24 Mar 10am-12pm Mayfield Salisbury Church Hall

Ian Murray MP (Edinburgh South) is holding an event with STV on Sa 24 Mar at 10am in Mayfield Salisbury Church Hall on West Mayfield.  

The event is to allow local community groups to discuss local issues with Ian Murray and explore how to gain exposure through the STV Local digital channel for Edinburgh. The local community editor for STV Edinburgh will be there to explain possibilities.

Tea, coffee and biscuits will be available.

As the event is likely to be popular can you let John Griffiths know if you wish to attend?

Grange Association AGM - We 14 Mar at 7:30pm

The Grange Association are holding their Annual General Meeting this coming Wed (14th) at Marchmont St Giles Church on Kilgraston Road. 

Doors open at 7.00 pm for the AGM at 7.30 pm. 

A review of the year’s activity will be undertaken followed by a short presentation on The Stonework of the Grange by Richard Groom.
All are Welcome