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Thursday, 28 June 2012

Can you help tend the Green Banana?

Everyone  will have seen the planting on the strip of land between Marchmont Crescent and Roseneath Place.  It is lovingly tended by a group of ‘Guerilla Gardeners‘ who  work for an hour at 11am on the second and fourth Sunday mornings of each month.   

There's tidying, weeding, planting to do, as well as, I'm afraid, dog-dirt to clear away, (for those with strong stomachs).  Plants and bulbs have been given, and it is looking much better that it has done. 

Sometimes people stop when we're working and say what a great job we're doing, but they never stop to  help!    The Council send the lawn mower to cut the grass when they can.   There's a special brown bin there for compostable stuff and it is put out out every fortnight.  

This is a real community effort but we do need more people to help.  Could you spare an hour once or twice a month? The next days will be 8th and 22nd July.                        

Thursday, 21 June 2012

Agenda for June May meeting of MSCC (7:30pm on We 27 Jun at St Catherine's Argyle Church halls)

The Jun 2012 meeting of the Marchmont & Sciennes Community Council will be on 27 Jun at 7:30pm, in our usual venue of St Catherine's Argyle Church halls. 

All who live and work locally are welcome to attend


1     Sederunt and apologies

2     Minutes of the meeting on 23rd May

3     Matters arising from the minutes, not otherwise listed
Update at Sciennes School
Mobile Phone mast
New shop at 129 Marchmont Road
Grange Cemetery restoration
Meadows Festival

4     Police report
Contacting the Police; Police questionnaire

5     Treasurer’s report

6     Planning issues; new spokesperson needed.
Recycling at Gillespies

7     HMO report

8     Neighbourhood Partnership Report
Astley Ainsley Site developments
Barbecues on the Meadows and Bruntsfield Links
Party Flats (for info)


10    Garden Competition

11    Christmas Lighting Event - new organiser needed

12    Cycle safety event

13   Constituency Office Local Day

14   Proposal for Farmers’ and Craft market in Bruntsfield

15   AOCB

16  Dates of next meetings:  26th September, 24th October, 28th November.