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Thursday, 27 June 2013

Pledge your support for Edinburgh's bid for the National Performance Centre for Sport

Heriot-Watt University, in partnership with the City of Edinburgh Council, has been shortlisted in the bidding to host the National Performance Centre for Sport (NPCS) against Dundee and Stirling.  Their desire is to create a world class sporting facility that will prepare Scottish athletes for competition on the world stage. If the bid is successful, it will result in better sports facilities for Edinburgh and the local community - putting Edinburgh at the centre of sports development in Scotland.

The Scottish Government will be investing £25m in the facility and a decision on the winning bid is expected later in the summer.  Recently, Scottish sporting figures, Sir Chris Hoy, Gavin Hastings and Michael Stewart, also came out in support of the city's bid and gave their backing on the Go Edinburgh 2016 pledge page.

If you haven’t done so already, you too can pledge your support – it only takes a few seconds and could potentially make all the difference to our bid.

Have you see Yulia?

Saturday, 22 June 2013

Agenda for Marchmont & Sciennes Community Council Meeting - 7:30pm on We 26 Jun

Marchmont & Sciennes Community Council will hold its June meeting on 26 June 2013 at 7:30pm, in our usual venue of St Catherine's Argyle Church halls. 

This will be our final meeting of 12/13. We will then take a break until 25 Sep 2013.


1  Sederunt and apologies

2  Minutes of last meeting, 22 May 2013 (draft until approved at this meeting)

3   Matters Arising from the minutes

       Attendance: Waste Management: Noticeboard: Expenditure; 

4  Police Report

5  Film: ‘Liquid Paradise,- a portrait of Warrender Baths

      (22 minutes)

6  Plans for Royal Edinburgh Hospital and Astley Ainsley Hospital

7  LDP Responses (Alastair Philp)

8  Planning matters

9  Treasurer’s Report

10  Reports from Meetings

     MABLAG  (Alison Service)


     Fountainbridge Canal (Sarah Sandow)

     Police Priority setting (Sarah Sandow)

     Civic Forum  (Sarah Sandow)

11  Community Council Elections    

12 Christmas Tree Lighting 7th December

13  Review of Community Council Scheme

14  Information Matters

15 AOCB: Date of next meeting  25th September 2013

Friday, 21 June 2013

Give your views on communications about recycling in Edinburgh and perhaps win a £50 voucher?

To help develop their recycling communications, the City of Edinburgh Council are running a short online survey. This survey aims to establish awareness of recycling in Edinburgh and get residents’ feedback on their communications.

Anyone who completes the (estimated at 10 minutes) survey will also be in with the chance of winning one of three £50 high street shopping vouchers.

Monday, 3 June 2013

Reminder: Public meetings about redevelopment of Royal Edinburgh Hospital, on 5 June

As previously advertised, consultation events on the redevelopment of the Royal Edinburgh Hospital, as part of the pre-application process, will be held on 6 June:

+ The Gym, Child & Adolescent Mental Health service, Royal Edinburgh Hospital, EH10 5HF, 23 Tipperlinn Road (8am-4pm; note change of venue)

+ The South West Wing, Eric Lidell Centre, 15 Morningside Road, EH10 4DP (5-8pm)

NHS Lothian staff will be available at both locations to answer your questions. Any feedback you give by 28 June will help inform the subsequent planning application.  There will be further opportunity to submit formal objections direct to the council once the planning application has been filed.