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Thursday, 27 February 2014

Closure of Warrender Park Road/ Marchmont Street Junction (from 3 to 30 March)

Temporary road restriction and traffic regulation has been circulated informing us that Warrender Park Road and Marchmont Street will be closed at their junction with one another (and diversions will be in place) from 3 to 30 March 2014. 

This is to allow a new sewer connection.

Plan is available showing the affected area and the diversion routes.

Tuesday, 18 February 2014

Agenda for MSCC meeting on We 26 February 2014 at 19:30

Marchmont & Sciennes Community Council will hold its February meeting on 26 February 2014 at 7:30pm, in our usual venue of St Catherine's Argyle Church halls on Beaufort Road/ Grange Road. 

This will be our fifth meeting of 13/14.  Further meetings will be on the fourth Wednesday of March, April, May and June 2014.

All who live or work in the area are most welcome to attend 


 1            Sederunt and apologies
 2            Minutes of last meeting, 22 Jan 2014 (revised following meeting on 26 Feb)
 3            Matters arising from the minutes 
·            Marchmont Crescent Noticeboard/ possible relocation to Scotmid/ Community Grant application?
·            Jawbones removal/refurbishment
·            Trees and bench
·            Local Development Plan Engagement Workshop
·            Crossing of Kilgraston Road at Dick Place
·            Flooding outside Earl of Marchmont
·            Community Empowerment Consultation response
·            Christmas Tree collection
·            Time to respond to major planning applications

4            Police Report

Items for discussion
 5             Events on the Meadows

 6             South Central Neighbourhood Partnership - 2014-2017 Local Community Plan

 7             Treasurer’s Report

 8             Edinburgh Planning Concordat 2013

 9             Local Development Plan Engagement Workshop

Items mainly for information
10              Planning matters
·            Local planning applications

11              Publicity: Meadows Directory

12             AOCB
                - Network Rail
                - Statutory Notices & Communal Repairs
                - MABLAG report
                - W Pk Rd closed at March St
                - Beat Doorstep Crime
                - Students in the Community event
13            Date of next meeting: 26 March 2014

Wednesday, 12 February 2014

Speak up Speak out about keeping safe online and on your phone

The harmful effects of cyber bullying and “sexting” are being highlighted by the latest phase of the Speak up Speak out public protection campaign. The campaign launched on Tuesday 11 February, to coincide with Safer Internet Day 2014.

It’s the fourth in a series of campaigns by the City of Edinburgh Council, Police Scotland and NHS Lothian highlighting public protection issues. This phase focuses on keeping safe online and on your phone. It’s a topic relevant to everyone but particularly to:
  •        children (spotlighting the issues of cyber bullying and sexting)
  •        parents/carers (for advice on how to keep children safe online)
  •        vulnerable adults
  •        older people
  •        domestic abuse situations.

To coincide with Safer Internet Day, Police Scotland and the City of Edinburgh Council have arranged a series of events in schools, community venues and libraries across the city.  In addition, a range of posters will be seen in venues across Edinburgh to spotlight the main issues and directing people to these contact points for help:
  •       ChildLine (0800 1111) or ParentLine Scotland (08000 28 22 33)
  •       ThinkUKnow
  •        GetSafeOnline
  •       Saferinternet
  •        Social Care Direct, The City of Edinburgh Council’s social work service (0131 200 2324).

A radio advert will be aired on Forth One and Two for one week from Tuesday 11 February and a series of child-friendly posters have been developed for primary and secondary schools.

If you’d like to hear more about the campaign or would like some campaign posters, please contact

Wednesday, 5 February 2014

ECONOMY WATCH from City of Edinburgh Council

The new edition of Edinburgh Economy Watch, compiled by the City of Edinburgh Council is now available.

The Edinburgh Economy Watch presents and analyses a range of economic indicators to describe the impact that current economic conditions are having on the capital and benchmark Edinburgh's economic performance against similar-sized UK cities.

The council would like to have your views on the new look of Economy Watch. You can provide feedback by taking the ongoing Economy Watch Survey.