This blog is where you will find community council information, including meeting times, minutes and agenda. Do please comment on postings.

Tuesday, 22 March 2016

Reminder: Spring Fling 2016 is on 9 April.

Spring Fling 2016 will take place from 11.00am – 4.00pm on Saturday, 9 April 2016 at the Eric Liddell Centre, Holy Corner, 15 Morningside Road.

Toolkit to help people raise concerns about the impact of alcohol in their local community

Alcohol Focus Scotland recently developed a new toolkit to help people raise concerns about the impact of alcohol in their local community.

‘Alcohol licensing in your community: how you can get involved’ outlines action that people can take about problems alcohol is causing in their local area.  It also explains how the licensing process works in Scotland and provides practical assistance for people who want to get involved but aren’t sure where to start.

To make it easier for people to get in touch with people who may be able to help them, Alcohol Focus Scotland has also produced a list of contact details for the licensing board, local licensing forum and licensing standards officers in each local area.

Thursday, 17 March 2016

Refugee Survival Trust volunteers are putting on a Big Welcome! Concert on 26 March.

Refugee Survival Trust volunteers are putting on a Big Welcome! Concert on 26 March.  

It will take place on Sat 26 Mar at 19:30 at the Corn Exchange in Haddington.

It marks 20 years of RST's work for refugees and asylum seekers in Scotland.

Make sure you’re registered to vote!

Scottish Parliament Election – 5 May 2016

Make sure you’re registered to vote
Voter registration and turnout was at a record level for the Independence Referendum and remained encouragingly high for last year’s General Election.

Some people are still not registered, while many others will have changed their name or address since then. It’s also important that we encourage 16 and 17 year olds to register as they can vote for the first time in a parliamentary election.

Update your voter registration details

If your details have changed, it’s really important that you tell us so that you can vote.  You can now register or update your details online using the Government website. You will need to do this by 18 April.

If you’re not sure if you are registered, contact the Electoral Registration Office on 0131 344 2500.

Tuesday, 15 March 2016

Agenda for MSCC meeting on We 23 March 2016 at 7:30pm

Marchmont & Sciennes Community Council will hold its monthly regular meeting on We 23 March 2016. 

The meeting will take place in our usual venue of St Catherine's Argyle Church Halls on Beaufort Road/ Grange Road. The meeting will start at 7:30pm.

This will be our sixth meeting of 15/16.  The next meeting after this one will be We 27 April 2016. 
All who live or work in the area are most welcome to attend 

 1                  Sederunt and apologies
 2                  Draft Minutes of last meeting, 24 Feb 2016, and matters arising (not otherwise on Agenda)
·       Bus shelters
·       24 Bus
·       Double cycling of lights at Strathearn/ Beaufort/ Marchmont/ Kilgraston
·       Sciennes street signs advertising closure
·       Pedestrian route on Beaufort Road

 3                  Meadows & Bruntsfield Links: Update from Mike Shields
·       Management Plan
·       Meadows & Bruntsfield Advisory Group

 4                  Police Report

Items for discussion
 5                  Info for Meadows Directory
 6                  MSCC Banner
 7                  Planning applications
 8                   South Centra£ decides

For info:
 9           Treasurer's report
10          Meetings attended
·       James Gillespie’s High School Parent Council
·       James Gillespie’s Primary School Parent Council
·       South Central Neighbourhood Partnership
·       Grange Association AGM
·       Civic Forum

11                  AOCB

Frequency of 24 bus to increase from 10 April

Friday, 11 March 2016

"First Ever" Scottish Youth Poetry Slam

Are You Part of a Youth Group or a Youth Organisation (aged between 12 & 14 years of age), and would you like your group to take part in the "First Ever" Scottish Youth Poetry Slam?

The first ever national young person’s poetry slam will take place this year to provide increased access to poetry for young people.

Over the coming weeks the search is on for groups to take part in a series of workshops. There will be regional slams in Edinburgh and Stirling during September and October, and a Slam Final at the Beacon in Inverclyde.

The idea for the project came from poet and writer Anita Govan and it builds on eleven years of her working with conFAB, delivering poetry slams.  The Scottish Youth Poetry Slam is supported by the National Lottery through Creative Scotland Open Project Funding.

For further information please contact: or have a look at the Scottish Youth Poetry Slam Facebook page