Wednesday, 29 April 2009
Thursday, 23 April 2009
Wednesday, 22 April 2009
Neighbourhood Partnership meeting on 11 May to feature discussion on Meadows & Bruntsfield Links events
Tuesday, 21 April 2009
The Evening News carries a story today about the 'guerilla gardening' that is tidying up a crescent-shaped patch of land on Marchmont Crescent.
Sunday, 19 April 2009
Tuesday, 14 April 2009
Other bills you can pay include council tax, council house rent, non-domestic rates, service accounts and fixed penalty tickets
Friday, 10 April 2009
An area in the centre of the triangle has been identified as a space for a 'co-shed' which will be available for tools etc, with keys for all participants. It is hoped that a table can be placed outside this, for potting or just sitting. A barbecue area was also proposed. The shed will be funded by ECBA.
The group discussed the future of the several very tall trees in the triangle, and the possibility of identifying a space for raised beds for vegetable growing. Further expenditure will be the responsibility of the members, but ECBA will advise on sources of funding and appropriate approaches. ECBA work on the basis of identifying a small area within the whole back-green space as the communal area, before encouraging residents to extend this to other parts of the site. In this way it is hoped to allay any anxieties from other residents and engage them in the project.
Thursday, 9 April 2009
To find out more visit the City of Edinburgh Council modernising planning pages, where you can download leaflets and access background information.
Wednesday, 8 April 2009
The City of Edinburgh Council have published Edinburgh Standards for Housing for consultation (PDF). The aim of these planning standards is to "achieve high quality, successful and sustainable residential environments. The standards will complement and provide more detailed guidance on the design policies set out in the Development plan".
Comments are invited by Tu 30 Jun 09 to firstname.lastname@example.org. Queries to Gina at 0131 469 3723 (Tu/We/Th only).
The City of Edinburgh Council have published planning standards on parking for consultation (PDF). As a report to the planning committee says:
"Parking Standards are a key tool in managing the transport impacts of developments. They can reduce overspill parking but also have a central role in influencing how people travel to new developments. The Council’s current Parking Standards are now almost ten years old; with this in mind a review has been undertaken to learn from experience and current best practice, and take into account recent Government guidance. The review has identified a number of proposed detailed changes.
The following are considered to be the most significant:
- Changes to General Housing Standards so that the standards take more account of dwelling size and location
- Adoption of a tailored approach to residential parking for large developments, taking detailed account of public transport access, local facilities and other relevant factors
- Presumption against automatic increases in parking at existing out-of-city-centre retail centres
- Requiring/permitting the provision of temporary parking in areas of major development prior to improvements in infrastructure/public transport services"
Thursday, 2 April 2009
The Centre for the Older Person's Agenda (COPA) at the Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh are assisting the work of the The Scottish Centre for Intergenerational Practice in developing an exciting new area network in Edinburgh & Lothians to meet local needs.
As part of this they are organising an event at Newbattle Community High School, Dalkeith on Wednesday 29 April 2009 from 3.45 pm to 5.50 pm. They are also for organisations to become members and attend this meeting to discuss how the network might look and function. Please come along and support this event which will include schoolchildren and adult involvement. If you would like to attend, please register your interest with Janice Burr at Queen Margaret University.
If you are unable to attend, please join the "Generations Working Together" Network, free of charge, to receive regular updates from the Scottish Centre for Intergenerational Practice. You will receive the regular Newsletter, information on funding, meetings, free tailored training, new publications and updates on research and examples of best practice.
The Edinburgh Community Backgreens Association will be holding a Launch event for their Southside Project on 6 Apr 09 at 19:00-21:00. The event will be at St Peters Church Hall, Lutton Place, EH8 9PE [map].
This meeting will be for residents, local organisations, groups and anyone else who is interested in the project. Please come along and spread the word. We will be talking about the Backgreen Blitz - backgreen regeneration, Grow Your Own - food growing course and will answer any questions you have. It would be great if you could let Emma Burnett (email@example.com; 0131 243 2698) know if you plan to come along.
The next meeting of the Community Council will be held
On WEDNESDAY 8 April 2009 at 7.30pm in
St Catherine’s Argyle Church Community Hall, Grange Road
1. Sederunt and Apologies
2. Minutes of Meeting held 11 March 2009
3. Matters Arising
4. Police Report
5. Friends of the Meadows and Bruntsfield Links campaign
6. Lunch club
7. Community council elections
8. Reports of meetings
- Meadow Place,
- Meadows Festival
- Funding evening
10. Next meeting Wednesday 13 May 2009