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

Thursday, 23 May 2013

What do you think about parking in Marchmont & Sciennes?

The City of Edinburgh Council are keen to hear your views on parking in Edinburgh's Controlled Parking Zones and Priority Parking Areas.  

This is your chance to help shape future developments with parking.

Wednesday, 15 May 2013

Agenda for May 2013 meeting of Marchmont & Sciennes Community Council (after AGM on 22 May; around 8pm)



Marchmont & Sciennes Community Council will hold its May meeting on 22 May 2013, in our usual venue of St Catherine's Argyle Church halls. 

This will follow our AGM (which will finish around 8pm)








A G E N D A


1    Sederunt, Apologies, and Introductions


2    Minutes of the last meeting held on 24th April


3    Matters arising from the minutes, not otherwise listed


4   Police report


5   Treasurer’s Report

6  Neighbourhood Partnership (Alastair Philp)

7   Planning matters:
Royal Edinburgh Hospital (Alastair Philp)
Astley Ainsley Hospital "
Planning applications pending
HMO - Anne Laird)
Planning Concordat (Alastair Philp)

8   Waste management

9   EACC Planning meeting 16.5.13  (Dorothy Ryle)

10  Local Development Plan  (Response by 14th June)

11  September Elections

12  AOCB

13  Date of next meeting: 26 Jun

Notice of Annual General Meeting of Marchmont & Sciennes Community Council: 7:30pm on We 22 May



Marchmont & Sciennes Community Council will hold its Annual General meeting on 22 May 2013 at 7:30pm, in our usual venue of St Catherine's Argyle Church halls. 



The AGM will be followed (around 8pm) by our regular May meeting. 





A G E N D A (for AGM)


1  Sederunt and apologies




3  Matters arising from the minutes


4  Annual Report - chair  (Sarah Sandow)


5  Annual Report  - Secretary  (Alastair Philp)


6  Annual Report - Treasurer, (Alison Service, delivered in absentia)


7  Co-option of members


8 Demit of Office - bearers and election of Office- bearers


9  Date of next AGM


10 Ordinary meeting dates for 2013-4


11 AOCB


Saturday, 11 May 2013

Update on food waste recycling

The street bins have arrived for the food waste recycling scheme in Marchmont but the home caddys have been delayed apparently...

Wednesday, 8 May 2013

Meadows Festival (1 and 2 June) seeks volunteer helpers








Can you help...

"The Meadows Festival on 1st/2nd June is truly a community event, planned and organised by a small team of enthusiastic volunteers. As such, they need lots of extra help over the weekend to make it happen!

You don’t need any special skills, just a willingness to muck in and enjoy yourself at the same time. Generally, volunteers do multiple things over the weekend so you’ll never get bored! If you have a particular preference they can usually work this into the rota. Some of the tasks carried out include…
  • helping stall holders find their pitch on the Saturday morning
  • giving out programmes and answering questions from the public
  • helping to open up the tents in the morning, and close them down at night
  • general stewarding
  • helping with the running of the Kids Tent or Festival Stage
  • setting out chairs etc for the audience
  • moving things to where they are needed
They also need people on the Thursday & Friday before the Festival (and the Monday after!) to help with things like…
  • setting tents up
  • erecting fences, barriers etc
  • putting up signs
  • laying out bins
  • …and 101 other things!

All equipment is provided – you will be given a Meadows Festival laminate badge to keep and a stylish hi vis jacket for the duration of your shift. They provide free refreshments for volunteers – tea, coffee, juice, biscuits etc, plus a voucher each shift, which can be exchanged for a sandwich at the Pavilion Cafe, and you can do all this whilst enjoying the fun of the Festival!

You are more than welcome to come along just for part of the weekend if you are only available then – even if it’s a couple of hours, all help is appreciated. They’re usually on site from 7am until about 8pm on the Friday/Saturday/Sunday"

Sunday, 5 May 2013

Proposed Edinburgh Local Development Plan: your comments sought by 14 June


The City of Edinburgh Council has prepared a Proposed Edinburgh Local Development Plan [website].  This sets out policies and proposals to guide land use and development in our city

Your comments are now sought. 

This follows the consultation on this matter in late 2011.

The Proposed Edinburgh Local Development Plan [document] is accompanied by:

  • Proposed Action Programme March 2013
  • Revised Environmental Report March 2013 - Vol 1
  • Revised Environmental Report March 2013 - Vol 2 South East Edinburgh
  • Revised Environmental Report March 2013 - Vol 2 West Edinburgh
  • Revised Environmental Report March 2013 - Vol 2 Citywide
  • Education Appraisal March 2013
  • Equalities and Rights Impact Assessment March 2013
  • Habitats Regulations Appraisal March 2013
  • Schedule of Consultation March 2013
  • Transport Appraisal March 2013 Vol 1
  • Transport Appraisal March 2013 Vol 2 - Appendices

  • Paper copies of each of the documents have been sent to the MSCC secretary and are also available at Planning & Building Standards Reception at Waverley Court and at council libraries.  

    Written comments are requested by 14 Jun 2013 to localdevelopmentplan@edinburgh.gov.uk. Copies of the form to use, and a guidance note on submitting comments are available.



    Thursday, 2 May 2013

    Proposal of Application Notice: Phase 1 redevelopment at the Royal Edinburgh Hospital - find out more on 6 June

    A formal public consultation meeting on this topic will be held on:

    Th 6 June 8am-4pm at MacKinnon House, REH, Morningside Terrace; and
    Th 6 June 5-8pm at Eric Liddell Centre, 15 Morningside Road

    New edition of Edinburgh Economy Watch is available


    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.  

    Your views on the new look of Economy Watch are welcomed. You can provide feedback by taking the ongoing Economy Watch Survey.

    Wednesday, 1 May 2013

    Scottish Government consulting on Planning Policy


    The Scottish Government have launched a consultation on a Main Issues Report for the third National Planning Framework (NPF3) and on Draft Scottish Planning Policy (SPP). The consultation will run until 23 July 2013
    A single web page links to both the National Planning Framework 3 and Scottish Planning Policy consultation documents, as well as associated assessments and ways to comment.

    The engagement strategy also includes a number of "drop in" events across Scotland including one in Edinburgh at The Gyle Centre on 30 May from 9am-9pm.