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Friday, 20 December 2013

We wish you a Merry Christmas!

Marchmont & Sciennes Community Council 
wish you a joyous festive season

Thursday, 19 December 2013

note revised start of 6:15pm - Important date for your diary: 14 Jan 2013 MSCC/ local traders social evening

At their November meeting MSCC agreed to hold an event in January to which we would invite as many local retailers as possible to meet with us and, hopefully, develop closer relations.  That event has now been fixed for 


There will be drinks and light refreshments.  

We need as many Community Councillors, City Councillors and MSPs  as possible to make this event a success. So please put it in your diary and join the party.  

RSVP please to Sarah Sandow or telephone 229 9950

* note revised start time of 6:15pm

Sunday, 15 December 2013

Changes to bin days over the festive season from Wednesday 25 December 2013 to Tuesday 7 January 2014

Please note that special arrangements are in place for collection of refuse and recycling over Christmas and the New Year. 

Green, brown and food waste bins and red and blue box collections
Bins will not be collected on 25 December and 1 January but will instead be picked up on Saturday 28 December and Saturday 4 January respectively.

If the Council don’t pick up the bin on the day listed above, they are asking residents to leave it out until we collect it.

Please note that unlike previous years collections that fall on Boxing Day 26 December and Thursday 2 January will happen as normal. Residents should ensure that their bins are out by 6am on the collection day.

Christmas tree recycling
Christmas trees can be recycled at any of the three Community Recycling Centres, which will be open throughout the festive period (except for 25 & 26 Dec and 1 & 2 January)

The Council will also be providing a kerbside Christmas Tree recycling collectionIf residents have a brown bin or live in a brown bin area, they are being asked to place their tree at the kerbside, next to the brown bin, by 6am on the next garden waste day.

To enable trees to be recycled residents are reminded to:
·         Remove all decorations from the Christmas tree
·         If the tree is 6ft tall or more, please cut it in half
·         Do not place trees in plastic bags, as this means we cannot recycle it
·         Remove any tree stands

Trees will also be collected from communal bin areas during January. Residents can go to for more details.

2014 collection calendars
There are no changes to collection days for 2014. Residents can download their collection calendars at or call 0131 529 3030 for a copy.

Special uplifts
There will be no special uplift service between Tuesday 24 December and 7 January. Normal service will resume on Tuesday 7 January.

Friday, 6 December 2013

Have your say: Edinburgh Policing Plan 2014-17

Police Scotland are currently undertaking a program of public consultation in order to inform the creation of their next Edinburgh Policing Plan for 2014-17. 

This program has included face-to-face street surveys, local community engagement sessions, a bespoke online business survey and now a general online survey

This general online survey is aimed at the general public and will remain open until Tuesday 24th December. 

Wednesday, 4 December 2013

Are you a service user or carer with lived experience?

The Edinburgh Health and Social Care Partnership is seeking people to provide either a service user perspective or a carer perspective to the Partnership.

The Partnership is comprised of the City of Edinburgh Council, NHS Lothian and Edinburgh Voluntary Organisations Council, (EVOC) who are committed to the vision of ‘working together for a caring, healthier, safer Edinburgh’.

The Members’ key tasks will be to attend Edinburgh Health and Social Care Partnership meetings and ensure that the Partnership is provided with a service user and a carer perspective on agenda items. 

The members will ensure oversight and scrutiny of decisions and policies made by the Partnership.

The closing date for applications is 31 January 2014.

For further information, please contact Rachel Howe.