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Wednesday, 21 May 2014

Agenda for MSCC meeting on We 28 May 2014 at around 8pm (after AGM)

Marchmont & Sciennes Community Council will hold its normal May meeting on 28 May 2014, immediately after the Annual General Meeting of the Community Council. 
The AGM will start at 7:30pm and is expected to finish around 8pm.  

Both meetings will take place in our usual venue of St Catherine's Argyle Church halls on Beaufort Road/ Grange Road. 

This will be our eighth meeting of 13/14.  The last meeting of 13/14 will be on 24 June 2014 at 7:30pm.  We will then take a break until 23rd September when our regular practice of meeting on the fourth Wednesday of the month will resume (unless the AGM decides to vary this).

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




 1            Sederunt and apologies
 2               Minutes of last meeting, 23 April 2014
 3               Matters arising from the minutes 
·            Marchmont Crescent Noticeboard/ possible relocation to Scotmid
·            Jawbones removal/refurbishment
·            Pavement repairs
·            Promotional literature
·            Laminated signs at door

 4            Police Report
·       Vandalism of, and graffiti on, local businesses

Items for discussion
 5             Statutory notices and shared repairs
 6            Events Manifesto: FOMBL deputation/ petition
 7              Treasurer’s Report 
 8            Response to Stockbridge/ Inverleith CC inquiry about why we did/didn't sign the planning concordat

Items mainly for information
             Planning matters
·            Local planning applications
10             Changes to the 41 bus
11            AOCB
12            Date of next meeting: 24 June 2014 

Notice of Annual General Meeting of Marchmont & Sciennes Community Council: 7:30pm on We 28 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

 2  Minutes of the last AGM  22.5.2013

 3  Matters arising from the minutes of the last AGM

 4   Annual Report - chair  (Brian Gilmore – In Absentia)

 5   Annual Report  - Secretary  (Alastair Philp)

 6   Annual Report - Treasurer, (Alison Service, delivered in absentia) Page 1 Page 2

 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 2014-15


11 AOCB

Sunday, 18 May 2014

Thursday, 15 May 2014

Invitation to Carlton Cricket Club

The new cricket season is underway at Carlton Cricket Club in Grange Loan and, as always, the club is keen to welcome neighbours and members of the local community to the club.

There are matches played at the ground every Saturday and Sunday afternoon until early September. With the bar open and afternoon teas available, and the Carlton hill providing a natural and often sunny vantage point, there is no better way of spending a relaxing afternoon enjoying a game of cricket. Please feel free to drop in and have a look round on match days - you`ll be made very welcome. You could also consider becoming a non-playing member.

More details, including a list of fixtures, can be found on the club`s web site.

Tuesday, 6 May 2014

Free compost available on 9 May at Sciennes School from noon

The Council is giving away free bags of compost made from resident’s recycled garden waste to mark the return of fortnightly garden waste collections and to thank residents for using the service. 

The event in the South neighbourhood is on Friday 9 May, at Sciennes Primary School from 12.05 until stocks run out.

Officers will be on hand to provide information about all our recycling services, and will have some food waste kitchen caddies and liners to give to those who need them.

Monday, 5 May 2014

Brian Harris to be rewarded for his hard work at the Green Banana

As the Evening News relates Brian Harris will be presented with a certificate on May 13th at 10:30 after being “highly commended” in the Civic Champion section of the Scottish Civic Trust annual My Place Awards.

Thank you Brian for all your hard work on this, and in previous community roles!