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

Sunday, 20 September 2015

Parking in Edinburgh - Consultation running till 31 October

A consultation is underway on parking in EdinburghThe draft parking action plan  sets out a range of actions and was approved by the Transport and Environment Committee on 25 August. 

The main actions include:

·         The extension of parking controls to cover weekends/Sundays and into the evening
·         The roll out of shared use parking places
·         The introduction of visitor permits in the city centre

The City of Edinburgh Council want to know what you think about the parking proposals to ensure the Council makes the right decisions about parking in Edinburgh.  Once you’ve read the proposals, please fill in the questionnaire.

Drop in Events
Community - Monday 28 September from 2 – 5 pm, in the City Chambers, High Street, Edinburgh
Business - Monday 5 October from 11.30 – 2.30 pm in the Consort Suite, Roxburghe Hotel, 38 Charlotte Square, Edinburgh

Further information and a full list of  local drop in sessions and engagement events is  available on the Council’s Consultation Hub at 

The consultation is open and you can feed back until 31 October. 

Comment on Edinburgh Health and Social Care Partnership Draft Strategic Plan (& consultation event 8 Oct)

The Edinburgh Health and Social Care Partnership are keen to hear from you on their first draft strategic plan, which sets out the priorities they propose to pursue in order to achieve the shared vision for a caring, healthier and safer Edinburgh.  Responses are requested until 31 Oct 2015. 

The financial environment continues to be challenging for local authorities and health boards. However a great opportunity now exists to plan and deliver joined up services with citizens and communities.   

The South Central and Liberton Gilmerton Neighbourhood Partnerships have organised a consultation event on Th 8 Oct between 2pm and 4pm in the Eric Liddell Centre, 15 Morningside Road (Holy Corner).  This event is designed to give those of you with a greater interest, the opportunity to discuss the plan in more depth.

Sunday, 13 September 2015

Agenda for MSCC meeting on We 23 Sep 2015 at 7:30pm
Marchmont & Sciennes Community Council will hold its monthly regular meeting on We 23 Sep 2015. 

The meeting will take place in our usual venue of St Catherine's Argyle Church Halls on Beaufort Road/ Grange Road. 

This will be our tenth meeting of 14/15.  The next meeting after this one will be 28 October 2015.
All who live or work in the area are most welcome to attend 
 1                  Sederunt and apologies
 2                     Draft Minutes of last meeting, 24 June 2015 and matters arising (not otherwise on Agenda)
       ·       Advertising vacancies on MSCC
       ·       Redevelopment of Royal Hospital for Sick Children site
       ·       Lovers Loan wall
       ·       MSCC publicity on advertising drums
       ·       JGPS parking (police update)
       ·       E-copy of Meadows rental tender agreement

 3                   Police Report
 4                  Update on Meadows & Bruntsfield Links from Mike Shields 

Items for discussion
 5                  New planning applications
 6                  Edinburgh Planning Concordat
 7                  Christmas Tree Light Ceremony 2015
 8                  Cooperation among community councils (organised by Tollcross)
 9                  £50k ward allocation for road / footway projects
10                  Events in Edinburgh's Public Parks - Review 2014/15
11                  Community Council Development and Support Programme
12                  SESplan - Main Issues Report Consultation
13                   Consultation on revised Developer Contributions and Affordable Housing Guidance
14                  Replacement bus shelters, particularly one at top of Marchmont Road

Items mainly for information
15                  Treasurer’s report
16                  Reports of meetings
     ·       Edinburgh Association of Community Councils
     ·       South Central Neighbourhood Partnership
     ·       Civic Forum
     ·       MABLAG
17                  Traders’ Evening
18                  Statutory Consultation - Options to Address 1ry School Capacity & Accommodation Pressures in South Edin
19                  Reviews of Electoral Arrangements - Public Consultation

20                  AOCB