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Wednesday, 21 October 2015

Agenda for MSCC meeting on We 28 Oct 2015 at 7:30pm

Marchmont & Sciennes Community Council will hold its monthly regular meeting on We 28 Oct 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 second meeting of 15/16.  The next meeting after this one will be 25 November 2015. [not 24th as originally posted- sorry]
All who live or work in the area are most welcome to attend 

 1                  Sederunt and apologies
 2                  Draft Minutes of last meeting, 23 Sep 2015 and matters arising (not otherwise on Agenda)
·       Redevelopment of Royal Hospital for Sick Children site
·       Lovers Loan wall
·       MSCC publicity on advertising drums
·       JGPS parking (police update)
·       Replacement bus shelters at top of Marchmont Road

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

Items for discussion
 5                  New planning applications
 7                  Christmas Tree Light Ceremony 2015
 8                  Parking consultation
 9                  Road crossings on route to James Gillespie’s Schools
10                  Bins and notes to householders/ residents
11                  Student Housing planning guidance
12                  Proposed Pedestrian Crossing – Marchmont Road/ W Pk Rd
13                  41 bus route
14                  Electric Vehicle Charging Points in Marchmont & Sciennes
15                  Sciennes has placed loose planks in the green strip at the back of the garden walls of Hatton Place
16                  Hard standing area proposed for the Meadows

Items mainly for information
17                 Treasurer’s report
18                  Reports of meetings
·       Traders’ Evening
·       Edinburgh Association of Community Councils

19                  AOCB

Date of next meeting: 24 November 2015

All who live or work locally are welcome to attend

Wednesday, 7 October 2015

Road Improvement work on A720 going west from Sheriffhall Roundabout 7-11 Oct

A programme of works to improve the road surface on the westbound A720 from Sheriffhall Roundabout will take place overnight between Wednesday 7th October and Sunday 11th October 2015.

These works will require a closure of the westbound carriageway from 8pm to 6am on Wednesday and Thursday, 8pm Friday to 8am Saturday and 8pm Saturday to 9am Sunday when the work will be completed.

While these closures are in force a signed diversion will be in place, with westbound traffic being directed via the A7 and A772 re-joining the A720 at the Gilmerton junction.

Around 22,000 vehicles use this busy section of the A720 each day, and this investment with a value of approximately £190,000 will ensure that this busy section of Scotland’s trunk road network continues to operate safely and reliably for years to come.

Real-time journey information can be obtained by visiting
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