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Tuesday, 16 February 2016

Agenda for MSCC meeting on We 24 Feb 2016 at 7:30pm

Marchmont & Sciennes Community Council will hold its monthly regular meeting on We 24 Feb 2016. 

The meeting will take place in our usual venue of St Catherine's Argyle Church Halls on Beaufort Road/ Grange Road. The meeting will start at 7:30pm.

This will be our fifth meeting of 15/16.  The next meeting after this one will be We 23 March 2016. 
All who live or work in the area are most welcome to attend 

 1                  Sederunt and apologies
 2                     Draft Minutes of last meeting, 27 Jan 2016, and matters arising (not otherwise on Agenda)
·       Lovers Loan wall
·       Bus shelters
·       JGHS Pupil voice
·       Double cycling of lights at Strathearn/ Beaufort/ Marchmont/ Kilgraston
·       Sciennes street signs advertising closure

 3                  Meadows & Bruntsfield Links: Update from Mike Shields

 4                  Police Report

Items for discussion
 5                  Community Paths Grants
 6                  Ideas to spend residual MSCC money
 7                  Planning applications

For info:
 8                  Treasurer's report
 9                  Meetings attended

10                  AOCB

Tuesday, 9 February 2016

South Centra£ Decides - VOICE YOUR CHOICE - Sat 30 April

The South Central Neighbourhood Partnership has over £200,000 worth of funding available for distribution in 2016/17 and residents of South Central are asked to Voice your Choice and decide which projects get what.   Anyone over the age of 12 is eligible to vote so long as they live in South Central.  Voting will take place at a marketstall event in the main Hall of the Methodist Church Hall, Nicolson Square on 30th April.

The money is split into three different "pots" – Community Grant Funding and two different sections of the Neighbourhood Improvement Programme.   

Check out the South Central Neighbourhood Partnership website where you can get information on all three funds and lots more about what’s happening.  

Community Grant applications are currently being sought from local groups – the closing date is Friday, 25th March so if your group is interested, please get a move on.   We are keen to reach the wee groups that are working away quietly in a local hall and who could really do with some money to buy some new equipment etc.  Groups will be given a stall at the event and local people can come and chat about the applications before they score them.
We want loads of local people to turn out on the day when you will able to wander round the three Zones we will create and then score the projects.  It’s should all be very easy and good fun.
If you need any further information please contact Mags Campbell, Partnership Development Officer.

Monday, 1 February 2016

Spring Fling Arts & Activities fair for over 50s Sa 9 April

Spring Fling 2016 will take place from 11.00am – 4.00pm on Saturday, 9 April 2016 at the Eric Liddell Centre, Holy Corner, 15 Morningside Road.