Thursday, 31 December 2009
Wednesday, 30 December 2009
Thursday, 24 December 2009
Monday, 21 December 2009
Thursday, 17 December 2009
For more information please contact: Donald Burgess (
Monday, 14 December 2009
* Charlie Holt, Community Safety Manager, East NP (environmental wardens, anti-social behaviour)
* Tom Stirling, senior official Alcohol Licensing CEC
* Alistair Somerville, senior official Property Licensing (HMO's)
* A Planning senior official (to confirm his attendance shortly).
Edinburgh and South East Scotland Strategic Development Plan Authority - SESplan - comprises City of Edinburgh, East Lothian, Midlothian, Fife, Scottish Borders and West Lothian Councils.
Their key role is to prepare and maintain an up to date strategic development plan for the area. This process will involve engaging key stakeholders and the wider community.
They have just published a newsletter (PDF).
Friday, 4 December 2009
The next meeting of the Community Council will be held on Wed 9 Dec at 7.30pm in St Catherine’s Argyle Church Community Hall, Grange Road.
All who live or work or are active in the area are welcome.
Hearing loop available.
Tea/ Coffee will be available beforehand
A G E N D A
1. Sederunt and Apologies.
2. Minutes of the previous meeting
3. Matters Arising:
4. Police Report
5. External Meetings and Comm Councillors reports:
a. HMOs: (Consider proposals to Neighbourhood Partnership in January. Ann Laird)
b. Planning concordant and planning spokesperson
c. Edinburgh Association of Community Councils
d. Cockburn’s Association
e. Parking: amendments to waiting restrictions
6. Community Groups event January 2010
7. Publicity and Advertising
8. Garden Competition
9. Any other business
10. Date of Next Meeting
Tuesday, 1 December 2009
Monday, 30 November 2009
Thursday, 26 November 2009
Cameron's blog carries a post published yesterday reading...
“Following the fall of the extension of the controlled parking zone in Grange/Newington earlier in the year new, more limited, proposals are being brought forward. These include a first for Edinburgh - placing short sections of yellow line which prohibit parking for a one or two hour period during the day. This will prevent long term parking in these otherwise uncontrolled areas and ensure a turnover of use. Maps showing these (and other proposals) can be viewed at a public meeting at 7.00pm on Tuesday 1st December in the Royal Blind School (Craigmillar Park). The draft plans will be on view from 6.30pm, and Council staff will be on hand to explain the proposals and to answer questions. A formal question and answer session will commence at 7.00pm.”
For more details (including links to the three plan documents) see Cameron’s blog post.
The New Gentle Touch (sauna and massage parlour) at 40 Argyle Place has submitted an application for a Public Entertainment Commercial Operation Licence. City of Edinburgh Council notified us of this today in a letter that continues:
"Anyone wishing to object to the grant of a licence must lodge a written objection or representation specifying the grounds of the objection or the nature of the representation with the Council Solicitor, City of Edinburgh Council, Licensing Section, 249 High Street, Edinburgh EH1 1YJ, by 17 December 2009 ; The objection or representation must specify the name and address of the person making it and be signed by that person or an Agent. Copies of objections or representations will be sent to the applicant. Objections or representations can be delivered by hand or posted by Recorded or Registered Delivery Post so that they would normally be expected to arrive by the above date. Late objections or representations can be considered if a good reason is given but otherwise if the terms of this Notice are not complied with, the objection or representation will be disregarded."
Wednesday, 25 November 2009
Under the Gambling Act 2005, the City of Edinburgh Licensing Board is required to publish a Statement of Principles every three years, outlining the procedures it intends to follow in discharging its statutory responsibilities and functions under the Gambling Act 2005.
The existing policy is now in its third and final year; therefore, in accordance with the requirements of the Act, the Board has undertaken a review of the current policy and has prepared a draft Statement of Principles. The draft ‘Statement of Principles’ has now commenced a period of consultation which will expire on Friday 18 December 2009.
Anyone wishing to make representations or offer comment on the draft Statement of Principles should do so in writing to firstname.lastname@example.org. Upon completion of the consultation period, the Board will consider any representations which may have been made and will publish the finalized Statement of Principles.
Thursday, 19 November 2009
Both Councils recently agreed to purchase a derelict site in the Millerhill area of Midlothian, on which a waste treatment facility could be built. A planning application will be lodged seeking planning permission in principle for the site so it can be offered to contractors as an area on which to build a waste treatment facility.
Wednesday, 18 November 2009
Friday, 13 November 2009
Monday, 9 November 2009
Saturday, 7 November 2009
Friday, 6 November 2009
Warrender Swim Centre is temporarily closed (5 Nov 09).
We are very sorry that we have had to close the facility.
We have encountered a glazing fault at Warrender Swim Centre which has resulted in the closure of the pool and cancellation of all swimming lessons and club use. The gym is also closed at this time. We are curently investigating the cause of the fault and we will reopen the centre as quickly as possible.
They will keep this page updated. Alternatively call 0131 447 0052.
update: Edinburgh Evening News story - Pool shut after glass panel falls on swimmer
Thursday, 5 November 2009
1. Sederunt and Apologies.
2. Minutes of the previous meeting (word.doc)
3. Matters Arising
4. Police Report
5. Reports from meetings and CCouncillors
6. New business
7. Community Councillors (introductions including areas of interest and general discussion)
8. Our Community (discussion to generate list of community groups and interested parties)
10. Next Meeting
Tuesday, 27 October 2009
Annual Conference: Association of Scottish Community Councils - Saturday 14th November at the Scottish Parliament
The 2009 ASCC Annual National Conference will be held on Saturday 14th November at the Scottish Parliament from 10am to 4pm. All Community Councillors in Scotland are welcome but priority will be given to member Community Councils. Speakers include:* Jim McKinnon (Scottish Government Director of the Built Environment and Chief Planner for Scotland) - New planning laws and how they affect Community Councils.
* John Mayhew (Director, Association for the Protection of Rural Scotland) - The rural agenda for Community Councils
* Dr Evelyn Silber (Glasgow CC Empowerment Pilot Project) - The Glasgow Pilot - You can too!
* Henry Shanks (Solicitor, Retired CCllr ) - The legalities of CCs & Of Common Good
* Dr Nicola Welsh (National Development Officer) - Dialogue with Comm Cllrs
Monday, 26 October 2009
The City of Edinburgh Council's Parks and Greenspace Forestry Service has taken over the running of the Tree Warden Scheme in the city and are now looking for new volunteers to get involved. A series of events have been arranged for the next year, including tree identification and tree planting. The Calendar of events gives the full programme. If you are interested in becoming a Tree Warden please contact email@example.com with your name, contact details, the group you represent and the training event you would like to attend.