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Southside & Newington Newsblog
Cameron Rose, Councillor for Southside/Newington, Edinburgh - Conservative
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". . . the one sided motion from the council leader is hardly the kind of rush to judgement local councillors in Edinburgh should be making."
"The council leader’s empty excuse for refusing to broaden out the compassion in this way does him no credit. For him it is Gaza, Gaza, Gaza. Selective compassion shored up by a jaundiced view of international events."
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My comments are at this link (11 mins long) A sad day for Edinburgh.1. notes the appalling suffering associated with the death, injury and displacement of families in current conflicts which include:
e. South Sudan
2. recognises the desire of many in Edinburgh to contribute to the relief of such suffering
3. notes that Edinburgh already has strong links with Mercy Corps, an international humanitarian agency experienced and active in relieving suffering in disaster areas including most of the above current conflict areas
4. notes that the European Headquarters of Mercy Corps is in Edinburgh
5. resolves to fly an appeal flag which prominently features Mercy Corps appeal donation information to encourage generous giving for humanitarian relief in the above, and other, conflicts and disasters
6. agrees to promote actively the significance of the flag and the opportunity to give generously via Mercy Corps.
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"The memorial is sacrosanct, but since it’s been returned to the traffic island, to commemorate the centenary of the First World War we will be putting in some landscaping around it. Some of the slabs around it will be carved. It’s going to be very discreet. It’s not going to be grand or fussy.“We decided that it would be a good idea to put some simple carving into the paving slabs around it, and also to add a very low railing around the paving at the bottom of the memorial to secure wreaths that are placed during the main service in November."All very appropriate in this 100th anniversary year. More here.
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". . . Unfortunately our supplier has experienced delays in manufacturing the roll-top style units which are proposed for South Oxford Street. Whilst we are pressuring the supplier for installation as soon as possible, we have yet to receive a date for installation. Please accept our apologies for not updating residents on the delays sooner. We will update interested applicants on this delay by the end of the week. . . . "
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