Tuesday, 9 February 2016
Monday, 8 February 2016
Friday, 5 February 2016
Though the frontage is currently closed up again it looks like it could open as a cinema and a restaurant by the end of the year.
See here for a short article.
Posted by Cameron Rose at 11:48
Thursday, 4 February 2016
The section closed is between Grange Road and Hatton Place.
Posted by Cameron Rose at 10:00
Wednesday, 3 February 2016
Tuesday, 2 February 2016
What do you take into consideration when developing class organisations for individual schools?
Our starting point is the number of children in each year group and also the maximum statutory class sizes for different year groups:
Primary 1:- 25
P 2 and 3:- 30
P4 to P7:- 33
Composite classes:- 25
If catchment numbers mean the Council cannot accommodate all P1 children through class sizes of 25 and/or a P1/P2 composite, they will then look at team teaching arrangements where two teachers will teach a larger class. For team teaching an effort is made to have class intakes based on 30 which means reorganising back to 30 at Primary 2.
Composite classes are where children of different ages are taught in one class.Find more about term dates, school places and much more at this link.
Posted by Cameron Rose at 10:30
Friday, 29 January 2016
The generator and mast were installed a few weeks ago to power a temporary mast which was placed in the grounds of the Crags, a sports and community centre in the St Leonard's area. The mast is in Bowmont Place just off St Leonard's Street. Alas, the continuous noise and the fumes from the diesel generator was not welcome and after representation from a few local people I have been in regular touch with the agents to find a better solution.
They have now managed to source a direct supply of mains electricity for the mast and the generator is being removed.
For information, Three and EE networks have relatively poor coverage in the area and their mast on a University building in Roxburgh Place has become unavailable due to renovation work to the building. So the temporary mast (expected to be up to, or around, a year) is replacing that. I have been assured that the temporary mast will not become the permanent site.
Posted by Cameron Rose at 12:12
But this is to give some details on yesterday's closure of East Preston Street. Local residents and users will recall the ongoing problems with poor surfaces and the damage to cars caused by loose gravel as well as the potholes.
Here is the briefing it have received from Council staff on the partial closure yesterday and today:
"You may be aware of a road closure that occurred on the east bound carriageway of East Preston Street (yesterday) due to what was called a 'pothole'. However, when we inspected this we found that there had been some sort of slip in the road surface as the hole was around 800mm deep.
We had attempted to carry out a temporary road repair to the surface during the course of (the day) but found that the constant flow of traffic was soon causing the surface to subside once again.
As a consequence of this, the area has now been surrounded by guardrail and the area closed to buses and HGV vehicles. These vehicles are being diverted by Bernard Terrace where a three way temporary traffic light system is being provided to increase egress and access for those vehicles affected. East Preston Street remains open to light vehicles and pedestrians on the east bound carriageway and to all vehicles on the west bound carriageway.
(Early on Friday) East Preston Street will be excavated to identify the problem and a permanent repair will be made. At this stage it is difficult to say whether the road will require an additional closure or not.I'll keep you informed with another post when I have more news.
Posted by Cameron Rose at 10:14
Tuesday, 26 January 2016
The number 31 bus was hit on Nicolson Street at about 09:44 as it was heading out of the city. Police Scotland said the upper window in the kerbside was smashed and the man had cuts and bruises to his hand. The road has been closed in both directions at the section outside the Festival Theatre and Surgeon's Hall. Traffic has been diverted via Chambers Street and Buccleuch Street.
Posted by Cameron Rose at 12:20
Monday, 25 January 2016
At a ceremony at Tulliallan Police College last week he was awarded the accolade. Whilst the issue of legal highs remains of concern, there are many local residents who have experienced some respite thanks to the success of Neil Wilson in getting some of these substances off the street.
Posted by Cameron Rose at 10:14
Saturday, 23 January 2016
Details and descriptions here in the police press release.
Posted by Cameron Rose at 08:25
Wednesday, 20 January 2016
Posted by Cameron Rose at 20:09
The Scottish Fire and Rescue service has now instructional DVDs and mannequins which can be made available to members of the public at our fire stations with a view to teaching how to conduct CPR. This is in partnership with the British Heart Foundaton, and in line with the Scottish Government's pledge to save an extra 1000 lives from out of hospital cardiac arrest by 2020.
I aim to run two sessions a month (one at Tollcross and one at Liberton, dates to be confirmed). Also, in addition to this my crews could attend any groups interested in this input. The group would simply need a venue with DVD player and screen. Let me know if you have any questions.Contact jonathon.miller [at] firescotland.gov.uk
Posted by Cameron Rose at 18:29