Saturday, 12 May 2018

Friday, 11 May 2018

Pleasance parking proposals moving forward.

The Traffic Regulation Order to bring some order to the parking situation in Briery Bauks, Oakfield Place, Brown Street and New Arthur Place,  is to come before the Transport and Environment Committee next Thursday (17th May).

It has been many years in coming.  There are two objections and details of these and other issues can be found in the report going to the Committee here.

Here is a previous post on this blog which will give some context.

Thursday, 10 May 2018

Duncan Street flats turned down

Proposals to turn the Hendry and Macdonald garage site in Duncan Street have been turned down by the Planning Committee.

The report can be found here and here and a report of the meeting can be found here.

Thursday, 3 May 2018

St Crispins Special School relocation consultation

In a quiet corner of the Southside & Newington ward lies St Crispins Special School.  At the end of Watertoun Road, just off West Savile Terrace is the school which has been there since 1964 when it was built as a Junior Training Centre.  It became a school in 1974.

The building is at the end of its useful life and the relocation proposal is to take the school to the site of the former Burdiehouse Primary School on the south edge of the city.

There is a public consultation about the relocation.  You can find more information here.

Wednesday, 2 May 2018

Garden Waste collections

Many will be aware that the SNP/Labour Administration instructed on the 22nd February that a charge of £25 will be made for the collection of Garden Waste.

Currently the details of how this will work and when it will start have not been worked out/published - though there is some information on the Council website.

But I know from constituents who have contacted me recently, that the current service sometimes fails.  If your garden waste is not collected  (before or after the charging regime starts), and you don't get a prompt response after phoning or emailing the problem to the Council do contact me and I will make direct contact with the Waste Manager.  And if you are not in the Southside/Newington ward, you should contact your own local councillor.

Monday, 30 April 2018

District heating system installation restricts Middle Meadow Walk

Middle Meadow Walk may be restricted for 4-5 weeks due to ongoing work to install a 'district heating system'.  The work is part of the scheme to link the main George Square area campus with the old Royal Infirmary buildings further west in Lauriston Place  by Edinburgh University.   Buildings opposite Heriots have been bought by the University and work has begun to fit them out.

This means one side of the Forest Road end of Middle Meadow Walk is being dug up and there are restrictions on cyclists who are asked to walk through the affected section.  Some might find it easier to find a new route for the duration of the work.

More about the University scheme here and here.

Wednesday, 25 April 2018

Morgan Playing Fields exhibition next Tuesday/Wednesday

In my recent post I noted there were upcoming consultation exhibitions taking place at the Morgan Playing Fields.  They are for four evenings:  last night, this evening and next week on Tuesday 1st and Wednesday 2nd May.

Apologies that the information in the first post was not quite right.

I see the organisation have a website.

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