Friday, 22 February 2019

Suspicious death - Prestonfield

Local residents will note an increased police presence in the Prestonfield area today after an incident in Clearburn Road.

My understanding is a 60 year old man has died and three people, aged 16, 17 and 19 have been arrested in connection with the incident.  I am assured that the incident is contained - but that there will be a continued police presence in the area. 

Traffic order Hope Terrace

Just off Kilgraston Road, Hope Terrace is subject to another traffic order, this time to change a shared use parking space.  The order is TRO/18/80 and can be found here.

Cycle route proposals affecting Grange Road area

A 'Quiet Cycle Route' between the Meadows and King's Buildings is being promoted by Edinburgh Council.

You can find the maps and further details here, along with details of how to lodge your views .  I have replicated the Council's 'Statement of Reasons' below.
"The Council is developing a network of cycle routes across the city, called the ‘QuietRoutes’ network. QuietRoute 6 links the Meadows and George Square with the King’s Buildings Campus. The crossing of Grange Road on Lauder Road is a key barrier which prevents the route meeting the required standard. Similar barriers exist along Grange Road at the crossings of Tantallon Place and Lover’s Loan, which impact accessibility to local amenities. The scheme will make it easier, safer and quicker for people crossing Grange Road on foot and by bicycle. This will help people on foot and by bicycle to reach local and key destinations, such as Sciennes Primary School, Edinburgh University Campuses, the Meadows and the city centre."

2 men arrested for Causewayside assault in December

Earlier this month I drew attention to a police request for help in identifying persons in connection with a serious assault in Causewayside on 29th December last year.  The victim sustained serious facial injuries.

I note that police have now advised that 2 men, aged 31 and 29 have been arrested and charged in connection with the incident.

Thursday, 14 February 2019

Valentine's Day in Nicolson Square

I was passing by Nicolson Square this afternoon and found a group of litter pickers cleaning rubbish from the gardens.  So this is what I found.

Mateo and a group of 9 other single students had decided to celebrate Valentine's Day by doing something useful.  I wondered if they were sponsored the materials and bin bags by, perhaps, the University or by the Council.  The response:  "No we just decided to do it.  My Mum gave us the bags and materials."

Thursday, 7 February 2019

Do you recognise these men?

Following an assault outside the Hop Scotch Bar, 114 Causewayside on Saturday 29th December last year, police have now released CCTV pictures of persons they wish to identify.

Do have a look here at the pictures here in the police press release.

A 29 year old man walking home sustained serious facial injuries.

Wednesday, 6 February 2019

Relaunched residents' association for Priestfield/Prestonfield

Over 40 people attended a meeting in the Cameron House Community Centre on Monday evening  with a view to relaunching a residents' association for the Prestonfield and Priestfield areas.

There was strong support for a residents' association for the area and 9 people, representing differing streets in the area offered to be part of the committee.  These volunteers will meet again soon and form a Committee.  Watch this space.

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