On Monday 1st May Redford Road will be subject to carriageway repairs with Off-peak lane closures and 3-way temporary traffic lights between 58 Redford Road and Redford Avenue following cable works by BT/Morrison.
Changes to Colinton Bus Services from 23rd April 17 - Details HERE
A Message from Alcohol Focus Scotland
Alcohol Focus Scotland would greatly appreciate the help of every Community Council to get alcohol onto the agenda of all council strategies following the May election.
Can you please forward a link to this message to your services and to anyone else as you think relevant?
We have produced alcohol harm fact sheets for each local area, for Edinburgh you can find this at http://www.alcohol-focus-scotland.org.uk/media/218223/Alcohol-harm-Edinburgh.pdf
You may wish to encourage services and local activists to engage with candidates in person or through social media, e.g., services or recovery groups could invite candidates to visit and hear about issues first hand, or individuals could attend local hustings and ask candidates questions. [Follow us on Twitter @AlcoholFocus.]
These are some of the questions you might want to ask
- Would you agree that action on alcohol is a priority issue that cuts across many sectors?
- How would you reduce the impact of alcohol on health, families and communities in your area?
- What steps will you take to find out about the impact of alcohol locally?
It would be great if you could also share with us any examples of work that you are already doing at a local level.
Alcohol Focus Scotland has contacted all candidates in the forthcoming local elections to raise awareness of alcohol issues. Emails have been tailored for each candidate with information about their local area - please see below for an example.
This application has been REFUSED by City of Edinburgh Development Management Committee at the meeting on 19th April 2017.
The Community Council was made aware of two applications that needed to be carefully considered. Application 15/05501/FUL for change of use from Agricultural to a burial ground. The other, 15/05533/FUL is to build a small dwelling house to look over the burial ground for security purposes. The latter application has been withdrawn.
For links to Site Layouts and Planning Statements go to the Planning section.
The Community Council invited comments from the community on these applications. Tell us what you think about this. The basic issues are set out below if you care to click on the "READ MORE ... " link. The time for representations is now over but the matter was considered at the Council's Development Management Committee on Wednesday 18th January 2017, but carried forward to 19th April.
Defibrillators for Colinton
The Community Council has been investigating if more Defibrillators in Colinton would be a benefit to the community. At present we know of three sited in local sports clubs shown on the map. Mouse over the image to see a larger version.
- Colinton Tennis Club
- Colinton Bowling Club
- Bonaly Scout Centre
We want to seek the community's view, so if you have a views on this initiative and know of more defibrillators within the area shown on the map, we'll add further indicators to show these.
This is an evolving project and the more feedback we get from the community, the better.
Let us know your views Contact Us
Garden waste collections - From March 2017
What is happening?
The winter four weekly garden waste collection cycle is coming to an end, week commencing 6 March 2017.
However this year the service will switch to a three weekly collection cycle. The three weekly service will run all year round, and will not return to a four weekly cycle in winter.
2050 Edinburgh City Vision
Initial findings from the survey can now be found at edinburgh.org/2050 You can also see the presentation at 2050 Edinburgh City Vision - Emerging Findings Jan 2017
The feedback so far confirms the Edinburgh of 2050 should be a place without poverty or barriers to achievement, where instead a good quality of life is a basic requirement enjoyed by all.