Having secured the opening of the toilets, their use is now being monitored by the CEC, via electronic sensors (probably in the doors.) While it is agreed that footfall is only one criterion when measuring use and value, it is the one CEC officials keep quoting (apparently Colinton's loos have low usage figures - old data we suspect...). The toilets are open 10am to 6pm, so please, when you are in the village and need to spend a penny, make sure you spend it in our toilets!
On Sunday 20 June a public consultation seeking views from the public and stakeholders on the introduction of four specific requirements in relation to the sale and use of fireworks in Scotland, as well as a new offence in relation to carrying a pyrotechnic device in a public place without reasonable excuse or lawful authority.
Specifically, the consultation is seeking views on:
- Requiring the general public and community groups to meet a number of mandatory conditions before they are able to purchase fireworks.
- Restricting the days fireworks can be sold too and set off by the general public.
- Introducing no-fireworks areas where it is not permitted for the general public to set fireworks off.
- Introducing a proxy purchasing offence to criminalise the supply of fireworks to people under the age of 18.
The consultation also considers the use of pyrotechnic devices and specifically whether it should be an offence to carry a pyrotechnic device in a public place without reasonable excuse or lawful authority, and whether police powers should be extended to allow a stop and search provision for anyone reasonably suspected of committing the offence.
The consultation can be found on the following link: https://consult.gov.scot/justice/use-and-sale-of-fireworks-in-scotland.
The consultation will close on Sunday 15 August.
The Scottish Government has launched the Test and Protect app. Information and link to download on the Health page of this website.
City of Edinburgh Council has published it's own guidance on Coronavirus: https://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/coronavirus
and NHS info here: https://www.nhsinform.scot/coronavirus