Scottish Government Consultation on Electoral Reform
The Scottish Government is consulting on electoral reform. They say:
The Scottish Government is committed to ensuring access to democratic participation for all citizens. The way we vote in elections has remained unchanged for over 100 years. Modernisation takes place across all aspects of society and now is a good time to think about the kinds of innovation people in Scotland would like to see in elections.
Have your say on how the nuts and bolts of Scotland’s democracy should work at https://consult.gov.scot/elections/electoral-reform. If you are unable to respond online, please complete a Respondent Information Form and send it to:
Electoral Reform Consultation Elections Team
Area 2 West
St Andrew’s House
This consultation closes on 12 March 2018.
Changes to Lothian Bus Services for Colinton
Lothian Buses have announced fare increases and changes to services from Sunday 25 February.
The fare review will see adult single tickets increased by 10p to £1.70 while Adult and Student Ridacards, which were last increased in 2015, will also see an increase. Fares for all Day tickets, Child singles and Child Ridacards will remain unchanged, as will Airport fares and Nightbus fares.
Changes affecting Colinton are:
Revised route at Western Harbour with buses now operating via Sandpiper Road due to long term closure of Newhaven Place. Minor timetable revisions including an additional later journey to and from Bonaly on Mondays to Saturdays, after feedback from Colinton Community Council. No change to Sunday timetable.
Revised timetable introduced after feedback from regular customers. These changes will address reliability issues and additional peak journeys will improve capacity. Later evening journey introduced from the Gyle and the Fort on Mondays to Saturdays. Earlier Sunday morning journey introduced to and from the Fort.
For more information see our Transport Page or visit the Lothian Buses website.
Review of road gritting
Did You Know....?
You have two ways to contact our local Police: by ringing 101; or 999. So which to use when?
We asked our Community Police Office PC Graham Howie and he said:
- The Police are always keen to prevent crime, so if you see anything that looks to you like it might result in an incident, you should call 101- even if nothing has happened...yet. Be aware, this is a busy line. Keep trying!
- If an incident is happening, then call 999 for a more immediate response.
Did You Also Know...?
The No 10 Bus Service in Bonaly is a “Hail and Ride” service. This means that while there is no specific Bus Stop in Bonaly, if you see the bus approaching and want to get on, you can put out your hand to stop it and simply “Hail and Ride”.
The monthly Police Reports are now available HERE
Welcome to the latest edition of the Pentland Beacon. If you haven’t explored these (virtual) pages before, you’re in for a treat. The Beacon collates articles from outdoor professionals across the Pentland Hills area, letting you know what’s been happening in the hills, and about upcoming activities.
Plans are being drawn up for a week of volunteer public tree planting at Dreghorn and Castlelaw Ranges on the edge of the Pentlands this May.
The Woodland Trust is marking the 100th anniversary of World War I by planting Centenary Woods in England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales. Pentland Hills Regional Park website
The Scottish Water repair works on Redford Road including the construction of a new manhole followed by sewer lining on Redford Road is not now due to start until the 28th February 2018 and last until 16th March 2018.