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31 July 2022Minutes from July Public Meeting

Minutes of Meeting

The meeting also included our AGM so the following reports were also included -
Annual Accounts   and  Annual Engagement Report

25 July 2022Spylaw Park - West Mill Road Path Closure - Info from CEC

"I write to inform you the Water of Leith Walkway between Spylaw Park and West Mill Road will be closed from Monday 1st August until Wednesday 10th August while improvement works are undertaken.

Works include path resurfacing to provide an improved surface.  The surface material requires a week to set before we can allow access across it.  The closure is unfortunate, and we apologise for the inconvenience; however, to ensure the surface has time to bind we do request the public respect the closure and use an alternative route.

The installation of ducting will also be undertaken and this will allow lighting to be installed at a later date.

For information, advance signage was installed on site today and further closure signage and maps showing suggested alternative routes will be in place for the duration of the closure."

22 July 2022Upgrade Work on the Water of Leith walkway between Balerno & Slateford

Click here for information

 

Update received from Edinburgh Council on the work :

As you are aware we are currently working with our partners, Edinburgh & Lothians Greenspace Trust, to undertake path improvement works on the Water of Leith Walkway between Lanark Road and Balerno.  These works are funded by Sustrans (using Scot Gov Active Travel funding).  The new surface is ULTITREC and is recommended by Sustrans, as well as other national organisations such as Paths for All, the charity who champion everyday walking.  ULTITREC recycled pathway material meets all relevant environmental and performance standards including being produced under the WRAP Protocol for Recycled Aggregates.  Unfortunately, the new path surface between Lanark Road and Colinton Tunnel has not bound correctly, meaning the surface is particularly loose, leading to difficulties for cyclists, pushchairs and wheelchairs.  We are aware of these issues and would like to assure everyone that we are investigating the cause of this (which may be due to the quality of material from our supplier) and potential solutions.  We appreciate the inconvenience caused however, in the meantime we are asking that the public do not put themselves at risk and use an alternative route.

28 May 2022Join our Residents group.

To give us your email address so we can let you know of things happening in our area - use our Contact Us Form

28 April 2022Springwell Golden Voices

Anyone who enjoys singing may be interested in the Springwell Golden Voices who now meet every Thursday morning ion Craiglockhart Parish Church to sing well known and popular music. Further Information

08 March 202220 Minute Neighbourhoods

The City of Edinburgh Council has developed a strategy to find ways for Edinburgh residents to meet their daily needs within 20 minutes of their homes by walking, using public transport, wheeling or cycling.

Full information is on the CEC website - https://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/20minuteneighbourhoods

At the end of the above, you will see a list of 20 proposed neighbourhoods but Craiglockhart is not one of them. We feel that unless we have a plan and shout loudly enough with Community backing, then we will not be considered.

24 February 2022Wild Flowers for Craiglockhart

No-one can have missed all the concern about the reduction in our wildlife, particualrly bees and butterflies.

Wild flowers can help them to survive and increase their numbers so we have put together some information which we hope will be of use to anyone wishing to grow some wildflowers. Information on Growing Wildflowers

06 January 2022Removal of Litter Bin at Bogsmill Bridge, Craiglockhart Dell

This has proved an emotive subject over the last few months to many local residents who use the area.
Our CEC councillors and the council official have been inundated with complaints.
Latest count is 91 emails to the council official.

Response from the CEC Council Officer responsible

20 December 2021Speed Matters - some facts & figures

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