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Westerlea Newsletter Highlights Historical and Architectural Heritage

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Page from excerpts of Westerlea Newsletter

The latest edition of Westerlea News, which springs from residents of Westerlea Gardens, highlights some aspects of the Murrayfield area's historical and artistic heritage. Murrayfield Community Council has been celebrating this heritage in recent years with a series of plaques, two of which feature. A selection of items from the newsletter can be downloaded from 'Useful downloads' (below, on MCC's web page) and are being shared with the permission of the authors.

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On Street On Street Bin Hub Consultation - 16 & 17 June (and online by 3 July 2022)

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Postcard about bin hub consultation (c) City of Edinburgh Council

Communal bin review Roseburn and Corstorphine.

From Erica Manfroi | Project Delivery Manager - Communal Bin Review (City of Edinburgh Council, Waste Services):

"What’s happening?

Changes to bin hub locations in Corstorphine and Roseburn are currently being reviewed.  While these are not subject to a Traffic Regulation Order (TRO), since there are no current parking restrictions, we are advising residents of the planned locations and asking for their feedback.

To do this, we have

Dean Path along Water of Leith reopening

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Heron on Water of Leith (c) H Ross

Water of Leith Conservation Trust report:

"It is with great pleasure that we can announce that the Dean Path is open...The gates at Sunbury Place have been opened and secured in place, I believe the gate at the other end has been removed. The council will be arranging for he removal of all the gates/metal fencing in the near future however, there is now full access along this route."

The section of path had been

Platinum Jubilee Street Party - Lord Provost's Fund (deadline 22 April 2022)

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Logo for Lord Provost of Edinburgh (c) City of Edinburgh Council

The Lord Provost is asking Community Councils across Edinburgh to seek applications from local community groups who wish to organise a street party to commemorate the Queen's Platinum Jubilee on the weekend of 2-5 June 2022.

Murrayfield Community Council can select and forward a total of £500-worth of applications from organisations that fit the description: "charity or constituted group with a bank account in its name". The intention is to provide financial support

Work on Roseburn Park Cafe Scheduled to Start May 2022

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Photo of existing dereclict toilet block (c) Friends of Roseburn Park

An early 20th Century building in Roseburn Park, which has for many years been a derelict toilet facility, is to be renovated to provide a cafe for park users.

The question of what to do about this building and its maintenance has been on Friends of Roseburn Park's (FoRP's) agendas for a decade. After extensive consultation, fund-raising, partnership-building, work by FoRP Trustees, and Craig Proudfoot of One Foot Square, the project is ready to start

CCWEL Works Delay

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Businesses open as usual banners on Roseburn Terrace works, March 2022, (c) J Yellowlees

The works on Roseburn Terrace have been delayed because of structural and materials issues on the south side pavement.

In the meantime there have been severe difficulties with:

  • traffic management
  • parking, loading and unloading
  • lost trade

These have been discussed at:

  • the Community Council meeting of 22 February 2022
  • a Roseburn Traders meeting with local City Councillors and candidates on 8 March 2022

There have been articles in Edinburgh Evening News:

The Full

Grants for Carers

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Screenshot of the VOCAL website banner

A new fund to provide financial assistance to carers has been launched. It is City Council and Scottish Government funded and managed by VOCAL (Voice of Carers Across Lothian), who describe it thus:

"This is a fantastic opportunity for Edinburgh’s unpaid carers to receive a grant of up to £500 to improve their wellbeing."

More details can be found on their website: https://www.vocal.org.uk/carer-support/info-for-carers/practical-support/carer-recovery-fund/

Image credit: (c) VOCAL