For a few weeks Donaldson's College has been lit up in the evening. Chair of Donaldson's Area Amenity Association, Michael Stevens, went out and took some photos for posterity.
A successful Murrayfield CC grant application to the West Neighbourhood Partnership will help fund an upgrade to the Roseburn noticeboard as part of the Roseburn / Old Colt Bridge initiative that is one of the spin-offs from the CCWEL project. Here's Secretary Helen Barbour and Anna Rowell by the current noticeboard.
Work has begun carving a bench out of a log to be installed in Roseburn Park to mark the park's new beginnings following the Flood Prevention Scheme. The bench is being organised by Friends of Roseburn Park and is sponsored by Murrayfield Community Council and the City Council's West Neighbourhood Partnership. The work is being undertaken by Four Winds Edinburgh.
Cllrs Macinnes and Ross and others have marked the completion of the flood prevention scheme with Roseburn Primary pupils.
Graffiti was discussed at the meeting of 9 January 2018. Many members of the public have complained about it and some have actively removed graffiti in the absence of action by the City Council, who are typically concerned with whether the nature of the graffiti is 'offensive'. The Community Council is bidding for a graffiti removal kit from the West Neighbourhood Partnership.
Any thoughts on where in the area the problem is particularly bad?
The Police alerted the 9 January 2018 Murrayfield Community Council meeting about the growth in bicycle thefts in the area. They noted that thieves could identify targets as those properties with cars outside that have bike-carrying racks and recommended that these not be left on the car. This is a widespread problem in the City.
Friends of Roseburn Park planted 1000 bulbs at the northeast (Roseburn Place) entrance to Roseburn Park. Bulbs and tools were provided by the City Council and there was a good turn out to plant at a rate of about 500 per hour. Here's Mandy and Caroline getting stuck in and picking up some JASS time, and the last planters standing.
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Attached is why the Community Council is objecting. The City Council planning portal can be used to view the application and make comments. Search with the application reference number: 17/05071/FUL