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School crossing patrol guides

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Roseburn Primary School pupil modelling of part of Roseburn area. (c) Rurigdh McMeddes, 2017

City of Edinburgh Council are advertising posts for ten, city-wide school crossing patrol guides.

Murrayfield CC is hopeful that these posts are filled in advance of the new school year, and it understands that some of these crossing patrols will be allocated to Roseburn.

The advert can be viewed here: https://www.myjobscotland.gov.uk/councils/city-edinburgh-council/jobs/school-crossing-patrol-guides-citywide-locations-227209

Image credit:  (c) Rurigdh McMeddes, 2017

Hedging again

Community Council News
City of Edinburgh Council banner on the subect of overgrown vegetation (c) John Yellowlees

Summertime, and wheelchair users, families, anyone who needs more room on the pavement, or who is social-distancing, have joined again the never ending battle with overgrown vegetation on property boundaries.

If you are experiencing problems you can:

  • "Report a foliage problem!" with the City Council here: https://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/overhangingfoliage (don't be put off - most of the steps here can be ignored if they seem complicated)
  • Speak to, or drop a note through the door of, the

Peploe Plaque for Devon Place

Community Council News
Plaque on a building in Devon Place. (c) J Yellowlees, 30 June 2021

The Community Council has facilitated the suggestion by the Donaldson Area Amenity Association of a plaque in Devon place, which was previously the site of a former schoolhouse that served as an early studio for post-impressionist painter Samuel John Peploe (1871-1935), the most successful of the four members of the influential group known as the Scottish Colourists.

Image credit: (c) J Yellowlees

See previous news item here.

9th June 2021 - Haymarket Yards – Community Consultation: 3pm-7pm

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QR code for www.lspim.co.uk/haymarket-pac.

Ladybank Developments Limited is intending to submit a planning application for purpose-built student accommodation at Haymarket Yards, in the West End. This is intended to revise an already consented student scheme for the site.

A web-based consultation will be held on a dedicated project website at: www.lspim.co.uk/haymarket-pac (QR code is shown here).

A live, two-way digital consultation event has been arranged for Wednesday 9th June, 3pm-7pm

Members of the public are invited to visit

Roseburn Park Walking Guide

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Map of Roseburn Park used in walking guide. (c) Hamish Ross

Friends of Roseburn Park have published a walking guide for the park, written by the amazing Rosie Bell: http://www.friendsofroseburnpark.org.uk/2021/04/25/launch-of-new-walking-guide-for-roseburn-park/

You can also download the guide for free from their website's history page.

It's amazing how much there is to this small piece of green space.

The route is estimated to be 35-40 minutes, but you could spend longer in the area by combining it with Rosie's other tour, of Coltbridge and Roseburn, which can

In search of lost keys (notice)

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Lost keys notice on planter on Old Colt Bridge. (c) J Yellowlees

A 10 April 2021 notice on the Old Colt Bridge seeks news of a large bunch of keys:

"Assortment of keys with old brass bell attached. If found, please hand in to one of

  • the Saughton Park Bistro Cafe
  • Park office
  • Security staff
  • Local police station

...

Thank you Thank you Thank you Thank you

"

 

Image credit: J Yellowlees

£176k Roseburn Park Pitch Improvements

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Pitch drainage works in Roseburn Park, March 2021, (c) J Yellowlees

Work by Murrayfield Wanderers has begun on ground improvements in Roseburn Park, designed to improve pitch surfaces and drainage. It is another substantial investment in the general amenity of park.

You can read all about it:

And if you are a Facebook user:

Missing trees to be re-planted

Community Council News
Support frames of missing trees on Pansy Walk 18 Feb 2021. (c) J Yellowlees.

The loss of 7 of 13 trees, planted to the north of Saughtonhall Bridge on Pansy Walk, was raised at the meeting of 16 February 2021. The Chair wrote to the City Council and was pleased to be informed that the trees are to be re-planted as part of the Million Tree City planting scheme. The planting will take place once work can continue, which will likely be October.

Image credit: (c) J Yellowlees