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Corstorphine/Murrayfield City Council By-Election Local Hustings Report 28 Feb 2023

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Candidates at the hustings (c) J Forbes

The hustings meeting was organised by Murrayfield Community Council at Murrayfield Parish Church Centre's Main Hall. It was attended by about 50 members of the public. All candidates for the 9 March 2023 by-election were present except the SNP candidate. They answered pre-submitted questions that were drawn from a box at random. Phyllis Stephen from the Edinburgh Reporter was present and her report can be found here: https://theedinburghreporter.co.uk/2023/03/corstorphine-murrayfield-by-election-murrayfield-hustings/

Questions picked at random and put to

Corstorphine/Murrayfield By-election 9 March 2023

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Lamppost popup banner for by-election (c) J Yellowlees

Advertising for voter registration and postal vote applications has appeared in advance of the forthcoming City Council by-election.

More information can be found on the City Council website here: https://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/news/article/13627/corstorphine-murrayfield-by-election-to-be-held-in-march

Voter registration and postal vote applications information is here: https://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/elections-voting/register-vote

Image credit: (c) J Yellowlees

Murrayfield Community Council Meeting Dates 2023

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Our 2023 meeting dates can be found on our meetings page. They can also be found under the Events menu item above. And the next one or two are often 'Next Up' on our home page. 

Community Council meetings are open to the public (they may be held online or in person). There is normally a "Questions from the Floor" section at which topics for discussion can be raised. And matters can be raised by

Roseburn to Fountainbridge Active Travel Work to Commence

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Rosburn to Union Canal Logo (c) City of Edinurgh Council

New bridges and landscaped areas will provide active travel options from the south side of the railway bridge on Russell Road to Fountainbridge.

The commencement of work has recently been described in various places, including Edinburgh LiveThe Edinburgh Reporter, and The Scotsman. But the project has been on the cards for many years (there were consultations in 2016/17 and a 2020 planning application was advertised on the Community Council's website)

Gates, SEPA Warnings and Rain on 30 December 2022

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Flooding in Roseburn Park 30 December 2022 (c) P Gregson

Response from City of Edinburgh Council regarding the recent events around Riversdale and Roseburn, as received by Murrayfield CC. The CC expects to hear more at their next meeting.

From G McOmish, Senior Engineer, Flood Prevention, City of Edinburgh Council:

"The Council Flood Team were aware of the SEPA warnings and weather forecasts, and had been monitoring reservoir and river data since around 7am in the morning.

The pedestrian flood gate at Baird Drive was

Road Closures: Edinburgh Rugby, Friday 30 December 2022

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Murrayfield Stadium from Roseburn Park (c) Hamish Ross

From Scottish Rugby:

"On behalf of my colleagues at Edinburgh Rugby, please find attached details of the traffic management arrangements around the second leg of the 1872 Cup match between Edinburgh Rugby and Glasgow Warriors, which will be staged in the main stadium bowl at BT Murrayfield this Friday evening (30 December) with a 7.35pm kick-off.

A crowd in the region of 25,000 is expected for this fixture.

Given that number of spectators, some road

Xmas Thanks

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Christmas tree lights and decorations Roseburn December 2022 (c) Hamish Ross

A huge thanks to whole crowds of people for various excitements around the Christmas tree on Old Coltbridge this year. 

Including:

  • Roseburn Primary School for the decorations on the tree and the painted banner on bridge (pictured). Also, their choir sang at the great switch on (pictured). And the P6s held a WW2 and Carols singing and dancing event. And the P1s held a nativity songs event.
  • St. George’s School for Girls for the decorations

Status Report on Local Commemorative Plaques

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Image of the Coltbridge Canter plaque

Murrayfield Community Council is working its way through a series of commemorations which includes the horse-drawn trams, the Coltbridge Canter, the A8 Milestones 1 and 2, artists Samuel Peploe and Charles H Mackie and the sculptors of Ravelston Elms. Most of the seven plaques installed to date (Nov 2022) were procured from Roseburn Shoe Repairs.

A status report covering the initiative can be downloaded from Useful Downloads, below (on the Community Council website).

Image: Coltbridge