SOUTHISDE COMMUNITY COUNCIL

Secretary report Sept-Oct 2017

With considerable difficulty, I believe that I have booked the Grey Room for our meetings. Bookings are managed by Margaret Graham (of Scoosh, email magplayscoosh@aol.com). However, the start time is changed without consultation to 6.45. She is supposed to let me know about the months after September. I received a booking form on Sept. 22, and have returned it.

Meetings, Invitations to events

Meeting of the residents of Carnegie Court and 186 The Pleasance in the Crags Sports Centre on October 11th.

Consultations

1. About setted streets and their value to the city. Deadline Wednesday 11 October 2017 at https://consultationhub.edinburgh.gov.uk/sfc/strategy-for-setted-streets/ response ID ANON-FQUN-95UM-A

2. Scottish Governmentís Building Scotlandís Low Emission Zones consultation. More information about this is below. The consultation is available here https://consult.scotland.gov.uk/transport-scotland/building-scotlands-low-emission-zones/and closes 28th November 2017. We would appreciate if you could pass this onto community councils in your areas.

Emails received

1. September 14th, 2017: Scottish Government new Making Places funding. This initiative has grown from the previous Scottish Government Charrette grant scheme. The closing date is 13th October 2017. More information can be found at the bottom of the email and here: https://beta.gov.scot/publications/making-places-initiative-2017-2018-prospectus-form/. Please contact architecture@gov.scot if you have any questions.

2. Link to Tenants Voice available to download at http://www.edinburghtenants.org.uk/tenants-voice-september-2017

From East Parkside Proprietors' Association
1. Innocent Railway Tunnel - WEST end gates finally locked, after correspondence.
2. Photographs of "fly posting" that has appeared on one of the (expensive!) Caithness slabs in front of the Royal Commonwealth Pool, and request for their removal.
3. Copy of email complaining about continued problems with Waste Paper Recycling at Cameron Toll Shopping Centre
4. Copy of email to StreetLighting@edinburgh.gov.uk and others, complaining that non-working Street Lights along the Public Cycleway at East Parkside were reported, but have not been repaired, and suggesting that the on-line form system is not effective.
5. "Jaro" graffiti sprayed on the Scottish Widows boundary wall in Holyrood Park