We have received this invite from TRIM . Muirhouse & Salvesen Community Council also objected to this proposed development, so come along should be a good discussion.


As many will be aware TRIM is against the proposed development of Student accommodation at the old St Paul’s Church.
TRIM Board has agreed to meet with the developer and architect

This meeting will be

On Tuesday the 9th February
At 7pm
Within Muirhouse Millennium Centre


The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) is reviewing hospital services for children in Lothian and they want to hear from you.

Help us by sharing your experiences to help shape the future of care in your area. The survey is anonymous and confidential and should take no longer than 10 minutes to complete. The answers you give will help us find out how families use the services when children are unwell, and what arrangements in future will ensure they receive safe care as close to home as possible.
Please see below details of a survey being carried for NHS Lothian…..

Edinburgh’s budget challenge – your feedback
We received a record level of feedback following the 11 weeks of the budget engagement, which closed on 17 December. There was an increase of over 30% in responses, compared to 2014, including:
• 1,086 online planner responses
• 153 ideas discussed on the your city, your say dialogue page, resulting in 470 individual comments and 981 ratings
• 832 online survey responses
• 376 comments by social media
• 235 emails, telephone calls and letters
• 50 budget leaflets completed and returned.

Thank you
If you took part in the budget engagement – thank you! You commented on topics such as raising Council Tax and charging for services, the music tuition service, school crossing guides, business support services particularly in schools, allotments, stair lighting, Police Scotland funding and the trams. These comments and the results of the budget planner are all being carefully considered by Councillors.

Read the results in full
You can now read the budget engagement report which gives you details about the feedback.

Watch the budget decisions being made
The budget engagement report will go to the Finance and Resources Committee on 14 January. The Council will then consider the feedback before making the final budget decisions on 21 January. You can watch these meetings broadcast live on the Council’s website.

Find out more
Once the Council make the final budget decisions, further information will be available on our website http://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/budget

Have your say
You can continue to have your say on how the Council delivers services and saves money by taking part in the your city, your say dialogue page or emailing councilbudget@edinburgh.gov.uk


It has came to our notice that a planning application has been filed with the CEC by City Dev to build Student Flats. This proposal apparently was submitted 14.12.15 and the closing date for objections is 08.01.2016.  The Community Council receive planning lists for any intended Developments in the Forth Ward from the Council regularly, on this occasion there has been no consultation to the Community Council on this development proposal and has not appeared on any of the planning lists.

If residents of the community want to view the intending development plans and agree or object to them they can do individually by using the following link.


When and if the Community Council have any more news on this development it will be posted on our site.



Great News



I am really happy to be sharing the good news that the £12 million NHS led partnership centre to be located on Muirhouse Crescent/ Pennywell Gardens has now been given the go ahead, with construction expected to start spring 2016. This  project forms part of 12 new capital investment projects worth £330 million that were given the green light earlier today by John Swinney, Scotland’s finance secretary, see here for more detail. This centre will bring much need health services to this area and is an important part of the overall regeneration currently underway.


I would  like to thank you for your patience and support over the past year and look forward to seeing the construction of this new centre commence.


Councillor Cammy Day

Labour Councillor

Forth Ward


Vice Convenor Health Social Care & Housing

City of Edinburgh Council

Day / Date of Meeting Tuesday 17.11. 2015 @ 7pm

Venue ; Muirhouse Millennium Centre

Draft Agenda
1. Apologies

2. Presented discussion notes of Previous Meeting;

3. Any follow up from previous meeting / Matters Arising

4. Correspondence

5. Treasurers Report – 2014/15 report

6. Police Report (if represented)

7. Action Group Report Back

8. Local Councillors – open discussion time, with those present

9. AOCB –

10. Date of next meeting ;

11. Close

Issued on behalf of
The Local Government Boundary Commission for Scotland
One month left to have your say on council ward boundaries
The public have until 22 October to have their say on proposed council ward boundaries across Scotland.
The Local Government Boundary Commission began a public consultation on its proposals for ward boundaries in Scotland’s 32 council areas on 30 July and now the Commission is restating its encouragement to members of the public, community groups, and other local bodies to look at the proposals and submit their views before the deadline.
Ronnie Hinds, Chair of the Commission, said:
“We are over half way through our consultation and have received responses from people and community groups across Scotland. We are grateful for the views received to date, particularly where alternative suggestions have been put forward.
Whether you agree with the proposals or not, we do want to hear from you so we have a full picture of local opinion.
“We have also received a number of queries about the current reviews and have published a Q&A on our website to answer some of the most common issues raised.
We hope the Q&A will help those considering the ward boundary proposals.”
Full details of the proposals and how to submit views are available online at www.consultation.lgbc-scotland.gov.uk .   Paper copies are available at display points provided by Councils and listed on the Commission’s website. The Q&A is available at: http://www.lgbc-scotland.gov.uk/reviews/5th_electoral/01_resources/Public_Consultation_QA.pdf
The reviews will result in recommendations to Scottish Ministers for the number of councillors on each council, the number and boundaries of wards, and the number of councillors in each ward.
The Commission expects to make its recommendations to Scottish Ministers in 2016, and that the resulting wards will be available for the local government elections in May 2017.
Contact for Further Information:
Isabel Drummond-Murray, Secretary, Local Government Boundary Commission for
Scotland. Tel: 0131 538 7510, Twitter: @lgbcs. Information on the review can also
be found on the Commission’s website: http://www.lgbc-scotland.gov.uk
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