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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Meeting held at Muirhouse Millennium Centre (unapproved)

Present; Cllr Day, Cllr Redpath, R Pearson B Beaufoy TRIM, G Gillies GYC, R Douglas W Adams J Davidson CCllrs, PC I Fox

1. Apologies; Cllr Jackson, CCllr B Stevenson
2. Previous minute approved JD and WA
3. Matters arising; JD asked for clarification why BS had not resigned. RD replied CCouncils are allowed to continue to have non attending CCllr’s as CCllr’s as long as they are not prohibiting any member of the community not able to participate as a CClr (taking a place). RD stated it was in the best interest of this CCouncil to continue to have BS continue to be a CClr. He went onto say BS has suffered long illness which has been a barrier her attending meetings in the evenings.
4. Correspondence; From Edin Tenants Federation – newsletter. SPOKES newsletter
5. Treasurers Report; No Report tabled, RD asked for approval for payment to Muirhouse Mill Centre; Agreed.
6. Chair asked if item 8 can be brought forward due to some attendees wishing to leave early;
-Member raised urgent concerns regarding issue that happened earlier this evening. He went on to report about a vehicle travelling down the wrong side of the dual carriageway on Pennywell Rd.
Joint discussion began; RP informed members of TRIMS discussions with Stronger North.
WA went on to present various similar incidents/ similar issues
JD highlighted Muirhouse Ave had no signage at the beginning of the new development an accident waiting to happen, no signage.
WA added concerns of cars parked on the corner at the top of Muirhouse Green.
PC Fox was asked for comment; he replied he was unfamiliar with the area and unable to comment at this time.
PC Fox was asked a question about vehicles parked on pavements and commented Police’s view.
WA added that cars in the Redrow Development still park on the shared pathway, no room for mums with buggies to get past.
Again PC Fox expressed Police’s view, unless they are present whilst a motorist does this manoeuvre they will act.
RP asked Cllr Day about Road Traffic Orders for signs to make drivers aware of these type of issues.
Clr Day said he would take these concerns up with P Strong from NPartnership, re white lines/yellow lines in some of these areas discussed.
-New Health Hub; RD asked Clr Day about the opening up of pathways for easier access to the library for people using Pennywell Gardens at the corner close to the Gunner.
Clr Day replied this issue was to be taken up by IMP meetings which he will follow up.
Regarding to the delay in building starting; Clr Day he has raised an issue concerning this with the Labour group regarding agreements between Scottish Govment and European Govment re procurement process. Delay was in the hands of Scottish Govment to resolve but the Labour group will ask for answers.
WA raised frustrations of this community being forgotten, nothing seems to happen to make things more positive, grass cutting litter picking. Bulk recycle bins they appeared but local tenants were not informed why they were there and how to use them.
JD commented he felt Stronger North was not working, Total Craigroyston also.
Forth Neighbourhood departments are not speaking to each other regarding complaints.
He went on; Football pitch is getting used as a big dog toilet and the partnership not doing anything. Re waterlogged the pitch not properly played on for 3 years the promise of the drainage being done, the money was ring fenced but now disappeared from the budgets. Activists get frustrated with the lack of response.
Cllr Day replied, the park issue is appalling that it is taking a long time for the upgrading to happen. The NPartenrship had identified the park to be a Green Flag project, he will take this up again with M Rudden at the NPship
Cllr Day does not agree that the Stronger North does not work, it does there has been positive work done by both agencies.
WA comments something needs to be seen as being done to convince the community.
Cllr Redpath comments that both Labour Cllrs are active campaigning for these issues to be taken forward (nothing heard from other party Cllrs) Local Antisocial behaviour matters are being taken to S Bruce, partner agencies are working to adress these issues.
RP TRIM highlighted response times by residents to calls to Police / visit to Bilson re camera viewing.
Cllr Day the Community does become disengaged because of cuts / broom tax/ cuts on other welfare benefits.
PC Fox commented on antisocial behaviour orders, parents don’t seem to care dealing with issues kids have done.
Cllr Day . Stronger North has been liaising with Court Sheriffs to come and visit the area to witness first hand what happens to community when antisocial behaviour continues. Again he will highlight outcomes with the NP office.
GG commented on his experience with working with Street Work in the area, he sees young kids using the fence around the New Hub site being used by young kids as a climbing frame. Discussions with NPship using Granton Youth Centre to Police Antisocial behaviour that’s not its remit , its remit is to engage with young people and work toward positive outcomes for them. Contact thru Twitter working with young people in citizenship.
JD The Millennium Centre is working with young people but funding is not enough.
WA comments on the new council appointee A Kerr, he is known for cutting budgets of councils where he has been what lies in front of this community, more budget cuts, nothing left to cut.
6. Police report; PC Fox first meeting with CCouncil, no stats to report but briefed members on ; house breakings on the increase, simmer nights have seen more issues around stolen motor bikes. These trends do happen over the city not just here in this community and Police are using all recourses to respond to them quickly.
RP agreed with PC Fox and stated that crimes are becoming more violent.
-What is Police Scotland’s response to these issues
WA described how young people all seem to were the common grey t/suit with hoodies and how some transit vans are used to move stolen bikes away.
PC Fox commented he has appreciated the info and will do best to have stats if he returns next time.
7. No reports from Action Groups
9. AOCCB – Gill Gillies went on to update members on the Steetwork days and times workers are in the area, Muirhouse/Pilton/Granton Thurs 7 pm Fri between 5-8 pm normally do 4 visits , looking at a Sat night provision, goes on to ask members to contact GYC with concerns in areas.
10. DONM – 16 June
11. Meeting closed , chair thanked all for participating

Please note

Tomorrow nights meeting has been cancelled.

Our next scheduled meeting is on

Tuesday 15 September

Happy Summer

Present;  JM, GB, RD, JD. In attendance PC Sparrow, D Pickering

  1. Apologies; Cllrs; Jackson,Day,Redpath,Cordownie CCllrs Stevensen,Adams,Templeton
  2. Previous minute note approved JM,JD
  3. No matters arising from previous minute
  4. Correspondence;

– Proposed Amendments to Disabled Parking Places

–  Granton Improvement Society to invite to June Meeting

– Spokes news letter.

-Letter from Post Office re improvement to providing services to extension to area in 53-55 Muirhouse Gardens. JM concerned re security in confined place mostly for older people feeling insecure.RD will discuss with shop owner and feedback to the CC

– Police Performance report Apr 2014- Dec 2014 – members given to peruse

-Scottish Fire and Rescue Service City of Edinburgh – members given to peruse

  1. Finance – receipt of funding amount £593.00 to fund advertising initiatives – account balance = £1625.68 – Payments due;  MMC £ 55.00 Agreed
  1. Police Report; 240 calls to this area in past month, 6 house break ins reported in the area. Motor vehicle theft on the rise but recovery high,50 outstanding in Edinburgh. House break ins very severe, residents asked to lock valuables up in safe areas of the home. Police Scotland are putting in lots of support to tackle this. JM asked if Police can supply Security Pens – officer to follow up.  JD asked if local Policing/ Officers that are parachuted in are walking around the community with maps to finds streets etc . They have no local knowledge and this is frustrating residents, giving no confidence. Lack of Beat Police Patrols – Police Scotland looking at a reintroducing an Office who is more familiar in the area and regular attendance at Community Councils.  Police Scotland Action Plan can be accessed through the Web from Police Scotland.
  1. Community Leadership College, Dave Pickering presented an information talk on the link with Total Craigroyston their work with Families and children and Muirhouse Link Up. Dave went onto explain the purpose of the Leadership College , bottom up approach to community engagement, listening to the community through Community Conversation Café’s, 8 planned throughout the area, engaging with minority groups, older and younger peoples and feeding the info gathered back to Total Craigroyston.  Report on the work due June/July. Brief discussion re NEN future, Dave commented that he was unsure. Members commented; it will be a loss to the community if not continued and would support any future form.
  1. Action Group Report Backs, RD reported on New Health Hub, delay due to funding from Scottish Government. Next IMP meeting next Week here at MMC.
  2. No local Councillors reports
  3. AOCB # Stronger North – Community Asked for feedback, public asked to attend Focus groups.
  4. Date of Next Meeting 19.05.2015
  5. Close of meeting.


Day / Date of Meeting           Tuesday 19 May 2015 @ 7pm

 Venue                                    Muirhouse Community 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 –
  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 – 16 June 2015


Dear Sir/Madam,


Approval of matters specified in Conditions of application 13/01954/PPP – residential development comprising 177 units, landscaping and access. at Regeneration Masterplan Pennywell Muirhouse, Pennywell Road, Edinburgh,



Request For Consultation

The above application was registered with the Council on 10 April 2015.

I would be grateful for your views, in your capacity as a consultee, on this proposal.

Your comments on this proposal should be received by returned within 21 days of the date of this letter.  Details of the application can be viewed on the Planning Portal. If no comments are forthcoming the Council will exercise its powers to determine the application as it stands, on the information provided.  Responses can be e-mailed to the case officer (please attach as a word document).

It is your responsibility to advise the case officer if an extension to the consultation period is required, and agree a revised period for consultation.

You will not be advised of the outcome of the application but you can track its progress via the Portal at the link below.

If you wish to discuss this proposal please contact Lesley Porteous directly on 0131 529 3203 lesley.porteous@edinburgh.gov.uk


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