New Bus Service to the Gyle proves popular

Local bus service improvements were a big part of Neil Ross’s campaign to become one of Morningside’s City Councillors back in May.

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Old Boroughmuir High School – developer's appeal refused

In April the Council’s Planning Committee decided to refuse the application to convert the school into residential accommodation as the proposed new residential block would have an adverse impact on the setting of the listed building and of the townscape of the wider area. 

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Comiston Farm House – development refused & decision appealed

The Council has refused plans for a block of 11 flats on the site of the former public toilets on Canaan Lane saying the design would damage the character and appearance of the area with regard to height, scale, density and materials and would overshadow neighbouring properties. 

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Morningside Clock Returns

Morningside Clock ReturnsMorningside clock returned today, repainted and resplendent. 

The clock was taken away to be overhauled and refurbished and has now been returned to its rightful place at the heart of our community.

It was originally presented to the people of Morningside in 1910 by three local councillors Robert Kirk Inches, William Inman and William Hudspith Torrance.  The clock was made by James Ritchie & Son Edinburgh and is still maintained by them.  They also made and maintain the floral clock in West Princes Street Gardens.

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From Bruntsfield to the Gyle Centre - New Bus route proves popular

The extension of the 36 bus route to the Gyle Centre via Craiglockhart, Longstone, Edinburgh Park and Hermiston Gait is proving popular with residents of Bruntsfield and Morningside. 

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Neil Ross Elected

In the local elections on 4 May, local Lib Dem Neil Ross was elected as one of the four councillors for Morningside Ward.After campaigning for months on local issues and achieving success on the 15 and 36 buses, Neil received 2,039 first preference votes on 4 May and, after second and third preference votes were transferred, was elected at stage 5 of the count with a total of 3,477 votes.

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Success for Neil's Bus Campaign

Improvements to the services on the Number 15 and 36 bus routes are as a direct result of campaigns run by local Lib Dem candidate Neil Ross and requests from local residents.

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Braid Road Safety Consultation

The City Council is carrying out a public consultation on proposals to improve road safety on Braid Road.  Several local people have been in contact with me to express their concerns over the potential for accidents resulting from the difficulty of crossing Braid Road safely at the Braid Hills Road crossroads, speeding in the section of the road between Mortonhall Golf Club and the Hermitage Drive crossroads and issues of access and congestion on Braidburn Terrace and Comiston Place

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Recycling and Refuse Collection muddle

As previously reported in the Citizen, the Council has changed the collection arrangements for garden waste to once every three weeks, instead of the more useful two weekly collection throughout most of the year, with four weekly in the winter.

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Community Use for the Sick Kids Site

With the services of the Sick Kids Hospital moving to Little France, the famous site on the edge of the Meadows is now up for sale.  Initial bids have come in from a large number of developers, including the people behind Summerhall.  However, there is also an innovative community right to buy initiative being organised by the newly formed Marchmont and Sciennes Development Trust, with the endorsement of the Community Council

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