April news


Here is my April email newsletter issued recently with news on

  • Braidburn Terrace/Braid Road
  • Astley Ainslie update
  • Warrender Swim Centre further delay
  • Meadows to George Street
  • Short Term Lets Licensing consultation
  • Action on air quality, pedestrian safety and noise
  • Council Election on Thursday 5 May

Braidburn Terrace/Braid Road

I am regularly asked when Braid Road will re-open in both directions.  This is dependant on implementation of the Braidburn Terrace one-way scheme.  The recent discovery of hazardous materials (coal tar) in the Braidburn Terrace road surface has not helped.  I will let you know the likely start date for this project when a contractor has been appointed.

Astley Ainslie update

The Astley Ainslie Community Trust is aiming to become a charity at its AGM on Wednesday 25 May and they need at least 50 members to attend.  You can join AACT here.  The meeting is at 7.30 pm on Zoom.  Find out more about AACT here plus befriending a tree or obtaining a copy of the latest journal Leaves 2.

Warrender Swim Centre further delay

There is still a lot of uncertainty around the likely re-opening date for Warrender Swim Centre.  The project has been subject to a multitude of delays, mainly because of items that were discovered during the “down takings” in the building; There was a 12-week delay resulting from demolishing the chimney, the amount of wet rot has been significantly more than anticipated, along with a large number of unwelcome surprises, and two subcontractors went into receivership during the contract. 

Meadows to George Street Proposals

Following previous public consultation, the Council has published its proposals for the re-design of Forrest Road, Teviot Place, Bristo Place, George IV Bridge, Bank Street and the Mound which prioritise walking, cycling and public transport and reduce general through traffic.  The proposals are available here.  A further opportunity to comment will come with the publication of traffic orders expected over the summer this year.

Short Term Lets Licensing consultation

The Council recently obtained powers to licence properties operating as short term lets and is holding a consultation on the licensing policy and conditions.  The consultation is available here.  It closes on 10 June 2022.

My efforts to improve pedestrian safety and air quality and to tackle noise

I have posted updates on my blog on Low cost zebra crossings, Engine idling and Amplified sound in public spaces.  Click on the links to read more.

And finally – there’s a Council Election on Thursday 5 May

As I’m sure you are aware, the Council election is on Thursday 5 May.  I am standing for re-election and would be delighted to receive your support.  A first preference vote would help to secure another five years representing you on the Council and continuing to serve, and keep in touch with, my community.  Polling stations are open from 7.00 am till 10.00 pm.  You can check where to vote here.  Counting takes place on Friday 6 May.  If you have any queries about the election process itself, there is information here or if you were expecting a postal vote and it has not arrived, call the election office helpline 0131 200 3215.

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If you would my help on a Council matter, please email me on  [email protected] or by telephone on 07738 116055.

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Best wishes

Councillor Neil Ross
Liberal Democrat Councillor for Morningside Ward

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Contact me to arrange a meeting at a time and place that suits you.

Published and promoted by Douglas Chisholm on behalf of Neil Ross, (Scottish Liberal Democrats) both at 4 Grange Road, Edinburgh EH9 1UH.


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