Braid Road and other local news

Here is my latest e-Citizen email newsletter, issued yesterday.

Braid Road to re-open southbound

At a meeting yesterday, the Council decided to re-open Braid Road for southbound traffic only.  The intention is to reduce delays on southbound public transport journeys and intrusive traffic on Braid Crescent, Cluny Drive and other local streets.  Traffic calming measures are to be installed in the Midmar area. No timescale for re-opening was given only that it may be after the Greenbank to the Meadows cycle route has been implemented (see below).  The full report (item 7.1) and my Lib Dem Group amendment are available here.

Revised plan for Greenbank to the Meadows Cycle route

The Council has revised its plan for the cycle route following a limited consultation with ward councillors, community councils and special interest groups.  The number of modal filters on Whitehouse Loan (which close the road to vehicles) has been reduced from three to two.  More information and a map are available on my news page here.

Good news! – Council aims to re-open Morningside Library on 29 March

The Council has announced plans, subject to available resources and prevailing national restriction levels, that confirm it is working towards an indicative date for re-opening Morningside Library on 29 March 2021.  

Newbattle Terrace plans change

Plans to re-surface the road and pavements, to widen pavements and re-instate trees have been welcomed by residents following a local consultation exercise.  A proposal to make Pitsligo Road one-way at its southern end was, however, not popular so it will remain two way and the junction with Newbattle will have a three-way traffic light with pedestrian crossing points on all arms.  You can read more here

CPZ Extension in Maxwell Street

The Traffic Regulation Order to extend parking controls to the west end of Maxwell Street was approved – you can read more at Transport Committee agenda item 7.8 here

Astley Ainslie Feasibility Study Report Published

The recently published first report of the Feasibility Study can be accessed here

Friends of Midmar Paddock AGM

The Friends hold their AGM on Monday 8 February at 7.30pm.  Show your support by signing up for this via [email protected]

Garden Waste Registration Re-opens on 2 February

If you want to sign up for a garden waste permit you can pre-register here.  The current year runs till 7 November.

Funding Pulled from the new Eye Pavilion

Eye treatment could move permanently to Livingston after the Scottish Government pulled funding for a replacement eye pavilion at Chalmers Street two years after a contractor was appointed.  You can read more about this decision and its impact on the website of our local Lib Dem Parliamentary Candidate Fred Mackintosh here.

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Best wishes & stay safe


Councillor Neil Ross
Liberal Democrat Councillor for Morningside Ward


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Published and promoted by Neil Ross, (Scottish Liberal Democrats) at 4 Grange Road, Edinburgh EH9 1UH.

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