Inverleith Park Temporary Toilets

Temporary toilets facilities have been installed in Inverleith Park near to the entrance from Aboretum Place (Botanics entrance). 

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Water of Leith Path Update - July

Work is due to start soon on stabilising the steep riverbank section at Dean Path.

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Greenspace Investment

A report was tabled at the Culture and Communities Committee in June, regarding long overdue investment in the City’s parks, greenspace and cemeteries.

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Low Emission Zone Update

At June’s Transport and Environment Committee a report was presented setting out several options for consultation on possible Low Emission Zones.

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Spaces for People update

Following a consultation, a report was presented to full Council at its meeting in June on the future of the Spaces for People (SfP) measures that were brought in temporarily in response to Covid 19 and have provoked such polarizing debate. 

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Spaces for People - Craigleith through the Blackhall Dip

There have been a high number of complaints recently about the build up of traffic through Craigleith and Blackhall due to the carriageway being reduced to a single lane.  

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Blackhall Library Reopening

Blackhall library will be re-opening its doors (as a library) on the Thursday 17th June. 

This is later than was hoped but is due to the fact that it is presently being used as an Asymptomatic Test Centre. Hal Osler says “I know this library plays a big role in the wider community and it being closed for so long has had a massive impact on residents. I am so delighted that it is finally going to be open and everyone can start using it again. Thank you for your patience, I know this is long overdue.”

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Community Payback Orders Consultation

The Council is asking for residents’ views on Community Payback Orders (CPOs) which may be imposed on individuals as an alterative to a custodial sentence.

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Blackhall Community Trust

There has been further progress with Blackhall Community Trust’s plans for a proposed nursery extension in Ravelston Park.

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Hamilton Place Public Toilets

At the beginning of June the existing facilities in Hamilton Place finally will be re-opened having been closed for over a year due to Covid restrictions.

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