June news from Councillor Neil Ross

Here is my email newsletter issued earlier today.  It provides news on

  • Boroughmuir High School Extension delay
  • B2 Parking Extension
  • Public EV Charging costs, penalties & switch on
  • Gully Cleaning and Flood Prevention
  • Women’s Safety in Public Places
  • Council publishes its unaudited 2021/22 accounts
  • Community Grants Fund
  • Spaces for People projects comments deadline


Delay to Boroughmuir High School Extension

Sadly, as expected, the extension to Boroughmuir High School has been delayed and will not be ready by the start of school in August, primarily on account of labour and material shortages.  Appropriate contingencies have been put in place to ensure no negative impacts on learning and teaching.  An opening date has not yet been set.

B2 Parking Extension

As noted previously, preparatory work has been carried out on the extension to the west, east and south of the B2 priority parking area in south Morningside.  I understand that work to mark out the new parking bays should start near the end of July.  Letters advising when work will start in specific streets should be issued to residents in advance.  The Council is seeking consent for the erection of parking signs on garden walls – see more about this here.  You can read more about the B2 extension here.

Public EV Charging costs, penalties & switch on

The Council has started charging for the supply of electricity via its electric vehicle (EV) charging points and a £30 overstay penalty will be applied if the maximum stay period is exceeded.  More details about charges, penalties and locations are available here.  The new EV charging points in Thirlestane Road and Maxwell Street are expected to become operational by the end of July.

Gully Cleaning and Flood Prevention

The Council has produced a useful resource to explain roads drainage and climate-related flooding issues, how to report problems with road gullies and to how to get help with flood prevention measures.  This can be accessed here.

Women’s Safety in Public Places – have your say

The Council is seeking views on what makes women feel safe or unsafe when out and about in the city and what might improve this.  The consultation is available here.

Council publishes its unaudited 2021/22 accounts

The Council has published its unaudited accounts for the 2021/22 financial year. They are available for public inspection until Thursday 21 July and can be accessed here.

Community Grants Fund - applications now open

The Council is now accepting applications for up to £5,000 from constituted community groups to support activities.  Let me know if you would like an application form and guidance.  The deadline for this fund is 5.00pm on Tuesday 19 July.

Spaces for People projects – deadline is 3 July

The deadline for comments on the proposed experimental traffic regulation orders (ETROs) to extend the Spaces for People projects is Sunday 3 July.  Comments can be made by email to [email protected]  All feedback is expected to be considered by the Council’s Transport & Environment Committee at its meeting in August.  There is more about this here.

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Best wishes

Councillor Neil Ross
Liberal Democrat Councillor for Morningside Ward


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

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

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