Latest news on Spaces for People

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

Spaces for People - What happens next?

The Council has been considering the results of its online consultations and debating what to do with all the Spaces for People measures at the end of the pandemic.  The Council has decided to remove the measures on Morningside Road and Bruntsfield Place, except for the section of pavement widening north of the ’Merlin’ and the cycle lane, but will look to extend safe spaces for pedestrians in future.  Other measures will continue and the Council’s Transport Committee will consider options for changes on Comiston Road and Braid Road at its August meeting.  You can read more about this at item 7.13 on the Council’s meeting agenda here.

Morningside Library Re-opens

Morningside Library re-opened on 14 June.  Disappointingly, despite appeals on my part, the public toilets in the library are not yet available.  I will update on this when it changes.

Council plans for Road Resurfacing

Roads listed for resurfacing in 2021/22 include Newbattle Terrace, Braidburn Terrace, St Margaret’s Road and parts of Ettrick Road, Millar Crescent and Greenbank Road.  Full proposals are available at item 7.6 here.

New Primary School Opening arrangements & Name

The Council has announced the opening arrangements for the new primary school in Canaan Lane.  P1 enrolment for August 2022 will begin in November 2021.  Further information is available here.  A name for the school will be the subject of a consultation exercise after the summer with the four local primary schools, South Morningside, James Gillespie’s, St Peter’s and Bruntsfield.

Comiston Farmhouse Co-Housing Project

A local co-housing group is developing interesting plans for an inter-generational and environmentally responsible project at Comiston Farmhouse.  More information here.

Council has more money to spend

The Council recently found it had £21m extra to spend this year.  Lib Dem councillors supported more spending on core services.  You can read more here.

Consultation on Climate Strategy

The Council is consulting on its draft Climate Strategy and holding a series of online events.  You can access the consultation here.  It closes on 12 September.

Fruit Market Gallery re-opens

The Fruit Market Gallery re-opens on 7 July, after an extensive refurbishment project.  You can read more about this, and about the first exhibition, here.

Coronavirus – latest news from the Council is available here.

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Best wishes & stay safe


Councillor Neil Ross
Liberal Democrat Councillor for Morningside Ward


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