E-Citizen local & city-wide news from Councillor Neil Ross

Here is my latest email newsletter to constituents issued today.  You can receive my e-Citizen email newsletters by contacting me and asking to be added to my circulation list.  You can email me at: neil@edinburghlibdems.org

Safe spaces for walking and cycling

On Thursday the Council considered proposals for improving the safety of walking and cycling in the city by installing bus gates¹, closing some city centre roads, widening pavements on the Bridges, reducing waiting times at light-controlled pedestrian crossings, reducing the number of bus stops and creating more space for pedestrians and cyclists on Braid Hills Drive.  You can read more about this here.  The report is item 6.8 on the meeting agenda.

The Liberal Democrats successfully amended the proposals by:

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Coronavirus update 7 & other news

Here is my latest email newsletter to constituents issued today.  You can receive my e-Citizen email newsletters by contacting me and asking to be added to my circulation list.  You can email me at: neil@edinburghlibdems.org

The latest advice on Council services is available here.

Some recent news and announcements are below.

Braidburn Terrace becomes a one-way street

The Council has issued another temporary traffic order, this time to make Braidburn Terrace one way for vehicles from Comiston Road to Braid Road, i.e. for eastbound traffic.  This is to make social distancing easier by reducing the incidence of conflicts between vehicles, pedestrians and cyclists. 

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Coronavirus update 6 & other news

Here is my latest email newsletter to constituents issued today.  You can receive my e-Citizen email newsletters by contacting me and asking to be added to my circulation list.  You can email me at: neil@edinburghlibdems.org

Coronavirus 6 & other news

The latest advice on Council services is available here.

Some recent news and announcements are below.

Braid Road Closure by 3 May

Braid Road is to be closed by Sunday 3 May as part of emergency measures to improve the safety of pedestrians and cyclists trying to remain socially distant from each other.  Apparently, it is only the section of Braid Road between Hermitage Drive and Braid Farm Road that is to be closed, according to the temporary traffic order issued today. The order is in place from today until 21 May but I’ve no doubt it could be extended.

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Coronavirus update 5 & other news

Here is my latest email newsletter to constituents issued yesterday.  You can receive my e-Citizen email newsletters by contacting me and asking to be added to my circulation list.  You can email me at: neil@edinburghlibdems.org

The latest advice on Council services is available here.

Some recent news and announcements are below.

Glass Collections – Good news!

The Council is to reintroduce kerbside glass collections from next Tuesday 28th April when they will return to the usual fortnightly collection schedules.  Find out which day your glass collections will resume here.

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Coronavirus update 4 from Councillor Neil Ross

Here is my latest email update to constituents.  You can receive my e-Citizen email updates by contacting me and asking to be added to my circulation list.

The latest advice on Council services is available here.

Some recent news and announcements are below.

Eric Liddell Centre invites you to lunch

The Eric Liddell Centre has been promoting health and wellbeing in the community for many years and, in the coronavirus crisis, has been helping vulnerable local people by preparing and delivering soup and sandwich lunches and providing practical advice and assistance to people living with dementia.

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Coronavirus update 3

Here is the text of my latest email update to constituents.  You can receive my e-Citizen email updates by contacting me and asking to be added to my circulation list.

The latest advice from NHS Inform is available here and on Council services here.

Some recent announcements are below.

Childcare arrangements

Six school hubs are operating over the Easter Holiday period providing 08:00-18:00 childcare cover for key workers. The Council reports that the system is generally working well although the uptake has been modest.

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Coronavirus update 2

Here is the text of my latest email update to constituents.  You can receive my e-Citizen email updates by contacting me and asking to be added to my circulation list.

The Council’s latest advice and announcements on services are available here

Some recent announcements are below.

Schools

24 schools are open to children of all key workers. Schools will be open over the Easter holidays with an increase in hours to 08:00–18:00 from next week.  South Morningside Primary School pupils are being looked after in St Augustine’s High School.  I have asked the Council to prioritise local provision of childcare and to consider re-allocating surplus places at St Peter’s to local children but have had no response, as yet.  As a result of low uptake of places overall, an assessment is to be made soon to determine if provision could work as effectively from fewer buildings.  More information is here.

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Coronavirus update

The latest advice from the Scottish Government on staying at home is here.  Guidance for businesses on social distancing is available here.

The Council’s latest advice and announcements on services are available here

Some recent announcements are below.

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Council news on Coronavirus

This is latest news from the Council in response to the Coronavirus

The Council’s latest advice and announcements on services are available here

Some important announcements are below.

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Helping your neighbours - a community response to Coronavirus

There is lots of information available online about the developing threat from the coronavirus, for example at NHS Inform, and the Council is providing updates on the impact on services such as schools, libraries and waste collections here.  However, the recent advice that the Over-70’s and people with certain underlying health conditions should practise social distancing by staying in their homes is presenting some real, practical difficulties. 

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