Latest news from Councillor Neil Ross

Here is my latest email newsletter issued today with stories on

  • Braid Road & Comiston Road options
  • Morningside play park
  • Braidburn Terrace & B2 Parking
  • Community Leaf Sweep ups
  • Short Term let consultation
  • Urban Gulls
  • Meadowbank Sports Centre Wall of Honour
  • Recycling sorter
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Braidburn Terrace & B2 parking update

Good news! Council officers confirmed at a meeting today that they have secured funding for the Braidburn Terrace one-way west to east scheme. 

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Braid Road and Comiston Road consultation

Local residents are being consulted on options for Braid Road and Comiston Road.  These options are for re-opening Braid Road in both directions and for making changes to Comiston Road to improve access for local residents and to improve public transport. 

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August news from Councillor Neil Ross

This month's newsletter was issued earlier today. I have news about

  • Braid Road options
  • Naming of the new primary school
  • City Car Club
  • Residents’ surveys
  • Asbestos in Craighouse Woods
  • Edinburgh Festival Voluntary Guides Association
  • Lothian Road & Earl Grey Street resurfacing
  • Garden Waste Sign Up Deadline
  • Maxwell Street Controlled Parking Zone
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Morningside Ward Residents' Survey

Throughout June, July and August I have been making my way round Morningside Ward with the local Citizen team knocking on doors and distributing a residents’ survey on local issues before reporting back on the issues being raised.  If I haven’t reached your street yet, the survey is below.  You can either print it out, fill it in and post it to me or send your views to me by email to [email protected]

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Latest news from Councillor Neil Ross

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

There’s always something happening locally and at the Council, even in July.  This month I have news about

  • Plans for the former Morningside post office and Sainsbury’s sites
  • A tribute to local hero Robin Morris
  • St Oswald’s Centre progress
  • Low Emission Zone consultation
  • Selecting a name for the new primary school and
  • Garden waste, overgrown hedges and plastic recycling.
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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.

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Changes to Roads in the Braid Estate & other news

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

Changes to Roads in the Braid Estate

Following implementation of the Council’s cycle scheme through the Braid Estate, I have received many and varied complaints and concerns from local residents, principally about road safety.  In response, I presented a list of concerns at the most recent meeting of the Council’s Transport Committee and secured a promise of an immediate review.  

Disappointingly, very few changes have been made as a result.  A ‘Local Access Only’ sign has appeared at the west end of Braidburn Terrace, the changes to priorities at the junction of Braid Road and Braid Crescent are to be reversed and entrance to the northbound cycle lane has been widened.  Might some of these issues have been avoided if the Council had consulted local residents in advance, as I asked?

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Latest local news

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

In this email you will find details about

  • Braid Road and the Braid Estate
  • Bruntsfields St Oswald's
  • Boroughmuir High School
  • The Astley Ainslie Hospital
  • The Sick Kids Hospital
  • Sunday Parking Controls in the City Centre

Scottish Parliament Election

I don't normally include much party politics in these emails, but I am your Scottish Liberal Democrat councillor and would like to encourage you to back the Lib Dem plan to put recovery first (rather than another referendum) - especially by voting Lib Dem on the regional list.  You can read more about our plans here.

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Council plans for Braid Road & the Braid Estate

I was surprised to learn that the Council’s plans to re-open Braid Road to southbound traffic will include numerous changes at junctions throughout the Braid Estate, designed to enhance the cycle route and discourage through traffic.  These changes involve modal filters at Braid Road/Hermitage Drive, Cluny Drive/Hermitage Gardens and Cluny Drive/Braid Avenue and alterations to priorities at other junctions.

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