Bus survey prompts network review

Following his recent petition about extending the Lothian Buses 25 route from Riccarton campus to Balerno, Tom Inglis met with First Buses in Livingston, who wanted to find out if a bus service from St. John’s Hospital via Livingston Centre to Balerno, Currie and beyond makes business sense.

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Planning reform

The Scottish Government recently passed a new Planning Bill with the support of the Scottish Conservatives, which fails to radically overhaul planning in Scotland.

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Uneven pavements

Tom Inglis and the Focus Team have heard from a number of residents who are affected by uneven pavements in Juniper Green, Currie and Balerno. Elderly or disabled people often find it difficult to get about if the pavements are in a poor state of repair.

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Safer herbicides

Tom Inglis has been working with Pesticide Free Balerno to investigate safer alternatives to Glyphosate and has written to the Council.

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Sighthill recycling

The Scottish Liberal Democrats were the only party on the Council’s Transport & Environment committee to oppose the cut in opening hours at the Sighthill Recycling Centre.

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Feedback sought for new bus to Livingston

Following his recent petition in the community about extending the Lothian Buses 25 route from Riccarton campus to Balerno, Tom Inglis met with First Buses in Livingston.

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Pollution concerns in Juniper Green and Currie

The Focus Team have been contacted by a number of residents concerned about the level of air pollution from gridlocked traffic along the Lanark Road in Juniper Green and Riccarton Mains Road in Currie (especially the stretch of road outside Currie Primary School).

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School catchment changes in Currie and Balerno

Last year’s controversial schools review saw the Liberal Democrats and opposition parties outvote the Council Administration in favour of an option to keep Currie HS, Woodlands School, Balerno HS and WHEC open.

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Petition stirs action for new bus in Pentland Hills

Our petition to extend the Lothian Buses 25 service to Balerno attracted 1,100 signatures, a massive number for this kind of campaign, which demonstrates the real depth of feeling about this issue in the community.

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Give your views on new housing developments

City of Edinburgh Council is going to consult on its next Local Development Plan, called City Plan 2030, in the first half of this year. This plan will determine what new houses are built in our area.

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