Thursday, 14 December 2017

Work to begin on drainage problem at Double Hedges

For some time there has been an accumulation of water at the part of Double Hedges playing fields at the rear of Braidburn Court - that is in Liberton Road at the foot of Liberton Brae.

Council engineers have been unable to identify any burst pipe or underground stream which may be causing the waterlogging and the location has been a wet point for years.

A solution will be attempted in the next few weeks by installing gravel drains to try and deal with the issue.

Blogged for the information of local residents.

Wednesday, 13 December 2017

14 year old dies in West Richmond Street flat

Liam Rodgers died in a flat in West Richmond Street with investigators currently describing the circumstances as 'unexplained'.  Medics and police were called to the flat on Sunday. 

You can read more details here.

Friday, 8 December 2017

Prestonfield Christmas Lights this evening

The Prestonfield switch on of Christmas lights is tonight at 5:30pm.

The place is Prestonfield Avenue at Prestonfield Terrace (War Memorial).

Thursday, 7 December 2017

Causey Traffic Regulation Order to go out for consultation

I noted earlier this month that the Traffic Regulation Order (TRO) for the Causey Project was before the Transport and Environment Committee today. 

I have had emails from constituents about this over the last few days and I note that the TRO has been approved this morning for public consultation.  In other words the TRO will be published shortly and comments invited.  The process is that the comments will be considered and the Council will either accept recommendations to change it or give reasons for not accepting proposals for change.

Wednesday, 6 December 2017

Local student discovers almost 100 volcanoes

Local Edinburgh University Student Max van Wyk de Vries is currently in third year.  It was not long after he arrived at Edinburgh that his fascination with volcanoes led him to identify signs of volcanoes under the Antarctica ice sheet.

He grew up in France surrounded by them and developed a fascination for them leading him to recognising some features in the vast ranges of Antarctica.

The remarkable story is told here and you can find the resultant peer reviewed paper here.

Max is a local resident for the duration of his course.

Tuesday, 5 December 2017

Christmas tree lights switch on and carols this evening

The St Patrick Square Christmas lights get switched on this evening at 6pm accompanied by some carols led by the Preston Street Primary School Choir and the Edinburgh University Music Society Brass Band and Choir.

 All welcome and then there will be refreshments served in the Southside Community Centre in Nicolson Street.

Saturday, 2 December 2017

Sciennes hospital site - plans available here

The first iteration of the plans for the site of the current Sick Kids Hospital are now available online.

You can find them here.  Feedback on these initial plans can be made until 12th December.  See the link to the website.

Once feedback to the initial plans has been assessed there will be two further consultation exhibitions.  See here for the details.

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Local resident Jim Sillars in the news

Former deputy leader of the SNP Jim Sillars lives locally.  He has been speaking out on a couple of issues recently. First, here is today...