Welcome to my latest eMagazine.
As ever there has been plenty going on across South Edinburgh including a series of public meetings, covering everything from Brexit to roads. There are also updates on the community bid to purchase the Sick Kids site and important planning applications which have been appealed to the Scottish Government.
As ever, please get in touch using the details below if you would like to raise any issues.
Parliament only sat for 6 days between the summer recess
Comiston Farm House – After the refusal of the application for the farm house developers submitted an appeal to the Scottish Government. Planners have already made a site visit and we can expect a final decision to be made shortly.
More information on the appeal can be read here: http://www.dpea.scotland.gov.
Canaan Lane – Again, after the Council refused the application to build flats on the site of the old public toilet on Canaan Lane the developers have appealed the decision to the Scottish Government. A site visit has yet to be made and a decision is not expected until November.
Guthrie Court (16/05248/FUL) – the application to convert Guthrie Court Care Home into 30 apartments has been approved.
SWITCH SCOTLAND & GRACEMOUNT COMMUNITY CHURCH ACTIVITIES:
Monday at the Mansion | Pop-Up Cafe & Toddlers Soft-Play | 8:30 – 11:30
Switch Tuesday Club | The Mansion | P1 – P6 Aged Kids | 15:00 – 16:30
Mens Football | Gracemount High School Astroturf | 21:00 – 22:00
Toddlers at the Mansion | Wednesdays | 8:30 – 10:30
Switch Friday Drop-In | The Mansion | P7 – S6 Aged Kids | 12:00 – 15:00
Switch Street Team | Fridays | The Mansion | 19:00 – 20:00
Sunday Church Service | Libertus | 11:00 – 12:00
Through the week our activities happen at The Mansion [47 Gracemount House Drive, EH16 6FD], and on Sundays we meet at Libertus [20 Gracemount Dr, Edinburgh EH16 6RN].
Message from Aviva:
We are today launching this year’s Aviva Community Fund and we very much welcome applications from groups in your constituency.
The Aviva Community Fund awards funding of up to £25,000 for local community projects across a range of categories such as skills for life, health & wellbeing and community support. Last year we had over 450 winners and this year we have even more awards up for grabs.
Applications can be made until 12 noon on 10th October via this link. There will then be a chance to vote for your favourite projects, with winners announced in January.
Please do let local community groups know and encourage them to apply as this could make a real difference to the lives of your constituents.
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to get in touch by emailing us at avivacommunityfund@
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