Welcome to my latest e-Magazine,

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This month’s bumper summer edition features an array of visits from around Edinburgh South during the recess period along with the usual updates from Westminster. There is of course an update on Brexit now that Parliament has returned this week and some useful local planning updates.

The issue of Brexit is moving very quickly and all information contained is accurate at the time of writing. I will provide EU updates on my website. There are 34 such updates already which can be viewed here.

I have received an unprecedented number of emails and other communications over the last few weeks and I am trying to get through these as quickly as possible. Your patience is appreciated.

As ever if you require my assistance with a local or national issue please get in touch with me.

Email: ian.murray.mp@parliament.uk

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Blood Bank on Ellen Glen’s Rd – You will know from my previous e-Magazine that many residents reported to me that some demolition work was being carried out at this site. I have received further telephone calls from concerned residents and have been following this up with NHS Lothian. I am advised that the Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service, who previously occupied this site, have now moved to a new building on the Herriot Watt University campus. NHS Lothian have said that demolition works are ongoing at the Ellen Glen’s Road site to make this safe and secure and are scheduled to continue through to December 2019. I will continue to keep affected residents updated on this.


Land South of Frogston Road East (19/04172/PAN) – As expected, developers have submitted a new application for the land south of Frogston Road East at the Broomhills Estate. I have been contacted by a number of constituents who are rightly concerned about this proposal on Green Belt land. Residents can make comments via the Council’s online planning portal using the above reference, or in writing to the Head of Planning, until the 22nd November 2019. There is also a public exhibition event taking place on Friday 25th October from 2-7pm in the Gilmerton Society Hall, 27 Drum Street, EH17 8NQ. I will also be writing to residents in the surrounding area to make them aware of this.



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Edinburgh Jobs Fair – 18th September 2019
Charity Bank – Free Regional Events for Charity Professionals and Trustees


Charity Bank is inviting trustees, directors, CEOs and managers of charities, social enterprises and community organisations to attend a series of free regional events in September and October. Our nearest event is in Edinburgh at Greyfriars Charteris Centre (EH8 9RR) and will run from 9am to 12noon.


The Road to Growth events will last half a day and are being delivered in partnership with national and local partners. SCVO will present an update on the state of the social sector and sector specialists will engage with the audience in unpicking some of the challenges and opportunities.


Panellists will share research and insights, how political and Brexit uncertainty are impacting the sector, examples of how charities and social enterprises are responding, as well as the latest on funding and grants, regulation, technology and governance.


Attendees will leave with practical insight and guidance to help their organisations survive and thrive in a changing world.


To find out more and register, visit: charitybank.org/growth

MARCH FOR EUROPE – 21st September 2019
Polwarth Parish Church shortlisted for funding

For almost a year now, Polwarth Parish Church has been working in partnership with People Know How towards our shared dream of acquiring a canal boat on the Union Canal and using it as a shared community space for the benefit of our community. I’m sure you will understand why we are so excited about this new venture.

We have been working hard to raise funds to make our dream a reality, and I am thrilled to report that we have taken a big step towards making that dream a reality – but we really need your help!

People Know How have been shortlisted by Ecclesiastical Insurance to receive a grant of £50,000 as part of the 2019 MOVEMENT FOR GOOD Awards.

This grant would help our partnership to acquire a canal boat and recruit a member of staff to develop our project on a full-time basis, cementing our partnership and extending the reach of our work. Since People Know How have led on this particular application, they have used the name of their Positive Transitions Service (the umbrella service that All Aboard fits into) for the purposes of the application.

We are one of 15 projects to have been selected from hundreds of applications, and over the next 2 weeks, our friends, colleagues, and partners will have the opportunity to show their support by visiting the Movement for Good website and voting for us – https://www.ecclesiastical.com/movement-for-good/50k-shortlist/people-know-how/

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