Cramond and Barnton Community Council

Incorporating Cramond, Barnton, Cammo, Quality Street (West Side)

The next meeting of the Community Council will be held

on Thursday 17 January 2019

at 7:30pm

in Cramond Kirk Millennium Hall

Following our short break over the Festive Season you are invited and encouraged to attend the next meeting of the Community Council which will begin at 7:30pm on Thursday 17 January 2019 in the Millennium Hall.

There will be an update on the planned Cammo Fields development and on the vexed question of schools provision and our concerns about infrastructure lag in general. Hear about our continuing efforts to influence a Council that is altogether better at approving applications than it is at delivering the consequences. Listen to the latest developments in the debacle that is the Traffic Restriction Order which the Council is promoting to support the latest Care Home planned for the area. Our planned traffic survey for Cramond Glebe Road may help to explode the myth that officials seem prepared to buy into which is that it is a lightly trafficked road. Perhaps some of them should have been tied to a lamppost on the road on 1st January with a foot strategically situated so they could have counted the lightly trafficked vehicles passing by heading for their New Year constitutional on the promenade.

The Community Council meeting will also cover the regular business, including a Police report, an update on the Airport and reports from our local Councillors. We will try not to speak about bin collections – after all life is too short. Hope I have got your attention and look forward to seeing you on the 17th.

All Welcome

Ian D Williamson, Secretary, Tel. No. 0131 476 3897.

Meetings are held at 7.30 pm on the third Thursday of the month (but not in July, August or December) in the Millennium Room, Cramond Kirk Hall, Glebe Road, Cramond.

Upcoming Meeting Dates for 2018/19

  • 15th November
  • 17th January 2019
  • 21st February
  • 21st March
  • 18th April
  • 16th May
  • 20th June
  • 19th September
  • 17th October
  • 21st November

The Community Council generally invites a speaker to their meetings in order to inform and allow the residents to discuss issues such as our environment, planning, the airport, roads etc. with relevant officials.

Planning Applications: The Community Council will review the applications and sites. speak to residents when requested, apply for Consultee Status if necessary, hold public meetings when appropriate and attend site visits. Information is then sent out to residents on the application, and where appropriate the Community Council response is issued to the Council. In due course a copy of the planning decision report issued to the neighbours when a planning application is decided.

Information: Information sent to the Community Council is placed on local notice boards when relevant to the area and all literature is left at the public meetings for residents to read and request copies. Information acquired by e-mail can also be passed on to residents who wish to be added to our global e-mailing list.

Legal DataCommunity Council meetings are legally required to be held in public a minimum of seven times/year. The Community Council is also legally required to publish and display their minutes. All Community Council members must adhere to the City of Edinburgh’s Code of Conduct. The Community Council has a legal status to comment on planning issues and licensing matters.