Granton Library – Cut in Hours

We are outraged that Granton Library has had its hours cut with no consultation. We have written to the council for their view – before we decide next steps.  Meantime – pop into the library and say hello and fill in a complaint form.  What with the council seeking to close the public toilet at Granton Square – these are clear attacks on our services.

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Next Meeting – Granton & District Community Council – Monday 27th April

Next Meeting on Monday 27th April at 7pm – Royston & Wardieburn. Come and join the others who will hear from the Police, Friends of Walled Garden, Update on the Granton Harbour Development and much more.

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Granton Square Public Toilets face closure

We warned that there would be impacts felt locally on the cuts…have your say and complete the survey.

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North Edinburgh Arts – Details of AGM – 22nd April – 12 noon

North Edinburgh Arts – Annual General Meeting To be held at North Edinburgh Arts 15a Pennywell Court Edinburgh, EH4 4TZ

On Wednesday 22nd April at 12 noon Soup and sandwiches will be served at 12.30 Creche available on request   Come and hear about the work of NEA and plans for the next three years, followed by the opportunity to put your ideas forward.
Nominations for new Board members will be registered on the day too, with nominations particularly welcome from Good Neighbours, local residents, or people who work locally.    To RSVP and reserve a creche space call Sandra on 0131 315 2151 or email by the 15th April.

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Granton Development – Calls for a change of direction

At a packed public meeting this evening organised by Granton District Community Council the plans by Granton Central Developers for Granton Harbour were slammed as “utterly unrealistic”. That this community has been offered so much and given so little over the years and that the time to fight back is now.  The planners approach was viewed as “draconian”, “horrendous”, “bad news” and there was consensus that we would continue to oppose the current plans.  More to follow – including fuller version of meeting.

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Public Meeting – Thursday 9th April – Granton Harbour Development

Following the last community council meeting that was well attended by groups and residents in the area we were asked to organise a public meeting to get our views heard on this development.  We are fed up being ignored. Our wishes discarded. No longer.  We have an opportunity to really make a noise about this. Please come along and make your voice heard.  The meeting is at Royston & Wardieburn Community Centre – 7pm.   Please tell as many people as you know.  The developer was invited and said no. Show them you do care.

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Next Meeting of Community Council – Monday 30th March

Next Meeting takes place on Monday 30 March at Royston & Wardieburn Community Centre 7pm.  Come along – you will be very welcome. Speaker from Granton Marina development.

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Walled Garden Exhibition

18th March – 3 April – The Friends of Walled Garden have provided photographs, maps and plans ‘past and present’ from the walled garden and surrounding land on the Waterfront are now being displayed in North Edinburgh Arts café. The latest ‘news’ on our community campaign to save the garden from demolition and development.

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International Day for Elimination of Racial Discrimination – 25th March

Celebration of The International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

Date: 25 March 2015, Wednesday at 4.00pm

Venue: Music Box Auditorium, Sighthill Campus, Bankhead Avenue, Edinburgh EH11 4DE

Click here for the event flyer / poster / stall booking form

The event aims to promote race equality and raise awareness about different cultures and equality groups across the Edinburgh College community. This event is an opportunity to further build bridges between different equality groups, to promote Edinburgh College’s commitment to equality and diversity and to showcase some of the College’s student performers.

The guest speaker for the event is renowned equality & rights activist Professor Sir Geoff Palmer. The theme for his talk will be ‘Race Equality in the Educational Institutions in Scotland’, which will be followed by a Q & A session.

There will be a presentation by ‘Young People Against Hate Crime’ (YPAH) group.

As a finale, Edinburgh College music, acting and dance students will perform in a celebration honouring the achievements, culture and history of black people.

Light snacks & refreshment will be provided.

This is a free event but please book your place online:

Before the main event, from 2pm, various stalls from different equality groups will display information/freebies at the college foyers. Please use the attached form if you want to book a stall.

For any information please email Sara Taylor at: or phone 0131 559 4831 OR Mizan Rahman at: or phone: 0131 556 0441

Please find attached flyer for more information. Would you please display this invitation to your premises and forward to your colleagues, clients and friends who might be interested to attend.

The International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination is observed annually on 21 March every year, marking the day in 1960, when police killed 69 people at a peaceful demonstration in Sharpeville, South Africa. This day is now observed by people all across the world in order to remove the racial inequality among people of different race and background. For more information go to:


PS: If you have already received this invitation via other circulation then please ignore this email. Sorry for the cross-posting !

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North West Carers – Moving on Wednesday 18th March

North West Carers are moving on 18th March  from Drylaw Neighbourhood Centre down to the Prentice Centre in Granton Mains.

The new address is: The Prentice Centre, 1 Granton Mains Avenue,
EH4 4GA. email addresses and website address will remain the same as now, as will the telephone number. It is anticipated that  communications will be working as normal but bear with them – you know what it is like when you move. A mobile number will be on the website on Wednesday which will provide a default communication system in the unlikely case of any unforeseen difficulties.

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