Massive Thanks to Everyone

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Mega-thanks to all these people for their efforts on and around Sunday (if we miss you out or spell your name wrong, PLEASE tell us):WP_20160904_15_20_43_Pro

 

Bakers of all ages produced 36 cakes:

Birgul, Gene, Chloe, Layla, Libby, Pamela, Arnie, Ruby, Charlie, Robin, Dan, Grace, Iona, Annis, Ian, Lea, Tess, Jessie, Lucy, Johnny, Katie, Molly, Isabelle, Logan, Jenny, Alfie, Carmen, Bronwen, Harris, Catherine, Jo, Paul, Louisse.

And congratulations to the winning makers of: Chocolate Grenache, Lemon Drizzle, Cherry Blossom, Water of Leaf, Chocolate Surprise, Campfire Kingdom, Rainbow Delight and Awesome Rainbow.

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People did all sorts of other stuff to make it all happen:

A guy called John, Ruby Anderson, Johnny Booth, Finlay Booth, Ben Howarth, Laura Howarth, Kirsty Campbell, and

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People who HAD to eat cake and decide:

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People who WANTED to eat cake:

About 300 if the photos are anything to go by.

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People who donated prizes:

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Murrayfield Wanderers open social event Sat 13 August

Hi

Murrayfield Wanderers Rugby Club would like to invite Friends of Roseburn Park and all park users to an open social event on Saturday 13th August.

It is part of our attempt to involve all sections of the club and also the community that surrounds us.

Games and outside activities will be available on the back pitches at Murrayfield. Bar and catering will be available in our clubhouse. Just enter via the main gate on Roseburn Street, and follow the road adjacent to the railway, down to the clubhouse and pitches.
We hope that you can extend this invitation to all FORP members via your website and Facebook site.

The timings for the day;
11am – 12.30pm – Kids coaching session, this will be lead by the senior players of the club, on the artificial pitch. There will also be an inflatable set up for afterwards.

2pm – U’18s vs Ardrossan Under 18s on the artificial pitch.
2pm- MWFC Men vs Ardrossan on a grass pitch.

The opportunity will be there for anyone who would like to purchase some new club kit for the season.

Also joining us on the day will be the Fierce Cheerleaders and a Fijian dance group. Both will put on fantastic performances, so don’t miss out!!

There will be food in the clubhouse made by our fantastic caterers along with a bake sale and BBQ, weather permitting.
A raffle will be drawn in the clubhouse, after all the games have been completed. Please stick around to see if you can win a prize!

All members, friends, neighbours are invited to come along and enjoy the whole (or part) of the day. We look forward to seeing you on Saturday.

Thanks , and I hope to meet you on Saturday.
Arnie Yule
(Hon Sec, MWFC).

Murrayfield Wanderers developments: 23 June, 7pm

We are organising a special meeting for Friends of Roseburn Park members and other park users, on 23 June at 7pm, to hear about a major park development.

Murrayfield Wanderers Rugby Club are leaving the SRU ground as their current lease has not been renewed by the SRU. They are seeking a new base, pavilion / changing rooms and pitches. Their first choice is to develop Roseburn Park.

If you would like to hear their initial ideas come along to the Riversdale Suite, the upstairs function room at Murrayfield Ice Rink on Thursday 23 June at 7pm.

Results of consultation on park vision

You can now find the survey results here. Thanks to everyone who took park or came to the drop-in session. We will present an amended plan at the Murrayfield Community Council meeting on Tuesday 19th April at 730pm, Murrayfield Parish Church Centre. It is open to the public, so please attend if you are interested (www.murrayfieldcc.org.uk).

However in order to give full justice to the many views we received we will need to revise the plans further. You can still join in the discussion at many future points, and at any time right here or by visiting our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/roseburnpark/

The next presentation we are scheduled to make will be to the City of Edinburgh Council West Edinburgh Neighbourhood Partnership. That meeting will take place on Thursday May 12th and at that point we hope to secure the Council’s in-principle support.

Thereafter we will need to secure Planning Committee approval. To do this we will need a landscape architect to produce a very detailed plan, which of course will be further refined in the light of the Planning Officer’s views. You will again have the chance to comment when the planning application goes live on-line. The Planning Committee meetings are open to the public.

It is likely to take at least six months, until November of this year, before approval is granted. There are 15 Councillors on the Committee, including one of our Ward Councillors, Cllr Jeremy Balfour, so you can be sure the vision will have close scrutiny.

It will only be once approval has been given that we will be able to start fundraising for the many parts of the vision- a process which is likely to take several years.

Therefore you can see that this vision involves a long and complicated journey to secure and we most definitely require the support of the community if we are to have any success.

Consultation and draft park plan

We are consulting on how to improve the park after the floodworks.

There is a draft plan based on initial discussions with Council
officers. We need to find out what park users think of those ideas and to pick up any new ideas.

We hope you can express your view in one or more of these ways:

There is a quick online survey here: http://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/HK6B2JG

View more detail information and the draft plan here ParkPlanSurvey [2Mb pdf]

There is a dropーin session at Roseburn Primary School on Wednesday
13th April anytime between 5pm and 8.30pm (64 Roseburn Street).

There will be an update at the Murrayfield Community Council meeting
on Tuesday 19th April at 7.30pm (Murrayfield Parish Church Centre, 2b
Ormidale Terrace.