The consultation results for the park Cycling/Walking consultation are now available here:
The City Council now awaits:
- funding confirmation from Sustrans
- followed by a procurement procedure (which includes this and other schemes combined into one contract)
It is thought to be unlikely that any work in the park will start before autumn. The nature of the work can found in the detailed reports available through the link.
It transpires that the City Council’s online survey provider did not record the park cyclewalk survey responses because of a digital fault. So they are opening the consultation again until 26 February. If you submitted a response before 20 January, it is hoped you will do it again. The website is: www.edinburgh.gov.uk/cyclewalk
Just a shout out to http://www.bcgwebdesign.co.uk/website/ who not only built our website but have generously hosted it for years. Thanks, Bruce!
And to Alan Lander, a Chartered Financial Analyst at https://www.walterscott.co.uk/, who has scrutinised our accounts for nothing, for ages, even though he lives on the other side of the city. Thanks, Alan!
A planning application notice has been submitted for the ice rink site. Not much detail, but what there is, is here: http://www.friendsofroseburnpark.org.uk/ice-rink-development/
The Quiet Route 8 Cycle improvements in Roseburn Park are now out for consultation by the Council. You can find it all in the link below and as ever we think lots of people should have a say (it’s open until 25 Nov): https://consultationhub.edinburgh.gov.uk/…/de…/consult_view/
Some comments already to be found here: Council consultation on park cycling management
The Council will shortly commence a consultation on a proposal for the management of cycling/walking in the park.
At the FoRP AGM there was concern that just splitting the path might lead to cyclists going faster and dogs and toddlers not observing the split. However the blind spot by the toilet block needed attention.
In discussion with the Council the idea of a 3-month trial to split cyclists and walkers only around the central area was suggested, with cyclists “give way” signs on either side of the blindspot.
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.
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
- Tracy McNeill and friends from Tesco
- Phil Yelland at Murrayfield DAFS Cricket Club
- Cllr Jeremy Balfour, MSP
- Jim Gibb at JRM Coachworks
- Osman at Vigo’s
- Mario and friends at Roseburn Primary School and the After School Club
- Murrayfield Community Council
People who HAD to eat cake and decide:
People who WANTED to eat cake:
About 300 if the photos are anything to go by.
People who donated prizes:
- Simon Scott Collectibles
- Art et Facts
- House of Hound
- Thallon Soulis
- Traditional Turkish Barbers
Our AGM will be held at the above time at the Dove Room, Murrayfield Parish Church Centre, 2b Ormidale Terrace, Edinburgh.
Details of how to join the committee, updates and financial accounts to follow.