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.
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.
It’s nearly that time again! We had such a good day at last year’s bake off we’ve decided to hold another one! Sunday 4th September at 2pm. Prizes for the best looking and best tasting cakes plus plenty of cakes to taste and free play fun for the family. Hope to see everyone there.
Yes! The Friends of Roseburn Park mural is a PokeStop!
No! We have no idea.
Come to a fundraising family disco (attached) on 2nd July at Saughton Rec. Celebrate the end of term by coming along. Feel free to bring (please don’t send) your children. See below for details!
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.
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.