SGN have written to us as follows:
We will restart work in Redford Road/Colinton Road on Monday the 10 August and will last approximately six weeks. This work will be carried out by our contractor George Ritchie, Utilities on our behalf
During this project we are required to commission the gas mains previously laid and decommission the existing metallic apparatus. This will involve:
- Redford Road closure to through vehicular traffic between Redford Drive and Colinton Road. Local access will still be maintained.
- Closure of Thorburn Road junction with Colinton Road. Both these roads will not be closed at the same time.
- Temporary signals will beCn place on Colinton Road which will likely cause delays during peak periods. These will be manually controlled throughout.
To help carryout these essential works parking suspensions will also be in place throughout.
We wish to assure you that work will progress as quickly as possible and we will make every effort to minimise any inconvenience caused by our works.
We’re working closely with Scottish Government to make sure we carry out our project in line with all expert coronavirus guidance. We have extra safety precautions in place to protect our colleagues and our communities while we work. There’s more information about our coronavirus response on our website: sgn.co.uk/coronavirus
We’re writing to residents and other local stakeholders to make them aware of our project and explain the details of our work. Please feel free to also share this information with anyone you think may be impacted by our project.
If you have any specific enquiries about this project, please call us on 0800 912 1700 and our customer service team will be happy to help.
Thank you for your support during these challenging times.
Caroline Lawrie, Stakeholder and Community Manager
T: +44 (0)131 469 1701 (: 31701)
M: +44 (0)7747 7577 99
SGN, Axis House, 5 Lonehead Drive, Newbridge, Edinburgh,EH28 8TG
Lothian Buses changes to services from Sunday 12 July and upcoming changes from 2 August
Lothian Buses network changes from 12 July include:
Service reintroduced between Western Harbour and Torphin/Bonaly. The route will be changed in Leith: towards Torphin/Bonaly it will operate via Great Junction Street, Bonnington Road, Broughton Road, McDonald Road and Leith Walk. Journeys towards Western Harbour buses will run via Elm Row, Annandale Street, Bellevue Road, McDonald Road, Broughton Road, Bonnington Road and Great Junction Street.
On Monday to Friday the frequency will be every 15 minutes between Western Harbour and Colinton then buses extend to either Torphin or Bonaly (2 buses per hour to each terminus), every 20 minutes on Saturday (1 bus per hour to Bonaly and 2 buses per hour to Torphin) and every 30 minutes on Sunday (1 bus per hour to Bonaly and 1 per hour to Torphin).
Revised route and timetable. Torphin will no longer be served (replaced by service 10), as well as Morningside Drive/Balcarres Street (replaced by services 23 & 36). All buses will terminate at Colinton Westgarth Avenue.
The frequency will be increased to every 12 minutes on Monday to Friday and every 15 minutes on Saturdays and Sundays.
Route extended from Gyle Centre to Edinburgh Airport. Revised timetable with buses operating every 30 minutes seven days a week.
From 2 August changes include:
Revised timetable. Frequency increased to every 10 minutes on Monday to Friday, and every 12 minutes on Saturday.
Minor timetable changes on Monday-Friday with additional capacity for Firrhill, St Augustines and Forrester pupils.
This service will not be reinstated in the forseeable future due to low passenger numbers anticipated, with people continuing to work from home and Universities not going back full-time. The suggested alternative pro tem is to take the 44 and change at Gillespie Crossroads to the 400.
Notification from the MOD about essential felling in Covenanters' Wood, due to Ash Die Back.
This felling is likely to be of about 150 trees, taking place over the next few weeks.
PLEASE take notice of warning posters and be prepared for some of the woodland paths to be closed for safety reasons.
Proposed parking restrictions on Bonaly and Torduff roads. Any comments and objections should be lodged by 14 August...
The Council have brought forward plans to introduce parking restrictions on Bonaly Road & Torduff Road. This is "to improve visibility between drivers/pedestrians, assist vehicle movement and enhance road safety."
If you wish to submit an objection to the proposal, please do so by 14 August 2020 quoting notice reference number TRO/18/29A: undefined…/view-comment-traffic-orde…/4…
The current garden waste service year ends on 8 November. To continue to receive collections after that date, in the next service year which runs until 7 November 2021, residents need to renew their permit or sign up for one by 2pm on 9 September. Registration opens from 10am on Thursday 30 July.
Important - The current service year for fortnightly brown bin collections was due to end on 4 October but the Council are extending current permits to make up for the service being temporarily suspended in springtime due to the crisis. The crisis also means that the Council are encouraging residents to register online and they have now made this easier by making the use of MyGov optional.
Unfortunately, you’re not able to pay in person at locality offices this year as they are being used as community resilience centres for the crisis, but you can also pay over the phone. The charge will remain at £25.
Once paid, the Council will send you a new garden waste calendar and a permit sticker between 23 October and 4 November. There will be another opportunity to sign up to the new service year, but the payment will remain at £25 and permits will be valid until 7 November 2021.
City of Edinburgh Council has published it's own guidance on Coronavirus: https://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/coronavirus
and NHS info here: https://www.nhsinform.scot/coronavirus
DUE TO THE CORONA VIRUS CRISIS, FUTURE MEETINGS IN PUBLIC OF COLINTON COMMUNITY COUNCIL HAVE BEEN CANCELLED.
THE COMMUNITY COUNCIL WILL STILL BE AVAILABLE ONLINE AND WHERE APPROPRIATE PAPERS WILL BE PUBLISHED ON OUR WEBSITE.