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The next Community Council Meeting is on 13th Dec 2016
Come along to the next meeting of Colinton Community Council which will take place at 7:30pm on Tuesday 13th December 2016 in the Function Room of Colinton Bowling Club.
This month we will hear about Lothians NHS Health & Social Care from David White, Primary Care Manager for the South West Edinburgh Locality.
The meeting papers (Agenda and Draft minutes of the last meeting), are now available at www.colintoncc.org.uk/minutes
The community is encouraged to bring to the attention of the Community Council, any matters that they consider important.
Libby Campbell (Colinton Amenity Association(CAA) - Environment) has had some success in getting a local project recognised for a grant from Tesco through the new 'Bags of Help' initiative (where they disperse the money earned by charging 5p a plastic bag at their counters).
"Libby has got our project to continue to enhance the environment in Spylaw Park for the benefit of everyone in the local area. As we are one of three projects chosen for this side of Edinburgh, customers now have the chance to vote for which project they think is best. Tesco are awarding either £5k, £2k or £1k to the three projects so we will definitely get something! Voting is only open in Tesco stores during the month of December, so we need to spread the word quickly if we are going to be in with a shout for the £5k award. What we end up doing with the money depends on how much we get, but as a minimum we will be planting a lot of bulbs there..." (Tim Lawson CAA Chair).
Firrhill takes gold and silver at Pentlands Book Festival 2016
This year’s Pentlands Book Festival aimed to attract readers and writers of all ages. Pre-schoolers were encouraged to take teddy bears for a sleepover at their local library. Primary school children along the Water of Leith took part in a “Tweet your Street” event, organised by Edinburgh’s Makar, Christine de Luca. High School students were invited to take part in the Festival’s 501 word short story competition, the topic being “The Big Mistake”.
Students aged 12 to 15 at Firrhill, Currie and Balerno High School submitted entries to the competition, which was judged by a panel consisting of two members of the organising committee and chaired by Professor Ian Campbell. The overall standard was extremely high, as represented by the third prize ultimately being tied between two young writers.
It is a pleasure to report that students from Firrhill High School took both first and second places. The runner-up was Ellie McDonald, who received a cheque for £25 and the overall winner was Katie McAdam, who won £50. The judges praised the high standard of both girls’ work, the originality of their ideas and their sophisticated use of language.
Unfortunately, Katie was not able to attend the awards ceremony at Juniper Green Parish Church on 26th November, but we were pleased that Alice Jones, the English teacher who had encouraged and co-ordinated Firrhill’s entries, was there to accept the award from Professor Campbell on Katie’s behalf. A copy of the winning entry is below – read on and enjoy it!
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