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Making Positive Progress in 2017

This year so far, against the wind, we have

  • addressed the public transport (bus) issue,
  • initiated a program to engage our younger community constructively, 
  • got over 1000 extra local people and community groups on to the Queensferry Crossing walk after the ballot disappointments, 
  • lined up a major delivery of facilities for Queensferry with the Queensferry High School Development, 
  • initiated talks and enagement with various stakeholders on the management of the cruise liner visits.

'We' meaning everyone in the community who took the time to give anecdotal feedback, make complaint to Stagecoach putting them under pressure, eventually withdrawing allowing us to make a case to Lothian Buses; everyone who reported to police on youth activity when we had issues; those who gave feedback and attended the public meeting about the QC opening event; everyone who submitted comments to CEC on the QHS build consultation and then we at QDCC took all that information, channeled it and did something constructive with it as a team.

Social media plays an important role in collating information, making contacts and two way communication with the community. However the face to face discussions both within QDCC and with the relevant executives making the decisions are the real result drivers.

We have many issues yet to tackle fully in Queensferry and many of us are spinning many plates at any one time.
So if you would like to get involved, to what ever degree you wish, then come along to our monthly QDCC meetings and have a listen. No pressure, no obligation, just listen and if you want to contribute to the discussion about local issues then on you go.

Traffic management, speeding and parking (which is now biting us - the veil of secrecy around the QC light show being a very recent and disappointing example), dangerous crossing points, further housing developments, basic council services failures, High St refurbishment, youth engagement development, ...are just a few of the near issues on the table at the moment.

Annual Newsletter 2016  (pdf)

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Annual Newsletter 2015

The 2015 QDCC newsletter is now available through the link below.

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Annual Newsletter 2013

2013 newsletter

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Annual Report 2012

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Championing Residents Views

In 2008, following the decision of the Scottish Government to end tolling on the Forth Road Bridge, the toll plaza area at South Queensferry had to be remodelled to create a standard sliproad junction.  QDCC consulted residents on the future of the plaza and made representations to FETA that resulted in the toll canopy being demolished as part of the remodelling works.  QDCC also liaised with the Forth Road authority during the works to communicate details of closures and restrictions to the local community.

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Promoting Queensferry To Visitors

QDCC worked with Transport Scotland during the Forth Crossing Bill process to seek to capitalize on increased visitor numbers to the area during the construction of the Forth Replacement Crossing.  After much discussion and consultation, Transport Scotland decided to build a permanent building to host the Contact & Education Centre for the construction of the new bridge.  The building will be used for community liaison and educational visits during the construction period of the new bridge, offering a legacy potential to create a high quality Forth Bridges visitor centre after the bridge opens in 2016.  The building will also become the new home of Traffic Scotland, the national trunk road operating agency.  Originally the Contact & Education Centre was to be a temporary building of re-locatable units within the south construction compound. 

 

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