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Community Council Election Timetable and Information

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Jutland 100 - On the Forth

Community Commemoration Event - South Queensferry - 28 th May - 2pm


The activities start with a large screen showing of the South Queensferry Jutland 100 commemorative video reflecting life now and then. Hear from the descendants of those who fought in the battle, learn how WW1 affected 'the Ferry' community and how it has worked together to make this video and provide a permanent legacy for the town.

 

 A number of VIPs, including HRH Princess Anne and Nicola Sturgeon, the First Minister of Scotland, will attend the commemorations, firstly at the Queensferry Cemetery where the (invitation only) Commemoration Service will be live-streamed to the large screen at the Hawes Esplanade. A WW1 biplane will perform a fly-past whilst HMS Kent will take departure alongside the iconic vessel MV Fingal, dazzle painted by artist Ciara Phillips.  The Jutland 100 information panel will be unveiled and the Royal Marine Band will perform the Beating of the Retreat as HMS Kent weighs anchor.

 

 Come to the Hawes Esplanade to see history come alive, learn about Dazzle Ships and paint your own. Join in the activities and have your face dazzle painted! A taster sample of the Queensferry History Group main exhibition held at the Queensferry Museum will be on display with further information panels from Legion Scotland. Find out more about the Queensferry Library Dazzle project with local schools to mark Jutland 100 and how blank 'Dazzle Ships' were adapted from those featured in the Imperial War Museum.

 

 The Fire and Rescue Service mobile museum will feature a WW1 exhibit with hands-on activities. Or visit the Queensferry Sea Cadets tent to learn more about what they do and the part they have played in the Jutland Commemorations. The Priory Church is hosting a Jutland Exhibition, Film Showings and Talks.

 

 To bring the day's events to a close The Community Parade will be led by the Royal Marine Band, leaving from the Hawes Promenade via New Halls Road and via the High Street to the Priory Church where a Community Commemoration Service will be held in the grounds.

Transport and Parking

 

As there will be parking restrictions in place at the Hawes Esplanade; and the High Street and New Halls Road closed to traffic during the afternoon please think about your journey and using public transport when visiting the event. Or if travelling locally please consider walking down and enjoying a stroll along the High Street to the event. Thank you for your co-operation.

 

(Full details to follow once TTRO issued by CEC)

 

 The event is free to attend.

 

Programme - Hawes Esplanade (Guide timings only)

 

2pm - 3pm        Jutland 100 Community Video Showing

 

3pm - 4pm        Live-stream from Commemoration Service at Cemetery

 

4pm - 5pm        WW1 Bi Plane Fly Past

 

                             HM Royal Marine Band - Beat Retreat

 

                             Unveiling Commemorative Plaque

 

5pm - 6pm        Community Parade assembles and departs for The Priory Church led by HM Royal Marines

 

                             Community Commemorative Service at The Priory Church


Craigiehall Village Exhibition Boards

The exhibition boards can be downloaded here


Improvements for Queensferry High Street - Update

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Queensferry Community Showcase - Open Day Saturday 9th April

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Third Queensferry Placemaking Event

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QDCC Newsletter 2015

The 2015 QDCC newsletter is now available.

It can be found in the Documents tab under Annual Report


Queensferry Placemaking Exercise

 

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Notice from Queensferry Churches Care in the Community (QCCC)

The Pastoral Group made up of members from South Queensferry & Dalmeny and professionals; funeral directors, registrars, doctors and other churches have recognised the need for support for people experiencing bereavement.

Bereavement or loss is something we will all experience during our lifetime.  Supporting someone experiencing loss or bereavement is often a daunting prospect.  With this in mind, Bereavement Training has been organised to give people essential knowledge and skills to allow effective support.

Date:                                Saturday 5th September

Venue:                              South Queensferry Parish Church

Time:                               9.30am – 3.30pm

Trainer                            John Birrell

Refreshments and lunch included

To book your place contact 0131 331 5570 or email lorna.russell@qccc.org.uk

 In addition to the bereavement support training the working group have organised a programme that can support people through the different stages of bereavement.

The Bereavement Support programme will commence on Wednesday 14th October and will run for 6 consecutive weeks and will provide the opportunity to bring people together to access support, advice and information, share experience and hopefully promote new friendships.

 The sessions will take place at The Picnic, 7.30pm – 9.00pm.

The programme will be advertised through flyers, posters and word of mouth and I ask that if you are aware of anyone that has suffered bereavement that you make them aware of this support.

If you have any questions do not hesitate to contact  lorna.russell@qccc.org.uk or

Pamela on pamela211@btinternet.com

 

                                           Notification of Firework Display

8 minute Fireworks Display at approx 11:55pm

Inchgarvie Island / Forth Rail Bridge Fireworks / 23rd June 2015  

 We draw your attention to the advice given by the RSPCA re Firework Displays, which is as follows:

      Cats (if you know or are not sure if they dislike fireworks)

  • Keep your cat indoors.

  • Close all windows and curtains and switch on music or the television to drown out the noise.

  • Leave your cat to take refuge in a corner if it wishes. Do not try to tempt it out as this could cause more stress.

    Dogs ( if you know or are not sure if they dislike fireworks)

  • Exercise your dog during the day or before or after the display

  • Never walk your dog while fireworks are being let off.

  • As with cats, keep your dog indoors, close the curtains and play music or turn on the television to drown out the noise.

  • Let your dog hide if it wants to take refuge under furniture or in a corner.

    Please keep all pets inside at this time if they are affected by fireworks


Forth Bridges Forum

http://forth-bridges.co.uk/news/185-meet-the-forum-public-drop-in-session.html


 

 

Members of the Forth Bridges Forum are hosting a

 

Drop In Session

 

at the

 

FRC Contact and Education Centre, South Queensferry

 

on Tuesday 9th June 2015

 

between 4pm and 7:30pm

 

Come along and meet the Forum members, share a cuppa and take this opportunity to ask your questions

All members of the public are very welcome.Tea & coffee will be available from 4pm

North and South Queensferry signage strategy from Paul Hogarth Company can be downloaded here

Testing of the Dalmeny Community Alert Siren from BP

Please note that the next scheduled test of the Dalmeny Community Alert Siren  will take place at 11:30am, repeated again at 13:30,  on Thursday 28th May 2015. 

The alert will consist of a repeating, variable pitch tone in 60 second bursts. The all clear will be a 60 second all clear tone ( flat pitch).  Each test will last no more than 5 minutes.

Over the next few weeks BP will inform the community by placing temporary signs around Dalmeny village, notifications in the community council website and local papers and directly informing the Dalmeny primary school.

Public Conveniences Survey

Your views wanted on public toilet closures

The City of Edinburgh Council recently took a step back from reducing the public conveniences budget by £600,000 which would have meant that the majority of Edinburgh’s public toilets would need to be closed. However, the Council still needs to make a £300,000 saving in 2015/16 following a budget decision made in 2011. This means that around ten toilets will need to be closed.

Please complete the Council’s online survey about public toilets and provide your thoughts on how closure of certain public toilets might affect you and your local community; or the people to whom you provide services. This survey will go live on Monday 13 April for a period of six weeks.

Testing of the Dalmeny Community Alert Siren from BP

Please note that the next scheduled test of the Dalmeny Community Alert Siren  will take place at 11:30am, repeated again at 13:30,  on Friday 21st November 2014. 
 
The alert will consist of a repeating, variable pitch tone in 60 second bursts. The all clear will be a 60 second all clear tone ( flat pitch).  Each test will last no more than 5 minutes.
 
Over the next few weeks BP will inform the community by placing temporary signs around Dalmeny village, notifications in the community council website and local papers and directly informing the Dalmeny primary school.
 
Dalmeny and Hound Point Onshore Site Manager
FPS Terminals
Midstream
BP Exploration. North Sea Region
Tel- 0131-331-6551
Mob - 07836766163

Edinburgh Local Development Plan - Second Proposed Plan Period for Representations

Please note that City of Edinburgh Council have prepared a Second Proposed Edinburgh Local Development Plan.

The documents can be viewed at www.edinburgh.gov.uk/localdevelopmentplan

Representations must be submitted in writing using the form provided by 5pm on Friday 3rd October

A drop in engagenment event will be held in The Rosebery Hall on Tuesday 26th August 3.30-6.45pm

BP Dalmeny - Community Alarm Test

Please note that the next scheduled test of the Dalmeny Community Alert Siren  will take place at 11:30am, repeated again at 13:30,  on Wednesday 21st May 2014. 
 
The alert will consist of a repeating, variable pitch tone in 60 second bursts. The all clear will be a 60 second all clear tone ( flat pitch).  Each test will last no more than 5 minutes.

Over the next few weeks BP will inform the community by placing temporary signs around Dalmeny village, notifications in the community council website and local papers and directly informing the Dalmeny primary school.

A90 path upgrade (Consultation questionnaire)

The City of Edinburgh Council , in partnership with Sustrans and Transport Scotland , is developing a scheme to enhance the pedestrian and cycle path that parallels the A90 between the Burnshot and Dalmeny junctions. We are improving the path in five sections (see attached plan) and are currently developing designs for Sections 2 and 3 which we plan to have constructed in early 2015.  The work in Sections 2 and 3 will involve widening and resurfacing of the existing path to provide a high quality shared path.

Some path users have commented about the problem of vehicle headlight glare on the path.  This glare mainly affects path users travelling in the northbound direction along Section 3 and potentially some of Section 4.  We want to consult with path users to determine the extents of this potential problem and to receive feedback on design options.

 Please find our online questionnaire at surveymonkey.com/s/HFGTDWB.  This survey closes on Friday 2 May at 12.00pm.

Message from South Queensferry Scout Group

Hello – we are South Queensferry Scout group and are offering Green Goodness compost for a great price – to raise funds for Scouting – collection locally or delivery can be arranged- would this be of interest to your members? The cost for a 40 litre bag is £4 or three nags for £10 – eco friendly, peat free, guaranteed weed seed free, it is professionally prepar...ed and sold in sealed, clean bags. ideal as a soil improver or add miraclgro or similar to sustain bedding plants in pots. We raise funds to help Scouting in South Queensferry and this year we have extra stock but it is very popular – order by calling Ian on 331 1108 or online at southqueensferryscouts.org
Thank you, yours in Scouting, Iain

Queensferry Conservation Area - Community Survey

The conservation area community survey can be accessed using the links below.

Community Survey publicity (library times, email address, phone number)

Direct link to Survey Monkey

Public Counter Service Review

E Division – Edinburgh

 QDCC have been informed by Police Scotland of the results of a review of the service delivered at Police Public Counters. Police Scotland is publishing the briefing packs for each division on the Force internet site and these can be found at...

http://www.scotland.police.uk/

The proposal for South Queensferry station is for it to have no public counter provision.
A brief summary as follows gives a summary of the review:

South Queensferry Police Station currently provides a public counter service between 0900 and 1700hrs, Monday to Friday. Over a 5 day period there was a total of 176 demands made of the station assistant and of this 5 demands could be classified as core public counter functions. This represented 3% of the total demand and averaged 1 member of the public visiting each day for a core front counter purpose. The footfall analysis highlights that there is little public demand at this police station.
Full details are included in the report


South Queensferry's War

South Queensferry Library presents A Series of World War One Talks hosted by Queensferry Community High School

 South_Queensferrys_War.pdf

Poster.pdf

 

Community Council elections - get involved

Do you want to get more involved in your local community and have a greater say on the issues affecting your area? If so, now is your chance. Nominations for community council members open next month and anyone aged over 16 can apply.

Being a community councillor is a valuable and rewarding experience and a great opportunity to represent your community, meet new people, learn new skills and help organise events that make a real difference to where you live. Everyone has something to offer regardless of experience, interests and backgrounds. Community councils are also represented on their Neighbourhood Partnership and work with local councillors and representatives from the likes of Police Scotland and NHS Lothian to agree local priorities and develop and deliver local community plans.

The hard work and dedication of community councils has had a really positive effect on neighbourhoods. Why not get involved? Nominations for election run from 2-23 September. Both individuals and groups can join. You'll find more details on the City of Edinburgh Council website or get in touch directly with us through the Contact Us facility on this website

 


Forth Bridge Photo Competition

There are two categories:

The first is the Best Contemporary Photograph, which aims to find the best views of the Bridge so that they can be protected through the Management Plan that will form part of the Forth Bridge’s World Heritage Nomination to UNESCO.

The second is the Best Historical Photograph, which seeks to showcase the Bridge over the decades and offer you the chance to look out your old family pictures of the Forth Bridge that have been tucked away under a bed or in an old photo album.

The winners of the competitions will be able to claim a prize that money can’t buy; a VIP visit to the Forth Bridge. Winners will also receive a copy of the recently published book ‘Forth Bridge: Restoring an Icon’.

There will also be two runners up in each category.

Entries will be accepted until 30th September 2013.

A publicity poster can be downloaded from the link below

Photo Competition Poster.pdf

Document from TfQL Community Interest Group regarding world-class bus services download

Agilent Site Pre-Application Public Event

CALA/David Wilson Homes will be holding a public exhibition showing their plans for development of the former Agilent Site in Queensferry High School on the following dates and times

Friday 21 June from 3pm until 7pm

Saturday 22 June from 10am until 2pm

A publicity poster can be downloaded in the link below

Agilent_Site_Pre-Application_Event_Poster.pdf


Forth Bridge World Heritage Site

Edinburgh Consultation Events

Two events have been confirmed in Queensferry for people who wish to know more about the proposal to award UNESCO World Heritage status to the Forth Bridge in 2015

The first is on 18 June from 6-8pm in the Orocco Pier

The second is on 2 July from 3-5pm in the Rosebery Hall

A publicity poster can be downloaded by clicking here

Background information and the survey is available on the link below

Forth Bridge World Heritage Site


Forth Replacement Crossing - Update 29th April

 FCBC, the Principal Contractor working on the Forth Replacement Crossing on behalf of Transport Scotland is facilitating Scottish Water diversionary work on the B800 opposite the Dundas Home Farm Road and Dundas Castle entrances on Thursday 2nd May 2013 going into Friday 3rd May 2013.

 Night works will involve the use of an excavator and  masonary saw. The saw will be used for a very short  time around midnight on Thursday – estimated 30 seconds duration - and for 10 minutes between 1am and 2am on the Friday morning.

The shift will commence at 11pm on the Thursday night and shall extend through to 6am on the Friday morning.

These dates and times may change if unforeseen conditions are encountered.

For up to date information on the project please see Transport Scotland’s FRC project website www.forthreplacementcrossing.info.

Should you have any queries, please contact our email enquiries@forthreplacementcrossing.info or our  Hotline on 0800 078 6910.

In addition, our temporary Contact and Education Centre, currently located in the Forth Road Bridge offices on the south side of the existing Forth Road Bridge is manned 09:00hrs to 17:30hrs, Monday to Friday, and Saturdays 10:00hrs to 16:00hrs to deal with enquiries and to supply information. 

      

Agilent (UK) Technologies

Demolition Update – 17th April 2013

Demolition Commencement Date – 14th January 2013

Target Completion Date – 17th June 2013

Contract Duration – 22 weeks

Contractor – Central Demolition

 Progress Report – Week 14

 Security

There was a minor incident in March involving suspected theft of a few CD’s, nothing since then.

The site perimeter is checked daily for breaches to security, and any breaches advised to Central Demolition to be fixed immediately (breaches to be advised to the local police)

Site Security (G4S) are on site out with Central Demolition working hours (2 security guards)

The site is patrolled every hour by the security guard(s) when Central Demolition are not on site

 Site Access / Traffic

The main gate to the site (Scotstoun Avenue) is open from 7-8am each morning, and operated by a banksman to avoid excessive opening / closing of the site access gate (to avoid noise for neighbours)

There is 1 skip lorry operating on site making visits to the landfill all day (around 8-10 visits per day)

If the roads outside the site become dirty, central Demolition is responsible for street cleaning

Central has requested (in writing ) that all of their drivers respect local traffic / vehicles / pedestrians and travel at no more than 20mph in Scotstoun Avenue

 Site Progress

The Valuable materials have been removed from site

Building 4 (canteen building) has been demolished

Building 5 (office to the south) has been demolished and ground floor slab removed

Demolition of building 1 has commended (large buildings in the north east part of site)

Strip out of Buildings 2 and 3 are ongoing (large central part and west portion of northern building)

Originally identified asbestos has been removed from the water tank building.  A small amount of further asbestos has been identified within this building in a concealed area.  This has been notified to HSE and should be removed by Friday 19th April 2013.

Health and Safety (3rd party inspection by C-Mist) inspections ongoing with no issues raised to date

 Next Steps (4 weeks)

Demolition of Building 1 – 3 and removal of car park areas as appropriate

Sorting of material to go off site

Crushing of material to stay on site (there is more concrete in buildings than originally anticipated)

Removal of foundations / underground structures on Building 4 and 5

 

Forth Replacement Crossing Traffic Management Update 19th April

M9 J1A

Junction now fully open, minor snagging works taking place.

 No other TM planned at present

 PRINCIPAL CONTRACT

Society Road

On-going – site crossing controlled by Stop / Go signs.

Ferrytoll Gyratory

Wednesday 24 April for one or two days – off-peak lane closures on gyratory to allow partial site clearance of central area.

B800

W/C Monday 22 April – Scottish Power cables require to be installed on the eastern verge immediately south of the A90 overbridge.   A mini digger will be used to excavate on the verge without interfering with traffic, however for material delivery and some spoil removal, the short term occupation of the nearside lane would be required.   The frequency of this would be will be minimal, and the maximum duration for each operation is anticipated to be a maximum of 15 minutes.   It is proposed to use stop/go boards in line with Chapter 8 requirements during off-peak daytime hours.

 

Forth Replacement Crossing - Traffic Management Update 05/04/2013.

 M9 J1A

Junction now fully open, minor snagging works taking place.

No other TM planned at present.

 

 PRINCIPAL CONTRACT

 Society Road

On-going – site crossing controlled by Stop / Go signs.

 B800 

 Work by Scottish Water to rectify issue with footpath width and to install crossing at north end of B800 is now planned to start on Monday 8 April and be completed on Thursday 11 April – daytime off-peak lane closures to address both.

 B981

 Possible off-peak lane closures (stop go boards) sometime next week to repair pot holes – arrangements still to be confirmed.

 

    

Agilent (UK) Technologies

Demolition Update – 18th March 2013

 Demolition Commencement Date – 14th January 2013

Target Completion Date – 17th June 2013

Contract Duration – 22 weeks

Contractor – Central Demolition

 Progress Report – Week 10

 Security

-There has been no report of break-ins since the last report on 18th February 2012

-The site perimeter is checked daily for breaches to security, and any breaches advised to Central Demolition to be fixed immediately (breaches to be advised to the local police)

-Site Security (G4S) are on site out with Central Demolition working hours (2 security guards)

-The site is patrolled every hour by the security guard(s) when Central Demolition are not on site

 Site Access / Traffic

- The main gate to the site (Scotstoun Avenue) is open from 7-8am each morning, and operated by a banksman to avoid excessive opening / closing of the site access gate (to avoid noise for neighbours)

- There is 1 skip lorry operating on site making visits to the landfill all day (around 8-10 visits per day)

-If the roads outside the site become dirty, central Demolition is responsible for street cleaning

- Central has requested (in writing ) that all of their drivers respect local traffic / vehicles / pedestrians and travel at no more than 20mph in Scotstoun Avenue

 Site Progress

- The Valuable materials have been removed from site

-  Building 4 (canteen building) has been demolished to ground level

- Building 5 (office to the south) is substantially demolished

- Internal strip out is advancing in Building 1 and 2 (large buildings in the north east part of site)

- Health and Safety (3rd party inspection by C-Mist) inspections ongoing with no issues raised to date

 Next Steps (4 weeks)

- Strip Out of materials from Building 3 (west end of large building to the north)

- Removal of asbestos from the Water storage tanks building – 25th March to 3rd April 2013

- Removal of foundations / underground structures on Building 4 and 5 (once Building 5 is down)

- crushed material (6f2 for future use on site) will be stored on site

 

              

                                     

Lothian and Borders Police

Lothian and Borders Police are aware of concerns locally from dog owners that their pets may be the target of thieves.  Whilst we would always ask that the public be vigilant and report anything suspicious to us, we have investigated this matter and are not aware of any such problem in our area.  We would therefore reassure you that the rumours currently in circulation appear to have no substance.