Pleased to say we already have 15 payments from residents. The deadline is quite a few weeks away but it would be great if everybody could make payment before then.
I would like to make it clear that I am not trying to influence anyone regarding this matter. I am merely posting this as a great number of people throughout Edinburgh do not know that this is happening and are probably unaware of the petition.
Some of you will know that Edinburgh City Council has been making numerous changes to cycle lanes, bus stops, street parking and have also introduced a number of road closures, all in the name of social distancing and spaces for people. There is currently a petition against these changes. Details can be found here at Change.org.
Sadly it appears we should no longer expect the council to clear or salt our pavements.
They have barely done anything to the actual street surface with the westerly end having been missed completely. If you are able to do so, it would be appreciated by many if each household could “do their bit” and clear snow from in front of their own property. The majority of our pavements are like skating rinks at the moment and it’s probably only a matter of time before somebody falls and is injured.
Having said all that, it looks like we might get some milder weather in the next few days, but could we all bear the above in mind for future snowfall.
Major Gas Replacement Works In Oxgangs Road North and Colinton Road Area of Edinburgh
The following information is being circulated on behalf of SGN.
Our essential work will ensure the local community receives a continued safe and reliable gas supply for many years to come. We’re working closely with Scottish Government to make sure we carry out our project in line with all current coronavirus safety guidance.
We’re looking to start the final phase of this work to replace the gas main within the Oxgangs Road North & Colinton Road area of Edinburgh on Monday the 16 November 2020 and will last approximately 6 weeks.
There will be a requirement to use temporary traffic signals, from 8:30am on Monday, 3 way signals will be set up at the Colinton roundabout. These will cause delays during peak periods and will be manually controlled to ease congestion during these times.
To ensure everyone’s safety, local diversion routes will be in operation and it will be necessary to close the following roads. Emergency vehicle access will be maintained at all times.
During these works we will close the entrance of both Craiglockhart Road and Craiglockhart Park at the junction with Colinton Road. This will likely take place during the second or third week of the project.
Parking suspensions will be in operation on Colinton Road for the duration of our works although access to driveways will always be maintained where possible. This will be carried out on a phased basis as not all parking will be affected at once.
We wish to assure you that work will progress as quickly as possible and we’ll be doing everything we can to limit delays and disruption caused by our works.
We’ve written 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.