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Save Our Meadows

The Campaign continues

Learning Disability Week

Event in the Meadows, Friday the 19th of June, 12-3pm. The Local Area Co-ordination Team is organising an event for LDW 2015 which will take place on Friday the 19th of June, 12noon- 3pm. This year’s theme is ‘Equality' and we are planning this event to celebrate everyone within our communities and promote equality within our city. See the poster.

Public Toilets

The public toilets at the top of Middle Meadow Walk are threatened with closure as the Council looks for budget savings. The Council's questionnaire is now closed, but we hope for a good result.

We think, rather than being closed, they should be upgraded as part of the Quartermile development.

Read more...

Dig In Community Greengrocer, Bruntsfield

Dig-in is launching a new Veg Bag scheme this week. Famous for its dirty carrots, Dig-in Community greengrocer is launching a new order and collect veg bag this week with a souper event in the shop on Bruntsfield Place.

Read the press release

Festival Events Update 26/2/15

In the tendering process used for the hire of the Events site during the Festival Underbelly have triumphed over Ladyboys.
See this BBC article.
See this Evening News article.
See also this Evening News article (2/2/15). Read about the tendering process here.

Meadows Festival 2015

The Meadows Festival for 2015 will take place over the weekend of 6th/7th June. For full details see the website.

Volunteering

Saturday 30th May is our next volunteer day.
Previous gardening activities: See photos of the August session.
Also see our Volunteering page.

Tree planting

Have you noticed all the new trees being planted on the Meadows and Links? Some say as many as 375 new trees are being planted in January 2015 to fill in gaps caused by old trees being felled. Many different types of tree are being planted, including ornamental cherries filling the gaps in the cherry avenues. Look here to find out why old trees are felled.

Newsletter 39


Newsletter 39, Spring 2015, is now published and can be found here.

Newsletter 38

Newsletter number 38, Autumn 2014, has now been published and can be found here.

Popular Parks

Parks and green spaces are popular - it's official! See this link.

MURAL ON THE MEADOWS

We are delighted to announce that a project which has been in gestation for the last nine months has now been born. It takes the form of a mural sited on the wall of the Scottish Power substation.

READ MORE HERE.

Jawbones Update 29/1/15

The arch has been removed to storage for drying out before restoration work can begin.

Read the latest progress report and find out about the campaign to save the Arch.

See the Evening News article (September 2014).

Commemorative Tree

Congratulations and thanks to Audrey Simon, who has kept in mind our obligation to mark the planting of a tree on Bruntsfield Links (near the Golf Tavern) to commemorate the founding of the Friends of Parks Forum in 2001...read more.

Wild flower plot

A new wild flower plot has been created on the Meadows. Read about it here.

Anyone for Chess?

You can now hire chess pieces to use on the giant chess board on the Links See the details.






Letters Page

See our Letters page. Your correspondence is invited! Please write to fombl@fombl.org.uk







Meadows Chamber Orchestra

Although they are nothing to do with FoMBL, the orchestra are good friends of ours, so we like to give them some publicity here.

For further information see their website.


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