Save Our Meadows
The Campaign continues
Newsletter 41, Autumn 2015, is now published and can be found here
Older Newsletters can be found on our Newsletters page
The next public meeting of FoMBL will be on Tuesday 10th November at 7.30 p.m.
at the German Church, 1 Chalmers Crescent, Edinburgh
speaker: Anna Canning of Floramedica - People Plants Places (www.floramedica.org.
) Anna will be telling us about the medicinal and food uses for some plants in the Meadows.
Refreshments precede the meeting, to celebrate our charitable status.
All are welcome.
Meadows to Innocent cycleway
The upgrade of the cycle way (National cycle route 1) between the Meadows and the Innocent Railway is now complete
Have you seen the mural
at Gifford Park?
The events were on the Meadows again for the Festival, and once again we have to put up with the damage they do. Is it better or worse than previous years? See what we think.
We are sad to announce that one of our members, who also contributed to our voluntary work, has died suddenly.Read more...
Recent good weather has brought people out onto the Meadows and Links in droves. Great! That's what these open spaces are for. They are the gardens for those with no gardens, the city's breathing space. However, a few people spoil things for the rest of us by burning the grass with barbecues. Read more...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Would you like to help us with some little jobs around the Meadows and Links? If so look here.
Anyone for Chess?
You can now hire chess pieces to use on the giant chess board on the Links See the details.
See our Letters page. Your correspondence is invited! Please write to firstname.lastname@example.org
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.