Helping protect Edinburgh's greenspace
Become a Member
If you would like to join FoMBL, the subscription is currently £5 per year for individual members. Email the membership secretary if you are interested. firstname.lastname@example.org
Or print off the membership form
and post it to him.
Save Our Meadows
The Campaign continues
Annual General meeting
Our AGM is on Thursday 20th June at the Croquet Club at 7.30 pm. See the details.
See our Letters page. Your correspondence is invited! Please write to email@example.com
Would you like to help us with some little jobs around the Meadows and Links? If so look here.
North Meadow Walk Latest
Work now in progress
Improvements are being made to North Meadow Walk, including resufacing, widening in places, and better markings. See the current plans.
New Rules for Parks
The City of Edinburgh Coucil has published new Management Rules for Public Parks and Greenspace, which came into force in February 2013. You can look at them here.
There is more about barbecues below
, and on our Current Issues page,
but at this point we would like to let you know about recent moves - the 'pilot scheme' has run for a while and the Council has to decide what to do next. The FoMBL committee is of the opinion that the Meadows would be better if there were no barbecues, and we have written to the South Central Neighbourhood Partnership to that effect. See what we have written here.
Barbecue damage to the Meadows and Links is one of the things that concerns us.
The scene on the Meadows in the warm weather in March. (Front page of the Scotsman, 28/3/12. Photo Ian Rutherford)
Our advice - if you do barbecue on the Meadows or the Links:
- Use one of the BBQ slabs or a barbecue on a stand
- Don't put a hot barbecue on the grass
- Wait for it to cool before you dispose of it
- Please take your rubbish home - the bins aren't big enough
- Don't ever BBQ on the golf course or the cricket squares
See the Council's leaflet on responsible barbecue use here.
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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