Save Our Meadows
The Campaign continues
Tommy Sheppard Cries Off!
Tommy Sheppard MP has informed us that he can no longer come and talk to our AGM.
Fortunately, Claire Miller, Green Party Councillor for Edinburgh Central, has agreed to come and speak.
New play equipment
We are pleased to see a new climbing frame in the children's play area on Bruntsfield Links.
We are sad to announce the death of Brian Harris, who loved the Meadows and was a loyal member of FOMBL
General Maczek Memorial
The General Maczek Memorial Bench maquette has now been unveiled.
Work has begun on our new Community Garden.
Glyphosate - should we ban it?
Glyphosate weedkiller is used by City of Edinburgh Council, but there's lots of controversy about this chemical.
parkrun comes to the Meadows
Funding has been granted to allow a Junior parkrun to become a weekly event on the Meadows.
Jawbones Update March 2017
Work is now completed preparing for the return of the Jawbones, but it looks as if it will be well into 2017 before they are back.
Our Bug Hotel has come to the attention of the BBC.
See the article.
Events in the park
Here is a spreadsheet of events taking place in the Meadows and Bruntsfield Links from March to December 2017.
Newsletter 45, Spring 2017, is now published and can be found here
Older Newsletters can be found on our Newsletters page
We have the first piece of equipment in our exercise trail:
Training on the Meadows
At our Autumn meeting on Friday, 18th November, we had a fascinating talk from Martin Hyman who runs training sessions on the Meadows every Tuesday evening. To read more click here.
Children from Primary 6, George Heriots, have been working with Heather Goodare, our Convener, doing some little jobs around the Meadows.
Parks at Risk
Britain's parks are at risk. There’s no legal responsibility to look after them. To read more and sign the petition click here.
No Change for Events
The Council has said "No" to 15 day events. The policy remains at 23 days for Festival Fringe events. Despite a deputation lead by FoMBL Convener, Heather Goodare, Green Party councillors failed in their bid to change the policy. Read more....
There are always little jobs to be done around the Meadows and Links. Once a month a team of volunteers goes out to tackle some of them. You are welcome to join us on the last Saturday of the month, 10:00 am.
See our Volunteering page
for details, and read reports of recent sessions.
Trees and birds
One of our members is making a blog with some lovely pictures of trees, birds, etc. taken on the Meadows. Do have a look.
Birds on the Meadows and Bruntsfield Links
The Meadows and Links are great places for bird spotting.
to see a poster of birds you can see on the Meadows and Links, and here
to see our pictures of redwings, winter visitors to the Meadows.
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.
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.