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Steering Group Meeting Tuesday 24th March 6pm

22 March 2015

Meeting will be in Re-Union offices Edinburgh Quay

AGM Wed 4th March 6pm King's Church Gilmore Place

2 March 2015

The AGM this year will be an event not to be missed. There's a lot going on!  Malcolm Fraser, Architect and Director of the Scottish Government's Town Centre Review Group will be talking about "Community Assets" - how we can have more control over how our communities develop. In addition all the meanwhile projects on the site will be available to chat to and to let you know what is going on - Grove 2 community garden, play area , Scrapstore, Forge wood, metal and glass workshop, raising a Community Pavilion and a Green Hub. Find out more about the new Boroughmuir school building that is going up and the history of the Canal.

Home bakes and tea/coffee.  All welcome.

Latest Newsletter

27 January 2015

See the link to our latest January Newsletter

Community Pavilion Funding success

27 January 2015

We are thrilled that the SW Neighbourhood Partnership has agreed to fund our bid for our "Raising the Roof" event now planned for the May 1st weekend. Our thanks to them. Over the weekend we will 'barn raising' our self-build Community Pavilion, that will provide a public space for markets/events/re-cycling sessions/discussions. For inspiration see wikihouse  http://www.wikihouse.cc/. If you would like to know more or join the community building team, come along to our AGM on 4th March or Tel 0131 229 4898

AGM Wed 4th March 6-8pm Kings Church 104 Gilmore Place

27 January 2015

We are delighted that a local, leading Scottish architect Malcolm Fraser is coming to talk at our AGM. Malcolm is a Founder of Architects for Change, who chaired the National Review of Town Centres and is now a Board member of Commonweal.

All the meantime groups will also be showing what they are up to and how you can become involved. And you can find out more about our plans for becoming a Community Developmet Trust.

All welcome

 

Next Steering Group Meeting Tuesday 20th January 6pm

16 January 2015

Next Steering Group meeting Wed 3rd Sept.6.15pm in Re-Union office

29 August 2014

All members welcome to come along

Application to turn Mecca Bingo site into more student accommodation

29 August 2014

FCI will oppose this application on the grounds that we are over supplied with student accommodation in Fountainbridge and this is not conducive to place making or to retaining families in the city centre. Proposals will be on view in Central Halls Tollcross on Tuesday Sept 9th September and Wednesday 10th Sept in Fountainbridge Library 2 - 7.30pm. Individual comments count for a lot, so if you want to comment contact the City of Edinburgh Council Planning Department on http://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/info/20067/planning_applications/288/view_an.... More information will be sent out to all FCI members

Tel 0131 529 3550 or E-mail planning@edinburgh.gov.uk    Copy of application: see Background Documents

More action on the site

22 August 2014

Last weekend the two blue shipping containers for the Forge Workshop arrived. Work will continue on them and in them over the next few weeks - to insulate them and to start creating a workspace.

The Edinburgh Printmakers have also created art panels in the windows of the old Rubber Factory - bringing a bit of welcome colour to the old building.

Temporary Activities on the site

12 July 2014

FCI and the Grove have been active in developing ideas for temporary activities to take place on the empty site. Grove 2 has already opened and is beginning to flourish. Other meetings following on from our AGM theme have attracted a lot of creative, energetic groups. We met with EDI last week to put forward some of these proposals and will await their response. Amongst these are a Forge Workshop to run classes in metal and woodwork over August; a Children's Adventure Playground where children can build and make their own fun; a self-build Community Pavilion that could provide shelter for a market/meetings/events and a passive energy "Grow House" which would develop a growing permaculture unit for all year round gardening. There are other ideas for boat storage and repair and food outlets. Once we have more definite news we'll get our next Newsletter out to you. In the meantime if anyone can find us some shipping containers - let us know!