Welcome to the website of Longstone Community Council
We represent the 4000 or so residents of most of the parish of Slateford/Longstone, which includes, not just Longstone, but Redhall, Slateford, Kingsknowe and the area around Dovecot Park south of Lanark Road to the river (see plan on the ABOUT US page).
This page will show the latest news and activities. For older news go to our NEWS page.
To get this website free we have to tolerate advertisements.
Despite the rejection of their scheme to build student flats in Slateford both sides of the river, the pseudo company 'Lanark Road Living Ltd' (it's not a registered company) has now applied to demolish Westside Motors buildings and erect purpose built student accommodation on the site. There would be 15 Student Housing Units on the site, each comprising 3-6 cluster rooms with a shared kitchen/living space. Plus two studio rooms. 97 beds in total.
You can see full details on CEC's Planning Portal under the reference 16/06275/FUL. The deadline for comments has now passed. Below is the architect's sketch of the appearance of the building. LCC opposes this application, just as it opposed the previous one, for the reasons given by the planning department in the previous case.
LCC has now subitted its objection to this proposal. See it at this link.
See NEWS for result of 2016 election for LCC.
For meetings see the DIARY page.
In association with the Royal Artillery Association and the 51 (Scottish) Signal Squadron, a remembrance ceremony was held on Saturday 12 November 2016 at the war memorial in Redhall Park. See NEWS for update. Below picture shows the large crowd that attended.
The application to construct a new nursery school in the grounds of Longstone Primary School was approved without debate by the Planning Sub-Committee on Wednesday 17 August.
Two temporary huts have been removed, the construction area fenced off and work started on 13 February during a school holiday. The building is expected to be complete on 7 August 2017.
The project is being funded by CEC. Construction is by Clark Contracts and it is supervised by Currie & Brown (surveyors).
Close your street for play events
Do you want to arrange a street closure for a children’s play event in your street? Playing Out is a pilot scheme that runs from July to October 2016 that lets you close your street for free.
For more information on Playing Out contact
If you are registered to vote, don't forget to do so on Thursday 8 June for the UK election (Westminster). If you live north of the railway, your voting place is Longstone Primary School, Redhall Grove. If you live south of the railway, your voting place is Kingsknowe (Golf) Club House at the top of Kingsknowe Road South. Registration for the 8 June election closes at midnight tonight (22 May).
Being on the register has other benefits such as improving your credit rating, supporting background checks such as Disclosure Scotland and helping in applying for benefits.
If you can't get to a City library, make use of this free bus service run byt the RVS.
You can choose your books and enjoy a coffee and a chat before being taken home again.
Or use the Home delivery service or the Mobile library service, which visits care homes, retirement flats and sheltered housing complexes.
Residents should note that a local forum called Nextdoor (https://nextdoor.com) allows them to keep in touch with neighbours and local events and problems. The LCC Secretary is a member of the Nextdoor 'Kingsknowe' group.