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.
At the LCC meeting on Monday 12 March 2018, the headteacher of Longstone Primary School (Mrs Angela Pearston) was presented with the Duncan Colquhoun Memorial Award trophy shield by the Chair of LCC Des Loughney. See picture below:
The shield was funded by LCC and the Award will be given to any pupil or group of pupils of the school who demonstrate distinctive service within the community. Duncan Colquhoun was a disabled local activist who died in 1976.
LCC does not meeting in January, April or July unless there is urgent business.
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 subitted its objection to this proposal. See it at this link.
A revised scheme, reducing the height of the main block by some 3 metres was advertised for comment on 21 Sep 2017, with a deadline of 12 Oct. See visualisation below:
LCC's comments on this revision can be seen at this link.
See NEWS for result of 2016 election for LCC.
For meetings and events see the DIARY page.
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 can't get to a City library, make use of this free bus service run by 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.
For the Water of Leith Conservation Trust go to their website: http://www.waterofleith.org.uk/.
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.