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** LATEST NEWS** Emergency Measures - Traffic in West Edinburgh
**APPROVAL - CORSTORPHINE**

On Tuesday 7th July the City of Edinburgh Council notified local stakeholders of proposed significant changes in traffic management for west Edinburgh.
For details, see below under Consultations.


Locality information 

These links will take you to external websites were you can find out more about what is happening in the local community around St Thomas' Church.

Please note that St Thomas' cannot take responsibility for the content of any external websites.

North West Locality

Currently, Corstorphine is part of the North West locality.
City of Edinburgh Council locality boundaries information is available at: https://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/downloads/file/27031/city-of-edinburgh-council-boundaries-map.

The Northwest Edinburgh Locality Improvement Plan 2017-2022 is viewable here.

North West Locality staff usually produce a weekly events list, latest one is available here.  

 

Our Elected Representatives

 
City of Edinburgh Council

Councillor Robert Aldridge robert.aldridge@edinburgh.gov.uk
Councillor Claire Bridgeman Claire.Bridgman@edinburgh.gov.uk 
Councillor Mark Brown mark.a.brown@edinburgh.gov.uk

Scottish Parliament

Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP Alex.Cole-Hamilton.msp@parliament.scot

Westminster Parliament

Christine Jardine MP christine.jardine.mp@parliament.uk


Corstorphine Community Council

Community Councils are set up by the local authority and comprise individual, elected community councillors and representatives of local groups. The Corstorphine Community Council works with the City of Edinburgh Council, NHS and Police Scotland to help enhance the local area and to ensure that the views, opinions and concerns those living and working here are being taken into account when decisions on amenities, traffic and planning affecting our neighbourhood are being made.  Further information available at their website and Facebook page - http://corstorphinecc.uk/ and https://www.facebook.com/corstorphinecc/. 

Planning

Planning information is a key part of local community's interaction with the City of Edinburgh Council (CEC). Weekly lists are produced as well as information on consultations. From May 2020, weekly listings of applications and decisions are available from the Council website at: https://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/planningweeklylists

You may be interested in details of the CEC's plans for the new Maybury Primary School, now approved, and to be build as part of a large housing development to the west of St Thomas'.  
 

Consultations

Significant changes in traffic management for west Edinburgh have been proposed. At present there are three schemes covering St John's Road, East Craigs and Meadowplace Road. The nature of these proposals is such that they are likely to have a very significant effect on travel around this area for many people. Response deadline for two of these was 14th July. Click here for more details.

On 19th June, a proposal for a Covid-related Temporary Traffic Restriction Order (TTRO) for Corstorphine town centre was notified, with a 5-day response period ending Friday 26th June. This will have a significant effect on the local area. Details of the proposal may be found in the email to the Corstorphine Community Council and two accompanying maps, click here for 1 and here for 2. 
Update: Spaces for People have notified approval of measures. See details on Traffic Measures page by clicking here.


You may be interested in the information within it on the "Spaces for People" project. As part of the Edinburgh City Council’s plans to deliver short and long-term measures to make it easier and safer for people to get around our streets for essential trips and exercise, they have launched an online mapping tool called ‘Commonplace’. This will be open until Monday 29 June and anyone can use it to highlight specific areas on an interactive map and provide feedback on barriers they’ve experienced, as well as identify improvements. Further information is available on the Council website at https://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/spacesforpeople. 

A "filtered permeability" trial at Featherhall, starting in May 2020, was consulted on over a week at the end of May. Maps show the main scheme and an alternative closure point. (15th May 2020). Discussion at the 19th May Corstorphine Community Council meeting included possible consideration of use of Temporary Traffic Regulation Order (TTRO) as part of Covid-related road usage adjustments currently being implemented across the city. Further meetings of the Community Council and City Council representatives have taken place. Outcomes will be communicated soon.

An update and illustration is available on the proposed Rowanbank Gardens development at the site of the former Gylemuir Care Home. (8 May 2020) A presentation was made by the developer at the 19th May Corstorphine Community Council meeting, which included design revisions related to the feedback received at the February consultation event at the Corstorphine Hub. It is hoped that a further consultation event may happen in the summer but this is dependent on Covid restrictions.
 

Covid-19 Information

City of Edinburgh Council (CEC) Coronavirus updateshttps://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/coronavirus

Scottish Community Councils: Information on coronavirus: http://www.communitycouncils.scot/information-on-coronavirus-for-community-councils.html 

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Welcome! Whether you've just moved to the area, or have lived here all your life - we hope the website helps you find out what you want to know about St Thomas' Church.

Please note that, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, our church building is currently closed and many of the normal activities have been suspended. 

However, church continues and worship services and other activities are running online via Facebook, YouTube and Periscope.

Further details are available within the Church Life area of our website, which includes information about children's and youth activities and resources. Other activities are described within the Community section.

For a quick introduction to what you can expect on a Sunday, please click here