Leafleting and petitioning

Leafleting and petitioning as part of the campaign to save Meadowbank stadium and sports facilities from demolition will take place outside the stadium on Thursday 1st and Friday 2nd March from 5.30pm. Everyone is welcome to come along and help out.

There will also be a meeting on Mon 5th March at 7.30pm in a local venue. This meeting will be a chance to share ideas and develop an effective campaign strategy. Email savemeadowbank@blueyonder.co.uk for more information.

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Save Meadowbank Stadium website

Campaigners aiming to save Meadowbank stadium from demolition have launched a website at:

http://www.savemeadowbank.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk./

Thousands want to give stadium a sporting chance

More than 3000 people have backed a campaign to save Meadowbank Stadium from demolition. Read more.

http://www.edinburghnews.com

Save Meadowbank Stadium petition

Bill Walker, a senior Edinburgh athletics coach, has set up an online petition to urge the Prime Minister to stop the proposed demolition of Meadowbank Stadium to make way for residential housing.

Sign the petition.

New Meadowbank development consultation deadline

The deadline for commenting on the Meadowbank Development Brief has been extended from March 9th to March 30th.

Find out more
E-mail: alison.kirkwood@edinburgh.gov.uk
Tel: 0131 469 3590
Website: City of Edinburgh Council – Meadowbank Development Brief

Have your say
Write a letter to: Head of Planning & Strategy, City Development Department, Waverley Court, 4 East Market Street, Edinburgh EH8 8BG.

"Local people are being deceived"

Conflicting information from Councillors and the Planning Department, lead the Chair of the Craigentinny Community Council to conclude that local people are being deceived about plans for a new sports centre at Meadowbank.

In the minutes from the Craigenitnny Community Council meeting of Jan 22nd and the East Local Development Meeting of Jan 23rd, the Chair writes:

“In (my) opinion, as a non professional person in Planning and Council business, it seems that either the Planning department or the Council are trying to deceive us, the local people, on the plans for the new sports centre; and this is only after two consultation meetings. In which the Community Council feels that they have had their time wasted on the consultation up to now.

The only positive conclusion at the LDC (Local Development Committee) meeting was that there would be an extention of the planning deadline from 9th March to the first local partnership meeting of Craigentinny/Duddingston. This will be held after the May elections of the local Councillors”