Meadowbank is an essential sports & leisure centre serving the whole of Edinburgh and beyond, and should be upgraded. However, there is still a real risk that a large part of Meadowbank may be sold off to property developers. City of Edinburgh Council will be meeting on March 13th to decide.
This campaign continues to oppose any sale of land and any reduction in the range and level of sports facilities offered at Meadowbank and we would like to share with you, at a public rally, our detailed plans to upgrade Meadowbank, and to offer you the opportunity to challenge leading Council and national politicians over theirs.
Date: Monday March 10th
Place: Holyrood Abbey Church, 83 London Road, Edinburgh, EH7 5TT
What can you do:
Download this poster to advertise the rally.
Download this leaflet and distribute among your friends, family, colleagues and neighbours.
Email your Local Councillors explaining what you think of any plan to sell off Meadowbank, neither in whole nor in part.
Forward this Email on to your friends, family, etc, and any suitable contact lists.
Very importantly, though, come to the rally on Mar 10th.
Be there if you care; When it’s gone it’s gone; Don’t let it happen!
Save Meadowbank Campaign (SMC) has spent the last year trying to work with City of Edinburgh Council and their officials to look at alternative ways of upgrading and refurbishing Meadowbank Stadium in order to make it fit for purpose and suitable for users needs.
We have engaged in public consultation meetings, sent deputations to the council meetings on two occasions, engaged in two series of workshops with council officials and architects, spoken with numerous councillors and MSPs.
Council officials have offered only two options for Meadowbank, both of which require sell off of land.
SMC has had its proposal for a fully refurbished centre ignored by the same council officials. Our proposal is based on consultations with a wide variety of users and sets guidelines aiming to create a vision of how the Meadowbank can be made fit for purpose for the many people that continue to make use of the sports facilities there.
Download our proposal.
SMC still believes that with your support we can prevent the sell off of land at Meadowbank and create a new and enhanced sports complex on the full Meadowbank site at a moderate cost. A sports complex of which we can be justifiably proud.
Look out for more information on the site in the coming weeks of how you can get involved.