Water of Leith Clean-up
Colinton Amenity Association will be assisting the Water of Leith Trust on their annual clean-up of the Water of Leith and the Dell. The Colinton section (Bypass Bridge to Katesmill Bridge) is set to be cleaned up on 09 April 2017, 2.00pm to 4.00pm. Volunteers are asked to meet up by 2.00pm in the (old station) car park off Gillespie Road at the main bridge.
Useful additions: Wheelbarrows and rakes. Litter pickers and bin-bags will be provided.
On 23rd April 2017, there will be changes to bus routes and timetables across the city. I have summarised here the buses local to Colinton that will be changing.
Service 10 – will increase to every 20 minutes on Sundays, with some serving Bonaly during daytime on Sundays.
Service 16 – minor timetable changes.
Service 18 – frequency doubled to every 30 minutes (7 days a week); and the route extended eastwards beyond the Royal Infirmary to Fort Kinnaird via Little France Drive and Greendykes Road.
Service 20 – minor timetable changes.
Service 44 – timetable changes, and route changes in Balerno (all will operate as service 44; the 44a will be discontinued).
Service 45 – Saturday service withdrawn due to low passenger demand.
Full information can be found on the Lothian Buses website.
A leaflet in PDF format can be downloaded here.
Update - December 2016
Having received planning consent earlier this year, the developers applied for a Building Warrant in May. The Council requested further information in late August, and revised plans were lodged in early October. Staff shortages within the Council and a heavy workload suggest that the issuing of a Building Warrant may still be some weeks away. Bearing in mind that the developer would then have to go to tender to secure the best balance between price and quality, it is now unlikely that we will see any construction starting until early in the new year. The probability therefore is that it could be into the autumn of 2017 before we have the new Co-op. CAA will continue to monitor progress.