** UPDATE - 30-July-2015 **
Royal Bank of Scotland announce closure of the Colinton Branch by early November.
For more info, see:
Evening News article: RBS to close three more branches
The City Council's Development Management Sub-Committee refused Co-op planning permission at 8 Bridge Road for reasons of inappropriate design and massing having an adverse impact on the Conservation Area. It remains to be seen how the applicants will address this, whether by re-design or planning appeal.
Edinburgh City Council have plans to ban traffic from streets around city primary schools, including those in the Colinton area.
The Council are holding a consultation which can be viewed HERE or at https://consultationhub.edinburgh.gov.uk/sfc/school-streets-project-proposed-experimental-traff
The plan has now been updated to correct an error with regards Colinton Primary School
We do not wish to alarm unduly, but the police have reported a spate of targeted house break-ins across the city recently. It is believed that this is being co-ordinated by the same group of criminals. They seem to go for houses that are unlit, with a view to forcing entry, stealing car keys and any easily-snatched valuable items; they then steal the car to make their getaway