New Town Quarter – Jan2021 update

DEVELOPMENT  New Town Quarter (ex-RBS site)

A revised planning application has been lodged for the site adjacent to the park.  This includes a number of detailed proposals for the park itself.  While some are sensible and welcome, others are contentious.

For details visit http://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/planningcomments

Key in planning application number 20/03034/FUL.  Open the document titled Design and Access Statement Addendum Pt 6.  Comments must be submitted by 12th January.

The response of the Friends of the Park can be accessed nearer the deadline at www.kgvsy.org.uk

PLEASE DO TAKE TIME TO COMMENT

IT IS IMPORTANT THAT THE VIEWS OF ALL USERS OF THE PARK ARE HEARD.

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New Town Quarter – Planning Application Letters Oct-2020

­­The letters/comments regarding the Planning Applications for NTQ are available below, summarising the position of the Friends of the Park.

Planning Application 20/03034/FUL:

Planning Application 20/03655/FUL:

KGVP/NTQ/171020

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AGM 2020

The following documents relating to the AGM 2020, which was held in the park on 27th Aug 2020, can be accessed by clicking on the appropriate link below:

Agenda

Report of the Trustees for 2019-20

Financial Summary for 2019-20

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New Town North/New Town Quarter

­­This post contains the Friends of the King George V Park briefing notes relating to the development of the ex-RBS site.

September 2020 Briefing Note

August 2020 summary

July 2020 summary:

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Impact of Coronavirus

Impact of Coronavirus on Activities in the Park – March 2020

Sadly the Friends of the Park are having to draw in their horns for the foreseeable future, so no gardening sessions or clean-ups are planned.  We hope we can pick up tools again in the autumn.  In the meantime we urge all park users to take care and keep safe.

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New look

We are just changing our site to fit our new logo and look. Hoping this helps develop our community and encourage even more participation in looking after our wonderful park.

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Spring!

At last, some nice weather to appreciate all the new growth. Tete a tete narcissi planted by children from Stockbridge Primary in November are looking great.

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Thanks for your help

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Thanks to all the people who joined us on 
KGV - 2Sunday to clear litter and help with a bit of gardening.    As well as a bit of weeding we started on sorting the path edges.  All were agreed that it’s great to see those beautiful setts again.

 

 

Our park ranger is working with a corporate volunteer group later this month.

We hope to be back for more in June.  Please get in touch if you are interested in joining us.

 

 

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Springtime?

The spring bulbs are blooming well already including the ones planted outside The Yard by children from Heriot Hill Nursery.

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Are you interested in helping?

We have organised two clean ups per year, usually in the spring and autumn and we will continue to do so.  These usually prove popular and we will continue to organise them.

We have often been asked if we organise any gardening days where local residents help out, so we had a think how we can best help.    We are working with the Park rangers to ensure that any efforts we offer will complement what the council do for us.

If you are interested in helping then please let us know at: gardening@kgvsy.org.uk

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