delay to work on Charlotte Square

(adapted from a communication from Edinburgh Council)

Edinburgh Council proposes to change the implementation date of Traffic Regulation Order (TRO/12/23) from 2 May 2018 to 2 May 2020. Here's their wording, changed from BOLD, ALL-CAPS to a hopefully more legible format:

The City of Edinburgh Council (traffic regulation; restrictions on waiting, loading and unloading, and parking places) and (disabled parking places) and (Queen Street area, Edinburgh) (prohibition of entry and turning) and (central Edinburgh) (prohibition of entry and turning, one-way roads and bus lanes) and (Edinburgh tram) (prohibition of entry, motor vehicles and turning, one-way roads, bus/tram priority lanes and weight limit) (variation no.1) (variation no.-) order 201- TRO/18/05

The council proposes to make an order under the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 as amended to change the commencement date of the order that affects Charlotte Square as part of the public realm works, from 2 May 2018 to 2 May 2020.

Details of the draft order and related documents can be viewed 9:30am to 3:30pm Mon-Fri, from 26/01/18 to 16/02/18 at City Chambers reception or online at or

Objectors must state their reasons in writing, with reference TRO/18/05 to Traffic Orders, Services for Communities, City Chambers, High St, Edinburgh, EH1 1YJ, not later than 16/02/18.

There is also a phone number for Traffic Orders: 0131 469 3122.

Resurfacing Bellevue Gardens footpaths and road surfaces

(adapted from an email from William Kearns of Edinburgh Council)

Both the footways and carriageway along Bellevue Gardens will be resurfaced soon. This work is scheduled to begin on Monday, 27 November 2017 and should take four weeks to complete. (This may need to be extended due to weather and any unforeseen circumstances.)  The Contractors operating times will be between the hours of 08:00-17:00 Monday to Friday.

To allow for the safe execution of the works, a Temporary Traffic Regulation Order (TTRO) will be in place to close off the junction to Bellevue Gardens and suspend on-street parking where necessary. It is planned to keep Bellevue Gardens opened for the most part of the works and only suspend parking where necessary. However, for about a week, vehicular access will be denied with the main junction being completely closed to through traffic. During this time, vehicles will have to park outwith the closed off areas or in driveways. The parking suspensions and road closure are required in order to facilitate getting the work done whilst been carried out safely.

Every effort will be made to minimise disruption and noise, but unfortunately some is unavoidable during road works. Throughout the programme, emergency vehicle and pedestrian access will be maintained at all times. Where possible, access will also be maintained to residential properties.

Please contact me if you require any additional information about the works.

William Kearns 0131-469-5320

NTBCC minutes – Monday 11 September 2017

Minutes of New Town & Broughton Community Council’s ordinary meeting, held in the Drummond Room, Broughton St Mary’s Church, Bellevue Crescent on Monday 11 September 2017 at 7.30pm

Actions and decisions are red italic underlined. Nem con means that no-one spoke or voted against a decision.

This minute is in the agenda order, but the chair re-ordered the meeting due to late arrivals from the Cockburn Association AGM. Continue reading