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A lot of our usual business is suspended for now and different challenges presented. Please follow the Govt advice and directives on coronavirus. Everything you need to know is here:
and NHS advice here: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/
Also some good local information here in our April Newsletter under the Health & Well-being section: April Newsletter
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Council services have been reduced, waste recycling being one. The kerbside glass recycling and garden waste collections have now re-commenced. Latest info here: https://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/coronavirus
Developments – Planning
The High St refurb is suspended and may require to go back out to tender once possible.
Construction has been suspended at South Scotstoun (Taylor Wimpey), Queensferry High School and the Ferrymuir retirement homes. Springfield and Builyeon Rd (both CALA) are still progressing through the planning process. CALA are looking to do an online public consultation re: Builyeon Rd development. Details to follow once confirmed. Ferrymuir (Corus site) housing is with planning and an amended proposal has been presented; commenting has been re-opened until 20th May.
See our weekly planning posts on Facebook or monthly planning reports in our Reports page.
Paths for Everyone
City of Edinburgh Council has launched a campaign encouraging everyone to be considerate of other people and follow Scottish Government guidance when enjoying their outdoor exercise and travel.
The press release which was published on Friday 15/05/20 can be found here.
Details of the campaign can be found here.
Public Transport is running limited service https://www.lothianbuses.com/lowbandwidth.php, https://www.stagecoachbus.com/coronavirus, https://www.scotrail.co.uk/coronavirus-travel-information
Just eat bicycle hire has been introduced in Queensferry. Details on how to hire here: Edinburgh Cycle Hire
Various taxi firms continue to operate in Queensferry
Some local businesses are still operating, we advise to check their social media pages for current information.
Health & Wellbeing
There are a number of support networks operating locally. Please register as a volunteer to help or to ask for assistance here: https://www.readyscotland.org/coronavirus/
Schools & leisure facilities remain closed until further notice, schools are operating home learning facilities and will notify parents/carers of any changes.