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Regeneration Plans

on Sunday, 14 February 2010 21:47.

Consultation Report on Proposed Regeneration Plans

Last year the friends of Montgomery Street Park decided to approach the community in order to get feedback on some of the suggested changes to the park. The Edinburgh and Lothians Greenspace Trust, who have experience doing similar consultations and have had previous involvement with the group, were employed to do the work and produce this report thanks to funding from the North Neighbourhood Partnership Community Grants Fund scheme.

The process of consultation not only provides valuable feedback but, crucially, stimulates a sense of community ownership of this park. It is to be hoped that the increased awareness as well as the focus this process has provided, will give impetus to the regeneration of Montgomery Street Park. Thanks to all those who facilitated the consultation and subsequent report especially to all to those from the community who have taken the time to express their opinions on the proposed plans and make known their hopes and aspirations for their local park.

Take a look at our findings…

'Plant It' event a success!

on Wednesday, 14 October 2009 21:49.

Another sunny day for 'Plant It' event!

Our Plant It day took place on a beautiful sunny Sunday morning on 11th October. Thank you to everybody who came along to help plant the 3000 crocus bulbs, purchased from some of the money raised on the Fun Day.

Thank you also to City of Edinburgh Council who supplied the gloves and the bulb planters for the event.

Big Fun Day

on Sunday, 27 September 2009 21:49.

Big Fun Day a Sunny Success!

Last Saturday’s Big Fun Day in the park was a great success, with beautiful weather and so many people turning out to enjoy the event! View the pictures below!

The event was brilliantly organized by Suzanne at Eero and Riley, but could not have succeeded without the generous donations of time, money, and goods from members of the community. Many thanks to all the volunteers, local businesses, and neighbors who helped make it such a special day, including:

HSS Hire, Seafield Road
Cornelius Beer & Wine
Dave Tullis Removals
Manna House
Bounce Around Bouncy Castle Hire
London Road Church
Abbeyhill Primary School
Leith Walk Primary School
Margaret Blackwood Sheltered Housing, Abbeyhill

Thank you all so much for your help, and welcome to all our new members who joined or renewed their membership at the event!

 

 Setting up the tombola stall.

 

Ready for fun!

 

A beautiful sunny day!

 

 The cake competition is always a favourite

 

Children's Art Competition entries: Everyone did such a great job!

 

Happy tombola winners!

 

More tombola bounty!

 

Tea and Cakes!

 

A lovely day in a lovely community!

September Newsletter 2009

on Wednesday, 23 September 2009 11:53.

Check out our new September 2009 newsletter!

Exciting Plans for 2009/10!

on Monday, 07 September 2009 12:00.

Exciting Plans for 2009/2010

After an enjoyable summer break, FoMSP had a very productive quarterly general meeting on 3rd September, during which we formulated our action plan for the coming year. We set dates for upcoming meetings and several community events. We are particularly excited about our next Fun Day on 26th September, as well as “Plant It!” and “Paint It!” events in October and March, so check out the Projects Page — and as always, let us know if you’re interested in volunteering/participating. We can always use the help, and all are welcome!

There were also a few changes in the structure of the committee.  After doing a fantastic job as Chair up to this point, Julienne Thurrott will now be focusing on working as a Funding Finder for the group. Vice-Chair Chris Rankin will assume the role of Chair in the interim until our next Annual General Meeting, and we will vote on a new Vice-Chair at the next quarterly meeting.

Projects & Events

  • Hallowe'en Party 2016

    IMPORTANT: YOU MUST USE BATTERY-OPERATED TEA LIGHTS AND NOT CANDLES INSIDE LANTERNS! Hallowe'en Party Free Family Event Bring along your best…
  • Halloween Party 2015

    IMPORTANT: PLEASE USE BATTERY-OPERATED TEA LIGHTS AND NOT NAKED FLAMES INSIDE LANTERNS Halloween at Montgomery Street Park Free Family…
  • Summer Fair 23rd May 2015

    Summer Fair 23rd May 2015, 12pm-4pm. Bouncy castle, fire engine, face painting, local food stalls, music, performance tent, basketball coaching,…
  • Spring Clean-Up

    Come and join us on Sunday 22nd March 2015 from 10am to give the park a spring clean! Litter-picking equipment and bin bags will be provided.