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Summer Fair Bake Off!

on Monday, 04 May 2015 18:01.

Bake Off

Summer Fair bake-off! Time to show off your baking skills. Bring along your best home bake to our Summer Fair for the chance to win a prize.

Categories: grown ups and little ones (12 and under)

Hand in at the tea and coffee stand by 12pm

Winner announced by 12.45pm

Judge: The Manna House Bakery

Summer Fair: Calling all Performers!

on Tuesday, 28 April 2015 23:32.

Calling all performers!

Calling all performers! We would like to welcome all local musicians, dancers, sports groups, and entertainment groups to be part of our performance tent programme on Saturday 23rd May 2015.

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Biffa Award Funding Boost for Montgomery Street Park

on Sunday, 01 March 2015 10:08.

The Friends of Montgomery Street Park are celebrating a £40,000 grant from Biffa Award, a multi-million pound fund that helps to build communities and transform lives through awarding grants to community and environmental projects across the UK.

Montgomery Street Park is set for a major upgrade after a group of local residents were successful in their funding bid. The grant from Biffa Award means that the hard-surface sports area, which is currently cracked, uneven and pot-holed, will be completely refurbished. The area will be levelled and resurfaced with rubber, then painted with lines for both football and basketball. New goal posts and basketball hoops will be installed and new seating added, in the form of long-lasting and low-maintenance recycled plastic benches. The work will start in mid-March and should be finished by the end of April.

The application was the result of a public consultation exercise, and several local groups, including schools, churches and youth organisations, wrote letters of support.

Jackie Reid, Head Teacher at Leith Walk Primary School, said, "Many of our pupils make excellent use of the park, which has become a hub of our community. As a school, we use the park extensively to ensure our pupils are active and healthy. We also hold our Nursery Sports Day there each year in June. Improving the facility in this way will undoubtedly enhance our school, and wider community."

Rev. Gordy Mackay, Minister of Abbeyhill Baptist Church and local resident, said, "Montgomery Street Park is a vital and very valued space within our community. Over many years Abbeyhill Baptist Church has benefitted from our close proximity to the park. We have used the park for picnics, participated in fun days and enjoy taking groups of children and teenagers there to play games. These improvements to the park and the facilities within it will bring significant benefit to the park's many users and will be greatly welcomed."

Gillian French, Programme Manager at Biffa Award, said "Biffa Award is delighted to support this project, which has been led by local residents and involved local children. Outdoor spaces are incredibly important; the improved area will be a fun, stimulating and engaging place where children and their parents can meet and socialise."

The funding from Biffa Award will go directly towards creating a safer and more usable space for park users, in what is the most densely populated area of not just Edinburgh, but Scotland (Census 2011). The upgraded sports facilities will be free to use. The improvements will promote active living and sports engagement, directly benefiting the health and wellbeing of local residents, who – having small or no private gardens – make good use of the park.

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Biffa Award


on Sunday, 25 May 2014 19:40.

FoMSP AGM 28th May 2014, 8:00 p.m. at the Abbeymount Centre (2-4 Abbey Mount EH8 8EJ, next to the Regent Pub).

Sadly we are losing two of our key officers to pastures new, so whilst we wish them the very best of luck in their new endeavors, more FoMSP committee members are now urgently needed.

Do you enjoy Montgomery Street Park? Do you have ideas for improvements to the Park? Do you just want to see what FoMSP is all about? If you answered Yes! to any of these questions, and you could spare just a couple of hours every few months, then FoMSP would really value your involvement!  Please come along to Wednesday's meeting or drop us a line via the Contact page, or Facebook.

Park Improvements Survey

on Sunday, 25 May 2014 19:11.


Tell us what improvements you

want to see in the park

and we’ll do our best to make

them happen!




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