A group of local people dedicated to transforming Montgomery Street Park into a vibrant and well used community space.

We have a committee to run the group. Committee members are elected each year and voluntarily commit their time and talent for an initial one year period.

Meetings are currently held on Zoom, join us on:

  • Tuesday 23 February 2021 @ 20:00
  • AGM: Tuesday 25 May 2021 @ 20:00

Join our mailing list below to get meeting links

We have hundreds of ordinary members, some of whom get involved with one-off events or specific aspects of the park project. These members are very supportive and dependable and have made vital contributions to our successes so far. We also have members who just like to be kept informed of our progress.

Whatever their level of involvement all our members are vital to the success of the project and all have contributed to the group’s achievements so far. Considering the group has existed for such a short time, these achievements are impressive.

Masterplan

Take a look at our ambitious and exciting master plan to create a vibrant and beautiful space for all to enjoy.
This was developed in response to local consultation.

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Friends Of Montgomery Street Park5 days ago
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Friends Of Montgomery Street Park7 days ago
Are there any neighbourhoods or buildings in or near Edinburgh that need attention and/or would benefit from funding towards conservation work? Let Edinburgh World Heritage (EWH) know!

The entire process is free, simple and EWH are always happy to help answer any questions.

You can find out more information about this call for feedback, and how to take part, on our website: https://ewh.org.uk/funding-advice/
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Friends Of Montgomery Street Park1 month ago
Request for witnesses: at 2:30pm today (Friday 29 Jan) a dog (Jack russell) and owner was injured by another dog (possibly alsatian, but smaller). The injured parties are being treated in hospital/vet hospital. Police have been notified. Any witnesses would be much appreciated. Please contact: jamieawilson101@gmail.com

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Friends Of Montgomery Street Park4 months ago
A wee update sent out to our mailing list this evening:

Hello all,

Thank you for your continued support of the local park. This has been a challenging and different year for us all. I hope this email finds you well, or as well as possible given the circumstances!

📌Our next Quarterly Meeting will be Tuesday 24th November at 8pm. If you would like the link to attend, please register in advance using this form: https://forms.gle/wYhaeJpsDPbLV1k39

A quick update from the Friends of Committee:

✏You could be our new Secretary: Our secretary has had to step down due to relocation--A huge shout out to anyone who would like to take on this role! I have just managed to work out this Google Email List, but I know there's many who find emails and meeting-minutes a breeze. If you would like to take on this small but mighty role, please just drop us an email, facebook message, or stop me in the street:)

💻Website update needed: If anyone has experience of web design, our former website has been archived, so a new one is needed. As we're not planning lots of events, I imagine it won't need much updating!

🌱🌿Plantings: there are plans for some new plantings in the park! More news to follow once things are confirmed. Leith & Lochend Growers (Edible Estates) has been a fantastic collaborator on this project. You may have seen some of their gardening at the Police Box on Leith Walk.

🐞Playground As expected, this has had to pause slightly during the pandemic. However, we are looking forward to moving forward with updating play equipment in the new year.

The park has been looking beautiful this Autumn. Although a little quiet, without our park events, it has been busy with life and community, which is amazing to see.

We look forward to seeing some of you at the meeting on the 24th!

- Sarah, on behalf of the Friends of committee members
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Friends Of Montgomery Street Park4 months ago
Those who use or live near the park may like to voice their opinion on a planning application near the park, a 20.0m high 5G Telecommunication Mast just off the park. For more information, and to share your views, here is the planning application. Deadline for comments is 3rd November.

https://citydev-portal.edinburgh.gov.uk/idoxpa-web/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=documents&keyVal=QHF2K9EWFYG00
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Friends Of Montgomery Street Park updated their status.6 months ago