Save Our Meadows
The Campaign continues
Community garden and orchard project
First planning meeting on 24 Feb, at 7.30, in the small hall, Lauriston Hall EH3 9DJ. Volunteers and friends welcome. Contact email@example.com
Our Spring meeting is at Archers Hall, Buccleuch Street, on Monday 6 March at 7.30 p.m.The speaker will be Lt-Col. Richard Callander, OBE, TD, Secretary of the Royal Company of Archers.
Newsletter 45, Spring 2017, is now published and can be found here
Older Newsletters can be found on our Newsletters page
We have the first piece of equipment in our exercise trail:
Training on the Meadows
At our Autumn meeting on Friday, 18th November, we had a fascinating talk from Martin Hyman who runs training sessions on the Meadows every Tuesday evening. To read more click here.
Work is now completed preparing for the return of the Jawbones, but it looks as if it will be well into 2017 before they are back.
Children from Primary 6, George Heriots, have been working with Heather Goodare, our Convener, doing some little jobs around the Meadows.
Parks at Risk
Britain's parks are at risk. There’s no legal responsibility to look after them. To read more and sign the petition click here.
No Change for Events
The Council has said "No" to 15 day events. The policy remains at 23 days for Festival Fringe events. Despite a deputation lead by FoMBL Convener, Heather Goodare, Green Party councillors failed in their bid to change the policy. Read more....
There are always little jobs to be done around the Meadows and Links. Once a month a team of volunteers goes out to tackle some of them. You are welcome to join us on the last Saturday of the month, 10:00 am.
See our Volunteering page
for details, and read reports of recent sessions.
Trees and birds
One of our members is making a blog with some lovely pictures of trees, birds, etc. taken on the Meadows. Do have a look.
General Maczek Memorial
Progress is being made towards putting in the memorial bench for General Maczek.
Read the report.
Birds on the Meadows and Bruntsfield Links
The Meadows and Links are great places for bird spotting.
to see a poster of birds you can see on the Meadows and Links, and here
to see our pictures of redwings, winter visitors to the Meadows.
Congratulations and thanks to Audrey Simon, who has kept in mind our obligation to mark the planting of a tree on Bruntsfield Links (near the Golf Tavern) to commemorate the founding of the Friends of Parks Forum in 2001...read more.
Wild flower plot
A new wild flower plot has been created on the Meadows. Read about it here.
Anyone for Chess?
You can now hire chess pieces to use on the giant chess board on the Links See the details.
See our Letters page. Your correspondence is invited! Please write to firstname.lastname@example.org
Meadows Chamber Orchestra
Although they are nothing to do with FoMBL, the orchestra are good friends of ours, so we like to give them some publicity here.
For further information see their website.