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Community Pressure forces Craighouse Partnership to Take Down No Entry Signs

After three months of community pressure about the No Entry signs on publicly accessible open space and at the pedestrian entrance to the site – letters to politicians, the Council and an active Facebook campaign on the issue have forced … Continue reading

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Autumn Litter-pick: Local Community Turn Out to Clear Up Craighouse Site

At our last meeting we decided to undertake various fundraising and maintenance measures in addition to the development of our  positive forward community plan. So on a brisk Oct Sunday morning, nearly 40 members of the local community turned out … Continue reading

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Calls for Entrance Barricade to be Removed as Emergency Services Unable to gain Proper Access

We were very disturbed to hear that on Mon 16th Sept a number of emergency vehicles – including the ambulance service – were unable to gain entry to the site – eventually having to climb into the site and break … Continue reading

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Give Your Community a Bigger Voice – Community Councils looking for new members – apply by the 23rd Sept

Anyone who cares about our communities – please consider standing for the community councils – they are open for new members and the closing date is the 23rd Sept at 4 pm. Applying is easy – details below. If we … Continue reading

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Whatever Happened to the Missing Mountgrange Millions?

Mountgrange change their name to Clearbell as administrator continues to chase them for millions of pounds. Four and a half years after Mountgrange went under losing £60 million of Bank of Scotland’s money, the fight continues to try and recover … Continue reading

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Bats at Craighouse – The Movie

We’ve been talking about our video of bats at Craighouse and finally managed to get it ready for your viewing pleasure. Don’t expect David Attenborough standards, but we are quite chuffed with this as it’s not at all easy to … Continue reading

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Flowering Meadows, Bees and Boarded up Buildings: Don’t Let them Put You Off Accessing the Site

Craighouse is looking beautiful in the sun and there were lots of children out enjoying the site yesterday – racing through the grass. One family stopped to tell me how much they are loving “the meadow” – how fun it … Continue reading

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Why are Areas Used by Protected Species at Craighouse having Nature Designation Removed?

In light of the Council trying to de-designate large sections of the site in the New Local Plan , one of our members, Tana Collins, has been researching an important protected animal at Craighouse that is protected in the UK … Continue reading

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Why Is Important Green Space at Craighouse Dropped from Nature Designation when Buildings and Carparks across City Covered?

As you know, the Friends of Craighouse discovered that the Council were quietly trying to remove a nature conservation designation from large portions of the Craighouse site where the developer wants to build in the proposed new Local Plan. There … Continue reading

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URGENT – Council Tries to Remove Craighouse Designations by Stealth – Please Write by Fri 14th JUNE!

We have discovered that the Council are trying to change the designations over key areas of the Craighouse site where the developers want to build without any consultation or proper transparency with the general public. The present draft of the … Continue reading

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