A bustling week continued with the fist meeting of the year of the Corstorphine Community Council. Local resident chewed over a number of issues ranging from planning applications to local policing.
|Kings of Leon bound for Murrayfield|
Thursday saw me attending one of the occasional meeting between residents and the Scottish Rugby Union at Murrayfield Stadium.
The main issue here was the two concerts , Bon Jovi and the Kings of Leon, planned for June. There is always real nervousness on the part of the residents and local councillors regarding concerts at the stadium after two visits by Oasis in the past which resulted in some very anti social behaviour. The Council and Police work very closely with promoters to prevent disturbances. All are hopeful that these scenes will not be repeated and that concert goers will be able to enjoy themselves without feeling the desire to trash the area.
On the sporting front all were very keen to see our National side do well in the forthcoming Five Nations and World Cup.
I finished off the normal week with a visit to the North West Reablement Team in Corstorphine. This was an opportunity for the team to show how they have implemented this excellent policy initiative and they did not disappoint.
No one now can see a down side to this project though Labour and Green Councillors, astonishingly, opposed it early on. It has delivered better quality of life for frail older people and better value for money allowing us to reinvest the savings made and begin to really tackle the strain on our care system caused by demographics.