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Daisy Carnegie the library cat of Central Library in the 1950’s

I am aware that I only come on the blog to bang on about a development in Edinburgh (full time work means my blogging time has decreased so I only come here when I’m  truly incensed). As it is I cannot make this demo due to feeling quite wabbit.

However read below why ….

Dear All,

 

Just in case you didn’t get the 38 degrees email today with details of the action this Thursday:

 

In response to the Council’s 2012 broken pledge and their decision to grant permission for this ‘hideous’ hotel, we are meeting this Thursday 24th Nov at 9am outside the City Chambers on the High Street to register our displeasure and disgust as Councillors and Council officials turn up for work.

 

Do please come along if you can and bring placards and banners.

 

We then intend to leaflet in Parliament Square to lobby the law profession for help in pursing a legal case.

 

Then in the evening we are having another public meeting to discuss further actions:

 

Venue: Grassmarket Community Project, 86 Candlemaker Row, Edinburgh EH1 2QA
Date: Thurs 24th November 7 ­- 9pm

 

For more details of the campaign see: https://lettherebelightedinburgh.wordpress.com/

In between in the afternoon after we’ve leafleted we’ve been given an invitation to attend this free event which is hosted by our new web site helper Alex:

https://www.meetup.com/raggeduniversity/events/235348601/

A reminder of the Council’s promise in 2012:

We… need to recognise that there has been a breakdown in trust between the residents of Edinburgh and their elected representatives on the Council. That relationship needs to be repaired… this new contract with the capital marks a fresh start, with a Council willing to listen to local people and work together with local communities… A council where co-operation, fairness, accountability and responsibility really matter. The City will be able to judge the Council against this promise.