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Monday, 22 August 2011

Thugs assault Old Towner

Don't want to cause a moral panic but this is an ongoing issue -I have had people injecting and smoking crack in my stair however not for a long time, the council and the police dealt with it well but not before two complete strangers walked into my house, surprisingly when I told them to go away they did and were very polite, however then checked my neighbours doors!!  Operation Armour tells Old Towners to make sure our stair doors are closed and not to let strangers into the stair but this is near impossible when in some tenements the majority of former homes are now holiday homes and holiday lets.

To read more about the incident read here

Hopefully this is not a massive issue and we hope the old Towners heals well and the problem is dealt with quickly.

If you have concerns you should always contact the police on 999 (if it is an emergency) and 0131 311 3131 to speak to a community police officer part of Safer Neighbourhood Teams

Friday, 19 August 2011

Acheson House Courtyard is coming on

 Acheson House Courtyard in April 2011

Acheson House Courtyard August 2011

Despite being rained off a few times the gardening project is going well at Acheson House at Bakehouse Close.  All the weeds are gone as well as the elder tree.  Weeding and removing roots are heartbreaking work but there are lots of worms to play with.  We hope to have the raised beds up in the next couple of weeks.  

Learning about compost - who need though it was a debating subject though?

If you want to get involved in the Patrick Geddes Gardening Club please email All are welcome