Important News – Dowies Mill Weir
Greetings to all members
We hope that you are keeping well and in as good spirits as
possible. There are signs that we should before too long
start returning to what we at one time regarded as normal
something to look forward to.
Most of you will by now be only too familiar with Continue reading FRAW News March 2021
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July 2019 – Second work party clearing entrance at Cramond
August 2019 – FRAW response to CEC Dowies consultation report
September 2019 – Meeting Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP to discuss Dowies Weir
October 2019 – Meeting with CEC with partner local groups to discuss Dowies Mill Weir – CEC agrees to consider alternative to their preferred option Continue reading FRAW News Updates – July 2019 – December 2019
In our last FRAW News we promised to report on progress with the Dowies Mill Weir controversy and the Salvesen Steps replacement saga (now in 7th year and counting).
SALVESEN STEPS REPLACEMENT
A meeting was convened on October 30 attended by CEC officials & Councillors, SWECO the consulting engineers, Sustrans and a strong team from FRAW. It had been hoped that a costing would be presented to determine the viability of the project but this will not now be available until a meeting scheduled for the end of November. Continue reading FRAW News November 2019
The period since our last FRAW News has not been without its frustrations. Progress on the two major areas of concern, Dowies Mill Weir and the Salvesen Steps has been disappointing and we summarise below what the current position is to the best of our knowledge.
DOWIES MILL WEIR
FRAW, together with the bulk of locally expressed opinion remains staunch in its view that the proposals to demolish the weir are the wrong solution. In a nutshell, we believe, the proposal severely damages a local amenity and environment loved by many. The alternative of Continue reading FRAW News September 2019
January 2019 – Meeting organised for local groups to discuss with CEC plans to remove Dowie’s Weir to improve fish passage -a last minute response to a long-term request for information.
January 2019– Dowie’s Exhibition held at Cramond Maltings. Members and local groups asked to attend and comment.
January 2019 – Meeting with Christine Jardine MP to discuss Dowie’s Mill proposal.
February 2019 – FRAW Dowie’s submission sent to CEC stating that to avoid the many problems with the proposed option that no work should be agreed until a better and cheaper alternative to retain the weir was properly investigated. Continue reading FRAW News Updates – January 2019 – June 2019
This is our first Newsletter since our well attended AGM in April – many thanks to all that came along. Many thanks too to all those who have renewed their membership and a welcome to new ones. It would be greatly appreciated if anyone that has not yet renewed would take the time to do so as strong numbers are vital to much that we set out to do.
STOP PRESS – DOWIES MILL WEIR
Coinciding with the ‘going to press’ of this Newsletter came the release of the Council report on the responses to the public consultation earlier this year. This is a stage in the process that Continue reading FRAW News June 2019