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@Edintravel Twitter - Fri, 22/06/2018 - 16:17
Glasgow Road very busy both ways between Ingliston and Newbridge, citybound queues from around RBS to Gogar / Maybu… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
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@Edintravel Twitter - Fri, 22/06/2018 - 16:10
Eastbound City Bypass still very busy Gogar to Baberton, delays out of South Gyle towards Gogar and Bankhead, long… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
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@Edintravel Twitter - Fri, 22/06/2018 - 16:07
No updates received on those earlier collisions on Calder Road and Wester Hailes Road. Congestion does seem to be e… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
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@Edintravel Twitter - Fri, 22/06/2018 - 16:03
A90 / Queensferry Road still slow Quality Street to Barnton and busy citybound Burnshot to Barnton. Towards the Que… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
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@Edintravel Twitter - Fri, 22/06/2018 - 15:44
Significant traffic delays across west Edinburgh this afternoon after 3 separate collisions (eastbound City Bypass,… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
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@Edintravel Twitter - Fri, 22/06/2018 - 15:27
RT @trafficscotland: *CLEARED* 16:24⌚️️ #A720 Edinburgh Bypass E/B Calder - lane 2 is now OPEN after an earlier multi-vehicle RTC. ⚠️Del…
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Brown Bin charges from March next year

Midlothian View - Fri, 22/06/2018 - 15:07

Charges for collecting brown bins in Midlothian are to be introduced from March next year meaning residents will need to pay to have their brown bin emptied.

An annual permit will cost £35 per bin and there are no exemptions or concessions.

The brown bin will still be collected fortnightly and charging will begin when collection re-starts in March 2019.

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The council said:

“The charge will cover the cost of collection and the treatment of garden waste. Like other local authorities, our funding from central Government has been cut, and we must make difficult decisions about what we can and cannot provide. The charge for garden waste collection will help reduce our £13.5 million funding gap. The other option was to stop brown bin collections altogether.

“A very small part of your Council Tax pays for emptying all bins and disposing of waste. Council Tax funds a wide range of services, and is not a direct charge for services or items. We are legally required to collect household waste free of charge, but this does not include garden waste.

“Residents can opt take their garden waste to a Recycling Centre free of charge or compost their garden waste at home.

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From January 2019 residents will be able to apply and pay for a permit. Residents will then get a sticker for their bin which collection crews will check when they empty the bin. Bins without a permit sticker will not be emptied.

Edinburgh council have recently introduced a brown bin charge and they have opted to charge £25.

Former Midlothian SNP MP Owen Thompson said on Twitter:

“Come on @midgov time for a rethink on this! Massive backwards step and seriously short sighted. #NoBinCharge”

There are concerns that this charge will mean an increase in the instances of fly-tipping across Midlothian or residents will opt to put garden waste into their black bins which would mean the council incurs further landfill costs negating some of the savings they seek to make.

Council leader Derek Milligan told Midlothian View:

“Scottish government cuts to council budgets are forcing councils across Scotland to scrap or introduce charging for services such as garden waste.

“With Midlothian still expected to see further cuts of up to £38 million over the next 5 years the council simply doesn’t have adequate funding to provide services that the public want.”

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Categories: Community News

Danderhall gala returns

Midlothian Advertiser - Fri, 22/06/2018 - 14:08
Danderhall Gala Day returned to the village on Saturday after an absence of 22 years.

Edinburgh Travel News @edintravel

@Edintravel Twitter - Fri, 22/06/2018 - 14:04
RT @trafficscotland: ❗NEW❗ 15:00⌚ #A720 Edinburgh Bypass E/B Calder - lane 2 ⛔ due to a multi-vehicle RTC ⚠️ Traffic queuing on approach.…
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Gorebridge Gala Day

Midlothian Advertiser - Fri, 22/06/2018 - 13:57
Gorebridge Gala Day took place last Saturday, with a parade through the town to the gala day itself at Gore Glen.

Loanhead Carnival slideshow

Midlothian Advertiser - Fri, 22/06/2018 - 13:51
Last Friday Loanhead came to a standstill for the annual carnival to kick-off more than a week of Gala Day celebrations in the town.

Lothian Buses @on_lothianbuses

Lothian Buses Twitter - Fri, 22/06/2018 - 13:34
63 - Delays - A8 and B800 - yourb.us/lbalerts
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Edinburgh Travel News @edintravel

@Edintravel Twitter - Fri, 22/06/2018 - 13:26
Queensferry Road congestion has eased off from earlier but still slow Quality Street to Barnton. #edintravel twitter.com/edintravel/sta…
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@Edintravel Twitter - Fri, 22/06/2018 - 13:23
RTC Corstorphine Road at Murrayfield Road - passable with care we believe but expect some delay on approach. #edintravel
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Launch of new learning research centre

Midlothian Council - Fri, 22/06/2018 - 12:21
Midlothian Council officially launched a new Centre of Research and Innovation in Learning today (Friday 22 June).

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@Edintravel Twitter - Fri, 22/06/2018 - 12:12
Delays Gorgie Road both directions at Chesser Avenue, long queues northbound Chesser Avenue to temporary lights at… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
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@Edintravel Twitter - Fri, 22/06/2018 - 12:05
RT @trafficscotland: A702 A703 - Easter Howgate - Accident, All lanes restricted Southbound for up to 15 minutes has been cleared. #TSIncid…
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@Edintravel Twitter - Fri, 22/06/2018 - 12:00
Queues from Blackhall now on westbound Queensferry Road. Lengthy queues at Corbiehill Road / Main Street temporary… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
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@Edintravel Twitter - Fri, 22/06/2018 - 11:44
Westbound Queensferry Road slow through Quality Street junction to Barnton, lengthy queues on Drum Brae North towar… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
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