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|October 1, 2013|
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Dunbar Shore and Harbour Neighbourhood Group is meeting:
1 October at 7pm at the Methodist Church.
We have a chance to give ELC our ideas for how we see our neighbourhood developing over the coming years.
We will be starting to develop a Neighbourhood Plan to submit to ELC to try and inform the Local Plan.
We had a really full meeting with lots on the agenda – do please take the time to read the minutes if you can (see link above).
We have run into a brick wall with the purchase of the site, despite lots of support from ELC Councillors. There is a £200k funding gap that cannot be filled from the public purse and Pippa Swan, the project manager, was minded to recommend that the project be shelved. There was a very strongly expressed view that this would be a huge waste of a great project and that we should convene a meeting of influential and lateral thinking individuals to explore a way forward.
Harbour Gateway Project (Blair’s Garden)
The Blair’s Garden team are going to pursue their research into funding for a gateway sculpture for the site on Victoria St. The sculpture is still to be designed but will be a figurative piece in stone. (The image below is in a harbour in Spain)
Dr Badger’s Memorial Seat
DSHNG is helping the Harbour Trust to get planning permission for a new stone bench in the Victoria Harbour to commemorate the work of RNLI’s Dr Badger, and the centenary of the Rotary Club.
A proposal has been made that we should apply for funding to tidy up the paving around the Fishermen’s Monument. There is a plan to integrate the re-limewashing of the monument when McArthur’s Store is recoated, probably next year.
|June 2, 2013|
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Dunbar has won its Seaside Award again this year – thanks to a lot of hard work by volunteers and East Lothian Council! We get our flag in June and will raise it on the 2nd of that month…..then we’re off to see what we can collect on the beach. Come and join us
2pm East Beach Dunbar 2 June 2013
We had a great meeting in May. Have a look at the minutes for news on the Coastlife Centre, thoughts on the Cuckoo Wrass, concerns about dangerous dogs and our contributions to Civic Week.
A diary of group events is included at the end of the minutes.
Josie Tweddle was one of the founder members of the Dunbar Shore and Harbour Neighbourhood Group and remained a loyal supporter of the Group’s activities. It was with profound sorrow we learned of her death last week.
Her funeral will be held at Dunbar’s Methodist Church at 11 o’clock on Thursday 25th April and all are welcome.
Members of the Neighbourhood Group have already helped with the Spring weeding of the flower bed outside Blair’s works and the wild flower garden beside Colvin Street. We are now just hoping for warmer weather!
Plans are being drawn up to see whether we can turn the area shown in the photo into more of a gateway to Dunbar Harbour. Please contact Ian Dale, Brian Cox or Kevin Heffernan if you are interested in helping with this project.
The Dunbar Harbour Development team
will hold a public meeting at 8pm on Tuesday 19 March at The Royal Mackintosh Hotel. All welcome.
POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE