Welcome

Moorfoot Community Council represents Borthwick, Carrington, North Middleton & Temple, together with the surrounding landward area up to the Moorfoot hills. Important NEWS: Please scroll down this page, to see information on recent events and consultations, especially those that are open for comment where you can make your voice heard. The Community Councillors need yourContinue reading “Welcome”

Moorfoot Neighbourhood Plan

The Moorfoot Neighbourhood Plan is being developed through discussions with local groups across the region. Currently in its draft stages, the document identifies themes for areas of support relevant to preserving as well as enhancing the rural qualities of the local Moorfoot communities. Ideas for improvement and steps to achieve those aims are timetabled withinContinue reading “Moorfoot Neighbourhood Plan”

Moorfoot Farm Woodland Creation Proposal

Wednesday 11th April 4:00 – 7:30 pm at CARRINGTON VILLAGE HALL INFORMAL DROP-IN and PRESENTATION The Community Council has been approached by Rosebery Estates with a proposal to create a new forestry plantation of approximately 185 hectares on a 340 hectare site in the Hog and Cotley Hills, southwest of Gladhouse Reservoir. The proposal isContinue reading “Moorfoot Farm Woodland Creation Proposal”

Community Litter Pick

Saturday 24th March 2018 at 2 pm Starting at Temple Village Hall members of Moorfoot Primary School and their families will walk to Gladhouse Reservoir, where hot chocolate and refreshments will be served. Younger walkers can start later at the T-junction with Toxside crossroads. Pupils at Moorfoot Primary have noticed a local problem with litterContinue reading “Community Litter Pick”

How to submit comments before 18 May 2017 on the Miller Homes proposed development at North Middleton, Borthwick Castle Road

Make sure your voice is heard as a resident of Moorfoot, especially if you live, work, use the school or have other connections with North Middleton and Borthwick as the proposed development will affect you most.   If you would like to make a comment on the application, you can do it in several ways. Continue reading “How to submit comments before 18 May 2017 on the Miller Homes proposed development at North Middleton, Borthwick Castle Road”

May 2017: Summary of Public Meeting at North Middleton regarding plans for a large housing development of two storey houses on a greenfield site on the Borthwick Castle Road.

Miller Homes proposed housing development, Borthwick Castle Road, North Middleton Note of Public Meeting with Miller Homes, North Middleton Village Hall Thursday 11th May 2017   Moorfoot Community Council called this meeting to facilitate discussion about the proposed building of 34 houses, 29 private and 5 affordable, on a green field site opposite Moorfoot PrimaryContinue reading “May 2017: Summary of Public Meeting at North Middleton regarding plans for a large housing development of two storey houses on a greenfield site on the Borthwick Castle Road.”

3rd May 7pm – 9pm Meeting at Carrington Village Hall

Moorfoot Community Council monthly meeting Wed 3rd May, 7 – 9pm Carrington Village Hall.   Moorfoot Community Council would like to meet you!  To make this easier, we are holding meetings in different village halls. This month we are meeting on 3rd May at Carrington Village Hall. Last month we met at Temple Village Hall.Continue reading “3rd May 7pm – 9pm Meeting at Carrington Village Hall”

Join Your Community Council

Moorfoot Community Council Elections Community Councils are required to hold elections for their Councillors every three years.  Elections to Moorfoot Community Council are being held on 5th April this year.  There are at least six and up to twelve Community Councillor positions to be filled.  An election will only be held if the number ofContinue reading “Join Your Community Council”

Vote on Community Council Boundary Changes

Following the Consultation period   You can now VOTE whether to accept the proposed boundary changes for Moorfoot and Gorebridge Community councils.   1st March N Middleton Village Hall 7pm     Gorebridge and Moorfoot Community Councils have agreed unanimously that the Taylor Wimpy housing estate under construction at Harvieston and the planned Redheugh housingContinue reading “Vote on Community Council Boundary Changes”

Community Council Boundary Changes

Community Consultation At a meeting between Gorebridge and Moorfoot Community Councils it was agreed unanimously by both Community Councils that Community Council boundary changes might be sensible. This change would allow the Taylor Wimpy housing estate and the planned Redheugh housing development to be transferred from Moorfoot Community Council to Gorebridge Community Council. Residents inContinue reading “Community Council Boundary Changes”

community broadband proposals for moorfoot area

Please download this PDF file for information about the potential options for improving broadband in areas of Moorfoot where speeds are currently slow.  (in Windows, right click on the link and then ‘save link as’ to download it to your computer.) Broadband briefing for MCC meeting 3-8-16 The meeting is on Wed 3rd August 2016Continue reading “community broadband proposals for moorfoot area”

Celebrate Fund – grant for one off events.

Information from Midlothian Council about a grant supporting events that bring your community together.   See information below about ‘Celebrate’ funding, for one-off events.  I will draw your attention to the fact that it is first come, first served until the money is gone.  If you have a good quality project in mind, don’t delay!Continue reading “Celebrate Fund – grant for one off events.”

Middleton Quarry Planning Application and MCC response

The official planning application has been submitted to Midlothian Council and is open for comments by the public until about 21st August – though they say they could accept comments beyond that, depending on when the case officer writes the report. But to be certain, it is best to get your comments in by 21stContinue reading “Middleton Quarry Planning Application and MCC response”

Community Micro-Grants

Do you run a small group or club in the Moorfoot Community Council Area? Do you need funding for a small project? Moorfoot Community Council can now offer small grants to help you. Moorfoot Community Council Micro-Grants are awarded 3 times yearly to groups in the Moorfoot area to benefit the Moorfoot Community. These grantsContinue reading “Community Micro-Grants”