Edinburgh to become dementia friendly

A new awareness campaign was launched today to highlight the stigma associated with dementia, and the little things we can all do to help. There are now almost 8,000 people in Edinburgh diagnosed with dementia and this figure is set to increase by two thirds in the next 20 years. Devised in conjunction with Edinburgh residents who have dementia and More...

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By Phyllis Stephen On Saturday, February 14th, 2015

Council sets budget with £22m savings for 2015-16

The council met on Thursday to approve its spending for the next financial year. The amount of money makes up the revenue budget is £949m which is funded by government grants and business rates, while the remaining More...

By Lorna Frost On Wednesday, February 11th, 2015

Community Opposition to Council Austerity Budget

Edinburgh residents want to persuade the Council that this year’s budget will have a bad effect on services and job. There will be a lobby of the Council outside the City Chambers from 8.30 am until 9.45am More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Wednesday, February 11th, 2015

Digital Sentinel becomes third pilot in council’s news scheme

  The council’s Communities and Neighbourhoods committee agreed on Tuesday to approve the final tranche of the sum of £50,000 set aside for local news pilot schemes to a third project. Although the initial More...

By John Hislop On Wednesday, February 11th, 2015

Council welcomes commitment to improve Edinburgh’s roads

Utility company Scottish Water has pledged to commit extra resources to helping improve the condition of Edinburgh’s roads and streets. Following discussions with the City of Edinburgh Council, the water and More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Friday, February 6th, 2015

What will the council spend £1bn on next year?

Although there will no doubt be challenges from across the City Chamber next Thursday the Capital Coalition have published their proposals for the way they will spend the council’s £1bn budget over the More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Thursday, February 5th, 2015

Settlement of claims by Mortonhall parents now agreed

As we advised you last week the council negotiated an agreement with the firm of solicitors who are representing some of the affected families whose babies were cremated at Mortonhall Crematorium in the last 30 More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Thursday, February 5th, 2015

TERLive! The City of Edinburgh Council meeting 5 February 2015

The City of Edinburgh Council meets today in one of two meetings this month of the full council. This first is the usual business of the council whereas the meeting to be held next week on 12 February 2015 is devoted More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Wednesday, February 4th, 2015

Edinburgh to be a Living Wage city

The City of Edinburgh Council and Heart of Midlothian Football Club are holding a Business Breakfast this morning at Tynecastle Stadium. Edinburgh is being promoted as a Living Wage city at the event by the council More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015

The Princess Royal visits Firrhill Technology Hub

The Lord Lieutenant of Edinburgh the Rt Hon Donald Wilson  and the Council’s Health Convener, Councillor Ricky Henderson welcomed The Princess Royal to Firrhill Technology Hub for a tour of the facilities.  The More...