Campaigners delighted with planning appeal

The residents of Allan Park are delighted that the Scottish Ministers have refused an appeal by a nursing home developer to demolish a 1930s bungalow to form an access to his development. Gail Redpath who led the campaign said: ” I would say that we are delighted with the Scottish Reporter’s decision. After fighting this planning application More...

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By Phyllis Stephen On Friday, April 29th, 2016
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Edinburgh Greens want you to come and have a party in Southside

Green councillor, Melanie Main heralds a step up for people-controlled budgets This weekend South Centra£ Decides takes place at the Methodist Church on Nicolson Square. Councillor Main and all the members of the More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Thursday, April 28th, 2016
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Greens repeat demand for inquiry into schools closure

At the first meeting of Edinburgh City Council since 17 schools were closed following the discovery of building defects, Green councillors say a clear commitment to an independent inquiry is needed to rebuild More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Monday, April 25th, 2016
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School reorganisations continue

The City of Edinburgh Council has confirmed new arrangements for some pupils affected by the recent school closures which the council says will improve the contingency arrangements for some pupils. The P6 and P7 More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Tuesday, April 19th, 2016
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Edinburgh Councillor blogs – Councillor Jim Orr

by Councillor Jim Orr who is the Independent councillor for Southside Newington Ward One of the most interesting areas of the Southside Newington Ward is Dumbiedykes.  Historically a council estate, it now seems More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Thursday, April 14th, 2016
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Edinburgh Schools Closure – some facts and figures

In the maelstrom of school closures and rumour and supposition it is perhaps a little difficult to identify the hard facts. We have looked for at least some factual evidence and the article which follows is a More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Thursday, April 14th, 2016
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Edinburgh Schools Closures updates – All primary school pupils now have alternative plans

The City of Edinburgh Council has just announced that arrangements have been made for all primary pupils affected by school closures to attend classes somewhere appropriate even if it is not their own school. This More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Thursday, April 14th, 2016
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Edinburgh Councillor Blogs – Melanie Main on schools closures

Cllr Melanie Main Green Group councillor Melanie Main spoke out for an inquiry during the Corporate Policy and Strategy meeting earlier this week which included discussion of an emergency motion on the closure More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Wednesday, April 13th, 2016
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Edinburgh Schools Closures updates – Drummond Community High School and Royal High

The council has updated its contingency arrangements for those pupils affected by the closure of 17 schools across the city with plans for pupils at Drummond Community High School and The Royal High School. Drummond More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Wednesday, April 13th, 2016
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Edinburgh School closures – Council offer help with free school meals

Free school meals are available as a part of the package to place pupils in alternative accommodation while their schools are closed. But the council have also explained that another kind of financial help is available More...