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Council launches events for the Year of Young People 2018

Giving young people the opportunity to influence decisions that affect their lives is a key theme as the City of Edinburgh Council had their own launch for the events to be held during the Year of Young People 2018. A special reception, held at the City Chambers on Thursday night was opened by Councillor Alison Dickie, Vice-Convener of Education, Children More...

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By ProfScottThinks On Friday, January 19th, 2018

Edinburgh Councillor blogs – Councillor Scott Arthur

Cllr Scott Arthur is the Labour councillor for the Colinton/Fairmilehead Ward. Here he writes for us about the council’s plans to review schools in the west and south west of the city: It is a recognised More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Thursday, January 18th, 2018

Redesigned Picardy Place to have more public areas

The council is to put forward a revised plan for the new look Picardy Place to a special meeting of the Transport Committee due to convene on 25 January 2018.  They hope that the reconfiguration will provide for More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Tuesday, January 16th, 2018

Council will keep city moving in bad weather

The City of Edinburgh Council says it will  keep the city moving throughout the wintry conditions forecast this week. With freezing temperatures, snow and ice expected, plans are underway to minimise any resulting More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Monday, January 15th, 2018

Time to turn to George Street – drop in event tomorrow

Residents, businesses and other interested parties are being given the opportunity to help shape the future design for George Street and the surrounding area at a drop in event tomorrow. Design consultants WYG More...

By ProfScottThinks On Sunday, January 14th, 2018

Councillor Scott Arthur – some views on Edinburgh’s budget preparations

Cllr Scott Arthur is the Labour councillor who represents the Colinton/Fairmilehead Ward. Here he shares his views on the council budget process. The council will meet in February to agree the terms of the budget More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Saturday, January 13th, 2018

Economy Strategy for Edinburgh will tackle poverty

An Economy Strategy to build on Edinburgh’s success to tackle inequality and poverty in the Capital, was published by the City of Edinburgh Council today. The draft strategy, which will be considered by councillors More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Friday, January 12th, 2018

Tourist tax….the discussion continues

  Although many cities in Europe have decided to impose a transient visitor levy or the so-called ‘tourist tax’, Edinburgh has not yet taken that step, and according to the British Hospitality More...

By admin On Saturday, January 6th, 2018

Opinion – Education Convener has his say on the schools review

Cllr Ian Perry Education Convener by Councillor Ian Perry who is the Education Convener at The City of Edinburgh Council. The council announced plans in November of ways that they would look at dealing with an increased More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Wednesday, December 20th, 2017

Council will discuss sporting and community facilities in the west and southwest of the city

The City of Edinburgh Council has confirmed that continuing to provide sporting and community facilities for the west and south west of Edinburgh is a key part of the ongoing review of schools in the area.   Feedback More...

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