Council continuing to take action on trade waste from businesses

The council has just issued five Fixed Penalty Notices of £200 each following inspection of just one communal bin on Bernard Street in Leith. This is part of an ongoing effort by the council and their compliance officers to identify any businesses who do not have trade waste collection contracts in place. In the case of the bin on Bernard Street More...

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By Phyllis Stephen On Friday, December 2nd, 2016
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Portobello High School declared officially open

The new 1400 pupil high school controversially built in Portobello Park was officially opened by the Lord Provost earlier today. He unveiled a plaque which will have pride of place in the new building. The moment More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Friday, December 2nd, 2016
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Caitlyn Vanbeck helps the Lord Provost launch the 2017 Burns Supper

THe Lord Provost the Rt Hon Donald Wilson is holding a Burns Supper in January 2017 to raise funds for OneCity Trust. X Factor’s Caitlyn Vanbeck sang at the launch and will be among the entertainers in January. Last More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Thursday, December 1st, 2016
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Lord Provost launching his Burns Supper this evening

The Lord Provost the Rt Hon Donald Wilson will hold a Burns Supper in January to raise funds for OneCity Trust and Caitlyn Vanbeck who took part in X Factor will sing at the official launch tonight. We spoke to More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Wednesday, November 30th, 2016
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Edinburgh Labour publish draft manifesto ahead of council elections

Earlier today Edinburgh Labour launched their new manifesto which they hope will take them to victory in 2017. For the last four years they have run the administration in the City Chambers in coalition with the More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Wednesday, November 30th, 2016
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Community council election will take place in the new year

A new community council in the Drylaw/Telford area was not set up after the recent community council elections, but since then twenty people raised a petition to establish a community council in the area. The More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Tuesday, November 29th, 2016
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Council recognises Good Neighbours

At the Good Neighbour awards last week the Lord Provost the Rt Hon Donald Wilson and Health Convener Cllr Joan Griffiths thanked those council tenants who support people living near them. The Lord Provost with Cllr More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Tuesday, November 29th, 2016
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Free outdoor wifi now available in city centre

The promise was that we would get free wifi in the city centre by Christmas. Now it seems that it is already here in time for St Andrews Day tomorrow. The service is called EdiFreeWiFi and it has been introduced More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Tuesday, November 29th, 2016
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Phase Two of the 20 mph zone to be rolled out from December

Cllr Lesley Hinds reminds you that phase two of the 20mph zone will be rolled out in December 2016 Councillor Lesley Hinds is Transport Convener for the City of Edinburgh Council and her biggest campaign this year More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Thursday, November 24th, 2016
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Council Leader confirms that libraries will be protected

The Leader of the City of Edinburgh Council,  Councillor Andrew Burns this morning denied recent press reports that the city’s libraries are going to close in light of cuts of over £6 million. He explained More...