Edinburgh’s Gold Award Entente Florale Europe 2014

There was a short photo call in the chamber today to celebrate the fact that Edinburgh council won the Gold Award in the European Competition for Towns and Villages in Bloom. This was the first time the capital had been invited to represent the UK in the contest, which assesses entries based on landscape and horticulture, environment and tourism and More...

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By Phyllis Stephen On Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014
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Calling foul on dog owners

The City of Edinburgh Council is calling on tougher laws to help crack down on the issue of dog fouling in the city. Time and again this comes up in residents’ surveys as a problem in many areas of the city. A More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014
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VIDEO – Building gets underway at Portobello

The new school at Portobello will take up a large part of the park bounded by Hope Lane, Park Avenue and Milton Road. Almost all of the trees planted at the beginning of this century in the middle of the park More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014
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Portobello High School – Building begins officially today

Portobello High School is a long awaited addition to the council’s school estate and today marks the beginning of the building process at Portobello Park. The Edinburgh Reporter is at the park waiting for More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Monday, October 13th, 2014
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Fixing our roads and streets is an ongoing task

The council has allocated revenue funding to Roads and Transport Services for this year of just over £7m which is about a third of what it will spend on the roads in the capital. It is almost a tenth of what the More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Friday, October 10th, 2014
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Easter Road residents petition the council over recycling

Leith ACORN members delivered a petition with over 500 signatures asking the Council to provide adequate refuse collection and recycling services in the Easter Road area. ACORN Leith is part of ACORN Scotland, More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Thursday, October 9th, 2014
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Council consultation on cycle route

The council would like to hear from you about their plans to improve the cycle route to link Marchmont with the university’s King’s Buildings which starts on the other side of the Meadows from our photograph. More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Thursday, October 9th, 2014
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Edinburgh joins European healthy ageing project

Councillor Cammy Day played host to members of an exclusive European project which promotes older people’s health who visited Edinburgh this week for the first time since the city joined its ranks. This year More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Wednesday, October 8th, 2014
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Book Week Scotland brings art to Stockbridge

Edinburgh’s Stockbridge Library has been selected as one of five libraries in Scotland to benefit from a new permanent artwork as part of Book Week Scotland 2014. The purpose of the installation, which More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Wednesday, October 8th, 2014
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Trams win a prize for the council

The Council has landed a prestigious industry accolade for ‘turning around’ the Edinburgh Tram project. At a special ceremony in London for the 2014 Light Rail Awards, Chief Executive Sue Bruce collected More...