Green councillor to step down in Leith Walk ward

News has just broken this morning that Green councillor Maggie Chapman, Green councillor for Leith Walk ward is to step down meaning that there will be one by-election for the two vacancies in September. The other vacancy has been brought about by Councillor Brock’s resignation following her election to Westminster. Councillor Chapman will use More...

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By Phyllis Stephen On Wednesday, June 24th, 2015
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Leith Walk By-election to be held in September

As we explained yesterday evening, Councillor Deidre Brock has handed in her resignation to the Chief Executive of the City of Edinburgh Council following her election to Westminster. A by-election will be held More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Wednesday, June 24th, 2015
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Fifty years of twinning with Florence

The Lord Provost is off to Florence for a day or two to celebrate 50 years of Scotland’s Capital and Florence being ‘twinned’. Accompanied by chef Paul Wedgwood and Makar, Christine de Luca he is hoping to More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Tuesday, June 23rd, 2015
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SNP Councillor stepping down

SNP Councillor Deidre Brock is now an elected MP and so it is little surprise that she has tonight announced that she will now be stepping down from her position at the city council. She already relinquished her More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Wednesday, June 3rd, 2015
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New campus at James Gillespie’s now open

The Education Convener Councillor Paul Godzik was accompanied by Dr Alasdair Allan Minister for Learning, Science and Scotland’s Languages at the official opening ceremony of what is said to be one of the More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Tuesday, June 2nd, 2015
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New housing at Shortbread Court opened today

A new affordable housing development in Granton has been opened by the Council’s Housing Convener Councillor Cammy Day. There are 27 homes in the development which was built by Queensberry Properties Ltd More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Tuesday, June 2nd, 2015
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Two Edinburgh charities get the Queen’s Award

Two charities that support elderly residents in Edinburgh have had their work recognised by Her Majesty the Queen. Capital-based Duddingston Kirk Lunch Club and LifeCare Edinburgh been honoured with the Queen’s More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Friday, May 29th, 2015
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Edinburgh Councillor blogs – Maureen Child

Councillor Maureen Child who represents Craigentinny and Portobello gives us her weekly rundown of events that are taking place in and around Portobello in the next week. The Portobello Market returns on June More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Friday, May 29th, 2015
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Council to use Facebook to recruit new foster carers

A Question and Answer session on Facebook is the latest initiative by the City of Edinburgh Council to recruit more foster carers. This will be the first time the Council has used the social media tool in a bid More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Friday, May 29th, 2015
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New appointment to council Transport Committee

Following a ‘reshuffle’ within the Edinburgh Council Conservative Group, Councillor Nick Cook has been appointed as new Conservative Group Spokesman for Transport and Environment. His appointment as More...