Edinburgh councillor blogs – Councillor Maureen Child

Councillor Maureen Child is the councillor for Portobello/Craigmillar. She writes about all the news she has gathered from her Ward. Dear All It’s just 10 days to go until the new Portobello High School gets handed over to prepare for the school community to come back to after their October break.  Two young people from Porty High, Pippa Watson More...

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By Phyllis Stephen On Thursday, September 29th, 2016
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Health Matters has funding available now for SW Edinburgh

The council has set aside a pot of £40,000 to be paid to projects in south west Edinburgh which might improve people’s health. Health Matters will welcome applications that focus on health, health promotion, More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Thursday, September 29th, 2016
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Five things you need to know today

Council Finance and Resources Committee meets today   Today we want you to tell you about a few of the key points concerning the council’s finances some of which will be discussed at this morning’s More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Wednesday, September 21st, 2016
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Councillor Lunn asks you to get involved in discussion on open spaces

Councillor Alex Lunn is the councillor for Craigentinny/Duddingston. He is anxious that Edinburgh residents get involved with the discussion over open spaces across Edinburgh. “If you care about open space More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Wednesday, September 21st, 2016
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Help find a new home for the Portobello High School mural

Art teacher Helen G S Forde retired from Portobello High School 12 years ago but she returned to the school today to lend her voice to the growing call for a new home for the mural she created. She told The Edinburgh More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Wednesday, September 21st, 2016
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New lighting for the Scott Monument

The City of Edinburgh Council has fitted new lighting on the Scott Monument, completed in time for the anniversary of Scott’s death today, and which will light up the Gothic spire every night. There was More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Tuesday, September 20th, 2016
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Community councils – last chance to get involved!

Community councils are asking for members to nominate themselves again, or for new members to join their ranks. The nomination process ends on 26 September 2016 so you are advised to get your skates on. There More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Saturday, September 17th, 2016
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City Region Deal still firmly on the horizon

The City Deal for Edinburgh and the surrounding area is a big deal. It could bring as much as £1-2 billion into the region’s economy, if and when it goes ahead. And the emphasis is on when according to council More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Thursday, September 15th, 2016
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Bins will ‘feel the need’ to be emptied

No it’s not April, but you may think the silly season is upon us all the same. The council have just told us that they have installed new technology in 300 litter bins which will sense when they are almost More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Wednesday, September 14th, 2016
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Edinburgh to have five more councillors from next year

Whether or not it was following a reminder from the Conservative Party at the end of last week or not, the Scottish Government has today announced that it agrees the suggested new boundaries for council ward boundaries. More...