Tag archive for ‘The City of Edinburgh Council’
By Phyllis Stephen On Friday, June 23rd, 2017

Conservatives name Cook to continue as Transport spokesman

The Conservative Group on the City of Edinburgh Council missed out on leading the new administration by only one elected member.  Undaunted they  intend to be a strong opposition and have appointed their More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Friday, June 16th, 2017

Council coalition deal signed this morning

Following last month’s council elections we were told that the biggest group, the SNP with 19 councillors, had agreed a coalition deal with the Labour Group of 12 councillors. It has taken five weeks to sign More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Thursday, June 15th, 2017

We have a council in Edinburgh – finally

Tonight the deal between the SNP who have more councillors than any other political group on the council and the Labour Group, whose political ideals are most in tune with them, has been agreed. This is to  some More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Thursday, June 1st, 2017

Work to begin on restoring the Ross Fountain

The fabulous golden Ross Fountain will be taken to bits this summer and ten put back together again by next spring. The A-listed cast iron fountain was made in France and donated to the city by gunsmith Daniel More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Monday, May 29th, 2017

Council trialling robotic lawnmowers

  The City of Edinburgh Council is trialling some robotic lawnmowers on some of the grassy areas it maintains along with manufacturers Husqvarna. Over the next few weeks they will be operating the remotely More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Friday, May 26th, 2017

Former Lord Provost is running the Edinburgh Marathon

After what seems to have been a marathon five years as Lord Provost, Councillor Donald Wilson is running the Edinburgh Marathon this Sunday. You can support him through JustGiving, the link is below. Here he looks More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Thursday, May 25th, 2017

Still no leadership at the City Chambers

View from the City Chambers At this morning’s council meeting some convenership posts and appointments to outside bodies were approved, but there is still no Council Leader or policies to follow. Two motions More...

By Nigel Duncan On Wednesday, May 24th, 2017

Whisper it, wheely good news for Capital quiet zones

The City of Edinburgh Council has been awarded funding to continue the improvements of the Quiet Routes network. The network, which is based on the Council’s Active Travel Action Plan, will create a series of More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017

Edinburgh councillor blogs – Councillor Maureen Child

Even though we don’t yet know the political make up of the administration, or who will take up all the conveners’ posts, for Councillor Maureen Child it is business as usual. Here she writes from the More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Monday, May 22nd, 2017

When will we have a new council in Edinburgh?

  At today’s Scottish Labour manifesto launch we asked the Labour leader Kezia Dugdale about whether it was her and the executive who are delaying approval of the proposed SNP/Labour coalition. This More...