Tag archive for ‘The City of Edinburgh Council’
By Phyllis Stephen On Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017
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Edinburgh People Survey 2017

According to the latest Edinburgh People Survey capital residents remain happy with life here. This is the largest survey of its kind in the UK, and the council depends upon it to form policy and make decisions. More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Monday, March 20th, 2017
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Protest to council about investment policy

Local campaign groups Divest Lothian and People and Planet Edinburgh protested outside the City Chambers today about the Council’s investment in fossil fuel companies. A report published by Friends of the More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Saturday, March 18th, 2017
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Photographers do their best to Capture Edinburgh

David Tomlins At the City Art Centre there will be a major exhibition of photographs this summer following the recent Capture Edinburgh photography competition. From a field of almost 400 entries six have been More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Saturday, March 18th, 2017
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Council claims recycling rates are on the rise

The City of Edinburgh Council says that recycling rates are climbing after new policies which they have introduced. Recycling has been made simpler in the last two years, by allowing all recycling to go into one More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Wednesday, March 15th, 2017
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Determined moves by council to minimise street clutter

The council are set to declare war on A boards. These are the collapsible advertising boards which some traders set on the pavement outside their premises. Councillors believe that a new strategy is needed to More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Wednesday, March 15th, 2017
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Council on course to improve roads and pavements next year

The council is about to embark on a major spending spree to repair roads, pavements and other infrastructure in the city in the next year. In the budget just approved in February an additional £5 million, split More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Monday, March 13th, 2017
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Commonwealth Day – the flag is now flying above the City Chambers

L-R Cllr Elaine Aitken, Cllr Cameron Rose, The Lord Provost and Cllr Marion Donaldson at the raising of the flag on Monday morning At 10am precisely The Lord Provost the Rt Hon Donald Wilson raised the Commonwealth More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Thursday, March 9th, 2017
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Deputy Council Leader muses on the Spring 2017 budget

The recent Scottish Government budget, despite supporting local  services and expanding the living wage coverage, was lambasted by the Conservative party in Scotland as creating a situation whereby citizens in More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Monday, March 6th, 2017
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Scottish Greens launch biggest ever council campaign

  This morning co-convenors of the Scottish Greens former Leith councillor Maggie Chapman and Patrick Harvie MSP launched the party’s biggest ever council campaign at the Remakery on Leith Walk. There More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Friday, March 3rd, 2017
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Ken Buchanan receives the Edinburgh Award

Former Undisputed World Lightweight Champion Boxer Ken Buchanan MBE was presented this evening with the prestigious Edinburgh Award 2016. At The City Chambers there was a very nice touch as The Lord Provost More...