Review of Community Council Scheme – Questionnaire

(adapted from an email from Edinburgh Council)

The City of Edinburgh Council is currently considering carrying out a statutory consultation on a revised Scheme for Community Councils. The Scheme_for_Community_Councils is the key document establishing governance, relationship with the Council and procedural rules for community councils in Edinburgh.

The current Scheme for Community Councils was approved by the City of Edinburgh Council in 2013. A number of areas have been identified where the current Scheme does not provide sufficient clarity or guidance. A formal review is therefore proposed in order to strengthen the community council governance and decision making framework by building upon the existing document. A final decision on whether to proceed to statutory consultation will be taken by Councillors in February 2019.

Key stakeholders are asked to complete the questionnaire (linked below) to help formulate proposals:

https://consultationhub.edinburgh.gov.uk/ce/d19b4e28

If you have any questions regarding the questionnaire or require a hard copy please contact Ross Murray on community.councils@edinburgh.gov.uk.

Ross A Murray  | Governance Officer | Strategy & Communications Division | Chief Executive | City of Edinburgh Council | Business Centre 2.1  |  4 East Market Street, Edinburgh | email Ross.murray@edinburgh.gov.uk

Edinburgh City Archives Consultation

(adapted from an email from Edinburgh Council)

We’re in the process of a consultation to determine how the people and groups of Edinburgh may want to engage with Edinburgh City Archives, and what should be added to our collections in the future. We appreciate that it’s a busy time of year, but we’re reaching out to encourage more responses from across the city to ensure that the diversity of the city is reflected within our future collections. We want our collections to fairly reflect the city.

If you would like to take part in this consultation, please follow this link: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/VLWPC5R

The consultation will remain open until the end of December 2018. If you would like to participate but cannot respond by the end of December, please contact Edinburgh City Archives via the contact details below.

Ashleigh Thompson

Ashleigh Thompson | Records & Archives Officer | Information Governance Unit | Strategy & Insight Division| Chief Executive | The City of Edinburgh Council | Edinburgh City Archives, Level 1, City Chambers, Edinburgh, EH1 1YJ |(0131 529 4015 | ashleigh.thompson@edinburgh.gov.uk | Web: www.edinburgh.gov.uk

Winter Care Shelter Information: December 2018

(adapted from an email from Bethany Christian Trust, sent via Police Scotland)

The Care Shelter this winter opened on 24 September and runs through until 5 May 2019.  The first few weeks have been really busy with an average of 52 people attending per night.  Please see below the December 2018.

Click the graphic to see the full-size PDF.

 

Tourist Tax consultation

(adapted from an email from Edinburgh Council)

Edinburgh Council is running a formal consultation concerning the best possible arrangements for introducing a Transient Visitor Levy (TVL) / Tourist tax in the city.

If you have not already done so, we would appreciate if you could take the time to complete the online Edinburgh TVL consultation survey.

In addition to the online survey the council is planning to host three further consultation events for residents. These will be held at Waverley Court on:

  • Monday 3 December 2018:- 6pm 7:30pm
  • Tuesday 4 December 2018:- 6pm to 7:30pm
  • Wednesday 5 December 2018:- 2pm to 3:30pm

Edinburgh Council has also been conducting round table events with its industry partners. These took place throughout November.

Local events fund – apply now!

(adapted from an email from Edinburgh Council)

£20,000 has been allocated to the North East Locality for the promotion of local cultural and artistic events to take place in 2019. The North East Locality covers the Craigentinny/Duddingston, Portobello/Craigmillar, and Leith Neighbourhood Partnership areas, so if you are interested in hosting events or activities in, for example, Lochend, Restalrig, Joppa, Niddrie – or anywhere in between – have a look at the:

  • guidelines
  • additional information
  • application form

on the NE pages of the NP website.

Deadline date: Friday 21 December 2018, 12 noon

Please read the guidelines and additional information carefully and also refer to the Locality Improvement Plan  and / or its summary document (see landing page of the Neighbourhood Partnerships).

If you would like to talk to someone regarding a potential idea please contact Birgit Harris on 0131 469 5489 or at birgit.harris@ea.edin.sch.uk

If you would like advice regarding an…

View original post 55 more words

Art outside the (police) box – because art doesn’t have to be in a gallery

(adapted from an email from Leith Walk police box)

What? A grass roots public art programme. Panels with artwork from local artists, schools & photographers create a changing display of art work on the street.  Your original artwork could be here on the side of this former policebox.

Where? On the outside of Leith walk policebox.

When? August 2018 to August 2019

Why? Public art is free and accessible to all. Art in public places makes people feel connected to each other and proud of their neighbourhood. A piece of art can lift your mood and make your day.

Who?Do you want to get involved? Be part of the Edinburgh tool library team installing the works. Or have your original artwork displayed. We will be holding an open competition in 2019 and welcome original art from anybody. You do not have to be an artist. Find out more at www.leithwalkpolicebox.com.