Friends of Pilrig Park speaks out against ‘Ladyboys in the park’

Nick Gardner, chair of Friends of Pilrig Park, expressed concerns over the popular Ladyboys of Bangkok show taking up residence in August, after Greens councillor Susan Rae spoke out last week.

Read more at: https://www.edinburghnews.scotsman.com/news/entertainment/pilrig-community-group-blast-plan-for-ladyboys-of-bangkok-in-edinburgh-park-1-4863239

This follows on from Councillor Susan Rae‘s criticisms, also reported in the Edinburgh Evening News.

Edinburgh Council’s 2019/20 budget – more consultation

(adapted from an email from Edinburgh Council. LCCC has not (yet) decided its view on Edinburgh Council’s budget work, so this post is purely for information.)

Thanks to everyone who gave us feedback at the end of last year on developing a four-year plan to meet the changing demands of our city and its services and completed our budget planner. You can read the feedback here.

Since then we have done further work on how we can continue to deliver services, while balancing our budgets for next year and beyond. However, we need to save more money in 2019/20 than we had originally anticipated and so want to hear from your Community Council and people in your area again.

No decisions have been taken yet and councillors will consider these proposals at the Council’s budget meeting on 21 February.

Please complete our online survey by Monday 11 February and share this link widely.

Ross A Murray  | Governance Officer | Strategy & Communications Division | Chief Executive | City of Edinburgh Council | Business Centre 2.1  |  4 East Market Street, Edinburgh | Tel  0131 469 3870 | email Ross.murray@edinburgh.gov.uk

Community Councils Together on Trams/Trams Team meeting, 29 November 2018

Minutes of the Community Councils Together on Trams/Trams Team meeting, held in Leith Community Education Centre on Thursday 29 November at 5:30pm

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£eithChooses: support sessions dates, application deadline

Groups and people wishing to apply for £eithChooses2018-19 funding are welcome to come to drop-in support sessions:

  • Tuesday 8 January 2019, 1pm to 5:30pm, at McDonald Road Library
  • Thursday 10th January 2019, 3pm to 5pm, atLeith Library
  • Tuesday 15 January2019, 3pm to 8pm, at McDonald Road Library

Get your application forms and guidance from either http://www.leithchooses.net/forms or the Leith Neighbourhood Partnership website.

Deadline for applications is Monday 21 January.

Click the graphic for what it’s all about!

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