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Wildlife Awareness Information Materials (10/03/2018)
Milesmark & Baldridge Community Council in Dunfermline have produced a simple to use Wildlife Information Leaflet and Poster which aims to encourage local people to help Wildlife. (See more)

Community asset transfer and ownership and the role of Community Councils

As the Community Ownership Support Service (COSS), a Scottish Government-funded programme rolled out by the Development Trusts Association for Scotland (DTAS), we offer support on all aspects of asset transfer and community ownership to community bodies and relevant authorities. This can range from face-to-face support to running training and networking events, as well as providing a range of written resources and useful downloads on our website….. See more

Stronger North public meeting 03 Aug 2017 

StrongerNorth#Stronger North : It’s a joint effort by Police Scotland and its partners to tackle criminality and anti-social behaviour in North Edinburgh through the Stronger North initiative.You can find more localised updates from #Stronger North via Facebook page (click here). Next public meeting will take place on at North Edinburgh Arts on Thursday 3 August at 10am. The meeting will provide an opportunity for the StrongerNorth Silver group to update you on partner activities designed to address ongoing criminal and anti-social behaviour in North Edinburgh. Recent update from police Scotland (see more)

Neighbourhood Partnership public meeting 15 Aug 2017

Public Meeting: Forth Neighbourhood Parnership
When: Tuesday 15 August 2017, 6.30-8.30pm
Where: Royston Wardieburn Community Centreforthnp20logo
Neighbourhood Partnership meetings are open to the public, so take the opportunity to hear discussions and decisions about Local Community Grant Fund applications, North West Locality Improvement Planning, participate in the popular ‘question time’ session and more. (See details)

Edinburgh Airport: Changes of Flight Paths consultation Phase 2189267-edinburgh-airport-logo-on-airport-building-june-2013

Edinburgh airport has lunched a consultation on change of flight paths over Edinburgh. First phase of the consultation has completed last year. The second phase of the consultation has been launched recently. They are keen to speak/meet any community groups interested on this. For more information about on going consultation please visit . To take part on the survey visit:

Consultation on the future of the Scottish planning system

scottish-governmentThe Scottish Government is consulting  on proposals to change the planning system. Scottish Government would like to hear  on 20 proposals for improving the planning system. To help on respond to this consultation, government has set out a key question for each of the four areas of proposed change. GDCC encourages residents with concerns about the current system and tell the government what you think.  There are many events will be taking place around Edinburgh to discuss about this. GDCC will take part and make contribution to these discussions. Responses to this consultation are invited by 4th April 2017. Find more details about the consultation. 

20 mph speed limit to go live in North Edinburgh

20mph_facts_dp_369x179Phase 2 of the rollout of a 20mph speed limit on all residential, shopping and  streets across the North Edinburgh (includes most of the Granton & District Community Council boundary) goes live on Tuesday 28 February 2017,  when a Traffic Regulation Order formalising the reduction in the speed limit comes into force. View the map of 20mph area. Find more information about 20mph in Edinburgh

Changes to garden waste collections from March 2017

c4ypl8ww8aarktkCollections of garden waste will be changing for residents across Edinburgh from March.
Brown bins will now be collected by the City of Edinburgh Council once every three weeks all year round, instead of every two weeks in the summer and four weeks in the winter.
The change will result in more consistent collections throughout the year, and was agreed as part of last year’s budget in order to enable the service to continue running despite increasing financial pressures. See more information.

Drylaw Telford Community Council are to re-establish !

community_council_logo_scottish_governmentNEN (7 January 2017): Edinburgh held the triennial community council elections last autumn, but Drylaw Telford was one of the neighbourhoods that failed to receive the minimum number of nominations required to be established. An attempt is now being made to rectify this and to re-establish Drylaw Telford Community Council once again… (Read more)

2050 Edinburgh City Vision2050-city-vision-banner

Edinburgh City Vision -Join the conversation: Edinburgh needs an ambitious vision; one that we can all understand and buy into. This is why the city is embarking on a project to develop a vision for 2050. To help us build this vision for Edinburgh, tell us about your vision for:
– Edinburgh’s people: you, your family and your community
– Edinburgh’s economy: your job, your business and your money
– Edinburgh’s environment: your home, your street and your planet
Be part of the conversation – give us your answer to three simple questions:
– What is great about Edinburgh as a city in 2016?
– What could be better?
– What should Edinburgh be like in 2050?
See more information

Massive Consultation -Granton & District Community Council 


Elected members of Granton & District Community Council

24/11/2014: The volunteers of Granton and District Community Council tonight (Monday 24 November)announced a massive local consultation across their community in response to the current City Council budget plans. Chairman Fred Marinello stated: “Its all very well the council inviting people to go ‘on line’ and play at being a banker or financier.  Many of the people in our community can’t afford expensive technology and some – particularly the elderly don’t want to use it. That is why we are having a day long ‘drop in’ day – plus a dedicated telephone contact so that they can tell or text us what they think. This is an inclusive approach – and what we are all about”. The volunteers are going to go door to door across the community to advertise the event and the contact details. Community Council volunteers will be at Royston & Wardieburn Community Centre from 10am – 7pm on Tuesday 9 December.  People will be able to put their views on the budget cuts and these will be forwarded in bulk to the council. Telephone ‘hot line’ for comments 07973321970

Big Announcement at Community Council meeting at Royston & Wardieburn Centre – 7pm

24/11/2014: Publicity on the meeting of 18 November on traffic dangers on Lower Granton Road: See more on NEN report

Budget cut and likely impact ?

This is at the bottom of Granton Crescent Park. Mattress, trolly, rubbish on the pavement, cans and other rubbish scattered on the pathway leading into the park.  Is this what we can look forward to if the budget cuts happen?  Granton & District Community Council out and about.

Community Council Supporting local residents:

18 Nov 2014: There was a public meeting that was called (we found out by chance and went along) for tonight for people who live on or near Lower Granton Road.  The reason for the meeting was for residents and others to put their view on the main issues – and possible solutions. There was plenty of dialogue with the main issues being – traffic volume, speed, difficulty crossing the road – including Granton Square – parking, lighting, cyclists on pavement due to the problem of cycling on the road, noise, accidents and making the area a great place to live (with a great beach in the area for example). Table groups were asked to put up their ideas on what could be done – from short term measures – introduction of 20mph to a total re-think of the road as an arterial road – to closure and one way. The council will come back directly to all those interested. We have been supporting the locals in the campaign to have the road speed limit cut to 20 mph.
It does occur to me that there requires to be a more holistic approach to traffic management in this whole area – so that anything that relieves Lower Granton Road does not move the issue elsewhere in the area.

Working with Pilton Community Health Project – winning ‘walk group’ of the year at Scottish Parliament on 4 November 2014 16422_781090571953753_4794181988635530610_n