Lib Dem candidate for the City Centre, Iain Coleman has welcomed news on The Royal Mile Project. As part of the Project, the Council held a design workshop in mid-January to look at the many issues facing this world-renowned street. The event featured presentations from Diarmaid Lawlor (Head of Urbanism, Architecture + Design Scotland) and James […]
Following the signing of a settlement agreement with the contractors in September, works on the tram project resumed across the city. While ...
A key priority for the Lib Dems in the Council is to deliver more affordable homes. Around 1,600 affordable homes are needed ...
Health and Social Care, at the Council have produced a series of DVDs which tell the stories of people who receive Direct ...
The Waterfront and Leith Area Development Framework has recently been approved by Planning Committee. This framework is an intermediate between the current ...
On Monday 2 January 8.62 tonnes of food waste was collected from 45,000 households who receive a kerbside collection. A typical Monday food waste collection is normally in the region of 6 tonnes. Food waste collections will be rolled out across the city this year.
Anyone who has passed through Craigmillar recently will have seen real progress in the construction of the new East Neighbourhood Office and Library. This building is contributing greatly to the regeneration of the area and the library will act as a community hub providing a range of activities and facilities. The building is on track, […]
The Licensing Enforcement team and the Police have concluded a pilot of the Best Bar None national accreditation scheme. Supported by the Scottish Business Crime Centre the scheme aims to improve standards in the licensed trade and promote positive relations with partnership agencies. This leads to better run licensed premises and fewer incidents of anti […]
Edinburgh is one of the only cities in the UK which is bucking the national trend and OPENING new libraries! The £5.7 million new library hub at Drumbrae opened to the public on Tuesday 31 January. The Hub brings together a variety of services under one roof making it easier for the public to contact […]
2011 was a very successful year for filming in the city. Over 350 individual projects including 8 feature films and 7 TV dramas plus documentaries, light entertainment shows, stills photography and commercials gave Edinburgh and the city region a significant profile around the world. Between them these productions shot for the equivalent of 1042 days and […]
Liberal Democrat Council Leader, Jenny Dawe has issued the following statement about the Council budget, which was agreed yesterday: “I am pleased that the Council yesterday approved a balanced and sustainable budget for 2012/2013 which will benefit frontline services through a £26million investment in priority areas. Investment is made in our children and our schools, […]
The Heritage Lottery Fund has approved a final tranche of grant money for the Leith Townscape Heritage Initiative. The project is now in its fifth and final year. An additional £100,000 is being made available for each of the shopfront grant schemes and the building restoration grant scheme. The eligible area is bounded by Great […]