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Council grant funding for some town centre projects

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Five projects will benefit from Edinburgh Council’s Town Centre Fund. These are Gracemount public realm, Craigmillar town centre, Westside Plaza Phase 3, Granton Station, Pentlands Community Space and Pennywell Hub which have all been...

Cardownie hands over the baton

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Councillor Steve Cardownie has tonight given up his position as Group Leader and Deputy Council Leader at the SNP Group AGM, when he did not seek reelection.Cardownie is staying on as representative for the...

New powers to tackle dangerous buildings

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Last week, MSPs voted to pass the Buildings (Recovery of Expenses) (Scotland) BillThe Member's Bill, promoted by Labour MSP, David Stewart, will give Local Authorities with much needed extra powers to recoup their costs when...

Council to offer homeless bed without the breakfast

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Council chiefs in Scotland’s capital want to scrap breakfasts for homeless people staying in the city’s B&Bs – just before Christmas.Edinburgh City Council bosses have sent a letter to the city’s homeless saying they...

Creative Scotland backs Edinburgh’s initiative to drive growth in the creative industries

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Creative Scotland and The City of Edinburgh Council have this week announced new funding to support a strategy for developing the city’s creative enterprises. The heart of the plan is the revival of Creative Edinburgh,...

Council to Vote on £1bn Privatisation plans next week

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by Alyson Macdonald On Thursday 27 October 2011 The City of Edinburgh Council will take a crucial vote to decide whether to privatise £1 billion worth of services. Waste and recycling, council tax collection, parks, building...

Plans to build on Cairntows Park scrapped

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Controversial plans to build on Cairntows Park in the Craigmillar area of Edinburgh have been scrapped.The decision comes ahead of a local meeting on Monday, arranged by protesters opposing the plans.Property developers New City...

Councils should do more to target recreational services at the least active

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An Audit Scotland report published this week, 'Physical recreation services in local government', says that while regular physical exercise is important for improving people’s health, the outlook for public spending will make it difficult...

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