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Platinum Jubilee holiday for schools next summer

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School pupils in Midlothian will be given an extra day’s holiday next summer to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.The local authority wrote to Scottish Ministers asking for permission to close schools for the public...

Care village plans for Bonnyrigg

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Plans for a new council-owned care village on the site of a former primary school received just one objection over a lack of fencing.The proposals for the former St Mary’s Primary School in Bonnyrigg have...

E-bike scheme introduces £100 deposit to combat misuse

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"Mindless thugs" have been blamed for a decision to introduce a £100 deposit to a publicly funded e-bike hire scheme.Operators of the pilot GO e-bikes project introduced the hefty deposit at the weekend –...

Queen’s Jubilee holiday – extra day may be offered to council workers

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Council workers could be given an extra day’s holiday to mark the Queen’s platinum jubilee next summer.The UK Government has already announced plans to make Friday, 3 June 2022, an extra Bank Holiday.Councillors in...

Council drone plans dropped

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CONCERN about council-funded drones flying over people’s gardens has resulted in plans to use them being shelved.Midlothian Council’s planning boss said that calls for drone images to be used to give elected members a...

Midlothian Council abolished library fines

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Library fines for late returns have been abolished by Midlothian Council after they were branded “outdated” and a barrier to making the service accessible.Councillors unanimously backed a call from officials for an end to...

By-election in Midlothian

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By Marie Sharp Local Democracy ReporterThere will be a by election after a Midlothian councillor announced that he is stepping down from his post.The resignation of Cllr Kenneth Baird, who has represented Midlothian East...

Midlothian Council recommend closing Glencorse Primary School

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by Marie Sharp Local Democracy ReporterA primary school with just seven pupils is to close after councillors backed education chief’s recommendations.The closure of Glencorse Primary School had been put to a public consultation by...

Concern over Midlothian party flats

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by Marie Sharp Local Democracy ReporterCouncil flats will be built on land earmarked for a community hub in the heart of a residential estate, despite objections from locals.The plans to turn a 1.2-acre...

New ski resort at Hillend approved

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by Marie Sharp Local Democracy ReporterA new £13.8million Hillend Destination resort in Midlothian took another step forward this week as councillors granted planning permission in principle to the project.Funding for the proposed redevelopment of...

Midlothian Council’s investment decision in ‘bankrupt council’ to be investigated

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by Marie Sharp Local Democracy ReporterA decision by Midlothian Council to invest £13million in a local authority which has been described as “bankrupt” is being investigated by external auditors.Concerns over the multi-million-pound loan to...

Midlothian Council advises second vaccine on the way

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by Marie Sharp Local Democracy ReporterMidlothian health bosses have been told to get ready to administer a second Covid-19 vaccine from 21 December 2020.The AstraZeneca vaccine is expected to be approved for distribution...

Taxi trade in Midlothian to be discussed with police and council

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by Marie Sharp Local Democracy ReporterPolice will meet with representatives of the taxi trade and council in Midlothian to address concerns about rogue drivers.Midlothian’s taxi and Private Hire trade have claimed they are losing...

Midlothian taxi drivers under siege

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by Marie Sharp Local Democracy ReporterTaxi drivers have asked for help in a row over rogue operators taking their business.Claims that drivers who are licensed to operate in neighbouring East Lothian and Edinburgh areas...

Virtual public consultation about new David Lloyd club

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by Marie Sharp Local Democracy ReporterMembers of the public will be invited to take part in a virtual consultation over plans to build a David Lloyd Health and Racquets Club at Shawfair Park...

Penicuik care home to become flats

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by Marie Sharp Local Democracy ReporterA former care home will be converted into flats, despite concerns over the loss of green space for its neighbours.A meeting of Midlothian Council’s planning committee approved the proposals...

Coronavirus – impact on housing in Midlothian

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by Marie Sharp Local Democracy ReporterDelays to rebuilding the economy were branded “unacceptable” by councillors after it was revealed that planning applications face a four-month wait for rulings.As Midlothian Council held its first full...

Midlothian aiming for higher profile with new website

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Anybody looking to start a new business, grow their existing company, relocate or keen to visit the area may be helped by a new website called Locate in Midlothian.It focuses on Scotland’s fastest growing region...

A brief stay of execution in Penicuik

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Earlier today we reported on the apparent felling of a 200 year-old tree in Penicuik.Local resident Keith Allan had alerted us and shared with us his photos and video.After the council workmen...

Thousands brought in by just three parking wardens in Midlothian

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by Marie Sharp Local Democracy ReporterThree parking wardens introduced in Midlothian in April last year issued nearly 5,500 parking fines by the end of the year. The local authority raked in just over...

Letter from Scotland

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It was a sweet sounding victory for music pupils in Midlothian.  The local council was planning to be the first in Scotland to end free music tuition for  junior pupils in its schools.  But at the last minute, councillors...

Full steam ahead for superfast broadband along Borders Railway route

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The Digital Scotland team have joined forces with local authorities and the Borders Railway to let people living along the rail route know that it’s full steam ahead for superfast broadband!The company were joined at Waverley...

Death announced of Provost Adam Montgomery

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Midlothian Council Provost, Councillor Adam Montgomery has died suddenly after a short illness.The Labour Councillor represented Penicuik for over 31 years on both Lothian Region and Midlothian councils. Midlothian Council Leader, Councillor Derek Milligan said:...

Millerhill now ready to recycle food into energy

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Cllr Lesley Hinds the Transport and Environment Convener the City of Edinburgh Council and Cllr Derek Rosie the Cabinet Member for Commercial Operations at Midlothian Council visited Millerhill Anaerobic Digestion plant this week to declare...

Hillend Ski slope closed

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Midlothian Snowsports Centre at Hillend is currently shut due to high winds.Midlothian Council is also urging drivers to take care on the roads in their area as snow could fall overnight and lie on higher...

Doors Open Day in Midlothian

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A ruined Palladian mansion, a lost garden, the Wildlife Information Centre (TWIC) and the chance to learn more about local and family history at churches are some of the fascinating events on offer during...

Plans for Dalkeith Country Park given the green light

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Plans for the multi million pound redevelopment of Dalkeith Country Park have been approved by Midlothian Council.The £3.5million investment includes a series of upgrades, refurbishments and introduction of new facilities taking place at the...

Midlothian looking forward to Summer of Sport

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 School holidays are almost upon us.  The good news is with weeks of holidays stretching ahead, there’s lots to do in Midlothian for children .Midlothian Council's Summer of Sport starts in July and runs...

Armed Forces Week marked in Penicuik

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 Midlothian is backing our forces during Armed Forces Week with a special flag raising ceremony, which took place at Penicuik Town Hall. The Provost, Councillor Joe Wallace and Lord Lieutenant Sir Robert Clerk watched as...

Dalkeith Country Park to get a makeover

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Plans submitted for development of  Dalkeith Country ParkA planning application has been submitted to Midlothian Council today in preparation for a series of exciting new upgrades at Dalkeith Country Park. Owned by the Duke of...

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