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It’s official – Edinburgh’s blooming beautiful!

September 12, 2012 by


It’s official – Edinburgh is Scotland’s most beutiful city! The capital secured the top spot at the Beautiful Scotland awards yesterday (11 September) and will now go on to represent Scotland in the national Britain in Bloom competition.  Environment Convener Councillor Lesley Hinds (pictured below) said: “It’s fantastic news that Edinburgh has been recognised as the top city […]

Council seeks to bridge flood funding gap

September 8, 2012 by


The city council is to continue talks with the Government and local government umbrella body COSLA over a funding shortfall for the second and third phases of flood prevention works on the Water of Leith. The Council made an unsuccesful bid for goverment support last December but a decision is expected later this year on funding for flooding […]

Campaign group seeks answers on ‘privatisation’

August 3, 2012 by


Local campaign group North Edinburgh Fights Back has written to city council leaders seeking assurances that council services will not be privatised. The group wrote the letter following a recent meeting in Muirhouse where concern was expressed over the introduction of increasing numbers of non-council staff into cleansing and refuse operations. Writing to council leader […]

Love Parks! Let’s celebrate our city’s green spaces

July 22, 2012 by


Residents across Edinburgh are being encouraged to love their local park this week as national Love Parks Week launches across the country. From 21-27 July, events will be held across the Capital with the aim of encouraging people to visit, enjoy and take pride in their local parks and green spaces. Edinburgh is home to […]

City copes with latest deluge

July 19, 2012 by


With weather warnings now lifted, and today’s forecast showing signs of improvement, it looks like the worst of the weather is over – for the timebeing at least. The city council was well-prepared for Wednesday’s deluge. Speaking yesterday, city transport convener Councillor Lesley  Hinds (pictured above) said: “Our roads  teams have been fully prepared to deal with predicted heavy rainfall […]