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March 3, 2020

A report coming before the council today reveals that a higher percentage of funding is being awarded to the north of the city than anywhere else, according to community groups in the south of the city.

There are thirteen deputations to the Education, Children and Famil...

December 9, 2019

AIRBNB management service Nestify has recently launched an advertising campaign on Lothian Buses, encouraging landlords to consider short term lets, which feeds the narrative that tenants are disposable, and that profiteering from property is more important than provid...

September 24, 2019

Ashley Graczyk, an independent councillor for the Sighthill-Gorgie ward, says all organisations can take simple steps to ensure their social media content is accessible to all.

The political landscape has changed dramatically, and politics is fast-paced and ever-changin...

September 13, 2019

Dear Secretary of State for Scotland,

I have recently read your article in The Times (Bright future at risk from nationalist gloom) which prompted me to write an open letter because I feel some of your claims need to be challenged.

I am coming from the position of someon...

August 26, 2019

There is a growing problem in Edinburgh with public space being increasingly used for private profit. Free access to parks and the use of urban space for public benefit are fundamental components of our citizens’ “right to the city”.

It is completely unacceptable for P...

August 18, 2019

Ashley Graczyk, independent councillor for the Sighthill-Gorgie ward in Edinburgh, says that the planning system has clearly not been delivering for local communities for a long time – but government continues to prevaricate on serious reform.

To highlight the impa...

July 15, 2019

The recent Edinburgh People Survey published by Edinburgh Council makes for bleak reading if you are from Sighthill-Gorgie. The area is bottom of the rankings on a wide range of areas. Residents are unhappy with street cleaning services, dog-fouling, anti-social behavi...

June 3, 2019

There is a growing problem in Edinburgh with public space being used for private profit. Free access to parks and the use of urban space for the public good are fundamental components of our citizens’ “right to the city”. In the Capital, we are starting to see the cons...

June 2, 2019

Much has changed following the referenda of 2014 and 2016. Simply put, the "status quo" that many No voters, myself included, thought they were voting for in the Scottish independence referendum in 2014 does not exist anymore, and the Brexit deal the people were promis...

May 20, 2019

Controversial student housing plans which sparked a public backlash have been withdrawn by developers after a storm of protest.

Residents had rallied against ScotMid’s proposals to knock down its store on Gorgie Road and rebuild it with a block of 121 student flats abov...

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