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      Edinburgh Council has announced that it will be undertaking a review of the Community Councils’ boundaries and the scheme which governs their activities.  It intends to start the statutory consultation period on 2 October 2023.

      Ahead of that consultation, the Council will give interested parties the opportunity to make initial contributions and suggestions regarding the existing Community Council scheme and boundaries. It will also allow feedback and recommendations for any proposed changes that you believe would be beneficial, to both the operation of Community Councils and for the local communities.

      A few topics that you may wish to consider providing feedback on include:

      1. Existing Community Council boundaries;
      2. Virtual and hybrid Community Council meetings;
      3. Governance guidance for Community Councils;
      4. Engagement and activity support for Community Councils.

      The topics above are not an exhaustive list and the Council would welcome any comments or feedback that you have, on any other topics related to the operation of Community Councils in Edinburgh.

      These are the links to the existing Scheme for Community Councils and Community Council Guidance Notes.  The Council’s website also shows the Community Council Maps where you can see the boundaries of all the Community Councils in Edinburgh.  For the Grange, this map shows the boundaries in red for the three Community Councils that cover our area:

      Detailed below are three dates which provide opportunities for you to provide your feedback in person or virtually. These are drop in sessions and you can choose when and for how long you wish to attend.

      • Monday 7 August 2023 17.00-19.30 Waverley Court, 4 East Market Street, EH8 8BG, Ground Floor, Room 15 – In person
      • Tuesday 15 August 2023 13.00-16.00 Waverley Court, 4 East Market Street, EH8 8BG, Ground Floor, Room 15 – In person
      • Thursday 17 August 2023 17.00-19.30 Virtual meeting held via Microsoft Teams

      If you would like to attend the virtual meeting, please email no later than 14.00 on 17 August 2023 to confirm your attendance and the Council will subsequently email you the link to join the session.

      If you cannot attend any of the above sessions then you can still also provide your feedback in writing and by no later than 17 August 2023.   You can provide written feedback either:

      • By email to :  - please detail the subject of your email as Feedback re Community Councils Edinburgh.
      • By post to : FAO Governance Team, Business Centre 2.1, Waverley Court, 4 East Market Street, Edinburgh, EH8 8BG.
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