Survey: have your say about the future of human rights in Scotland

(adapted from an email from the Scottish Community Development Centre)

Last year, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon set up an independent Advisory Group to develop a series of recommendations and actions around human rights in Scotland – and you can have your say with this online survey.

Human rights are a vital part of a just and equal society. They give you a set of rights and freedoms regardless of where you are from, how old you are, what you believe, or how you choose to live your life.

How your human rights are affected by governments and other bodies is becoming increasingly important, with the Advisory Group making recommendations on how we can protect our existing rights and examine how Scotland can go further in demonstrating human rights leadership.

The Advisory Group want to hear your views and feedback on their developing recommendations and how they can be made as effective as possible in improving the lives of people and communities.

Share your views

The survey will be open until 11th October. The survey has also been translated into BSL.

You can also join the discussion on Facebook and Twitter using #HumanRightsLeadership, You can follow the @HRLeadershipSco Twitter account, Like them on Facebook  and visit the website www.humanrightsleadership.scot for more.

Eyre Place and Long House medical practices: proposed changes to boundaries

The medical practices at 31 Eyre Crescent (postcode EH3 5EU) and 73 East trinity Street (postcode EH5 3EL) are proposing to reduce the areas they cover. This is basically because they believe they are over-subscribed. The details are in the PDFs below. (Click the graphics to see the full-size PDFs.)

Please let us know if you have any concerns about these proposed changes, via our contact-us page.

Eyre Place Long House

City Plan 2030 – NE of Edinburgh Community Workshop –  Monday 24 September 2018

(adapted from an email from Edinburgh Council. LHNCC’s web-master apologises for the late notice but only received the information on Monday 17 September. We have also been told that ‘This meeting is also on at Out of the Blue, Dalmeny Street on Saturday 22 Sept. at 10:30.‘)

You are invited to join the City Plan team for a community engagement workshop. At the workshop we will be asking you for your thoughts on planning policy and the potential for new development in your community up to 2030.  Your suggestions and comments will be used to help us prepare the next local development plan for Edinburgh.

Date: Monday 24 September 2018 

Time: 5.30pm – 7pm, registration and light refreshments from 5.15pm.

Venue: Northfield and Willowbrae Community Centre, 10 Northfield Road, Edinburgh, EH8 7PP (Map of venue)

Deadline for booking a place: Wednesday 19 September 2018

If you would like to participate, please book your place by contacting the City Plan team by

If you need an induction loop, a translator or other form of support, please let us know by Wednesday 19 September 2018.

Please note that the City Plan team are unable to comment on any live or individual planning applications during the workshop.

Edinburgh Partnership Review and Consultation of Governance and Community Planning Arrangements

Leith Central Community Council

(adapted from an email from Edinburgh Council)

The Edinburgh Partnership is carrying out a consultation on improving community planning governance arrangements in the city following a period of review.The consultation is asking your views on:

  • How communities and community groups can more effectively influence decisions about their communities.
  • How the governance arrangements can be improved to:
    • make it clear how decisions are made, and who is making them, by improving the groups and structures involved
    • make partnership working stronger
    • make better connections between the different levels of the partnership working in the city.

The consultation is now open and can be accessed using the following link: Consultation link.

You can also take part in this consultation by using the attached word document. It comes with supporting documentation and an equalities monitoring form. The completed word document should be emailed to community.planning@edinburgh.gov.uk or returned by post to:

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