Community Councils Together on Trams/Trams Team meeting, 29 November 2018

Minutes of the Community Councils Together on Trams/Trams Team meeting, held in Leith Community Education Centre on Thursday 29 November at 5:30pm

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Western Harbour development news

According to the North Edinburgh News,

The City of Edinburgh Council, National Galleries of Scotland, National Museums of Scotland, Edinburgh College, Scottish Government and Scottish Futures Trust have signed an agreement to work together to create a new vibrant, city quarter in Granton Waterfront.

Read the article in full here.

Review of Community Council Scheme – Questionnaire

(adapted from an email from Edinburgh Council)

The City of Edinburgh Council is currently considering carrying out a statutory consultation on a revised Scheme for Community Councils. The Scheme_for_Community_Councils is the key document establishing governance, relationship with the Council and procedural rules for community councils in Edinburgh.

The current Scheme for Community Councils was approved by the City of Edinburgh Council in 2013. A number of areas have been identified where the current Scheme does not provide sufficient clarity or guidance. A formal review is therefore proposed in order to strengthen the community council governance and decision making framework by building upon the existing document. A final decision on whether to proceed to statutory consultation will be taken by Councillors in February 2019.

Key stakeholders are asked to complete the questionnaire (linked below) to help formulate proposals:

https://consultationhub.edinburgh.gov.uk/ce/d19b4e28

If you have any questions regarding the questionnaire or require a hard copy please contact Ross Murray on community.councils@edinburgh.gov.uk.

Ross A Murray  | Governance Officer | Strategy & Communications Division | Chief Executive | City of Edinburgh Council | Business Centre 2.1  |  4 East Market Street, Edinburgh | email Ross.murray@edinburgh.gov.uk

Edinburgh City Archives Consultation

(adapted from an email from Edinburgh Council)

We’re in the process of a consultation to determine how the people and groups of Edinburgh may want to engage with Edinburgh City Archives, and what should be added to our collections in the future. We appreciate that it’s a busy time of year, but we’re reaching out to encourage more responses from across the city to ensure that the diversity of the city is reflected within our future collections. We want our collections to fairly reflect the city.

If you would like to take part in this consultation, please follow this link: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/VLWPC5R

The consultation will remain open until the end of December 2018. If you would like to participate but cannot respond by the end of December, please contact Edinburgh City Archives via the contact details below.

Ashleigh Thompson

Ashleigh Thompson | Records & Archives Officer | Information Governance Unit | Strategy & Insight Division| Chief Executive | The City of Edinburgh Council | Edinburgh City Archives, Level 1, City Chambers, Edinburgh, EH1 1YJ |(0131 529 4015 | ashleigh.thompson@edinburgh.gov.uk | Web: www.edinburgh.gov.uk

Tourist Tax consultation

(adapted from an email from Edinburgh Council)

Edinburgh Council is running a formal consultation concerning the best possible arrangements for introducing a Transient Visitor Levy (TVL) / Tourist tax in the city.

If you have not already done so, we would appreciate if you could take the time to complete the online Edinburgh TVL consultation survey.

In addition to the online survey the council is planning to host three further consultation events for residents. These will be held at Waverley Court on:

  • Monday 3 December 2018:- 6pm 7:30pm
  • Tuesday 4 December 2018:- 6pm to 7:30pm
  • Wednesday 5 December 2018:- 2pm to 3:30pm

Edinburgh Council has also been conducting round table events with its industry partners. These took place throughout November.