February 18, 2016

New GPCC Chair

At the GPCC meeting on January 20th, Tony Harris confirmed that he would like to retire as Chair, and proposed Janet Sidaway as his successor until the elections in Autumn 2016. This was agreed.

May 11, 2013

Review of Community Council Scheme

Grange/Prestonfield Community Council have received the following from Eileen Hewitt, Community Council Support Officer, City of Edinburgh Council.

“I am writing to update you on the Review of the Scheme.  Following the first statutory consultation period, comments have been analysed and a report recommending further changes was approved at a Special Meeting of the Council on 2 May.”

“Respondents were generally supportive of the proposed Scheme and the added emphasis on community councils being able to demonstrate evidence of their engagement with the community.  A summary of the consultation process and key findings are included in the attached report.”

Report in PDF

“Community councils and the public are invited to make further comment on the draft Scheme, Constitution and Standing Orders which are attached as appendices to the report.  Copies of the proposed Scheme, Constitution and Standing Orders will be available for inspection by the public at libraries, Neighbourhood Offices, www.edinburgh.gov.uk/communitycouncils and  www.edinburghnp.org.uk.  Comments should be returned to me .. or by email to community.councils@edinburgh.gov.uk by 31 May 2013.  The outcome of this consultation will be reported to the Council meeting on 27 June.”

February 1, 2013

Proposal to close Strathearn Road delivery office

From: secretary@grangeprestonfieldCC.org.uk
Following a message that the Sorting Office is being considered for closure I contacted our MP, councillors etc.  Ian Murray received the information in the attachment. This mainly affects those living in EH9 – people might wish to make a personal objection.

From: www.ianmurraymp.co.uk
I have received the attached from Royal Mail with regards to the proposed changes to the delivery operations in South Edinburgh.  I have written to the Royal Mail to express my disappointment but also to say that local people are unlikely to support such a change given the popularity of the delivery office and the demographics of the local population.

Press release in PDF

May 15, 2009

Agenda for AGM and Business meeting on 20th May

The AGM followed by the normal monthly meeting will take place on Wednesday 20th May, 7-9pm at  Cameron House Community Education Centre, 34 Prestonfield Avenue.


January 18, 2009

Roads Proposals

This attached file has proposals for the South Central Roads Capital fund of £100,000.  These proposals will be discussed at the Community Council meeting of 21st January 2009.

2009-01-18 Roads Proposals