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Rampant short-term lets hollowing out Scottish capital warns Wightman

As thousands of visitors descend of Edinburgh for Hogmanay, Scottish Greens housing spokesperson Andy Wightman MSP is warning that the rampant growth in property owners converting their houses and flats to short-term lets is hollowing out Scotland’s capital city.


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Boatels!

Should “boatels” be part of the Union Canal strategy, asks Gavin Corbett.


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Green councillors slam £39m hole in Edinburgh budget settlement

Green councillors have hit out at the provisional budget settlement for Edinburgh which leaves the city facing a £39m budget hole for 2019-20.


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Traffic Orders or Traffic Bureaucracy?

All councillors should be getting behind efforts to streamline the process for traffic orders, says Melanie Main.


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South East Local Events Fund – application deadline 21 January 2019

£20,000 has been allocated through Edinburgh Council’s Neighbourhood Partnerships to the South East Locality for the promotion of local cultural and artistic events to take place in 2019, and applications between a minimum of £2,500 and maximum £5,000 will be considered.


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ASDA Chesser: recycling

Gavin Corbett takes supermarket giant ASDA to task over recycling and asks customers to sign petition. 


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The future of welfare

The future of welfare: Universal Credit or Citizens Basic Income? asks Susan Rae.


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Alison Johnstone MSP – November / December 2018

Alison Johnstone MSP Here are some recent highlights of Alison’s activities.


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Green councillors report November 2018

Policy Highlights Chas Booth, Green spokesperson on planning, has been working to ensure the replacement for the local development plan, which will be called the City Plan 2030, puts tackling climate change at its core. In transport committee, he has been pushing the council to take a more robust approach to parking enforcement, and to […]