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Support for Green empty homes proposal in Edinburgh welcomed

Green councillors have welcomed City of Edinburgh Council support for their proposal to appoint a dedicated empty homes officer for the city.


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Green councillors in Edinburgh react to “deepest budget cuts in memory”

Green councillor Gavin Corbett has responded to a proposed £41m package of budget cuts for Edinburgh next year.


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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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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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Wightman blasts SNP & Tory MSPs for voting down his call for a review to protect private tenants

The Scottish Government risks undermining its own new homelessness action plan unless it strengthens the law to curb unfair rent rises and evictions, according to the Scottish Greens.


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Johnstone criticises UK Gov for extending Universal Credit to Edinburgh with problems still not resolved

Scottish Greens have criticised the UK Government for extending the Universal Credit roll-out in Edinburgh when problems with the new system still have not yet been resolved.


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Green councillor wins environmental impact award

At the inaugural Local Government Information Unit Councillor Achievement awards last night, Green councillor Gavin Corbett was the winner of the environmental impact award, one of eight awards on the table.


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Edinburgh PPP schools fiasco: trust gulf remains, say Greens

Green councillors have claimed a “trust gulf” remains between school communities in Edinburgh affected by a buildings fiasco in 2016 and the private company in charge of the schools. 


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Greens warn as Universal Credit comes to Edinburgh

Scottish Greens have criticised the UK Government for extending the Universal Credit roll-out in Edinburgh when problems with the new system still have not yet been resolved.


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Green councillor slams potential connection between tree loss and Christmas market

Green councillors have said that it would be “absolutely outrageous” if it turned out that the felling of trees in Edinburgh’s Princes Street Gardens was, even in part, driven by the needs of the commercial Christmas market and attractions in the gardens.