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Power in your hands – making banking local

Green councillor Melanie Main says bank closures are not necessary if there is the imagination to rethink banking.


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Schools: power in your hands

Schools can put power in your hands, argues Melanie Main.


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A welcoming capital

It is a good time of year to reflect on help needed by families cut adrift from their homeland, argues Melanie Main.


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Shining a light on common stairways

Let’s shine a light on common stairways, says Cllr Melanie Main


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Let’s play outside!

Increased opportunity for outdoor play needs to be a priority in practice, not just in principle, argues Cllr Melanie Main.


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School repairs inquiry

Green councillor Melanie Main argues that an inquiry into the school repairs crisis must have no areas which are out of bounds.


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An inquiry into school closures

Green Group councillor Melanie Main spoke out for an inquiry during the Corporate Policy and Strategy meeting earlier this week which included discussion of an emergency motion on the closure of 17 schools.


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Planning our schools for the long term

There are big lessons to be learned for a long term approach to school provision in Edinburgh, says Melanie Main.