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Maureen Child Update 16 January 2014

Dear All

Here’s a strong recommendation for a local ‘over 50s’ computer club which I helped promote last year – and will again. Marion from the Christians/Brands neighbourhood told me: “I just had to write to tell you that a friend and I have just returned from our first session at the Computer Club at Craigmillar Library.  We are just so impressed with the excellent help that is available.  The tutors are so knowledgeable and friendly (as is the whole group) and have the happy knack of making “students” feel eager to learn and in no way did we feel patronised about the applications etc which we did not know about.”  The club is always keen to look for new people to come along.  Find out more for you or someone you know: 

The Council provides cash support for carers so they can have a break – maybe to go to the friendly computer club or have a bit of a holiday. If you know anyone who might qualify for this kind of support, do find out more and spread the word.  Click on: carers support payment for more information.

The Edinburgh police recently announced that more police officers to go on beat in Edinburgh through a change in officers’ duties away from response teams to more community beat duties and change in shift patterns.  This is in response what was coming through loud and clear in local consultation responses and pressure from local Councillors who were all feeling that there had been a loss of community engagement since the formation of Police Scotland in April 2013.  For Evening News coverage click on: community policing

Especially in the aftermath of Christmas, you may have debt worries yourself or know someone who has. Get help National Debtline 0808 808 4000, from charity Step Change 0800 138 1111, the local CAB, or the Council’s own advice services. All these services are free. The CABx always have useful up to date information, and advice e.g. on avoiding or dealing with payday loans. Click on: dealing with debt

Several legacy charity trust funds for the relief of poverty used to be administered by the City of Edinburgh Council until 2011 and are now consolidated and managed by the national charity Elizabeth Finn Trust (EFT). I serve on the Trust’s Edinburgh advisory committee. EFT have made the application process a lot easier in recent months and may be able to help you or someone you know – or you may be in a position to donate so that other people can get the help they need.  The Edinburgh Trust was established in 2011. The Edinburgh Trust operates solely in the City of Edinburgh to provide dedicated support to its residents who are in financial need.  They can help with provision of a small regular payment, made periodically in instalment; support for children – for example school uniforms, books or IT support or  sign-posting to other charities. A welfare benefits check. More detail at: The Edinburgh Trust

The People’s Postcode Trust has announced that its small grants programme is due to re-open for applications on the 7 January 2014 and close on 22 February 2014. Through its small grants programme, the People’s Postcode Trust offers grants of between £500 and £10,000 to small organisations and community groups for projects lasting up to 6 months in the areas of Poverty Prevention; Advancement of Health; Community Development; Public Sports; Human Rights; and Environmental Protection.

Drop-in and talk to staff, volunteers and service users about how Community Connecting could support you or someone you know aged 65 and over to get out and about more in the local community  Tuesday 28 January, 1-4pm: East Neighbourhood Office, 101 Niddrie Mains Road. For more information contact Michael Huddleston. Email:  Tel: 0131 558 3728

Over 80 Community Councillors from across the city have registered for our first day developing an induction and support programme on Saturday in the City Chambers and I look forward to meeting and discussing with those who come that day and on the next in March. Of over 500 Community Councillors, nearly half of them are newly elected in October and getting to grips with their role, possibly with little previous experience. They all have a potential influence in planning and licensing, where CCs have a statutory role.  They have a huge role in influencing Counicl policy and practice at local level and working together with other bodies like NHS, Police Scotland, Fire and Rescue and the voluntary sector through neighbourhood partnership working. For more on Neighbourhood Partnerships click on the links I always supply below. There’s plenty of opportunities for everyone to get involved in their neighbourhood and community.

PEDAL – Portobello Transition Town’s AGM is next Wednesday, January 22nd, from 7.30 – 9.30pm at St. James’ Church Hall, Rosefield Place.  Hope to see you there! The plan is to get the business bit out of the way quickly, then Dr Lorna Fyffe talks about honey – including some from Portobello, which was found to have some healing anti-microbial compounds.  There will be feedback from the various working groups and a chance for an informal chat about what might be coming up in the coming year. T-shirts and Shoppers for sale too.

Date for the diary and for circulation: Portobello High School are holding their Holocaust Memorial Event ‘Communities Together: Build Bridges’ on Tuesday 11 February, 6.30pm-8.30pm.  The guest speaker this year is Judy Russell, daughter of Holocaust survivor Ernest Levy. More details from Refreshments and exhibition from 6.30pm in the school library with musical performances. There will be presentations from the school’s Young Holocaust Education Ambassadors.

Few can have failed to pick up the general popular excitement about the dead sperm whale washed up on Joppa rocks.  The story went ’viral’ on Twitter and there has been a huge amount of other media coverage.  A flavour here :  where there are a couple of really great photos. The final estimated weight of the whale was 26 tonnes.  The poor animal ended up buried at a landfill site. There was a mix of reactions from real excitement and fascination (including me) to ‘Really what IS all the fuss about?’; from real grief that such an amazing individual animal could meet such an end – to some rather dark humour.  Whatever your own thoughts, it was a very rare event which will go down in local history and it certainly brought the crowds to Portobello and Joppa.

Best wishes for a good weekend when it comes!


Maureen Child Update 13 January 2014

Dear All

Happy New Year!  Just a few things – for now – to let you know about:
On Friday 3 January, residents at 12 Bath Street heard a clanking sound and saw a man evidently trying to steal two brand new bikes from the stair.  When challenged, the intruder denied he was doing anything, but he had bolt cutters with him which is a bit of a give-away.  He was followed down the stairs and chased round Mentone Avenue and on to the Prom. He is a white male with Scottish accent, about 5 ft 7in, short brown hair above the forehead, wearing a dark PVC type jacket with a grey hood and dark trousers. If you have any further information, please do phone the police on 101.

In a report coming up to the Transport Infrastructure and Environment Committee tomorrow on street cleaning performance, independently audited by Keep Scotland Beautiful, Ward 17 (Portobello and Craigmillar) received a score of 70 with 96% of streets meeting the acceptable standard of cleanliness. A total of 28 streets were surveyed, with one ‘C’ grade noted for Niddrie Marischal Drive for cigarette ends, sweet wrappers and fast food litter. East’s Environmental Wardens have continued to target irresponsible disposal of smoking litter and to work with fast food retailers to reduce littering by their customers. Although there was only one noted incident of dog fouling in this survey, Environmental Wardens continue to target dog owners who fail to pick up after their dogs. Initiatives like Clean Up Edinburgh have shown the important role the public play in making the city a better place to live and we hope the campaign will make people think twice before dropping litter.

Portobello Old Parish Church Annual Burns Supper for Christian Aid is being held in the Church Hall this coming  Saturday, 18 January at 7pm prompt. Book early as tickets go fast – price £12.50 from Ian Wilson (Tel 0131 669 5257).  The Immortal Memory will be by Jim Gilchrist, Scotsman critic and writer and local resident.

Amateur theatre group Drammie Dodgers’ annual pantomime unfortunately had to be postponed from its normal pre-Christmas slot but is going ahead next weekend. Beauty & The Beast Friday 17 January and  Saturday 18 January. Curtain up at 7pm. At Lyra Theatre, Artspace, 11 Harewood Road  Adult £3, Concessions £2, Family £8.  More information from Patricia Kerr Admin & Volunteer Support Worker Craigmillar Community Arts, 58 Newcraighall Road Edinburgh EH15 3HS, Tel. 0131 669 8432 or look at the website:

The local Wassailing Celebration is coming up and preparations are underway including a Wassail singing workshop: Wed 15 January at 7 Rosefield Ave, 7-9pm. Cost £5/£3 concessions Come and learn some songs for the community Wassailing celebration a week on Saturday. The community orchard group have collected and arranged a number of wassailing songs, and written a few new ones, and add at least one new song each year. The songs are arranged in 2, 3 and 4 part harmony, so even if you have sung some of the tunes before, it would be great if you could come so we can perfect the different parts. Please let Jane know (Tel: 0131 669 5591) if you intend to come as space is limited.  The Wassailing celebration is on Saturday 25 January 2-4pm at the Community Orchard, off Brunstane Road South just past Brunstane Station on the left on Gilberstoun. Orchard wassailing is a fun, raucous tradition that refers to drinking (and singing) the health of trees in the hope that they might better thrive. Please bring drums and other loud objects to bang and your good singing voice. All welcome! You can see some photos of the wassailing celebrations held at the orchard over the last 2 years in the orchard photo gallery on the website

PEDAL –Transition Town  AGM is on the 22 January 7.30pm – 9.30pm in St. James’ Church Hall, Rosefield Place.  For more info – see:  The AGM will have a summary of what’s happened over the past year and some of the group’s plans for next year.  Local microbiologist Dr Lorna Fyfe will give a presentation on her recent research which revealed some amazing qualities in local honey.

Michael Huddleston find out how Community Connecting is working in the local area to support people.  Do drop-in and talk to staff, volunteers and service users about how could support you or someone you know aged 65 and over to get out and about more in the local community. Tuesday 28 January, 1-4pm: East Neighbourhood Office, 101 Niddrie Mains Find out more by emailing Michael Huddleston Tel: 0131 558 3728

If you have started playing fiddle and given up, and would like to have another go and backtrack to lesson one, OR if you have never played but would like to start, then here’s your chance to give it a go. (If none of the above apply and you are interested in our improver or advanced classes then go to ) New term starts 16th January 2014 Refreshers and Beginners Fiddle Class for 10 weeks, starting from Thursday 16 January 2014 at 6.30pm at The Wash House (Portobello Community Centre), Adelphi Grove, EH15, Portobello, Edinburgh. Fee – £90, (£80 concession). Let us know if you would be interested in coming along, or any other enquiries, by emailing us as soon as possible on

A date for your diary: Dementia Friendly Portobello launch event will be on 3 Feb, Portobello Library, 3.30pm – 5.30pm.  See link at

A couple of local people have asked me what is happening at the site next door to the Craigmillar Police station.  The day centre and janitor’s house was demolished at 157 Duddingston Road West.  Contractors for the Council are building of new day care and respite facility for people with disabilities. The plans can be seem at this link:

Find out what a bit more about what is happening on the Edinburgh planning front, click on this link.

To recycle your real Christmas tree you have a number of options.  Christmas trees can be recycled at any of the three Community Recycling Centres. If you have a brown bin or live in a brown bin area, please place your tree at the kerbside, next to your bin, by 6am on your next garden waste day. Collection days can be checked by entering an address or by postcode at We will also be collecting trees from communal bin areas during January. Please see below for dates in your area: East – Tuesday 14 (tomorrow) and 21 January.

I hope you have a good week.

Best wishes


Maureen Child Update 19 December 2013

Dear All

Yes, I’m still nagging! Friday 20 December 2013 is nearly come – TOMORROW is the deadline for feedback on the Council’s budget proposals for 2014/15. You can find out more about the budget proposals at, including a short film and presentation. There is also an online survey. Please feel free to share your views and comments on the budget proposals, and forward this e-mail to anyone who may have an interest. On 13 February 2014 the Council will agree the 2014/15 budget, taking into account the feedback received.

I thought you might appreciate note of the changes to bin days over the festive season from Wednesday 25 December 2013 to Tuesday 7 January 2014. The website or the contact centre on 0131 529 3030 for further information. Green, brown and food waste bins and red and blue box collections will not take place on 25 December and 1 January but will instead be picked up on Saturday 28 December and Saturday 4 January respectively. If they don’t pick up the bin on the day listed above, please leave it out until it is collected. Please note that unlike previous years collections that fall on Boxing Day 26 December and Thursday 2 January will happen as normal. Please ensure that bins are out by 6am on the collection day. Christmas tree recycling – Christmas trees can be recycled at any of the three Community Recycling Centres which will be open throughout the festive period (except for 25 & 26 Dec and 1 & 2 January) There is also a kerbside Christmas Tree recycling collection. If residents have a brown bin, or live in a brown bin area, they are being asked to place their tree at the kerbside, next to the brown bin, by 6am on the next garden waste day. To enable trees to be recycled residents are reminded to remove all decorations from the Christmas tree. If the tree is 6ft tall or more, then please cut it in half. Do not place trees in plastic bags, or the tree cannot be recycled. Remove any tree stands. The Council will also be collecting trees from communal bin areas during January. Residents can go to for more details. 2014 collection calendars There are no changes to collection days for 2014. Residents can download their collection calendars at or call 0131 529 3030 for a copy. Special uplifts There will be no special uplift service between Tuesday 24 December and 7 January. Normal service will resume on Tuesday 7 January.

The Fire and Rescue Service would be very grateful for feedback on their Local Plan. Area Commander John Dickie, Edinburgh’s Senior Officer – who was a great help and support throughout the crisis we had recently in Portobello – has asked that the two links below are circulated as widely as possible. The first link takes you to the Local Plan itself and the second to a short survey monkey site where your feedback would be greatly appreciated. Please feel free to circulate this to assist the service in getting good quality local feedback to ensure the Plan meets our needs.


While late for the actual ceremony due to planning committee, I was delighted to meet some of the parents and carers of a fine set of 12 boys, mainly from Castlebrae Community High School, who spent eight weeks improving the access to football pitches by constructing a path at Sandy’s Community Centre in Craigmillar in place of the muddy track. The quality of the work was great, but even more important the lads “started out as boys but came back men” in the process – as one Mum proudly said of her own son. All the boys have passed an interview and been accepted on to a construction course in the New Year. Find out more about the school here: Castlebrae Community High School Prospectus

Police Scotland in Edinburgh have been listening to what we have been saying on local priorities. An early scan of feedback from the local consultation on the proposed new Edinburgh policing plan has established ‘acquisitive crime’ as a local priority. Operation RAC is dealing with housebreakings – domestic, non-dwelling and business. This is a concerted response to the rising numbers of ‘acquisitive’ crimes across Edinburgh this year. Police will have very targeted patrols, both high visibility and plain clothed, in the identified areas. The substantial police action plan around acquisitive crime also includes prevention tactics, and ensuring that housebreakings are tackled effectively. This is a very welcome move and addresses some of our own local concerns.

Following the publication of the preliminary report by the Committee set up to look at the Portobello Park Private Bill there will be an hour long debate in the Scottish Parliament on the Bill and the Committee’s findings on Thursday 9 January. Kez Dugdale MSP will be taking part in the debate and would welcome any thoughts on the key issues which should be highlighted within her allotted time. Kez can be contacted at She has also secured a number of tickets for the public gallery should you wish to come and watch the debate first hand – whatever side of the debate you might be rooting for. If you would like to attend on Thursday 9 January then please e-mail her assistant or contact Kez’s office on 0131 348 6894.

I am keeping an eye on the Christmas Tree and lights at Portobello a couple of times a day, as are nearby residents. The tree decorations got unplugged from the lighting column a couple of times, once by the storm (we think). Then the whole ‘flying cable’ which takes the power from the lighting column to the tree disappeared altogether. It was replaced yesterday – a bit higher up this time. All was well when I last looked this morning.

Off to do Christmas shopping? Portobello Transition Town PEDAL’s fantastic limited edition fair trade cotton T-shirts make ideal Christmas presents and are now available at the reduced price of only £10 for adults (previously £12.50) and £7 for children (previously £9). The adult T-shirts are available in two designs: I Love Porty and the co-ordinates for the Prom, which always get people talking! To buy one (or more!), phone or text 07712 633 342.

Best wishes and further festive greetings.


Maureen Child Update 13 December 2013

Dear All

The Council’s online Book of Condolence for the death of Nelson Mandela is live on the Council’s website – you may access it either from the website home page or by going direct to the Book of Condolence. There is also a Book of Condolence set up in the City Chambers available at for people to pay their tributes. Open now until this evening, 7pm Friday 13 December.

Yesterday the Council approved a revised set of polling districts and polling places for Portobello/Craigmillar (Ward 17). The changes are fully described in the Council report at Item 8.3, with maps showing the arrangements available at

Currently out for consultation is the Community Empowerment (Scotland) Bill includes, among other measures, increased powers for community groups.

And don’t forget to respond to the Council’s budget consultation – using the links below. Only 7 days left to do so.

An action plan to improve outcomes for pupils and boost numbers at Castlebrae Community High School has been approved by the City of Edinburgh Council. A progress report for the school was discussed at the Education, Children and Families Committee on Tuesday 10 December. The report highlighted the positive developments made at the Craigmillar school in the past nine months and made a number of recommendations to take the school forward. The report was finalised after a Castlebrae Working Group was set up consisting of senior education officers, community representatives, teachers, councillors and a panel of education experts from across Scotland.

Their key recommendations include:

  • the creation of a Castlebrae Learning Community to strengthen links between the high school and cluster primary schools
  • developing an East of Edinburgh hub with the aim of delivering a city wide Centre of Excellence for Science when the new school opens in 2020
  • appointing a permanent head teacher

Head teacher Derek Curran said: “We want the school to be a centre of excellence in its community and first choice for parents and carers when they start choosing a secondary school for their children. We are developing our ambitions to help young people overcome some of the challenges they face in life and help them gain the highest levels of achievement and success. It’s important we provide quality learning experiences in a supportive and caring environment and make every student’s experience unique – one which is tailored to individual student’s needs so they can achieve their full potential. There are rich resources available in Craigmillar and we will work in partnership with parents and the wider community to draw on these to ensure the education we deliver is challenging, stimulating and fully prepares young people for life and work.”

Keir Bloomer, former Chief Executive of Clackmannanshire Council and author of the report Vision for School Reform, was one of the panel of experts who advised the working group. He said: “I was delighted to be asked to be on the panel of ‘experts’ to offer opinions on how to guarantee the future of the school. We reached very similar conclusions that urgent and far-reaching action is needed if Castlebrae is to be able to offer a good quality of education. There is a need for much greater continuity from primary to secondary and we felt that the group of schools should be drawn much closer together, possibly under new leadership arrangements. The physical condition of the premises also needs to be improved. Creating a positive future for Castlebrae will be an uphill struggle but it can be done and the ‘experts’ wish those involved every success.”

The Capital Asset Management Programme Priorities 2014-2019 report on the same agenda highlights a number of buildings that need work carried out over the next five years following the recent completion of condition surveys. The surveys identified that 92% of schools were in a satisfactory or good condition which is better than the Scottish average of 81% and compared favourably to other local authorities such as Glasgow, Aberdeen and Dundee. However, 15 buildings were found to be in a poor condition and a further seven buildings were identified as needing significant levels of investment to keep them in a satisfactory condition. The Committee will now consider a priority programme of investment including major works to these buildings, alongside substantial Health and Safety and wind and watertight improvements to establishments across the estate. Major works include roofing, replacement windows (Brunstane Primary and Craigmillar Early Years Centres) improved lighting, ventilation and heating and doors (Jack Kane Community Centre), doors, windows and roof lights (Greendykes Early Years Centre) external fabric upgrade (Castlebrae Community High School). Those establishments scheduled for replacement – i.e. wave 3 schools, Castlebrae High School and Greendykes Young People’s centre have ongoing maintenance continuing as necessary. Both Portobello High School and St John’s RC Primary School have monies allocated in the Council’s Capital Programme for major investment but neither school replacement plan can proceed any further until the Scottish Parliament have made their decision on the Portobello Park Private Bill. The slot for this being debated will now be some time in the first half of January.

Craigmillar is set to be given a boost as the City of Edinburgh Council is set to receive £1.9m of regeneration funding from the Scottish Government to transform Castlebrae Business Centre, currently occupied by the business incubator hub, Cre8te Opportunities Limited, whose Board I currently Chair. The Centre in Peffer Place was constructed in 1936 as the Niddrie Marischal Secondary School, later becoming an annexe of Craigmillar High School. An Art-Deco style building, it is category B listed and owned by the Council. The funding will help to transform the premises into quality office space for 40 units. It is currently under 50% occupied due to the poor condition of the building. The Council and Cre8te have also applied to Historic Scotland for a repair grant of £500,000 to assist with the work being proposed. Neil Scott, Chief Executive of Cre8te, said: “We are obviously delighted that, working closely with the Council, we have managed to obtain the funding to preserve this iconic building for the Craigmillar community which would otherwise have been lost. The refurbished building will provide much needed business space to nurture new businesses assisted by our most successful and award winning Incubator project. This is a massive boost for the regeneration of this area.”

Have a good weekend!

Best wishes


Maureen Child Update 6 December 2013


Dear All

I have been asked by a constituent to alert you all to this: “.A very official looking email, purporting to come from Royal Mail informs recipients that a package is being held and asks them to complete and send back an attached form so that it can be released. On no account should this be done as a nasty Trojan will be created in the computer system. I received an email this morning and apparently it’s something that started in the run up to Christmas.”

Various constituents – not least Gilberstoun Residents’ Association – have requested we try and improve congestion and road safety at the junctions around and Brunstane Road South, Brunstane Road itself and Milton Road East, I have asked the Head of Transport and the Convener, Councillor Lesley Hinds if the Counicl could do a study and prepare a report on this. I have also discussed the location of the Eastbound bus stop just past Brunstane Road and the traffic islands with representatives of Lothian Buses and the Council’s public transport team (again). We thought this might also be looked at as part of this review. The intention would be to see what proposals might come forward for consultation to improve matters for all road users – bus and rail passengers, walkers and cyclists included.

It’s the Portobello Christmas Market is on Saturday 7 December. They’re running a raffle for a hamper with goods donated by the traders at the market. Each ticket is £1 and can be bought from the T-P between 9.30 and 1pm, when the draw will take place. All proceeds are going to the Philippines crisis . There will be an hour of community carol singing between 10.30 and 11.30. And just for the kids, there’ll be an ongoing bauble hunt for a chocolate prize. In the T-P are 3 visiting physios offering a free taster sessions. There’s lots to see and enjoy and a variety of gifts ideas too not available anywhere else in Portobello. Your favourite traders are there too with everything from bread, cheese and oils to organic meats, vegetables, soaps and crafts. Buy something yummy and sit a while at the tables dotted around the stalls. Check out the full list of stallholders here. Brighton Park, off Brighton Place, Portobello, 9.30am to 1pm.

The Winter 2013 edition of the Portobello Reporter is now available to view online. Click on:

The stone built railway cottage at the builders yard just to the south of the railway bridge at Station Brae/Southfield Place has been demolished over last weekend. A couple of people have asked how this could happen without our knowing in advance and objecting. I checked with planning enforcement and had it confirmed that as the cottage was not listed, is not in a conservation area and was unoccupied, its demolition needs no planning permission. Hence no consultation and the deed is done.

Craigmillar Community Arts have a couple of Christmas events coming up. Saturday 7 December 2013, 1‐4pm –CCA Christmas Fair and Art Exhibition (Women’s Multi‐Arts Group). Please come along to the Arts Centre and join us for a pre‐Christmas get–together for all the family. In addition to the exhibition, there will be a craft fair, carol singing, Christmas activity table and a free hot drink for everyone. Wednesday 11 December and Friday13 December. ‘Drammie Dodgers’ Christmas Show is Beauty and the Beast this year. The show will take place at the Artspace Theatre at 7.30pm. Tickets will be available on the door.

Are you a service user or carer with lived experience? The Edinburgh Health and Social Care Partnership is seeking people like you to provide both a service user perspective and a carer perspective to the Partnership. The Partnership is comprised of the City of Edinburgh Council, NHS Lothian and Edinburgh Voluntary Organisations Council, (EVOC) who are committed to the vision of ‘working together for a caring, healthier, safer Edinburgh’. The Members’ key tasks will be to attend Edinburgh Health and Social Care Partnership meetings and ensure that the Partnership is provided with a service user and a carer perspective on agenda items. The members will ensure oversight and scrutiny of decisions and policies made by the Partnership. The closing date for applications is 31 January 2014. For further information, please contact Rachel Howe on 0131 529 6552 or email Further information about the Edinburgh Health and Social Care Partnership is available at .

Pre-loved pop-up presents and gifts in a pre-Christmas Event. Beautiful vintage and pre-loved clothing and accessories sale on Sunday 7 December 1-6pm at The Dalriada Bar, 77 Portobello Prom Contact them at or see the new website

So far MSPS have backed the building of a new Portobello High School in Portobello Park. The Committee recommended to the Parliament that the general principles of the (Portobello Park) Bill be agreed to. Private Bills – more info I understand that the Bill is likely to be debated in the Scottish Parliament early in the New Year. Meanwhile, the Council’s development management sub-committee again unanimously approved the ‘refresh’ application which would otherwise have expired in February next year.

It was a big relief that a 17 year old man was soon arrested and charged for the fire-raising incidents in Portobello, thanks to police supported by community members, reporting what they had seen. Congratulations to all our emergency services for a very professional job. The extra police patrols continued throughout this week and the fire service and rescue is taking every opportunity to warn people about the risks leaving anything at all in common stairs that could be set alight. They have had leaflets printed and will be distributing them through doors, with the help of the concierge service. I was able to pass on our thanks for a job well done to the Edinburgh’ fire chief John Dickie when I met him on at an Edinburgh Partnership Meeting yesterday.

Best wishes and have a good weekend – and don’t forget to respond to the Council Budget consultation – links below!