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Southside Community Council


Democracy at its closest to the people, the Community Council represents the views of the people of the Southside to higher levels of government. The SCC is committed to working for the good of the residents and amenities of the local area.
Meeting dates Next Meeting

Regular business meetings of the Community Council are held in the Gray Room at the Nelson Hall, Spittalfield Crescent (where Bernard Terrace meets St Leonards St), on the 2nd Tuesday of the month, except for July and August, starting at 6:45 pm. The AGM is held in May or June, immediately before the regular meeting.

Meetings are open to members of the public who are welcome to raise concerns and participate in discussions.

In the current climate of infection control, Southside Community Council will not be meeting physically. However, we will continue our work online and via email, so if you do have any concerns that should be brought to our attention, please don't hesitate to get in touch using the details on our Contacts page and we will continue to flag issues to our councillors, Council staff and other stakeholders as we always do.

We will be meeting by Zoom, so if you would like to observe a meeting please email us.

We will let you know through our website when we are able to resume our normal meetings. In the meantime, stay safe and look out for each other.

Many thanks, Members of Southside Community Council

What is the SCC?

The Southside Community Council is a group of people who care about our community... Read more.

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New Student Housing

There are plans for a new student block on East Newington Place. Read more.
East Newington Place

West Preston Street Filming

Filming is taking place in a premises on West Preston Street, 10th and 11th January 2022. Read more.

Covid-19 Testing

Get tested, even if you have no symptoms. Read all about times and locations.

Covid Testing

Southside Community Centre

Arabic poetry classes - read all about them.

Arabic poetry poster

Events consultation

Events consultation poster

Cowan's Close Development

Express your views on what should be built in place of the street cleansing depot.

Read more

New medical centre for the Southside?

Salisbury Court Read more.

Funding for the Community Centre

South Side Community Centre has been awarded £300,000 funding.

Read more.

Don't Get Scammed!

Scammers are after your money. Here's how...

Read more.

See also our Neighbourhood Watch Alerts page

Bernard Ter Crossing

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We now have the promised new pedestrian crossing. Read more.

What Do You Think?

Give us your views on topics the City Council and other public bodies are consulting on. Click here to go to our Consultation page.

Neighbourh'd Watch Alerts

From time to time, the local Police send us information about crimes in the area and how to avoid them, and stay safe. Here are the latest alerts.

Flat dweller?

If you live in a traditional Edinburgh tenement building you need to read this.

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Planning issues

We are always keeping an eye open for problems that may be caused by new planning applications... Read more.

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