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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

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

What is the SCC?

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

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We are holding a hustings for the Edinburgh East and Musselburgh constituency for the upcoming general election.
The event will be next Tuesday (25th June) at the Charteris Centre in the evening at 6.30pm

Bob Hodgart

We are very sad to announce the death of our longest serving member, Bob Hodgart.

Bob Hodgart

15 Dalkeith Road

The former Scottish Widows building is up for redevelopment.


15 Dalkeith Road

Cowan's Close Development

City Council has now produced plans for what is to be built in place of the street cleansing depot.

Read more (updated May 2023)

Police report

The quarterly report from the local Police is now available

See it here.

Disposable Vapes

Do you think these should be banned? If so, sign the petition.



New Student Housing

Plans for a new student block on East Newington Place allowed on appeal. Read more.
East Newington Place

Free bus travel

All young people under 22 can get free bus travel throughout Scotland. Read more.


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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