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Southside Community Council


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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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15 Dalkeith Road

The former Scottish Widows building is up for redevelopment. To see what they plan go to this website

Look out for their planning application.

New medical centre for the Southside?

Salisbury Court Read more.

New Student Housing

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

Police report

The quarterly report from the local Police is now available

See it here.

Free bus travel

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

Road closures and parking restrictions

Lots of disruption expected over the summer for laying the fibre network.

See the details

City Council Elections

Congratulations to our new councillors on their success in the election on 5th May.

Here is the result for Southside / Newington.

Mosque history

The Mosque are looking for historical material for a display about the history of the area around the Mosque.

Read more.

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

Bernard Ter Crossing

Photomontage showing a zebra crossing on Bernard Terrace
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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