Your services are changing – play your part

Originally posted on the Neighbourhood Partnership Website

Please give us your views on what your priorities are for where you live and how we should change Council services.

The Council has agreed draft spending and saving plans for the next three years.  Based on this we now need to make decisions on how to change services.

Like other cities, Edinburgh is changing:

  • our population is growing and changing
  • demand for our services is increasing all the time
  • local government budget cuts are continuing
  • technology is improving

So we need to change how we deliver our services.  We have already made some changes. We’re making better use of technology and working closer with our communities and partners, but we need to do more.

Edinburgh residents have already given us valuable feedback on what’s important to them through our budget consultation and through ongoing involvement with local Neighbourhood Partnerships. You told us to protect education, care for older people, culture, and services for vulnerable children and adults. These continue to be our priorities.  You also have told us you want to be involved in reshaping your services.

It’s easy for you to get involved by filling in the online survey, or joining in the conversation 

South West Health Matters – £5,000 funding available to local groups

This news story originated on the South West Neighbourhood Partnership website.

Over December 2016 people in South West Edinburgh will be given the opportunity to vote on what community health projects they would like funded in the area.

Before the vote, we’re looking to encourage as many community groups and third sector organisations as possible to apply, we’re open for applications between now and the end of October so if you’re interested download an application form or get in touch for more information.

Projects will be for no more than £5,000 and must demonstrate how they meet the health needs of the community.

Voting will open online on Monday 28th November, and launched at a health promotion event at St Martin’s Resource Centre in Dalry on 30th November. After that voting will be available in libraries, community centres and online. Results will be reported online, by email and by posters after the 21st December.

You can keep up to date with future Grant a Grand developments by following the @Southwest_team Twitter and watching out for #SWHealthMatters.

You can download your application form at the South West Partnership Website. 

Look out for our leaflet

Our new leaflet will be dropping through your door this week.

It explains a little about what a Community Council actually does, what your Community Council can help you with and where to find your local meeting.

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Please do come and join us, we’re always looking for new Councillors and are trying to broaden our impact across the community.

We can also help you with funding for your local community group via Neighbourhood Partnership Grants. You could get up to £4,000 for your local group, activity or idea.