Question the candidates standing for election – Election Hustings 19 April

Join us on Wednesday 19 April at 7pm in the Church Hall of St Cuthbert’s RC Church (Hutchison Crossway), for an Election Hustings.

All of the candidates standing for election have been invited to attend. This is your opportunity to ask them direct questions.

Election Hustings are open to every resident of Ward 9. We look forward to welcoming you all.

Attempted robbery in Gorgie

Attempted robbery in Gorgie

Published 16:39 by Police Scotland
Police in Edinburgh are appealing for information following an attempted robbery in Westfield Road.

The incident happened about 12:45am on Saturday (28th January). A 44-year-old man was walking home westwards along Westfield Road when he was approached from behind and was knocked to the ground.

The suspect then demanded money from the male and on receiving none he ran off in the direction of Stevenson Road.

The suspect is described as male, white, 20’s – 30’s, 5ft 8ins – 5ft 11ins, thin build, gaunt appearance, short black hair, wearing dark clothing and spoke with a Scottish accent.

Constable Jenna Lawrie of Corstorphine Violence Reduction Unit said: “We’re still conducting enquiries in order to establish the full circumstances surrounding this incident and are eager to speak to anyone who may have witnessed the incident or recognise the suspect description.

“Anyone who may have seen suspicious behaviour in the area around this time is asked to get in touch as soon as possible.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Police Scotland on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Contact Details

Call 101 for non-emergencies and general enquiries, in an emergency call 999. If you have information about a crime you can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Your Community

Find out more about local policing issues in this area by visiting: Edinburgh, Sighthill/Gorgie, South West – ES

Originally Published: 30 January 2017, 16:39

Why not try and walk a little more in 2017?

Did you know, a generation ago, 70% of us walked to school – now it’s less than half. 

Living Streets, the UK charity for everyday walking, want to reverse this decline.

Hutchison and Chesser is a great area for walking; to school, to our various shops and amenities, or on the Canal and Water of Leith paths. There are lots of benefits:

  • look after your heart
  • reduce the impact of diabetes
  • improve your cardiovascular fitness
  • help joint mobility
  • and improve mental health

This year, why not build a little more everyday walking into your routine?

Find out more about the campaign on Twitter, using the hashtags below, or visit the Living Streets Website 



Community Planning for People & Planet: Help set the environmental priorities for Edinburgh

Transition Edinburgh, Nourish and the Edinburgh Sustainable Development Partnership invite you to Wester Hailes Education Centre on Wednesday 15 February to discuss: “Community Planning for People & Planet: Help set the environmental priorities for four Edinburgh Locality Improvement Plans 2017-22.”

Topics discussed on the night will include:

  • Local Economic Resilience and Jobs
  • Food and Growing Local
  • Energy & Climate Change
  • Transport and Air Pollution
  • Open Spaces and Green Spaces.

Event Details:

Time: 6–8pm

Date: Wednesday 15 February

Venue: Wester Hailes Education Centre, 5 Murrayburn Drive, Edinburgh EH14 2SU

Register: EventBrite Transition Edinburgh


5.30pm Registration / refreshments / meet people
6.00pm Welcome with first keynote contributions
6.20pm Paired discussion about the issues raised
6.30pm More short contributions leading to questions
6.45pm Space for exploring topics / refreshments
7.00pm Table conversations leading to ideas for action
7.45pm Coming together to share the ideas generated
8.00pm Close


Additional Information

Local and citywide community groups and projects seeking to make improvements to our local environment are invited. Week-long exhibitions will be held at the same venue. They will open opportunity for contributors to input on local environmental priorities in next 5-10 years – all in the context of the emerging 2050 Edinburgh City Vision.

Issues from these events will be passed to project teams for each Locality Improvement Plan – due out by October 2017.

More information about the four Edinburgh Localities and Locality working can be found at or email for a briefing.

Register to attend the event at Eventbrite 

or via email

Useful links:


P7 Green Team plant bulbs and clear litter from Hutchison Crossway

On Tuesday 1 November, the P7s from St Cuthberts RC Primary School were out on Hutchison Crossway planting lots of Daffodil bulbs and picking up litter.

The P7s spent the morning on the Crossway, turning over the grass, planting bulbs and patching the grass back down again. They then worked along this end of the cycleway clearing the litter that has been dropped or blown into bushes.

The sun shone all morning and the Crossway looks very tidy as a result. A huge thanks to the P7s, the school staff, the Green Team and local Park Ranger Scott for organising the morning and taking part.

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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.


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.

Community Council Elections are open!

Join us! Community Council elections are now open and we’re always looking for new members to join and make a difference in the community. Not got time for a councillor role? Why not join us at a meeting instead?

Community Council meetings are held on the 2nd Monday of every month, at 7.30pm in the Hutchison-Chesser Community Centre on Hutchison Avenue.

We look forward to seeing you soon!

Download a Community Councillor Application from the Edinburgh Council website.


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